Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • USC's Stewart forgets to submit NBA draft paperwork on time

    Los Angeles Times "USC guard Elijah Stewart did not file his paperwork to declare for the NBA draft and will return to USC, Stewart said on Tuesday. Stewart had initially said he would declare without hiring an agent, which would allow him to return to USC. But he never felt fully committed. At the time, he told..." April 26

  • Cal transfer Charlie Moore commits to Kansas

    Fanrag Sports "Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks pocketed a commit from the other side of the country on Wednesday in the form of California Golden Bears transfer Charlie Moore. “I’m going to attend Kansas,” Moore told Scout.com. “I just thought it was the best decison for me. It’s closer to home and it’s a..." April 25

  • Noah Dickerson reverses decision, will remain at Washington

    Seattle Times "Noah Dickerson, the last Washington men’s basketball player undecided on the Huskies, said he’s returning for his junior season. Retaining Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 12.5 and 8.2 points last season, is significant accomplishment for new coach Mike Hopkins. Since Washington..." April 22

  • Bigby-Williams becomes 7th Oregon player to leave this offseason

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks center Kavell Bigby-Williams has asked for, and has been granted, a release to seek transfer from the Oregon basketball team. Bigby-Williams, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 3 points and 2.8 rebounds and blocked 28 shots in his first season with Oregon after transferring from the..." April 21

  • Johnny Dawkins suing Stanford for breach of contract

    San Jose Mercury News "Former Stanford basketball coach Johnny Dawkins has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the university and is seeking in excess of $7 million in damages stemming from his dismissal last year. Dawkins is owed approximately $2.3 million in direct damages and is seeking “punitive and..." April 20

  • Arizona lands Class of 2018 star Shareef O'Neal, son of Shaquille O’Neal

    CBS Sports "Class of 2018 standout Shareef O'Neal -- the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal -- committed to Sean Miller's Arizona Wildcats early Wednesday. The commitment was confirmed via Twitter. O'Neal is ranked 31st in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-9 forward picked Arizona..." April 19

  • Oregon’s Jordan Bell denies report he declared for NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks left Oregon for the NBA draft. Is Jordan Bell following? Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports: Oregon junior Jordan Bell has decided to enter the 2017 NBA draft and plans to sign with an agent, league sources told The Vertical. Sometimes, players signing..." April 17

  • Arizona hires former Washington HC Lorenzo Romar as assistant

    Tuscon "Arizona formally announced the hiring of former Washington coach Lorenzo Romar as an associate head coach on Saturday. Romar, who was fired at Washington last month after going 298-196 over 15 seasons as the Huskies' head coach, will replace Joe Pasternack, who left to become UC Santa Barbara's..." April 16

  • Cal standout Charlie Moore to transfer out of program

    Chicago Tribune "Charlie Moore, Mr. Basketball of Illinois for 2016, will transfer from California, the school announced Thursday. Moore, a Morgan Park graduate, averaged 12.2 points and a team-high 3.5 assists while starting all 34 games for the Bears as a freshman. Former California coach Cuonzo Martin, who..." April 14

  • Allonzo Trier's return to Arizona makes No. 1 preseason ranking look stronger

    Sporting News - NCAAB "In two seasons on the Arizona Wildcats roster — let’s not call it two seasons, because it hasn’t really been that — Allonzo Trier has played 1,332 minutes. That’s only a little bit more than North Carolina’s Justin Jackson lasted this past season alone. So maybe it’s understandable that Trier..." April 13

  • Dillon Brooks' Oregon career is over as he declares for NBA draft, hires agent

    Oregonian "Pac-12 Conference player of the year Dillon Brooks will forgo his senior season at Oregon after entering the NBA draft and hiring an agent. Brooks announced his intention Wednesday morning on social media but did not say whether he had hired an agent. Later, an Oregon spokesman confirmed..." April 12

