Roundup: Anything is possible for UCLA with Lonzo Ball on the court
Another classic between the Bruins and Ducks on the hardwood, with UCLA erasing a 19-point deficit to defeat Oregon 82-79. Myron Medcalf of ESPN writes that anything seems possible for UCLA with Lonzo Ball on the court. Dude hit some huge shots down the stretch.
This was written before the loss, but it still rings true – Oregon keeps moving away from Arizona’s shadow, writes Lindsay Schnell of Sports Illustrated. That was certainly on display last weekend in Eugene when the Ducks blew out the ‘Cats.
Washington forward Malik Dime slapped a Colorado student heckler during halftime of the Washington-Colorado men’s basketball game Thursday night in Boulder (Sports Illustrated).
As far as the actual game is concerned, Tad Boyle earned his 200th win as a Division I head coach in Colorado’s 81-66 win over Markelle Fultz-less Washington. Pat Rooney has the game story.
Here’s the Kyle Goon game story from Utah men’s basketball’s 74-70 victory over Washington State Thursday night thanks to 22 points from David Collette. From now on, we’re calling a game story from Kyle a #GoonerGamer.
On the other hand, Jacob Thorpe writes that the Cougars made “big strides” against Utah despite the loss. The Cougs lost by 41 at home to the Runnin’ Utes earlier in the season.
Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of USC men’s basketball defeating Oregon State 92-66. Shout out to Shaqquan Aaron for pouring in 21 against the Beavs.
Well the game wasn’t too fun for the Arizona State faithful Wednesday night, but at least Charlie Day joined the Curtain of Distraction. The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor is starring in the upcoming movie “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube.
Tiger Woods has pulled out of his next two scheduled events with back pain, and his next start “will be determined at a later date” (Yahoo Sports).
Michael Lev features Arizona baseball transfers Cal Stevenson and Cory Voss, who come to Tucson by way of Nevada (Stevenson) and New Mexico (Voss). The Wildcats begin the 2017 campaign next Feb. 17 against Eastern Kentucky. Oh, and props to Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell for hitting another game winner Thursday night against Orlando, leading teammate Joel Embiid to call McConnell “the clutchest player in the history of the NBA.” Who can argue with that?
Taking a page out of Bill Simmons’ book and popular lingo, Oregon State running backs coach Telly Lockette says that Ryan Nall is a “unicorn” because of his size and speed (Gina Mizel has the story). Put Nall up on the unicorn Mount Rushmore alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kristaps Porzingis and Joel Embiid.
David Lombardi thinks cornerback Elijah Hicks can be an instant-impact freshman for Cal football in 2017. He was originally a Notre Dame commit before flipping to Cal.
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