Roundup: Stanford's comeback win earns Tara VanDerveer's 999th win
Huge win for Stanford women’s basketball, erasing an 18-point deficit to defeat Washington 72-68 in Seattle despite Kelsey Plum going off for 44 points. The Cardinal is now tied with Oregon State at 9-1 for first place in the Pac-12. It was career win No. 999 for Tara VanDerveer. Also, Stanford has hired Kevin Hambly as its women’s volleyball coach. Hambly was most recently the head coach at Illinois for eight years, leading the Illini to the national title match in 2011
Hear from Kelsey Plum after scoring 44 points in the loss to Stanford in this Percy Allen-produced link. Plum, who fouled out, told Allen she was “upset” with the officiating in the game (she also gave plenty of credit to Stanford).
How did Oregon State get to 9-1? Sydney Wiese scored 23 points to lead the Beavers to a 67-60 win over Oregon Sunday in Corvallis, giving the Beavs their 13th straight win against the Ducks. Wiese hit some big shots.
One more highlight video, as No. 7 Arizona men’s basketball defeated Washington 77-66 to remain undefeated in Pac-12 play and grab a one-game lead over Oregon for sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.
Upset of the weekend went down in Boulder, where Colorado men’s basketball clamped down defensively to defeat No. 10 Oregon 74-65 and finish a home sweep against the Oregon schools (BuffZone.com). The Buffs held the Ducks to 39 percent shooting from the floor.
Kari Korver hit six 3-pointers to lead No. 13 UCLA women’s basketball to a 69-49 win over Arizona Sunday night, and here’s the gamer from Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Former Arizona State golfer Jon Rahm won the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego over the weekend, giving the Sun Devil his first career PGA Tour victory.
Former Cal quarterback Davis Webb was named Senior Bowl MVP for leading the South to a 16-15 win over the North. He led his squad on three scoring drives on all three of his possessions.
Jon Solomon of CBS Sports lets us know that USC has the second-most Super Bowl player appearances by college with 116, just shy of Miami (FL)’s 118 and just north of UCLA’s 110.
Kyle Goon writes that although the recruiting class is smaller for 2017, Utah is attracting higher-rated recruits this season. Going into the week (still a lot can happen, of course), Utah’s average star ranking by Scout is 3.40, 20th-best in the nation.
The folks at The Oregonian/OregonLive look at how Oregon's recruiting class compares to classes of the last decade through this slideshow of sorts.
Washington State linebacker Logan Tago agreed to a plea deal and will spend a month in jail for a June incident where he allegedly stole a man’s beer and hit him in the head. Tago is also indefinitely suspended from Washington State.