  • Arizona Wildcats confirm Chance Comanche will test NBA Draft, not hire agent

    Tuscon "Arizona confirmed reserve center Chance Comanche will test the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. He'll have until May 24, 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, to decide if he wants to return. But it's not clear if he'll get an invitation to the combine, since there are only 60 spots. “I am..." April 09

  • Frank Mason III, Kelsey Plum win 2017 John R. Wooden Awards

    CBS Sports "The 2016-17 basketball season came to an end on Monday night in Phoenix when North Carolina cut down the nets for a sixth time in program history. On Friday night, the prestigious John R. Wooden Award given to the national players of the year was given to Frank Mason of Kansas and Kelsey Plum of..." April 08

  • LaVar Ball Says UCLA Didn't Win Title Because White Players Are Too Slow

    Orange County Register "Lonzo Ball pulled his hamstring during UCLA’s season-ending loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, his father LaVar Ball revealed Thursday, adding it prevented Lonzo from taking over for teammates who lacked the athleticism required to win a national championship. “Realistically you can’t win no..." April 07

  • LaVar Ball Denies Racism After 'White Guys' Comment: 'I'm Just Stating a Fact'

    TMZ "LaVar Ball claims his comment criticizing white players on UCLA's basketball team wasn't racist ... saying "that's just a realistic fact." Ball joined "Tiki and Tierney" on CBS Sports Radio to address his controversial statement ... “You can’t win no championship with three white guys because..." April 07

  • LaVar Ball Comment About "White Guys" is Really a Veiled Shot at Steve Alford

    The Big Lead "LaVar Ball briefly shut his mouth after Kentucky’s De'Aaron Fox embarrassed his son Lonzo Ball during the NCAA Tournament last month. But after getting a taste of the spotlight in 2017, LaVar Ball just can’t help himself, he craves seeing his name in the headlines: He’s back to saying insanely..." April 07

  • Steve Alford Should End LaVar Ball Circus, Tell Him LiAngelo and LaMelo Aren't Playing at UCLA

    The Big Lead "LaVar Ball’s latest comments, blaming slow white guys for UCLA’s tourney loss to Kentucky, represented a veiled shot at Steve Alford. While Alford certainly does not have an unblemished history, he’s got to be asking himself every day, if not every hour, whether one season of LaMelo Ball chucking..." April 07

  • Kobi Simmons declares for 2017 NBA Draft

    The Daily Wildcat "Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday per a statement from the Arizona basketball program. In his lone season at Arizona, Simmons averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists per game. He appeared in 37 games, starting in 19 of them. “Kobi Simmons, with the support of..." April 06

  • USC forward Bennie Boatwright declares for NBA draft but does not hire agent

    Los Angeles Times "USC forward Bennie Boatwright has declared for the NBA draft, he said on Wednesday. Boatwright said he will not hire an agent, meaning he will have the option to return to USC. Boatwright missed about half of last season because of a knee injury but quickly became USC's leading scorer upon..." April 06

  • Oregon State's Duvivier to pursue graduate transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon State guard Malcolm Duvivier will graduate in the spring and transfer, the school announced Thursday. Duvivier has a remaining year of eligibility and could play next season at a new school. NCAA rules allow graduate transfers immediate eligibility if they pursue a degree not be offered..." April 06

  • UCLA's Ike Anigbogu to test NBA waters

    Fanrag Sports "UCLA Bruins standout Ike Anigbogu will enter the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told FanRag Sports on Wednesday. However, he will not be signing with an agent, which will make him eligible to return to college. A four-star recruit coming out of high school, Anigbogu only played 13.0 minutes per game..." April 05

  • USC signs Andy Enfield to contract extension

    Bleacher Report "After making the NCAA tournament each of the last two seasons, USC has rewarded head basketball coach Andy Enfield with a contract extension. USC announced Enfield's new deal will run through 2023. USC hired Enfield in April 2013 after he led Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15..." April 05

