Roundup: Tyrone Wallace sinks buzzer-beater to beat USC
The latest episode of #Pac12AfterDark was brought to you by Tyrone Wallace, who drilled a buzzer-beater to give Cal a 70-69 victory over USC on Thursday.
UCLA almost fell victim to a buzzer-beater on the other side of the Bay Area, but held on for a 69-67 win over Stanford despite nearly blowing a 22-point lead. Also, check out this super-deep three-pointer from Bryce Alford in the first half.
The Beavers are still perfect at home after beating Washington State 55-50 Thursday night in Gill, and Connor Letourneau writes that Oregon State excelled in “our time” (the last four minutes) to eke one out over the Cougs.
Big battle in the desert Saturday in Tempe between Arizona and Arizona State (1:30 p.m. PT/2:30 p.m. MT, FOX). Earlier this week, an Arizona fan was allowed to keep his “LOLASU” license plate after the Arizona Department of Transportation originally ruled that he must turn in the plate after someone complained about it.
As far as an actual basketball link goes concerning this contest, Doug Haller tells us that Arizona State big man Eric Jacobsen has mastered the art of taking charges.
Looking back at signing day, Ted Miller writes that USC is on the rise in recruiting, but Oregon and UCLA aren’t fading away by any stretch of the imagination.
Along those lines, Chantel Jennings says there were no surprises for Oregon football on National Signing Day. No late flips or anything, which can save everyone from a few gray hairs.
How about one more ESPN Pac-12 Blog link from National Signing Day, since the UCLA loss is tough to swallow on The Farm… David Lombardi takes a close look at the 2015 Stanford football recruiting class.
Colorado hired Jim Leavitt as its defensive coordinator, the school announced Thursday. Leavitt was formerly the head coach at South Florida and spent the last four seasons as the linebackers coach with the San Francisco 49ers. Additionally, Colorado AD Rick George said he is not looking to extend the football series with Colorado State beyond its current 2020 expiration date.
Lya Wodraska gives us a list of the top 40 most memorable moments in Utah gymnastics history to commemorate the program's 40th birthday.
Washington basketball guard Nigel Williams-Goss was named a 2015 first team Capital One Academic All-District selection, it was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Say that five times fast. Next game for the Dawgs is at Oregon State Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. PT (FOX Sports 1).
Here’s what Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent had to say after Thursday's loss to Oregon State.