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Roundup: Lonzo Ball > Steph Curry? LaVar Ball thinks so

Feb 21, 2017


LaVar Ball is at it again, telling our Pac-12 Networks crew Saturday night at the UCLA-USC game that his son, Lonzo Ball, is better than Steph Curry. Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation highlights the fun.


Oregon men’s basketball is up to No. 6 in the latest AP Top 25 poll (Molly Blue, The Oregonian/OregonLive). The 24-4 Ducks swept the Mountain schools at home last weekend to wrap up its second perfect season at Matthew Knight Arena.


Quoted in a Sun-Sentinel article, former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain said Lane Kiffin was “disinterested” in being the head coach of the Trojans, while noting that Kiffin enjoyed the play-calling aspect of the gig (linked here by CBS Sports).


Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen was named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 22.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in two wins over the Washington schools.


At 16-12 and needing to win the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament to get into the Big Dance, Tad Boyle says Colorado isn’t considering its postseason future yet, according to Pat Rooney.

Oregon State

Props to Oregon State men’s basketball for notching its first Pac-12 win of the season and avoiding its 2008 fate, and Danny Moran has the recap of the Beavers’ comeback victory over Utah Sunday night in Corvallis. Stephen Thompson Jr. led the way with 31 points.


Nice sweep of the Golden Bears last week for Stanford women’s basketball, and after the Sunday win at Maples that also served as Senior Day, Stanford seniors Karlie Samuelson, Briana Roberson and Erica McCall reflected on their Cardinal careers with our Mary Murphy.

Arizona State

Jeff Metcalfe previews Arizona State baseball’s Tuesday afternoon game against Oklahoma State. The Sun Devils are looking to improve to 4-0 after sweeping Northwestern last weekend to open the season.


Emily Kaplan of Sports Illustrated whips up this NFL Draft feature on Washington wide receiver John Ross. Dude is likely a first-round pick, mainly because he is fast like a NASCAR (he apparently ran a 4.30 40-yard dash last week).


Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY Sports tells us what we should like about Utah football in 2017. Myerberg ranks the Utes 21st in his early top 25 for next season.

Washington State

Ted Miller writes that Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is motivated by an up-and-down 2016 season for the Cougars. If you take out the first two games and last three games of the season, the Cougars would have had a perfect campaign.


Kyle Bonagura looks at the must-win and trap games of the 2017 season for Cal football.