Roundup: Road teams reign supreme Thursday night
So much for this whole home-court dominance thing, right? All three road teams won Thursday night, and we’ll start in SoCal, where Utah held on to escape with a 75-73 win over UCLA. Kyle Goon notes that this is Utah’s first win at UCLA since 1961.
Next, Connor Letourneau gives us his five takeaways from Cal’s 78-75 win at Washington. Sure feels good to win away from Berkeley, doesn’t it fellas?
And thanks to a 26-point, 10-rebound performance from Michael Humphrey, Stanford took care of Washington State 72-56 in Pullman. 'Twas the second Pac-12 road win for the Card.
Watch this video of Oregon State men’s basketball players talking about the Civil War courtesy of The Oregonian/OregonLive. The Beavs play in Eugene Saturday (7 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks).
Heading into the Civil War matchup with Oregon State, Oregon men’s basketball is slipping down the seeding line as a result of its 0-2 trip to the Bay Area, writes Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports. Don’t worry, the Ducks aren’t in danger of missing the tourney at 20-6 and 9-4; Evans still has them as a No. 3 seed.
Riding a six-game winning streak, Arizona men’s basketball will recharge during its week between games, writes Bruce Pascoe.
Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle might be making changes to alleviate Colorado’s turnover issues, notes Pat Rooney. The Buffs have given it away at least 20 times in three of their last four games. Prior to that, the Buffs had turned it over 20-plus times just thrice in the previous 105 contests.
In light of the Sun Devils playing their final two home games this weekend, Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic opines that the seniors turned around Arizona State women’s basketball. Hats off to Katie Hempen, Elisha Davis, Arnecia Hawkins, Eliza Normen and Peace Amukamara.
Here’s video of Steve Alford talking about UCLA’s loss to Utah (thanks, Jack Wang). The Bruins have their work cut out for them if they want to make a tourney push.
With baseball season beginning Friday, Jacob Thorpe lets us know that Washington State pitcher Ian Hamilton is moving from closer to Friday starter.
USC long snapper Jake Olson won the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award. He has been completely blind since the age of 12.
Outside linebacker? Strong safety? Doesn’t matter to him, because former Dawg Travis Feeney is ready for any kind of spot on an NFL team, writes Kevin Gemmell.
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