The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team lost to the Oregon Ducks at home Sunday night by a score of 73-70, and that leaves the team with an 18-10 record this year—including just 9-7 in Pac-12 play with a road trip to Arizona looming at the end of the week. The Cardinal will need at least one win in their final two conference games to secure a winning league record, a key mark for the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.
The Cal Bears men’s basketball team will need a big finish to the 2014-15 season if they hope to make the NCAA tournament in March. Currently sitting at 17-12 with two games left in Pac-12 play, the Golden Bears need to get to .500 in conference and 20 wins on the season to have any chance at the Big Dance. Can they do it with two road games in Arizona this week? It will be tough.
The San Francisco 49ers will bid to host the college football playoff championship game at Levi’s Stadium.
Stanford led the entire game and was up by 15 with nine minutes left to play before Cal made a late push.
Here’s a scary thought: Anthony Davis, one of the top players in the NBA, would be a college senior this season. If players were forced to stay in school for four years, what would this season look like?
Which Pac-12 teams are in a good position to earn a bid? Which have a lot more work to do? With only two teams ranked in the top 25, there might not be much conference representation at the Big Dance.
It was a weekend of near upsets in college basketball, as several top teams narrowly escaped against unranked foes. Iowa State was not one of them, falling to Texas Tech on Saturday, but the other favorites held on for victory.
The University of California’s governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation’s second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.
Kevon Looney came to UCLA as one of the top prospects in the country (ranked 10th by Scout; 15 by Rivals), which in this era means the NBA is not far off.
The watch list for the Wooden Award, the most prestigious of the trophies given annually to the best college basketball player, was reduced to 25 last week. Former winners include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Durant.