Roundup: Stanford stops another UConn streak
No Ogwumikes, no problem – Stanford women’s basketball beat top-ranked UConn 88-86 in overtime Monday night at Maples Pavilion behind Lili Thompson’s 24 points and Amber Orrange’s 17 and five assists to snap the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak. Well done, Card.
Authorities say USC cornerback Josh Shaw won’t face criminal charges for a “heated argument” he got into with his girlfriend in August, the same night that Shaw injured his ankles jumping from a balcony.
As you were sleeping or going to bed, Colorado men’s basketball was putting the finishing touches on Auburn in a 90-59 rout that was buoyed by a 26-1 run in the second half. Raphielle Johnson of CollegeBasketballTalk writes that Colorado’s second-half run against Auburn was a product of getting the ball inside. Big man Josh Scott had a nice game with 17 points and nine boards, with most of his work being done in the final 20.
In advance of Tuesday’s newest College Football Playoff top 25 announcement, Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde has Oregon as the No. 2 seed. He has Alabama No. 1, Florida State No. 3 and Mississippi State No. 4.
Oregon State men’s soccer earned an NCAA tournament bid, so congrats to the Beavs. OSU is one of five Pac-12 teams in the tournament alongside Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Cal. The Beavs host Denver in the first round Thursday.
Jon Wilner writes that Cal and Stanford are trending in opposite directions as the Big Game approaches. Nice tidbit from Wilner – this Big Game is the first time in 35 years that both teams will enter the contest with five wins apiece, thus making the winner instantly bowl eligible.
Not surprisingly, Utah defensive end Nate Orchard was CBS Sports’ defensive player of the week for his 3.5-sack effort against Nerd Nation.
Washington coach Chris Petersen explained his clock management against Arizona, and why he decided to run the ball instead kneel down on the Huskies’ last possession and not call a timeout immediately after Arizona’s third-down play when there were still 30 seconds on the clock.
Watch UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley talk about what the USC rivalry means to his legacy, courtesy of Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News. Dude is 2-0 against the Trojans.
Hey Coug (and Dawg) fans, the Apple Cup will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Whether it’s by a Hail Mary or last-minute field goal, Arizona football keeps finding ways to win, writes Steve Rivera of FOX Sports Arizona.
Chantel Jennings writes that Arizona State “lowered its own ceiling” Saturday night against Oregon State, not playing with the level of urgency that the Beavs brought to the table.