Arizona State men’s basketball upset No. 15 Mississippi State 72-67 Monday night in the semifinals of the MGM Main Event in Las Vegas, getting the game-winning 3-pointer from Kimani Lawrence with 33 seconds left.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Aari McDonald, So., G, Arizona (Fresno, Calif.)
3 GP, 32.0 ppg, 30-54 FG (55.6%), 28-33 FT (84.80), 3.7 apg
• Averaged 32.0 points per game last week and enters the week as the NCAA’s leading scorer with 29.5 points per game this season.
• Led Arizona to two non-conference wins at the Bank of Hawaii Classic, besting Seattle, 84-54, and Portland 92-70, in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
Utah football is going to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for the first time after claiming the Pac-12 South thanks to a Utes' 30-7 victory over Colorado and help from Oregon defeating Arizona State Saturday night.
USC, Stanford and UCLA were all in action Sunday in the 2018 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament round of 16. Here's how they fared:
(2) UCLA 5, NC State 0
Women's 6K Race
Buoyed by first-place finisher Dani Jones, the Colorado women's cross country team won the NCAA individual and team titles Saturday morning in Madison, Wis. It is the first national championship for the Buffs since 2004 and reminiscent of the 2000 season, when the Buffs also won the individual and team titles.
Stanford, UCLA and USC all advanced to the round of 16 on Friday, while Arizona and Washington State both suffered close losses to end their respective seasons.
(2) UCLA 5, Minnesota 0
Pac-12 Networks' Ashley Adamson pens an account of what she learned from spending a day with UW standout Matisse Thybulle in Seattle.
While Arizona State controls its own destiny, Bill Connelly of SB Nation believes that Utah has the best odds to win the Pac-12 South. Read his statistical explanation in the link.
University of Utah trustees have approved an $80 million bonding plan to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium to 51,000 seats. Current capacity is around 46,000, and construction is reportedly set to begin after the 2020 season and completed in August 2021.