  • Most Teams Giving 'Very Slight Edge' To Markelle Fultz Over Lonzo Ball

    Real GM Basketball "When it comes to the draft board of NBA teams, Markelle Fultz "has a very slight edge" over Lonzo Ball at the top for most teams. Fultz and Ball are widely expected to be the first two players selected in June's draft. Fultz's ability to play multiple positions is considered an added benefit..." April 04

  • Nike Thinks A $1 Billion Shoe Deal For The Ball Brothers Is A Tad Pricy

    Uproxx "Do you know what it takes to ask Nike for a $1 billion endorsement contract for your three basketball-playing sons? A lot of Balls. Three, to be exact. That’s what infamous sports dad Lavar Ball wants for his sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LiMelo: a [Dr. Evil voice] $1 billion shoe deal. It’s..." April 04

  • North Carolina survives Oregon to prevail in Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As North Carolina missed four consecutive free throws in the final 5.8 seconds, coach Roy Williams had one thought. "Jump off the building," he said. No need. The Tar Heels might have had a tough time shooting Saturday night, but showed why they are the best..." April 02

  • Phil Knight says Nike has 'an interest' in Lonzo Ball

    USA Today "Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike, said the company would be interested in signing Lonzo Ball, the UCLA star who is turning pro after completing his freshman season. Knight also said he has no qualms about Lonzo’s father, LaVar, seeking $1 billion in exchange for a shoe and apparel deal for Lonzo..." April 02

  • Outrebounded late, Oregon's Jordan Bell after loss: I feel terrible

    ESPN "Oregon's Jordan Bell took the blame for the Ducks' 77-76 loss to North Carolina in the national semifinals Saturday night, saying his inability to box out the Tar Heels in the waning seconds cost his team a chance at a championship. "If I had just boxed out ... I had two opportunities,'' Bell..." April 02

  • Utah guards Daniels, Zamora no longer part of program

    Salt Lake Tribune "A troubling rite of spring continues for Utah men's basketball: players transferring from the program. Devon Daniels and JoJo Zamora, who combined for 46 starts in Utah's backcourt this past season, will not return, the Utes announced in a news release on Friday afternoon. It leaves Utah..." April 01

  • ESPN 100 guard Daejon Davis announces commitment to Stanford

    ESPN "ESPN 100 guard Daejon Davis announced his commitment to Stanford on Saturday. Davis, No. 44 in the 2017 class, signed with Washington in November but was released from his letter-of-intent when the Huskies fired head coach Lorenzo Romar. Stanford was one of his original finalists, along with..." April 01

  • T.J. Leaf becomes second UCLA freshman to declare for 2017 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "UCLA freshman T.J. Leaf declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday. “This was a huge decision for me and my family,” Leaf said in a statement. “It was definitely one of the hardest decisions in my life. I have decided to declare for the NBA Draft with the intent of hiring an agent. I just want to..." March 31

  • Lonzo Ball says he isn’t worried about being targeted by NBA players

    Fox Sports "Just a few days after UCLA’s season came to an end against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament and star point guard Lonzo Ball declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, the Ball family visited Undisputed to talk about the Bruins’ loss, the pressure LaVar Ball has heaped upon his children, and whether LaVar..." March 29

  • Lonzo Ball Says He's a Better NBA Draft Prospect than Markelle Fultz

    Bleacher Report "Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are both widely considered top talents in the 2017 NBA draft, with both likely to be top-three picks June 22. According to Ball, however, he's the better prospect between the two. "Markelle's a great player, but I feel I'm better than him," Ball told ESPN 710 LA on..." March 28

  • Can UNC, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon salvage the Final Four nobody wanted?

