Washington rolled into Berkeley and secured a big road win despite not shooting it exceptionally well, 62-47. The Huskies are starting to look like a different team and coach Lorenzo Romar says it’s because he finally has enough healthy players for an eight-man rotation.
Cal was on the short end of that blowout and scored its fewest points since 2010. As the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Crumpacker notes, getting blown out is a rare occurrence for a Mike Montgomery-coached team.
After Stanford came up winless on its trip to Los Angeles, the Cardinal bagged a double-digit home victory over Washington State on Wednesday, 78-67. Bellevue, Wash. native and Stanford junior guard Aaron Bright had a season-high 21 points.
Washington State coach Ken Bone had a simple explanation: “In it’s simplest form, they made shots and we didn’t.”
Conference basketball season may be heating up, but it’s never too early or late to talk football. ESPN’s Ted Miller takes a look at returning starters for each team in the conference. While the numbers aren’t exact, Arizona tops Miller’s list with six returners on offense and 11 on defense. Washington State loses nine on both sides of the ball.
The Los Angeles Times’ Chris Foster reported the San Diego Chargers reached out to UCLA’s Jim Mora in an attempt to fill their head coaching vacancy. Mora – twice an NFL coach – went 9-5 in his first year in Westwood and took the Bruins to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Three USC seniors (none of them named Matt Barkley) will play in all-star games this month per Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register. You can catch center Khaled Holmes and safety T.J. McDonald in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. while defensive end Wes Horton will play in the East/West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in St. Peterberg, Fla.
Utah is hosting UCLA in a blackout on the hardwood tonight, for the first time in conference history. Also, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Kurt Kragthorpe turns an eye to the NFL with a look at former Ute Paul Kruger, who is starting to get more run in The League. Kruger will go against former Utah teammate Zane Beadles and the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday in Denver.
Colorado basketball hosts USC tonight in search of its first conference victory. Bud Withers of the Seattle Times writes coach Tad Boyle is slowly coming to terms with the Buffs’ win that never was against No. 4 Arizona last week.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly is a man of few words. So few, in fact, that the Oregonian’s Molly Blue fit all of the highlights in less than three minutes. Without further ado, here’s Chip Kelly in his own words.
Oregon State junior forward Devon Collier would be a candidate for the conference’s sixth man of the year award, if such an award existed writes John Hunt of the Oregonian. Collier may come off the bench, but he’s the Beavers’ second leading scorer.
We have a full slate of basketball tonight with four games on tap. The Arizona schools are in Oregon while the Los Angeles schools head to elevation. House of Sparky has a preview of Arizona State visiting Oregon State.