Roundup: Stanford star Kathryn Plummer repeats as espnW Player of the Year
Stanford women’s volleyball plays BYU in the Final Four Thursday (4 p.m. PT, ESPN), and outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was named espnW Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
Former Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night, doing so on just 18 shots (11-18 FG, 4-6 3FG, 13-14 FT). And to think, this guy was out of the league to start the 2016-17 season…
Sweet – Former Wildcat Allonzo Trier has reportedly agreed to a 2-year, $7 million deal with the New York Knicks, Bruce Pascoe reports, citing ESPN. Trier, who went undrafted in June, was on a two-way contract with the Knicks and their G League affiliate in Westchester. In 27 games, Trier has averaged 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 47 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from 3-point territory.
Theo Lawson gives us some numbers on Alamo Bowl ticket sales. As of Tuesday afternoon (so these numbers have almost certainly changed), Iowa State had sold 13,500 tickets, while Washington State had sold 4,700.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen reports that UCLA offensive lineman Justin Murphy will transfer. Murphy was recently granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
Daniel Rapaport of Sports Illustrated writes that Herm Edwards proved his doubters wrong in his first year as Arizona State head coach. A lot of people thought that the Sun Devils were going to struggle this year, but ASU stayed in the Pac-12 South title race pretty much the whole season and is bowling with a 7-5 record, win over rival Arizona in tow.
Check out the Pac-12 Networks recap of Oregon’s 65-55 win over San Diego. Good win over a good team for the Ducks, as the Toreros were a top-50 NET ranking team coming into this one.
Ian Boyd of SB Nation writes that USC hiring Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator “changes the Trojans’ whole equation.” Definitely a bigtime hire for USC.
Percy Allen gives us a Washington-Virginia Tech men’s basketball game preview. The Huskies and Hokies will tip off Saturday at 4 p.m. PT from Atlantic City. Washington – and the Pac-12 – could use a big non-conference win, as the Hokies are the No. 13 team in the nation.
Kurt Kragthorpe features Utah women’s basketball’s Sarah Porter, a grad transfer from UC Santa Barbara. A good look into Porter’s desire to fight social injustices and have an impact in the community.
Trace Travers of GoldenBearReport.com takes an in-depth look at Cal football coach Justin Wilcox’s new contract that will keep him in Berkeley through 2023.
Nick Daschel gives us a 2018 Oregon State football position review of the quarterbacks.