    Fox Sports "Let's get it out of the way at the top. No need to sugarcoat. On first glance, and probably on second and third too, this is a dog Final Four. It's the ugly stepchild stealing the spotlight on college basketball's premiere weekend, a motley crew mostly filled with teams you either don't care about..." March 27

  • Oregon derails Kansas, lands first Final Four trip since 1939

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Make way for the "Small Firs." Oregon is back in the Final Four for the first time since 1939 after a 74-60 win over top-seeded Kansas in the Midwest Regional final on Saturday night at Sprint Center. Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and Dillon Brooks had 17 for..." March 26

  • Lonzo Ball was owned by UK's Fox, and LaVar just couldn't keep his mouth shut

    CBS Sports "Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox got the better of Lonzo Ball , in a big way, on Friday night in the Sweet 16. Fox, who finished with 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting, more than proved his chops as one of the best prospects in the country primed to make a splash in the NBA. Meanwhile, Ball looked..." March 26

  • Kentucky takes out UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- John Calipari stood in front of his Kentucky team at halftime Friday night and made an announcement. "We're going to play through De'Aaron Fox," he said. "The rest of you, take a back seat." Calipari said the Wildcats cheered after those words. When the game was over,..." March 25

  • UCLA’s Steve Alford removes himself from consideration for the Indiana opening

    CBS Sports "UCLA coach Steve Alford publicly removed himself from consideration for the Indiana job early Saturday while insisting he won’t even talk to the school about its opening. “I am 100 percent absolutely not going to Indiana,” Alford told reporters after the Bruins lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16..." March 25

  • Lonzo Ball's polarizing year at UCLA ends in Sweet 16, will he be No. 1 in the NBA draft?

    USA Today "The spotlight was undoubtedly shining on UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball Friday night. In a game between two of college basketball's greatest bluebloods, with Lakers president Magic Johnson in attendance, and a trip to the Elite Eight on the line, the national freshman of the year was..." March 25

  • LaVar Ball on Steve Alford: He knows my boys; glad he's staying

    ESPN "LaVar Ball, who opted to stay back in California to tend to his ailing wife instead of going to Memphis to watch his son Lonzo play against Kentucky, told ESPN he is glad Steve Alford is remaining at UCLA to coach his younger sons. "I feel good about that," said LaVar, who was not able to make..." March 25

  • Late rally lifts No. 11 Xavier to upset of No. 2 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sean Miller knows what it feels like to take Xavier to the Elite Eight. Now he knows the bitter feeling of being on the other side. Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points and fed center Sean O'Mara for the game-winning layup with 44 seconds remaining as..." March 24

  • Arizona's Sean Miller says he got outcoached by Xavier's Chris Mack

    USA Today "Arizona coach Sean Miller was pointing fingers after his second-seeded Wildcats lost to No. 11 Xavier 73-71 Thursday night at the SAP Center. He pointed them mostly at himself, suggesting he was outcoached by his counterpart, Xavier’s Chris Mack. “He had his way with us tonight,’’ Miller..." March 24

  • Cal promotes assistant Wyking Jones to replace coach Cuonzo Martin

    CBS Sports "Cal has promoted assistant Wyking Jones to replace Cuonzo Martin as the Bears’ coach, a source confirmed to CBS Sports. A formal announcement is expected soon. Jones has been at Cal since April 2015. " March 24

  • A year after Coach K, Oregon Ducks' Dillon Brooks has learned to play under the spotlight

    Oregonian "Dillon Brooks hasn't watched tape from the last time the Oregon Ducks lost in the NCAA Tournament. It was almost exactly a year ago. Elite Eight. Oklahoma 80, Oregon 68. Season over. Brooks had just seven points in the loss. He had as many turnovers -- three -- as field goals and fouled out..." March 23

  • No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr. asks Washington for release

    USA Today High School Sports "Michael Porter Jr. wants out of his scholarship at Washington. “I don’t know if we’ve asked yet because my dad is handling everything, but I’m definitely requesting a release,” Porter said Wednesday after being named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. “It’s coming.” A..." March 23

  • Oregon escapes as Michigan misses last-second shot

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was that close. Oregon defeated Michigan 69-68 in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center when Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr. missed a long jumper at the buzzer that would have won it. "I don't know about (being) worried," Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey said of his..." March 23

