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Roundup: De'Anthony Melton withdraws from USC

Feb 22, 2018
John McGillen/USC Athletics

USC

Before the Trojans' impressive road win at Colorado, USC men’s basketball sophomore guard De’Anthony Melton announced that he will withdraw from USC and focus on prepping for the pro game. Melton hasn’t played in a game for the Trojans this year due to an eligibility issue linked to the FBI investigation that involved former Trojan assistant Tony Bland. Kyle Bongura has more details in the link.

Oregon

The final weekend of the Pac-12 women’s basketball regular season weekend slate gets underway Thursday night, and Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard writes that Oregon is in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 title. The Ducks lead the Cardinal by one game with games at Arizona State and Arizona remaining (Stanford holds the tiebreaker).

California

Cal women’s swimming leads after the first day of the Pac-12 Championships, winning the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard free relay.

Oregon State

Oregon State women’s basketball center Marie Gulich headlines the NCAA.com Starting Five after averaging 24.5 points 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game in wins over the LA schools last weekend.

Arizona State

Doug Haller whips up this story on the game that changed De’Quon Lake’s life, which happened back when he was at Iowa Western Community College when Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley came to see him play in person. His performance against Central CC (38 points, 11 rebounds on 17-of-19 from the floor) is what cemented his place in Tempe. The Sun Devils are on the road this weekend at the Oregon schools, starting with Oregon Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. MT on FOX Sports 1.

UCLA

Ben Bolch does a statistical analysis to show how valuable Aaron Holiday is to UCLA men’s basketball. The Bruins are at the Mountain schools this week, starting with Utah Thursday night.

Arizona

What’s this? Netflix has helped Dusan Ristic get on track to be Arizona’s all-time wins leader? Lindsay Schnell has the story for USA TODAY Sports.

Utah

Lynn Worthy details Justin Bibbins’ journey from Long Beach to Utah men’s basketball in this feature story for The Salt Lake Tribune. Biiiiiiiig weekend for the Utes with the LA schools in town.

Washington

Ryan S. Clark of The News Tribune wonders who will start at shooting guard for Washington men’s basketball – Dominic Green or Jaylen Nowell?

Stanford

Stanford men’s volleyball lost to No. 6 BYU in four sets Wednesday night, and here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of the event featuring our Kevin Barnett.

Colorado

Jon Wilner gives us a Colorado football spring practice preview. The Buffs hit the spring gridiron for the first time Friday and have their spring game March 17.

Washington State

Washington State baseball opens up a three-game series at Alabama on Friday, and here are the Wazzu game notes courtesy of WSUCougars.com. The Cougs are 2-3 on the young season.