Roundup: Andrews' buzzer-beater sinks Colorado
Nail-biter in Boulder, as Andrew Andrews hit a buzzer-beater for Washington to beat Colorado 52-50 at the Coors Events Center (he actually hit the shot with 0.3 seconds left, but close enough). That link gives you the video of Andrews’ game-winning pull-up "J."
Any road win is a good road win, especially when it’s against a team you’re in direct competition with for the top rung of the ladder in the Pac-12. It might not have been the prettiest game in Maples, but Arizona survived at Stanford, beating the Cardinal 89-82 in a game that pushed bedtimes back a bit for little ones in Tucson.
Jack Wang gives us his thoughts on UCLA’s loss to Oregon State, pointing out that the Bruins rallied from 17 down to cut the lead to two late in the game but couldn’t complete the comeback.
It got a lot closer than many expected after the Ducks raced out to a 15-point lead, but Oregon’s defense held strong at the end to give the Ducks a 75-67 victory over USC.
This score probably made you do a double-take: Arizona State thumped Cal 79-44 on the road and held the Golden Bears to 13 first-half points in the process.
On the other side, Cal coach Cuonzo Martin took the blame for the blowout loss to Arizona State. The Golden Bears have lost seven of eight after a 10-1 start and did not score for a 13-minute stretch Thursday night against the Forks.
Brian Howell writes that Colorado women’s basketball sophomore Haley Smith is becoming a key contributor for the Buffs. She is the No. 3 scorer and rebounder on the team.
NFL draft scout Rob Rang loves what Utah defensive end Nate Orchard has been doing at Senior Bowl workouts (though he’s listed as an outside linebacker for the Senior Bowl). Rang thinks he might go on the second day of the NFL draft but also thinks he could be a big-time playmaker at the next level.
David Lombardi gives us an early look at the 2015 Stanford football offense, pondering whether or not it can be consistently efficient.
Good short feature from Gary Klein on USC football strength coach Kenechi Udeze, a Trojan alum himself who was a first-round NFL draft pick and had to retire when he was diagnosed with leukemia.
Former Washington State football star Bud Roffler passed away Tuesday at the age of 84. He played three years in the NFL and also played basketball and baseball in college.