Roundup: Isaac Hamilton, Joseph Young step up for UCLA, Oregon
Dominant performance from the Bruins Thursday with a 96-70 win over the Trojans to keep their NCAA tourney hopes alive, and Isaac Hamilton honored his late grandmother by going off for a career-high 36 points in the process. His grandmother passed away Sunday.
Arizona easily handled Cal before the Bruins went to work to set up an Arizona-UCLA semifinal, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson hammered home this dunk against the Golden Bears. Look out below.
Tyson Alger of The Oregonian writes that Joseph Young silenced his critics in Oregon’s 93-85 win over Colorado Thursday to move into the Pac-12 tourney semis. How do you respond to people questioning whether you should have been named Pac-12 POTY? By going off for 30 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. Any further questions?
Huge second half for the Runnin’ Utes in their 80-56 quarterfinal triumph of Stanford, and Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Trib tells us that Delon Wright put his mark on the game, helping lead the Utes back from what was an eight-point deficit by scoring 20 points.
Here’s what Chasson Randle said after Stanford’s loss to Utah.
The loss to Oregon was a “bitter end” for Askia Booker, writes Brian Howell. Booker is sixth in CU history with 1,740 career points.
Scott Wolf tells us that Adoree’ Jackson is starting his own Heisman Trophy campaign at USC. His QB Cody Kessler probably has Heisman aspirations as well.
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the team, the school announced Friday. This is not a disciplinary move.
Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith is ready for his first Pac-12 season, writes Jeff Metcalfe. The Sun Devils open up Pac-12 play with Oregon State Friday.
The Pac-12 tourney loss to Colorado likely meant the end of the “one-year deal” for Oregon State walk-ons, says Connor Letourneau.
Washington State football held its pro day Thursday, and Mark Sandritter of CougCenter gives us a lil’ recap.