It's getting a little repetitive with all of these incredible dunk highlights from the young season. Friday's dunk of the night comes to you courtesy of Carlos Emory of Oregon. Johnathan Loyd found Emory streaking down the sideline and hit him with a long range pass. Emory then throws it in reverse for the slam. Video below:
On Friday, Stanford did what 42 others (in a row), including them, could not do. The No. 4 ranked Cardinal snapped defending national champion Baylor's 42-game winning streak dating back to the 2011 season, defeating the Bears 71-69. Baylor's Brittany Griner was her usual self, leading all scorers with 22 points, but could not answer Chiney Ogwumike's go-ahead basket in the waning seconds, as Stanford avenged last season's NCAA tournament semifinal loss to the Bears. Here's the video:
The Golden Bears head to Corvallis looking for an upset after they played then No. 3 Oregon tough for the first 2 1/2 quarters before losing by a score of 59-17. The Bears defense surrendered 35 unanswered points against Oregon and Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota tied a school record with six touchdown passes. No. 16 Oregon State is reeling after a tough 27-23 loss to then No. 14 Stanford in a physical game that carried major Pac-12 North Division implications.
The Cougars head to Tempe in search of their first conference victory of the season after a 44-36 defeat against UCLA despite a furious rally in which they outscored the Bruins 27-7 in the 2nd half. Arizona State returns home looking to end a four-game losing skid that came at the hands of four Pac-12 teams ranked in the BCS top-25 (Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State and USC). Their 38-21 loss to USC dropped them to 5-5 overall for the season and the Sun Devils hope to remain bowl eligible with two games remaining on their schedule.
Dear Pac-12 fans,
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We are close to completing our first football season in which we will have televised 35 of the 79 home games, including 21 Conference games. We have had every team on the air at least three times and we have had 18 games featuring top 25 teams. And we will close the season with either No. 17 UCLA vs. No. 13 Stanford or No. 16 Oregon State vs. No. 2 Oregon on Saturday, November 24.
STANFORD, Calif. -- There has been a blissful tranquility around the Stanford campus this week. It's normal, another week in the middle of another quarter in the Bay Area. Yet there also is a sense of optimism floating around on the Farm.
Ahead of the football team's biggest test of the season, at No. 1 Oregon on Saturday, there is no worry about becoming the latest victim in the Ducks' march to the BCS national championship game. Instead, there is a lobster dinner awaiting the Cardinal next Monday if they can pull off the upset and steal away the Pac-12 North.
Sophomore guard Norman Powell didn't let his 0-7 shooting performance on Tuesday get to him. He was just saving it up for Thursday night's game against James Madison. Powell exploded for a career-high 27 points in the Bruins' 100-70 win. The San Diego, Calif. native has been compared by many to former UCLA great and current Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook; a lofty comparison for any player.
Well, his hops certainly lived up to the high expectations for him on this alley-oop slam:
Last week it was Stanford's Dwight Powell that made moves in the season opener, this week it was Josh Huestis who brought out every part of his arsenal in Thursday night's game against Alcorn State. This athletic block shows why he was an Honorable Mention for the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team last year: