Roundup: Arizona schools win big at home
Here are some postgame notes from Arizona’s 90-56 win over Oregon at home Wednesday night, courtesy of Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star. First eight minutes were close, but that was about it.
Doug Haller has a recap of Arizona State’s 73-55 win over Oregon State in Tempe, as the Forks put up the most points any team has on the Beavers this season.
On the other side of thangs, Connor Letourneau believes that Oregon State faced a “sobering reality” in the loss, as the Beavs couldn’t really get it going offensively.
Big-time W for the Card in Seattle Wednesday night, getting its first victory at Washington since the Lopez twins were on the roster. Mike Vernon of the San Francisco Chronicle recaps Stanford’s 84-74 win at Washington.
Meanwhile, the Huskies looked lost without Robert Upshaw, notes Christian Caple. Stanford big man Stefan Nastic went to work with no Upshaw to worry about, going for 7-for-8 from the floor in the first half and finishing with 17 points overall for the game.
The Bruins welcome Utah to town Thursday night (7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT, ESPN2), and UCLA big man Tony Parker’s status is uncertain for the Utah game, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Salt Lake Tribune gives us the skinny of Larry Krystkowiak’s sweet grass ritual, something he picked up from Phil Jackson while playing for the Bulls.
As the Buffs get ready for a tussle in Troy (6:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. MT, FOX Sports 1), Colorado basketball forward Wesley Gordon is stepping up, writes Brian Howell. Also, Kyle Bonagura opines that Colorado linebacker Addison Gillam is the Buffs’ “Two-Star Scoob” (a guy who was undervalued in recruiting but is doin’ work in college).
The Golden Bears will be lacing 'em up in Pullman against the Cougs Thursday night (8 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) with hopes of ending a six-game losing streak. Mike Vernon looks at what has ailed Cal in recent games.
Jeff Collier of CougCenter gives a little Washington State-Cal game preview.
Andrew McKagan of Conquest Chronicles takes a look at former USC linebacker Hayes Pullard’s NFL potential.
Andrew Greif reviews the work done by the Oregon football special teams unit in 2014. Also, Oregon is picked first in the Pac-12 softball coaches poll.