Roundup: Russell Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record

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UCLA

Russ roundup fatigue? No such thing. Russell Westbrook broke the NBA season triple-double record with his 42nd against Denver on Sunday, going for 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and ending the game on a 36-foot buzzer-beater to help the Thunder beat the Nuggets 106-105. Can we stop having this debate about who should be the MVP now? It’s obvious; it’s Russ.

California

In other NBA news and notes, Michael Shapiro of Sports Illustrated writes that Jaylen Brown could be an X-factor in the Boston Celtics’ playoff run. Dude has worked himself into the rotation of a Boston squad that has its sights set on the NBA Finals.

Arizona State

Andre Adams is leaving the Arizona State men’s basketball team, reports Scout (linked here by The Arizona Republic). Adams played in 14 games for Bobby Hurley’s squad last year.

USC

From last week – USC forward Bennie Boatwright declared for the NBA Draft but did not hire an agent, meaning he can return to school (Los Angeles Times).

Stanford

Stanford women’s water polo snapped USC’s NCAA-record 52-game win streak with a 12-8 win over the Trojans Saturday in SoCal. The Trojans’ last loss was to Stanford in an NCAA semifinal on May 9, 2015.

Washington

Get paid, young man – former Washington defensive back Desmond Trufant signed a five-year, $69 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons. About $42 million of that is guaranteed (Yahoo! Sports).

Oregon

Andrew Greif reports that the Civil War football game has been pushed back one day to avoid a scheduling conflict with the PK80 college basketball tournament (16 Nike schools, including Oregon) in Portland to celebrate Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.

Utah

Lya Wodraska pontificates on the Utah gymnastics NCAA Championships lineup ramifications if Kari Lee is healthy enough to compete (she’s nursing an ankle injury). Shannon McNatt, a regional beam champion, might be the odd woman out.

Oregon State

Talk about a web snack – watch this dad catch a home-run ball with a baby in his arm in Oregon State’s game at Washington. The bomb was hit off the bat of the Beavers’ Alysha Everett.

Arizona

Here are the highlights from Arizona baseball’s 6-5 win over Washington State Sunday in Pullman to take the series (courtesy of Washington State Athletics).

Colorado

With a couple of guys leaving his program, Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle is looking at the graduate transfer market for new talent, writes Pat Rooney. The Buffs have open scholarships with the departures of Thomas Akyazili and Bryce Peters.

Washington State

Ted Miller features Washington State lineman Cody O’Connell, who probably should have earned more accolades than just All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

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