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Thu., Jan. 7, 2010, 8:05 a.m.

Wacky night in the Pac-10


An interesting Wednesday night, with three Pac-10 related games and three upsets, one of epic proportions. We have more. Read on.

• Washington State: The Cougars travel to Tucson this morning, so they spent last night in Spokane (travel is easier when there is no school, heck everything is easier in Pullman, even getting a Big Mac, when there is no school). We had our notes in the paper this morning. ... The Arizona Daily Star has this piece on how the Wildcats will be defending Klay Thompson. ... Switching gears, our Greg Lee talked with Gonzaga Prep's Bishop Sankey about his decision to become WSU's first commit of the 2011 class. ... According to a paid Cougfan story from yesterday (so I won't be linking it), the commitment list for 2010 is up to 21, with Bay Area standout Kristoff Williams, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver, the latest name to add to the list. ... And I do believe the process of recruiting a new offensive line coach is nearly done, so there should be an announcement in a week or two.


• Around the Pac-10: We have to start with Oregon State's complete embarrassment at the hands of Seattle U. The Redhawks won by 51 with little in the way of a contribution from their best player. It's the worst home defeat in OSU history. Wow. Craig Robinson becomes a father for the third time earlier this week, then has to watch his team play like this? Nice baby shower present. ... So UCLA is having a down year, right? But didn't the Bruins have a top-five recruiting class last year, and though Jrue Holiday left, shouldn't the rest of those players still be pretty good? And haven't the seniors been part of a lot of wins? So shouldn't we expect them to win a few games? And will this idiot ever stop writing questions? Yes to all of the above. UCLA edges cold-shooting Cal in Berkeley as one of those seniors, Michael Roll, hits a big shot in overtime. ... Stanford earns its first Pac-10 win by holding off USC. How much of the victory can be attributed to the Cardinal's play and how much to USC's hangover from the O.J. Mayo-caused sanctions is something we'll never know.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back if news warrants today, but we are traveling south for the weekend. We'll be back for sure in the morning. Until then …

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