Roundup: Crazy finish in Corvallis
What a way to lose a game – Jeff Eisenberg writes about the last-second foul that cost Utah in a 71-69 loss at Oregon State Thursday night. After Jordan Loveridge was fouled on a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left, Brandon Taylor fouled Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson with one-tenth of a tick remaining on a half-court heave. Thompson hit all three to give the Beavers the dub.
After an 80-61 win Thursday night, USC men’s basketball swept UCLA for the first time since 2010. Matt Norlander of CBS Sports discusses what the win means for USC (NCAA tourney berth is very likely) and what the loss means for UCLA (the Bruins got some work to do to get to the tourney).
Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive fame writes that Oregon men’s basketball got its revenge with a 76-56 thumping of Colorado in Eugene Thursday night. Oregon keeps its grip on first place as a result, moving to 8-2 in league play.
Former Oregon State quarterback Seth Collins is transferring to Northern Illinois, NIU announced Thursday.
Percy Allen reports that Washington is expecting a sell-out for its game against Arizona on Saturday. ‘Twould be the first sell-out for Washington men’s basketball since 2012 if it indeed happens (that was also against Arizona).
Ha! An Iowa senator proposed a bill complaining about the Stanford band for its halftime performance at the Rose Bowl. Send bottles of Johnson & Johnson shampoo to Mark Chelgren.
Bruce Pascoe discusses Parker Jackson-Cartwright’s first career start for Arizona basketball, dishing out four assists without committing a turnover in the ‘Cats 79-64 Wednesday night triumph at Wazzu. Not a bad way to bounce back after giving up an and-one on the first possession of the game.
Chip Patterson of CBS Sports ranks UCLA defensive tackle signee Boss Tagaloa at No. 2 in his list of the top names of the class of 2016. No. 1 honors go to Stanford punter Jet Toner (what a name).
David Lombardi considers Washington State’s game at Boise State on Sept. 10 as the ninth-most compelling game in the Pac-12 during the 2016 football season. He explains why in the link.
Chantel Jennings believes that Colorado football found some instant offense in its 2016 recruiting class. Watch out for receivers Juwann Winfree and Kabion Ento, not to mention Texas Tech transfer quarterback Davis Webb.
Chantel Jennings also details Arizona State’s top-25 recruiting class. Good job by Todd Graham here to hold on to his class despite losing so much of his staff.
Jeff Faraudo opines that 2016 signee Victor Viramontes gives Cal a different type of quarterback. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound signal caller both rushed and passed for more than 4,000 yards in his prep career (three years of varsity).