Roundup: Red-hot Colorado hits 13 3's in win over Stanford
Two games in the books for the men’s basketball slate this week already, and Colorado kicked things off with a 91-75 win over Stanford. Pat Rooney writes that a hot shooting performance led the Buffs past Stanford, as Colorado shot 13-for-19 from downtown (Josh Fortune and George King were a combined 10-for-12 from distance).
Utah defeated Cal 73-64 in the nightcap, and The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kurt Kragthorpe opines that Jakob Poeltl’s big game lifted the Utes. The Austrian big man poured in 21 points and hauled down nine boards.
So Andrew Andrews and Kelsey Plum played a game of P-I-G, and the Seattle Times was there to document it in video and print forms. Shout out to Matt Calkins for the link; I won’t spoil the results (though I will say it sure looked like Kelsey had her eyes open for what should have been an eyes-closed shot).
Here’s a Pac-12 Networks preview of the Arizona-Oregon men’s basketball game going down Thursday night in Tucson (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, ESPN2). Lamar Hurd breaks down the top-25 battle.
Doug Haller lets us know that Arizona State basketball forward Willie Atwood almost transferred from ASU, but a 15-minute conversation with Bobby Hurley nipped that notion in the bud. The Sun Devils host Oregon State on Thursday night (5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Networks).
Danny Moran of The Oregonian/OregonLive writes that Oregon State men’s basketball needs to win on the road at the Arizona schools if it wants to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive (or, ya know, get a split).
Julian Lopez of Conquest Chronicles previews USC men’s basketball’s home stand against Washington and Washington State.
Jacob Thorpe discusses Washington State men’s basketball’s free-throw woes, among other topics, in this short write-up.
Veteran writer Michelle Smith details UCLA women’s basketball’s victory over Stanford, the Bruins’ first over the Card since 2008. There are some good quotes from guard Nirra Fields and coach Cori Close inside.
According to a study from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oregon brings in the second most in private donations in the nation (about $54 million), while Washington is No. 8 in that department (almost $31 million).
Time for a little “buy or sell” with David Lombardi and Kyle Bonagura as the two ESPN bloggers debate whether or not Christian McCaffrey will win the Heisman in 2016.
And Kyle Bonagura conducts this Q&A with Cal wide receiver Bryce Treggs. He recently played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game, hauling in one catch for 15 yards.
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