Roundup: Tara VanDerveer gets to 1K


Here’s a collection of quotes gathered by the Associated Press from coaches and players commenting on Tara VanDerveer reaching 1,000 wins as a head coach. The Cardinal beat USC Friday night to give Tara her 1,000th win, and she can get No. 1,001 with a win over UCLA Monday night (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, ESPN2).


Michael McKnight of Sports Illustrated documents the Joe Tumpkin assault case, speaking with Tumpkin’s alleged victim, his ex-girlfriend. On Friday, Colorado Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano issued a response to that story, clarifying the timeline of events and what was learned in the wake of the incident. 

Washington State

From Friday – Washington State men’s basketball big man Josh Hawkinson was named one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Thomas Welsh is the other Pac-12 finalist.


Ugh – former UCLA high-flyer and current Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Zach LaVine is out for the season after tearing his ACL Friday night in a loss to Detroit.


Matt Norlander of CBS Sports takes a closer look at Oregon men’s basketball’s blowout of Arizona Saturday. The Ducks were on fire, hitting 16-of-25 from downtown.


Arizona men’s basketball dropped to No. 9 in the AP poll after that blowout loss to Oregon, falling four spots from No. 5.


Kyle Goon discusses Utah men’s basketball’s issues on the road trip to the Bay Area. “Throughout the road trip, Utah was plagued by a lack of communication, a lack of trust and a lack of sound decision-making,” is the takeaway line here.


Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of Washington women’s basketball’s 79-75 win at Colorado partly in thanks to Chantel Osahor’s NCAA-leading 20th double-double.

Arizona State

Arizona State women’s basketball defeated Oregon 68-63 Sunday in Tempe, snapping a four-game losing skid. Our Krista Blunk and Mary Murphy detail the fun in the preceding video.


Jeff Faraudo has the gamer from Cal men’s basketball holding on to beat Colorado 77-66. The Bears built a 23-point lead before the Buffs raced back to make it a game. With the win, Cal moves into a tie for third in the Pac-12 standings at 8-3 alongside UCLA.

Oregon State

Following the 81-68 loss to Arizona State on Saturday, Oregon State men’s basketball is looking at a “grim immediate future,” in the words of Danny Moran’s headline.


Chimeze Metu helped lead USC to a road sweep of the Washington schools by going for 29 points and 8 rebounds in the Trojans’ 86-77 win at Washington State Saturday night (Associated Press). First conference road sweep for the Trojans since 2011.

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