Roundup: Klay Thompson goes for 60

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Washington State

Former Coug Klay Thompson scored a career-high 60 points Monday night in Golden State’s blowout win over Indiana, and Eric Freeman of Yahoo Sports lets us know that Thompson set the NBA scoring record for most points for someone who played fewer than 30 minutes. Just an unreal performance.

UCLA

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports writes that UCLA men’s basketball has plenty of weapons outside of its loaded backcourt. Let’s start with TJ Leaf, the Pac-12 Player of the Week who went for 17 points and 13 rebounds in the win over then-No. 1 Kentucky.

USC

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports lets us know that the suspect in the Joe McKnight shooting has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in what appeared to be a road rage incident. The former Trojan was shot three times and died Thursday afternoon just outside of New Orleans.

Oregon

Apparently Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck is no longer a candidate for the Oregon job; this according to John Canzano (and linked here by Addicted to Quack).

Stanford

Stanford women’s volleyball’s Kathryn Plummer was named AVCA Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year. Plummer and the Cardinal take on Florida State in the Sweet 16 Friday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin.

Colorado

Sweet – former Colorado golfer Jenny Coleman earned conditional LGPA status, becoming the first former Buff women’s golfer to do so. She finished tied for 29th at the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament last weekend.

Washington

Tim Booth of the Associated Press dives into the debate surrounding Washington’s weak nonconference schedule as the Huskies were awarded the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff.

Arizona State

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett has committed to Arizona State, Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports informs. Barnett started the Tide’s season opener against USC before Jalen Hurts took over and will have to sit out the first four games of the 2017 season before he will be eligible to play.

California

California Golden Blogs gives us a preview of Cal men’s basketball’s trip to Hawai’i, where it will play Princeton on Tuesday and Seton Hall on Wednesday as part of the Pearl Harbor Invitational.

Arizona

Bruce Pascoe gives us the scouting report for the Arizona-UC Irvine men’s basketball game Tuesday night on Pac-12 Arizona (7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT).

Utah

Kyle Goon takes a look at the Utah-Utah Valley men’s basketball game Tuesday night in what is surprisingly the first all-time meeting between these programs.

Oregon State

Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette-Times tells us that Oregon State football is looking forward to a promising future. The Beavs won two more games overall than they did in Gary Andersen’s first year and won three Pac-12 contests.

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