‘Twas a good night to be a Duck or a Beav. It didn’t look good at first for Oregon, but the No. 16 Ducks remained unbeaten in conference play with a comeback win over Washington State. E.J. Singler scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help erase a 39-29 halftime deficit.
Oregon State finally got off the schneid, winning its first conference game by taking care of Washington, 74-66. The Beavers were way too good to stay winless in conference for long.
I’m sure it comes as no consolation to Cougars fans, but Washington State has held a second-half lead in every Pac-12 game this year, and in an article that was written before the most recent game but still holds true, the Cougars are playing hard without wins. In a humorous post on CougCenter, get to know the seven different types of Cougar fans.
Talk about a quirky first six games in conference for Washington. The Huskies go 3-0 on the road to start the Pac-12 slate and 4-0 overall, but then lose their next two to previously Pac-12-winless teams. As was the case again last night, the Huskies helped the hapless.
A heavyweight battle on the men’s side tonight as No. 6 Arizona hosts UCLA, which recently saw its 10-game win streak snapped. For the Wildcats, Brandon Ashley is seeing the light on defense, coming off a very good defensive performance against Carrick Felix of the Forks. Additionally, Bruce Pascoe and Kori Rumore have a nice interactive insider for the UCLA and USC games.
On the Bruins’ side of things, freshman Tony Parker has big potential, and he could be a key missing piece for the Hustlin’ Howlands going forward. In another Los Angeles Times story, T.J. Simers details how Bill Walton never takes a timeout from talking, even when it comes at the expense of his alma mater.
USC will do business against Arizona State in Tempe. Heading into the game, the Daily Trojan worries that USC lacks consistency. I’m very curious to see how this one plays out.
The Sun Devils will be in a good position to win if they can get another solid game out of Evan Gordon, the Liberty transfer who hopes the adjustment period is over.
The Buffs will welcome the Card to the Coors Events Center, and Colorado has something to prove against Stanford. Last year, the Trees beat the Tads by a combined 44 points over the course of two games.
John Gage is coming off a monster game against Cal, and he recently took time to speak about his shooting, the 6th Man Club and Stanford’s team goals in John Gage’s radio interview with KZSU you can hear here. Search engine optimization for the win.
The other game going on in the Mountain Time Zone pits Utah against Cal. After dropping 65 against the Cougs and 74 against the Huskies, the Utes’ offense is finally heating up, and they’ll need some O against a team that features Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs.
Brandon Smith is seeking a return to action after suffering a concussion a month ago. He gives Monty and Friends a steady backcourt presence. California Golden Blogs asks what did you see from Cal men’s hoops last week, and what do you want to see this week?
Whoa, the first ever strictly men’s hoops link roundup on the Pac-12 Post. It wasn’t on purpose. You’ve just read history, folks.