By Tori Harrison, staff
Updated March 2, 2013

Los Angeles Clippers star power forward Blake Griffin stopped by Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night to watch UCLA square off against No. 11 Arizona. There was one Bruin in particular he was excited to watch:

The Oregon State Beavers showed up early and often at the 2013 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships in Tempe, Ariz., cruising to their second consecutive conference crown on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

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Oregon State claimed its second consecutive Pac-12 wrestling team title and collected three individual titles at the 2013 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

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Oregon State head coach Jim Zalesky talks after the Pac-12 Championships in Tempe, Ariz. The Beavers captured their second consecutive Pac-12 team title and had a conference best three wrestlers win Pac-12 individual championships Saturday.

Oregon State's Cody Weishoff punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships in dramatic fashion at Saturday's Pac-12 Wrestling Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

Trailing 4-3 with a mere four seconds remaining in double OT, Weishoff cunningly baited his opponent, Scott Bacon, and then executed on a "switch-hip" reversal, pinning Bacon for the match-winning points as time expired. Watch closely:

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By Ashley Atwell, staff
Updated March 2, 2013

Not only did Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike lead her team over WSU 72-50 to clinch a share of the Pac-12 title on Saturday, she also broke Stanford's single-season rebound record with 389. The record was previously owned by her older sister Nneka. Here's what the Chiney had to say about it:

In one of the most entertaining matches at Saturday's Pac-12 Wrestling Championships, Boise State's Jason Chamberlain, the No. 2 ranked wrestler in the nation, faced off against Oregon State's Scott Sakaguchi, ranked No. 8, in the 149-pound title match.


Arizona State's Jake Meredith was named the Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Saturday at the Pac-12 Wrestling Championship.

Meredith graduated with a bachelor’s degree last spring while redshirting what would have been his senior season with a knee injury. He is currently working towards a master’s degree in global technology and development and has a GPA of 3.42.

By Sam Strong, special to
Updated March 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES - ESPN's College GameDay has not made a stop at UCLA since 2008.

Westwood was ready for its return as hundreds of UCLA students began camping out for Saturday morning's 5 a.m. taping at noon on Friday. Several students took advantage of Los Angeles' 80-degree heat by soaking in a children's pool all while holding their place in line.

"We see people camping out, we just don't see them camping out with swimsuits in kiddie pools," GameDay host Rece Davis said. "I got invited to take a dip in the pool after I change out of my suit."

Stanford holds the lead entering the final day of competition, but a tight grouping at the top of the standings means a number of teams are still in the title hunt at the 2013 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s and Women’s Diving Championships.



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