  • Third-seeded UCLA races past Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If this is indeed the road to the Final Four for UCLA, the Bruins will look back on their Sunday game as the one they had to win before they could challenge college basketball's bluebloods for the national championship. The lights were brighter and the stakes were..." March 20

  • Arizona's Alkins expects to play in Sweet 16 despite dislocated finger

    ESPN "Arizona guard Rawle Alkins dislocated his right index finger and sustained a minor fracture in the Wildcats' second-round win over St. Mary's. The freshman suffered the injury during the first half of the game amidst a scuffle for a defensive rebound. Rawle said the ball hit his finger, and..." March 19

  • Washington to hire Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins

    ESPN "Washington is expected to hire Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins as its next head coach, according to ESPN and CBS Sports. Hopkins will sign a 6-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Hopkins, 47, has worked under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse since 1996, and he also..." March 19

  • Baylor overcomes late deficit to top USC

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Baylor finally subdued the upstart USC Trojans. The third-seeded Bears overcame a four-point deficit late in the second half and ousted 11th-seeded USC 82-78 in second-round NCAA Tournament East Region action Sunday night at the BOK Center. Guard Manu Lecomte scored..." March 19

  • Dorsey 3-pointer rescues No. 3 seed Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Third-seeded Oregon needed a clutch shot to survive the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Tyler Dorsey drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to help the Ducks advance to the Sweet 16 with a dramatic 75-72 victory over 11th-seeded Rhode Island on Sunday in a..." March 19

  • UCLA advances past Kent State

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At one point, the score was almost as scary as the sight of Lonzo Ball crashing to the floor, but UCLA overcame both to beat Kent State 97-80 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at the Golden 1 Center. TJ Leaf scored 23 points for the..." March 18

  • Arizona rallies to beat Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Allonzo Trier didn't give up at halftime. No one would have blamed Trier for not feeling like it was going to be his day. The Arizona guard missed all four shots he took in the first half and committed two costly turnovers. But he didn't back down. Trier came out with..." March 18

  • Arizona powers past North Dakota

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Facing an opponent that thrives on a creating fast tempo and scoring in bunches, Arizona beat it at its own game. Along the way, the Wildcats unveiled the full potential of what this offense may be capable of doing. Arizona reached the 100-point plateau for the third time..." March 17

  • Alford won't rule out Indiana but says 'I love UCLA'

    USA Today "UCLA coach Steve Alford did not rule out the possibility of becoming the new head basketball coach at Indiana, where he helped lead the Hoosiers to a national title in 1987. Indiana on Thursday fired Tom Crean, prompting speculation that Indiana will pursue Alford, in his fourth season as..." March 17

  • Soaring Ducks blow by Gaels

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Oregon fans jumped out of their seats as Dillon Brooks drove to the basket for an emphatic dunk to punctuate a 93-77 victory over Iona in a first-round Midwest Regional game Friday at the Golden 1 Center. Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points for third-seeded Oregon (30-5),..." March 17

  • USC sinks No 6 seed SMU on Stewart 3-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- USC wouldn't go away and finally pulled off the upset of SMU. The 11th-seeded Trojans erased multiple double-digit deficits on their way to a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded SMU in the East Region on Friday at the BOK Center. Trojans guard Elijah Stewart hit a 3-pointer..." March 17

  • Cuonzo Martin signs 7-year deal with Missouri after resigning at Cal

    ESPN "Cuonzo Martin has agreed to become head coach at Missouri, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The deal is for seven years and a little more than $21 million. Earlier Wednesday, Martin resigned as head coach at Cal. Wyking Jones will serve as interim coach, the school announced. ESPN reported..." March 16

  • Lorenzo Romar fired as Washington head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Lorenzo Romar has been fired as head coach at Washington, sources confirmed to NBC Sports. Romar went 9-22 this past season despite having potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz on the roster, losing their last 13 games. Romar has missed the NCAA tournament the last six seasons despite having five..." March 16

