Roundup: Karma comes back around for Arizona's Gabe York
Sean Miller remembers that some Arizona fans and media had been critical of senior guard Gabe York's late-game play in several recent instances this season, reports Bruce Pascoe in the Arizona Daily Star. Miller credited karma for York's late-game explosion that rallied the Wildcats past Cal, 64-61.
Washington runner Izaic Yorks just set the American collegiate mile record. So why did his coach scratch him from the event in the team's next meet? Larry Stone of The Seattle Times explains.
Cuonzo Martin and the Golden Bears were disappointed they couldn't make the necessary stops to win in Tucson, but they also had no shame in how they competed against the Wildcats, reports Steve Rivera for the San Jose Mercury News.
Larry Krystkowiak says the Utes aren't into the “hoopla” of Senior Night when Colorado visits Saturday. Still, there will be emotions bubbling with players like Jordan Loveridge, Brandon Taylor, Dakarai Tucker – and likely sophomore Jakob Poeltl – playing their last games in Utah, reports The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon.
A foot injury to CU quarterback Sefo Liufau has backup Steve Montez raring to take advantage of the available reps, reports Brian Howell of The Denver Post.
The top-seeded Beavers are using last year's early Pac-12 Tournament exit as motivation, writes Gina Mizell in The Oregonian. Oregon State will see it's first tournament action at 6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT against USC on Pac-12 Network.
The Sun Devils may be undersized, but they lacked no effort Thursday, putting together a gritty 74-64 win against Stanford that should have Bobby Hurley's team feeling good after ending a four-game skid, reports The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller.
The Los Angeles Times' Zach Helfand writes that the UCLA women learned from their NIT run a year ago and are ready to make the most out of their Pac-12 Tournament starting Friday against Arizona.
Stanford sophomore defensive end Solomon Thomas is enjoying unrelenting conditioning drills that he probably shouldn't be. That's good news as David Shaw's team looks to next season with Thomas leading a defensive line with many new faces, reports ESPN's David Lombardi.
USC's 77-73 win over Washington State on Thursday gives it a second-round Pac-12 Tourney matchup against No. 1 seed Oregon State. Meanwhile, for the Los Angeles Times, Zach Helfand profiles a key member to the Trojans' home success this season: Jamal McCoy, also known as D.J. Mal-Ski.
Freshman Borislava Hristova missed key free throws in WSU's loss to USC, but coach June Daugherty wouldn't have put the ball in anyone else's hands, reports The Seattle Times' Adam Jude.