Roundup: Isaiah Thomas is cold-blooded
Perfect time of the year to read this: Former Husky Isaiah Thomas recounts his Pac-10 championship-winning shot against Arizona in his article for The Players’ Tribune. An all-time classic Gus Johnson call made it all the better.
In the vein of great conference tournament performances, let’s reminisce on how Carlon Brown led Colorado to the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament championship by beating Arizona in a defensive struggle. Also, interesting feature on Colorado football defensive back Afolabi Laguda, whose parents immigrated from Nigeria for athletic scholarships in the states. Laguda transferred to CU in December from Butler Community College in Kansas. Heads up to Kyle Ringo for the story.
The people at USA Today think UCLA is one of nine bubble teams with the most to prove. The Bruins have to win their quarterfinal matchup for sure and might have to beat Arizona in the semis (assuming Arizona gets out of the quarters as well) to punch a ticket to the Big Dance.
With coach and player of the year awards in tow, Dana Altman and Joseph Young are focused on the Pac-12 Tournament.
A lot of people thought he could have been the Pac-12 Player of the Year, but Delon Wright isn’t worried about being snubbed, writes Kyle Goon.
Rush The Court’s Connor Pelton reflects on the career of Arizona State’s Shaquielle McKissic. It’s a career that has taken many twists and turns but is coming to a mighty fine end in Tempe.
Here are the Stanford basketball game notes for the Pac-12 Tournament opener against Washington, courtesy of SID extraordinaire Brian Risso. The Cardinal swept the Dawgs in the regular season.
Don’t you wanna see Rob Gronkowski twerk at a Clippers game? Thank you, Deadspin.
Chantel Jennings gives us this Q&A with Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who is entering his first season on the job.
Former Oregon State running back Steven Jackson encourages you to save the running back (#STRB) in this comical video. Jackson, 31, was cut by the Atlanta Falcons this offseason.
Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News tells us three issues for Cal football in spring practice.
Former USC Trojan football great Willie McGinest says USC is putting its tradition back into place.