Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Washington starting point guard Quade Green, a Kentucky transfer, ruled academically ineligible

    Seattle Times "Washington sophomore guard Quade Green has been ruled academically ineligible for the winter quarter, which ends March 20, coach Mike Hopkins announced Thursday. Sophomore Elijah Hardy, who averages 0.8 points, 0.9 assists and 7.9 minutes, made his first career start Thursday when..." January 10

  • Washington State's Kyle Smith reprimanded by Pac-12

    The Spokesman Review "Kyle Smith has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for comments made about officiating in Washington State’s home game last Thursday against USC. The Cougars’ coach was critical of the officials’ decision not to blow a whistle when WSU’s Noah..." January 09

  • Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey is Freshman of the Week; Pac-12 places four in Frosh Watch

    CBS Sports "TYRESE MAXEY, KENTUCKY: A simple choice to close out 2019, given Maxey was outstanding and crucial in Kentucky's home victory over then-No. 3 Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' 78-70 overtime win was witness to Maxey's career high, a 27-point showing --..." January 01

  • Hoyas' James Akinjo transferring to Arizona

    The Score "Former starting Georgetown guard James Akinjo rang in the new year by announcing his commitment to Arizona on social media. The 6-foot sophomore entered the transfer portal last month after just seven games this season. Akinjo was leading the Hoyas in assists (4.4..." January 01

  • UCLA's loss serves as a reminder of how bad the roster is

    CBS Sports "Two Fridays ago, on the afternoon before UCLA played North Carolina in Las Vegas, I spent some time with first-year Bruins coach Mick Cronin and, at one point, I asked him, more or less, how he was enjoying his rebuilding job in Westwood after consistently winning for nine..." December 29

  • Monday’s Overreactions: St. John’s, McKinley Wright and why Kentucky and Arizona are overrated

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "PLAYER OF THE WEEK: McKinley Wright, Colorado It’s probably not a coincidence that, in the first game that the Buffaloes played where they legitimately looked like a team that could contend for the Pac-12 title, McKinley Wright was the best player on the floor. In what..." December 24

  • UCLA coach Mick Cronin reprimanded for chiding officials

    ESPN "UCLA coach Mick Cronin was reprimanded by the Pac-12 for comments he made about the officiating after his team's 74-64 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Las Vegas. "The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly..." December 23

  • Texas takes down No. 1 Stanford for biggest women's basketball win since 2004

    USA Today "During a break in action at the Erwin Center on Sunday, a video was played in which members of Texas’ basketball team recounted the best gifts they had ever received during the holidays. Senior Jada Underwood couldn’t think of a better present than the LG Rumor cell phone..." December 22

  • USC receives notice of allegations reportedly related to federal probe

    The Score "USC received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding a former men's basketball coach, the school announced in a statement Friday. The NCAA was investigating USC, among several other Division I programs, due to alleged rules violations that surfaced during two..." December 14

  • Undefeated DI men's college basketball teams in 2019-20

    NCAA "Each college basketball season begins with a clean slate for all 353 teams. Through Nov. 30, there are 20 undefeated DI men's college basketball teams. We'll continue to track them all season to see if anyone can keep that slate clean for an entire campaign. No team has..." December 01

  • Oregon and North Carolina Game Delayed After Officials Lost the Game Ball

    USA Today "A ranked matchup between the No. 11 Oregon Ducks and the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels was delayed late in the second half after officials lost the game ball and had to find and identify the authorized ball before play could continue. " November 29

  • Oregon freshman apologizes for tripping Seton Hall's Myles Powell

    ESPN "Oregon freshman forward Lok Wur has issued an apology for tripping Seton Hall senior star Myles Powell during Wednesday's game. "I want to apologize to Myles Powell and the Seton Hall team for my actions on the bench Wednesday night,"..." November 28

  • Virginia holds off Arizona State to win HOF Tip-Off Tournament

    The Score "UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Freshman Casey Morsell scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining, and No. 7 Virginia rallied past Arizona State 48-45 to win the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Mamadi Diakite added 15 points for the defending national champion..." November 24

  • Arizona Freshman Nico Mannion Is a Lot Of Fun

    The Big Lead "Nico Mannion was just showing off Thursday night. The Arizona freshman had several highlight-reel plays that showed why he was so highly-recruited. During Arizona's 71-64 win over South Dakota State, Mannion scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out four assists and had..." November 22