Roundup: Oregon and Arizona stay undefeated in Pac-12 play
Great win for No. 10 Oregon over Utah in Salt Lake City Thursday night (Pac-12 Networks recaps), surviving a Runnin' Utes squad on that has been tough both at home and during Pac-12 play.
Here’s the Associated Press recap of Arizona men’s basketball’s 79-62 win over Washington State. Allonzo Trier dropped in 17 for the ‘Cats, who improved to 19-2 overall and 8-0 in the Pac-12.
Malika Andrews of SportTechie lets you know that Pac-12 will have a Twitter livestream of Friday’s Stanford swimming meet featuring Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky (Stanford vs. UCLA women’s swimming, 2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT). I hear they’ll have a broadcaster who will pretend to know what he’s talking about on the stream.
Time for the Bay Area rivalry to renew itself on the hardwood this weekend, so check out the Cal men’s basketball game notes for the impending clash with Stanford on Sunday (5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT, ESPNU).
But before that, we have the Civil War on our hands in women’s hoops Friday night, and the folks at The Oregonian/OregonLive look back at Oregon State’s 11-game Civil War winning streak in slideshow form.
Joey Kaufman of the Los Angeles Daily News wonders if USC men’s basketball is riding the momentum of their stellar recruiting lately. Andy Enfield is working wonders in Troy as the Trojans appear to be headed to their second straight NCAA Tournament (four straight wins over UCLA also helps fan satisfaction).
Chip Patterson of CBS Sports reports that former Alabama quarterback Cooper Bateman has enrolled at Utah and is expected to walk on to the football team in the 2017 season (hat tip to Kyle Goon).
After getting somewhat snubbed as a non-starter, former UCLA point guard Russell Westbrook has made the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. He’s only averaging a triple-double this year is all.
Mechelle Voepel of ESPN provides us with this story of Colorado women’s basketball coach JR Payne trying to get the Buffs back on the winning track – this year and overall. Promising start to the season that included a win over Kentucky, but the rigors of conference play have caught up with them in Boulder.
Schweet – former Washington men’s soccer teammates Henry Wingo and Cristian Roldan are in Seattle Sounders FC preseason camp together, and here’s a write-up of the two courtesy of SoundersFC.com.
Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne discusses Mary Tyler Moore’s influence in this Jeff Metcalfe-produced link. Moore, a famous American actress known for her leading role in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," died at the age of 80 earlier this week.