Roundup: No. 3 Arizona State men's hoops off to best start in school history
Arizona State men’s basketball is off to the best start in school history after Sunday’s 76-64 win over Vanderbilt improved the Sun Devils’ record to 10-0. The Sun Devils are now ranked third in the AP poll, which ties the best ranking in program history.
Oregon women’s basketball guard Sabrina Ionescu set the Pac-12 career triple-doubles record in leading the Ducks to a 90-46 win over Ole Miss (The Oregonian/OregonLive). Her seventh career triple-double (21 points, 11 rebounds, school-record-tying 14 assists) ties the NCAA all-time mark set by Penn State’s Suzie McConnell and St. Mary’s Louella Tomlinson…and she’s only a sophomore.
In other assisting news, Jordan McLaughlin tied the Pac-12 single-game assists record with 19 in USC’s 98-87 win over UC Santa Barbara. He had 19 points to go along with those 19 helpers as well.
Tres Tinkle had 16 points and Drew Eubanks had 12 in Oregon State's come-from-behind 63-60 win over St. Louis over the weekend. It was the Beaver's sixth-straight win, matching their longest streak since the 1992-93 season.
Michael Lev examines Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins’ options for next season since Dawkins himself is focused on the bowl game and isn’t talking about his future plans yet. With Khalil Tate taking the college football world by storm, the fourth-year junior Dawkins could potentially grad transfer somewhere else.
Stanford men’s basketball forward Reid Travis scored his 1,000th career point in the Cardinal’s 71-59 win over USF Sunday (Pac-12.com highlights).
Cal women’s basketball defeated BYU 70-45 Saturday night without Kristine Anigwe, who missed the game because of a “coach’s decision,” according to Lindsay Gottlieb (Anigwe is expected to play Thursday at Kentucky). Rusty Simmons has the game recap.
Pat Rooney looks at the implications of Colorado men’s basketball’s upcoming game against Iowa in Sioux Falls on Friday. A good chance to show progress has been made, Rooney opines.
Ben Bolch writes that UCLA men’s basketball’s freshman class hasn’t had the same impact that last year’s did. Not exactly easy to consistently get multiple freshmen who can play at a first-round-NBA-Draft level.
Lynn Worthy looks at the impact of Donnie Tillman not being in the lineup for Utah men’s basketball, which lost 77-65 to BYU Saturday night. Tillman, the top reserve for the Utes, is currently out with a foot sprain.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas won’t return before Christmas, and Yahoo Sports reported that Thomas is hoping to make his season debut the first week of January.
Mark Sandritter of CougCenter updates on how former Washington State players did in NFL Week 15 action. Joe Dahl made his first career NFL start on the O-line for the Detroit Lions.