Roundup: Stanford wins NIT title

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Stanford

Stanford men’s basketball won the NIT championship by outlasting Miami 66-64 in overtime Thursday night at the Garden. Props to this group for overcoming the disappointment of not making the NCAAs and stringing together five straight wins. It’s the school’s third NIT title and second in four years.

California

Cal men’s basketball forward Christian Behrens is turning pro. He is on track to graduate in May with a degree in American Studies.

Washington

AP writer Tim Booth tells us how Washington football’s NFL hopefuls did at the school’s pro day. The headline (“stand out” being the key phrase) kinda gives it away. Marcus Peters was especially impressive; Hau'oli Kikaha, Danny Shelton and Shaq Thompson also participated.

Arizona State

Shaquielle McKissic participated in the college slam dunk contest Thursday night, connecting on one dunk but not advancing to the second round.

UCLA

Been saving this for a few days – check out this feature on Russell Westbrook from Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins. I’m always up for a Jenkins piece, and this doesn’t disappoint.

Arizona

Check out Rob Gronkowski throwing out the first pitch at an Angels game. There was some heat on that thing; right down the middle as well.

Oregon State

Sweet ride, bro. Oregon State football director of player personnel Vincent Guinta painted his Hummer like an Oregon State helmet.

Oregon

As the Oregon quarterback competition begins to heat up in the spring, Jeff Lockie doesn’t feel the need to be the next Marcus Mariota, writes Andrew Greif.

USC

The Los Angeles Times informs us that USC linebacker Lamar Dawson has made an impressive return to practice after missing the last year and a half with a knee injury.

Utah

Utah running back Devontae Booker is being patient with Utah after the Utes were patient with him, deciding to return for his senior year instead of testing the NFL draft waters. Credit to Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune for the story.

Washington State

Washington State baseball defeated Cal 4-2 Thursday night in Berkeley in large thanks to a two-run dinger by Cameron Frost. The win snapped a nine-game losing skid for the Cougs.

Colorado

Time to learn a lil’ bit mo’ about Colorado lacrosse freshman Darby Kiernan, courtesy of BuffZone’s Laura Mishkind. Kiernan is second on the team with 20 goals to help the Buffs out of the gates to a 5-3 start.

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