  • Boatwright, McLaughlin help USC rally past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- USC had a few nervous hours on Selection Sunday, then had to endure a five-hour flight delay before arriving in Dayton late Monday night. The Trojans trailed by 15 points at halftime against Providence on Wednesday but managed to overcome it all to advance. Bennie..." March 16

  • Boise State upsets Utah in NIT

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Chandler Hutchison scored a career high 34 points and Marcus Dickinson added 12 to rally No. 6 seed Boise State for a 73-68 victory over No. 3 seed Utah in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. The Broncos trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half before..." March 15

  • Cal State Bakersfield ousts Cal from NIT

    The Sports Xchange "Dedrick Basile had the hot hand early to help eighth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield oust top-seeded and short-handed California 73-66 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesay night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Basile scored 13 of his 18 points early in the first half to generate a big..." March 15

  • LaVar Ball Family Home Burglarized During High School Game

    TMZ "The family home of LaVar Ball -- and his 3 superstar sons -- was hit by burglars in Chino Hills Tuesday night while LiAngelo and LaMelo were playing in a televised high school playoff game. TMZ Sports has learned ... neighbors heard a suspicious crash sound at the Ball home around 8 PM and..." March 15

  • Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly taking Missouri job

    SI "Cuonzo Martin has resigned from his position as head coach at California and is expected to take the same position at Missouri, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Cal announced Martin’s decision on Wednesday. Martin coached at Missouri State from 2008–2011 and is a native of East Saint Louis,..." March 15

  • No. 7 Arizona holds off No. 5 Oregon in Pac-12 final

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona sophomore guard Allonzo Trier left the court at T-Mobile Arena, arms raised, a trophy in one hand, soaking in cheers from the fans. His crazy journey of a season still has the most important act to come, but a moment such as this -- being the Most Outstanding Player of..." March 12

  • Oregon's Chris Boucher out for season with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "Oregon senior Chris Boucher -- the Ducks’ third-leading scorer, second-leading rebounder and leading shot-blocker -- suffered a torn ACL in Friday’s 73-65 Pac-12 Tournament semifinal victory over Cal that will sideline him for the rest of the season, a source confirmed to CBS..." March 12

  • Arizona's Trier questioned if he'd ever play again following suspension

    ESPN "To reassure those around him, Pac-12 tournament MVP and Arizona star Allonzo Trier would offer platitudes aimed to quell the drama surrounding his 19-game suspension for a failed performance-enhancing drug test. Trier, who said in a statement he "never knowingly" took a PED, touted his faith...." March 12

  • No. 5 Oregon disposes of Cal to reach Pac-12 final

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Dylan Ennis converted a three-point play with 22.6 seconds left to secure fifth-ranked and No. 1 seed Oregon's 73-65 victory over fifth-seeded Cal in a semifinal game of the Pac-12 tournament on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena. Ennis had 11 of his 16 points in the second half to..." March 11

  • Arizona tops UCLA to advance to Pac-12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona suffered one of its worst losses of the Sean Miller era when it played at Oregon earlier this season. The Wildcats will get a chance for revenge. Forward Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points and guard Allonzo Trier added 20 as seventh-ranked Arizona advanced to the..." March 11

  • UCLA’s Lonzo Ball won't face NCAA sanctions for apparel website

    USA Today "UCLA's Lonzo Ball won't face NCAA sanctions for his connection to a family apparel website that was using Ball’s image. UCLA asked the family to take down Ball’s photo from the website, bigballersbrand.com, after rival University of Southern California contacted UCLA about the matter in..." March 11

  • No. 7 Arizona rolls over Colorado in Pac-12 quarters

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen had not seen his 3-point shots go through the rim so much in quite a while. But it was only a matter of time. The 7-foot freshman broke out of his shooting slump en route to a team-high 20 points as the hot-shooting, seventh-ranked Wildcats..." March 10

  • No. 3 Bruins squeeze past Trojans

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points as third-ranked UCLA beat USC 76-74 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal game at the T-Mobile Arena. The Bruins, seeded third in the tournament, play second-seeded and seventh-ranked Arizona in a semifinal game Friday. Top-seeded..." March 10

