Roundup: Oregon makes case for NCAA bid with win over Utah
Great weekend for the Ducks, huh? Oregon defeated No. 9 Utah 69-58 Sunday on Senior Day, and as a result, Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports says Oregon put itself on the right side of the bubble for the NCAA tournament.
Heckuva game in Pullman, with Andrew Andrews hitting a game-winning three-pointer to lift Washington over Washington State and snap the Dawgs’ seven-game losing skid. How ‘bout that wink he gave right before the final possession though? Dude dropped a career-high 35 on the Cougs.
He wasn’t the only one to hit a big triple, as Jonathan Gilling talked about his game-winning three-pointer with the Pac-12 Networks after ASU knocked off USC 64-59 to improve to .500 in Pac-12 play. Herb Sendek is doing a masterful job with this group over the last month or so.
USC sent three players home before the loss to Arizona State for a violation of team rules. Katin Reinhardt, Chass Bryan and Devon Pflueger were not in Tempe for the ASU game.
Steve Rivera describes and ugly and bizarre performance from Arizona in its 57-47 victory over UCLA. Despite the aesthetics of the game, Arizona is in the driver’s seat thanks to Utah’s loss, as Bruce Pascoe notes. The 'Cats have first all to themselves.
Stanford men’s hoops got back on the right track, defeating Cal 72-61 to sweep the Golden Bears for the season. Tom FitzGerald writes that Stanford’s freshmen played a major role in the Cardinal beating Cal. Michael Humphrey scored 14 points and grabbed 11 boards for a double-double.
“I got your back, Cuonzo,” Lindsay Gottlieb metaphorically said on Sunday at Maples, as Cal women’s basketball defeated Stanford 63-53 to deny the Cardinal a shot at their 15th consecutive conference crown.
Meanwhile, Oregon State women’s basketball clinched a share of the Pac-12 title with a 52-42 win over Utah. Kudos to Scott Rueck and Co. for the turnaround job they’ve spun together in Corvallis.
Colorado women’s basketball’s 84-69 win over Oregon Sunday was a “fitting farewell” for Colorado’s seniors (Jen Reese, Lexy Kresl and Jasmine Sborov), writes Laura Mishkind of BuffZone.
Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak would like to see the foul limit changed to six for college basketball. He made these comments after the loss to Oregon, a game in which big man Jakob Poeltl was on the bench with foul trouble for a good chunk of the contest.
FOX Sports considers UCLA’s Josh Rosen one of 10 quarterbacks on the rise for 2015. Mike Bercovici of Arizona State also makes the list compiled by Steven Lassan.
Kyle Bonagura takes a look at who will fill in for Xavier Cooper at Washington State.