College basketball

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 15: Head coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Utes points to a video replay during the first half of their game against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Stanford Beats Cal, Oregon Upsets Utah

On Saturday, Stanford got a much-needed home win against Cal and Oregon State bounced back vs. Colorado.

02/23/2015

Head coach Steve Alford of the UCLA Bruins talks with Bryce Alford #20. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Old Friends Face Off In Pac-12

There were two games in the Pac-12 last night and two more on top tonight before a busy weekend. Here’s what you may have missed and what to watch for going forward.

02/19/2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 12: Marcus Allen #15 of the Stanford Cardinal grabs the ball from Brandon Taylor #11 of the Utah Utes during first half play at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 12, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Underappreciated: Pac-12 Glue Guys

The Pac-12 has no shortage of superstars: Delon Wright, Stanley Johnson, and Joseph Young, to name three. But for every player who leads his team in scoring and garners the bulk of the headlines, there’s another who is quietly contributing.

02/19/2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 15: Brenden Glapion #32 of the California Golden Bears practices his shooting before their game against the Utah Utes at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Bracketology: Five Bids For Conference?

It has been three weeks since the last bracket update, and things have changed quite a bit in the Pac-12. At the time, Washington was in contention for a bid; UCLA was not.

02/17/2015

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Cuonzo Martin of the California Golden Bears looks on from the bench against the Texas Longhorns at Madison Square Garden on November 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cal Bears On Thrilling Win Streak

Call them the Buzzer-Beating Bears or Cardiac Cal. Since starting 1-6 in Pac-12 play, California is on a four-game win streak.

02/11/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 14: Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, waits with former coach Dean Smith before being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on December 14, 2010 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dean Smith Leaves A Lasting Legacy

Most coaches are not like Dean Smith. Keep that in mind. Too often, particularly at the college level, they’re referred to as “leaders of young men,” praised for their impact off the field of play,

02/10/2015

GAINESVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots a basket around Chris Walker #23 of the Florida Gators during the first half of the game at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on February 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Kentucky Survives, Arizona Falls

Another exciting college basketball weekend is in the books as we inch closer to March Madness. Here’s a look at some of the key games.

02/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a three point basket in the first half during a game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Oregon Forward Dillon Brooks

Having grown up in Mississauga, Ontario, and wanting more competition and exposure, Dillon Brooks planned to spend his final two high school years playing for basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada.

02/06/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Wayne Tinkle of the Oregon State Beavers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wayne Tinkle Leads Oregon State Resurgence

Oregon State basketball is now in an unfamiliar position where it must handle success. Barry thinks Tinkle might be concerned about the expectations getting out of control due to the early success.

02/05/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Kevon Looney #5 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a foul shot against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Pauley Pavilion on December 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 77-66. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Signing Day: Pac-12 Basketball Rewind

The top player in the Pac-12’s class according to 247sports.com’s composite rankings was Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. The nation’s No. 3 overall recruit has definitely lived up to the hype.

02/04/2015

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