  • Colorado overcomes Washington State in Pac-12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Colorado guard Derrick White scored 26 points and fueled a second-half run as the Buffaloes overcame a 19-point deficit to beat Washington State 73-63 in a Pac-12 tournament first-round game at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night. No. 7 seed Colorado (19-13) advances to play No. 2..." March 09

  • USC dumps Huskies, sets up showdown with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA will meet again after the Trojans advanced in the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday behind Chimezie Metu's 24 points and nine rebounds in a 78-73 win over Washington. USC's victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup Thursday against No. 3 UCLA at T-Mobile..." March 09

  • Oregon beats Arizona State in Pac-12 tournament

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Oregon often uses a small lineup, with Pac-12 player of the year Dillon Brooks as an undersized power forward, but that doesn't mean the Ducks can't rebound. Fifth-ranked Oregon clamped down on defense against Arizona State in the second half Thursday, gobbling up boards and..." March 09

  • Cal knocks off Utah in Pac-12 tournament

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- California guard Jabari Bird scored 18 points in the second half, including two free throws with 5.5 seconds left, to secure a 78-75 victory over Utah in a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. Charlie Moore and Bird combined for 35 points in the second half..." March 09

  • Arizona State outlasts Stanford in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Obinna Oleka scored a career-high 27 points with 13 rebounds to lead Arizona State to a 98-88 overtime victory over Stanford on Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Arizona State (15-17) scored on its first four possessions of the..." March 08

  • Cal survives scare but advances past Oregon State in Pac-12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "Fifth-seeded California kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive surviving a scare by No. 12 seed Oregon State, winning 67-62 Wednesday in a first round game of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. The Golden Bears, led by Jabari Bird's 20 points, improved to 20-11. They play No. 4 seed Utah in a..." March 08

  • LaVar Ball Doubles Down on His Thoughts That Lonzo is Better Than Steph Curry Right Now

    Black Sports Online "LaVar Ball is setting a high expectation for his son. Steph Curry is one of the best players in NBA. At worst he is a top 10 player, at best top 5. But, according to LaVar Ball, his son a college freshman is better than Steph Curry right now. Lavar appeared on FS1’s Undisputed with Skip..." March 07

  • No. 3 UCLA surges past Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Aaron Holiday came off the bench to lead a second-half surge for shorthanded UCLA, helping the third-ranked Bruins end the regular season with a 77-68 victory over Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Holiday scored 16 points for UCLA..." March 05

  • Markelle Fultz: I want to be the best to ever play

    Bleacher Report "An hour after the final home game of his four-month college basketball career, the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA draft swings open the glass door to JOEY Kitchen, an upscale joint a mile from Alaska Airlines Arena. It’s just after 9 p.m. on a Saturday in Seattle, and JOEY is juiced. But Markelle..." March 05

  • Colorado earns rugged win over Cal

    The Sports Xchange "With Pac-12 tournament seedings on the line and a potential invite to the NCAA Tournament at stake, Colorado earned a rugged 54-46 win over California on Saturday at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Derrick White scored 17 points, including a fall-away 3-pointer with the shot clock..." March 04

  • Bonam paces Utah past Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "Lorenzo Bonam scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field to lead Utah to a 67-59 win over Stanford in a Pac-12 game Saturday in Salt Lake City. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points and six rebounds for the Utes, who won their third consecutive game to improve to 20-10 overall and..." March 04

  • No. 7 Arizona clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "The hallmarks of Sean Miller's eight seasons at Arizona have been defense and rebounding. Those came to the forefront in the second half Saturday as the No. 7 Wildcats claimed a share of the Pac-12 title with a 73-60 victory over Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. "Our defense was the..." March 04

  • USC routs Washington behind McLaughlin

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin had 22 points, nine assists and four steals, leading USC to a 74-58 victory over visiting Washington on Saturday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Chimezie Metu scored 17 points for USC (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12), which concluded the regular season with back-to-back wins after..." March 04

