Roundup: Washington women advance to Final Four
Hats off Mike Neighbors and the Washington women’s basketball team for making the Final Four, defeating conference foe Stanford in the Elite Eight Sunday. While Kelsey Plum was her usual self with 26 points, Chantel Osahor drove the Huskies to the Final Four Sunday with her 24 points and 18 boards, writes Graham Hays of ESPN.
The Beavs will try to join the Dawgs in Indianapolis, needing to get past top-seeded Baylor Monday night to do so (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, ESPN). Gina Mizell writes that Oregon State’s matchup with Baylor is the next step in the program’s “natural progression.”
Meanwhile, UCLA bowed out in the Sweet 16 to Texas, falling 72-64. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times notes that rebounding played a big factor in the Bruins’ loss.
Oregon men’s basketball’s run fell short in the Elite Eight, falling to Oklahoma 80-68 in a game that was dominated by Buddy Hield’s perimeter shooting. Tyson Alger notes that Oregon hopes to learn from the loss to Oklahoma.
Colorado has hired JR Payne as its next women’s basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Payne comes to Boulder by way of Santa Clara, leading the Broncos to a 23-9 record in 2016 and their first postseason tournament appearance (WNIT) in 10 years.
Stanford won the synchronized swimming national championship in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday. It’s the eighth national title in program lore.
Arizona State pitcher Ryan Hingst threw a no-hitter Friday night against Utah, the 10th no-no in ASU baseball history.
Arizona basketball guard Justin Simon will transfer, according to Scout (linked here by AZ Desert Swarm). A consensus top-35 recruit, Simon averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game as a freshman.
From last week – USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow tore his ACL and will be sidelined for at least seven months (Yahoo Sports).
Interesting read from Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News on former Coug Klay Thompson’s on-court relationship with Steph Curry.
Cal women’s water polo defeated Long Beach State 11-5 Sunday afternoon, and ya boy and Chris Dorst have the recap.
Kyle Goon features new Utah wide receivers coach Guy Holliday, who has also coached at that other school in Utah.