Roundup: Oregon State's Sydney Wiese nearing Pac-12 3-point record
Gina Mizell tells us that Oregon State women’s basketball guard Sydney Wiese could break the Pac-12 3-point record this week. After hitting four 3-pointers Monday in a 62-59 win over a good UNLV squad to give her 293 for her Oregon State career, Wiese now needs just three more to surpass Pac-12 all-time leader Candice Wiggins (Stanford).
Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports writes that Washington has plenty of doubters as it gets ready for the College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide are heavy favorites, and Washington has been criticized all season for playing a soft non-conference schedule.
Stanford men’s basketball all-time leading scorer Chasson Randle was named D-League Performer of the Week on Monday after averaging 28.7 points on 52 percent shooting to go along with 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals in three games the week before for the Westchester Knicks. As soon as a roster spot opens up in the NBA, Randle might get his first cup of coffee in the league.
U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan will start the season playing in France and return to the NWSL’s Orlando Pride in May (*cough* bring a team to the Bay, NWSL *cough*). The former Golden Bear explains why in the aforementioned link on The Players Tribune (hat tip to USA TODAY Sports).
Kyle Goon reports that it is doubtful that Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield will play in the Foster Farms Bowl against Indiana. Kyle Whittingham said it’s a team issue (not legal or academic) that will likely keep him off the field in Santa Clara.
Arizona State football hired Rob Likens as its wide receivers coach, according to The Arizona Republic. Likens was most recently the offensive coordinator at Kansas.
UCLA men’s basketball forward TJ Leaf was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 19 points and nine rebounds in wins over UC Santa Barbara and THE Ohio State University last week.
USC men’s basketball remained undefeated with a 79-67 win over Cornell Monday night in Los Angeles. Our Don MacLean and Spero Dedes have the recap.
Catch the highlights of Colorado men’s basketball beating Air Force 75-68. Hard-fought win for the Buffs.
Arizona men’s basketball plays New Mexico Tuesday night on Pac-12 Networks in its final non-conference game of the season (UA game notes). It’s the first time in 15 years the ‘Cats welcome the Lobos to Tucson.
Andrew Greif opines that Oregon will not accept failure or excuses with Willie Taggart at the helm of the football program.
Let’s break down some tape with CougCenter and scout Minnesota’s zone power run. The Holiday Bowl is just around the corner.