  • No. 6 Oregon routs Oregon State to claim Pac-12 title share

    The Sports Xchange "CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The sixth conference championship in Oregon history marked the first back-to-back titles for the Ducks. Junior forward Dillon Brooks scored 25 points as sixth-ranked Oregon clinched a share of the Pac-12 championship on Saturday afternoon with an 80-59 win over Oregon..." March 04

  • Colorado pulls away from Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "Colorado made 16 of its first 18 shots from the field in the second half and turned a close game into a 91-72 rout of Stanford on Thursday night in a Pac-12 game at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Six players scored in double figures for the Buffaloes (17-13, 7-10), led by Xavier..." March 03

  • Utah shuts down California 74-44

    The Sports Xchange "Sedrick Barefield led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points as Utah defeated California 74-44 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. Kyle Kuzma and David Collette each had 12 points and Lorenzo Bonam added 11 points and seven rebounds for Utah (19-10, 10-7 Pac-12). Grant Mullins was..." March 03

  • Lonzo Ball Needs to Be Careful - His Dad Could End up Costing Him NBA Money

    The Big Lead "Lonzo Ball is 19, the best freshman UCLA has had since Kevin Love, and the point guard is poised to lead the Bruins to a title in the next six weeks. Except his pageant dad, Lavar Ball, keeps yapping to the media with unbelievably dumb comments: My son is better than Stephen Curry, Lonzo needs..." March 03

  • Lonzo Ball’s dad to NBA teams: 'Why shouldn’t he be No. 1? He’s earned it.'

    USA Today "LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, has been outspoken about his son, and he has no intention of back down. Earlier this week, LaVar said that Lonzo would be the first player drafted with his own brand. He’s also claimed that his son is currently better than two-time MVP Steph..." March 03

  • McLaughlin just misses triple-double in USC's win

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin's 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds enabled USC to snap a four-game losing streak with an 87-64 pasting of Washington State on Wednesday in a Pac-12 game at Galen Center in Los Angeles. Three other players hit in double figures for the Trojans (22-8, 9-8). Chimezie..." March 02

  • UCLA blows by Washington for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA senior Bryce Alford made eight 3-pointers and moved to the brink of the school's all-time record while leading the third-ranked Bruins to a 98-66 victory over Washington in a Pac-12 Conference game Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Alford scored 29 points for UCLA,..." March 02

  • Lonzo Ball's father compares son's branding power to Michael Jordan, Nike

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, has routinely caused a stir when talking about his son, most recently last week when he told an Arizona radio station that his son would only play in the NBA for the Lakers -- comments he quickly walked back. If you thought that would..." February 28

  • Lonzo Ball not bothered by father's comments regarding Curry, Lakers

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, doesn’t shy away from giving his opinion about anything related to his son, the star of the No. 5 UCLA men’s basketball team. But he's a bit much, even with an extremely talented son projected to be a top-three pick in June’s NBA draft. LaVar said last week that..." February 26

  • LaVar Ball Walked Back Comment That Lonzo Ball Will Only Play For The Lakers

    The Big Lead "UCLA star Lonzo Ball looks like he will be a Top 5 pick in the NBA Draft. His hometown Los Angeles Lakers have a good chance of picking in the Top 5. His father LaVar Ball had to walk back his comment to ESPN about his son only playing for the Lakers. “All I said was that my boy is going to..." February 26

  • Arizona State sends USC to fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "Kodi Justice had a career-high 22 points and six 3-pointers and Arizona State scored the final seven points for an 83-82 Pac-12 victory over USC on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State guard Tra Holder hit a layup with 29.1 seconds left to bring the Sun Devils within..." February 26

  • Cougars hold off rival Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Josh Hawkinson put up 22 points and seven rebounds, helping Washington State beat rival Washington 79-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday night at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. Charles Callison scored 18 points for Washington State (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu scored 15 points...." February 26

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