Roundup: Arizona grinds it out in Salt Lake City
Arizona beat Utah on the road in a battle of heavyweights Saturday night in Salt Lake City, and Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports writes that Arizona’s defense led it to a win that could eventually mean a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Gonzaga losing to BYU also helped matters in that department.
Tough loss for the Utes, but there are still two games on the regular-season schedule, and Utah is still working to follow a winning formula, writes Kyle Goon.
It was a championship weekend for the Corvallis folks: Oregon State won the Pac-12 women’s basketball regular-season title outright Saturday by defeating Cal 73-55, and Oregon State won its fourth straight Pac-12 wrestling title Sunday, piling up 139.5 points and five individual titles. Arizona State finished second and Stanford held down the No. 3 spot.
HUGE win for the Ducks to wrap up a bye in the opening round of the Pac-12 men's tournament with a 73-70 win over Stanford on Sunday. You need to check out this Jordan Bell highlight sequence against Stanford. Block on one end, alley-oop on another. That’s nice.
Groggy first half for the Bruins on Sunday, but UCLA woke up in the second half to get past Washington State 72-67. Norman Powell scored a career-high 28 points in the win.
Jacob Thorpe writes that Washington State couldn’t finish what it started in the loss to UCLA. The Cougs got out to a seven-point lead in the first half and led 34-32 at the break.
Askia Booker sparkled Sunday on senior night, scoring 29 points to lead the Buffs to an 87-81 victory over Arizona State. It's the most points he’s scored at the Coors Events Center.
Cal men’s basketball defeated Oregon State in its home finale Sunday, taking down the Beavs 73-56. Golden Bears looking for an NIT bid.
Kudos to Arizona State’s Chace Eskam, the 2015 Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The redshirt senior is 16-13 overall at heavyweight and rocks a 3.74 GPA with a psychology major and sociology minor.
Former Washington basketball center Christian Welp died at 51, the school confirmed Sunday. Welp is the school’s all-time leading scorer.
David Lombardi gives us a breakdown at what went down at the open spring practice for Stanford football. The offense is looking good, but there are a ton of shoes to fill on the other side of the ball.
As USC football begins spring practice (Tuesday), Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times dissects the questions facing the Trojans.