We’re traveling this morning, which is why this post is a little later than usual. But we’ve got your Washington State news on the link, so read on.
• Washington State: It’s a relatively quiet time in Inland Northwest Division I college basketball, what with Eastern finished and Gonzaga waiting for the WCC tourney. So Cougar items dominated our Four Corners college basketball page. We had our story about the importance of this weekend’s games and a short on Mac Court hosting its last weekend of Pac-10 games – if the new arena stays on schedule. And yes, the headline is a little off. Non-conference games will be played on Mac Court next season. … Freelancer Howie Stalwick has this notebook leading with Klay Thompson’s woes. … Tonight’s opponent, Oregon State, will say goodbye to the Tarver brothers this weekend. …
• Around the Pac-10: Dick Harter, the coach of the Kamikaze Kids at Oregon, will be honored tonight. … There have been a lot of great games at Mac Court over the years. … Both Oregon and Oregon State will run deficits this year. … Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has lots of Mac Court memories. … ASU is on the bubble. The Sun Devils can’t falter against USC. … The Trojans have their own worries. … Reeves Nelson is back for UCLA but another big man is out. … This will be Nic Wise’s last weekend at Arizona … Finally, Cal is a lock for the NCAA. It has to be true. Joe Lunardi says so.
• That’s all for now. If travels go well, I’ll be back from Gill Coliseum. Until then …