Roundup: Jordan McLaughlin spearheads USC comeback

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What a game Wednesday night in Galen, eh? The Trojans came back from a 15-point deficit to defeat Colorado 79-72 and remain perfect at home. Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times discusses how Jordan McLaughlin sparked USC’s comeback victory Wednesday night. Dude scored 11 straight points to key a 30-5 run in the second half.


Tough one to watch if you’re a Buff fan, so maybe Pat Rooney’s article about Colorado giving away the game to USC will be too much for you to take. Too many turnovers, yo.


Time for you to read Bruce Pascoe’s recap of Arizona’s 99-61 steamrolling of Arizona State in Tempe. The Sun Devils got out to an early lead before the Wildcats put the clamps down.


Kyle Goon writes about how the scout team has been vital to the success of Utah men’s basketball. Always good to read about the guys who do the cheering on the bench during games. The Utes are at UCLA Thursday night (7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT, ESPN2).


Heading into Thursday night’s game, Washington men’s basketball is looking to rebound against Cal (8 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1), writes Christian Caple. The Huskies are 341st in the nation in defensive rebounding percentage and gave up 20 O-boards to Colorado on Saturday.


Jeff Faraudo examines Cal men’s basketball’s NCAA tournament résumé, which he calls “peerless.” The Golden Bears are one of 26 NCAA Division I teams undefeated at home this year but are just 1-8 away from Berkeley.

Washington State

Michelle Smith whips up this article on the international experience that the Washington State women’s basketball team has. The Cougs have seven international players from six countries. There also some good notes about Arizona State’s sweep of the Bay Area last weekend.


The national media attention continues for Sophina DeJesus, who performed on The Ellen Show on Wednesday. More than 40 million people have seen that floor routine online now.

Oregon State

Oregon State football and Colorado State have agreed to a home-and-home series for 2017 (Fort Collins) and 2020 (Corvallis).


Chantel Jennings has been churning out articles like a mad scientist lately, so check out her Q&A with Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, who filled the void left behind now-UCF head coach Scott Frost.

Arizona State

Jennings also gives us the low down on the Arizona State offensive coaching staff. The Sun Devils have a new offensive coordinator and passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach.


Learn about Stanford women’s golfer Mariah Stackhouse in this Stanford Athletics video feature.

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