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Day after Washington links

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FROM PULLMAN — The dust has settled from another tight finish between the Washington State and Washington basketball teams. And like the last three, this one went the Huskies' way, too. We have a bunch of stuff to link to, so read on for that.


Our coverage from last night includes our game story in today's newspaper, our tale of the tape, and our post with quotes and video courtesy of WSU Athletics. John Blanchette wrote this column. … Adam Lewis covered the game for SportsPress Northwest. … Howie Stalwick has this story in the Kitsap Sun. Here's the UW perspective from the Seattle Times. Todd Dybas also writes in this blog post about the botched one-and-one late in the game, and he's right. It's absurd for a Division I officiating crew to get that wrong, especially with the game so tight so late. Pair that error with the blown call in Arizona earlier this week, and it hasn't been a good few days for Pac-12 officiating. Surprise, surprise, right? … We also have a football note. FootballScoop.com is reporting that WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro, who was thought to be a leading candidate for the Nevada head coaching job, will likely stay put at WSU out of loyalty for Mike Leach.

In Pac-12 basketball news … Arizona held on for another close win, this one 60-57 over a surprisingly competitive Utah team. The Utes could have tied the game with a last-second 3-pointer, but even if it had gone in, well, you know the punchline. … UCLA beat Stanford, 68-60, in an ugly game that dropped the Cardinal to 0-2 in Pac-12 play. … California bounced back from its loss at UCLA to beat USC, 72-64. … Colorado is trying to avoid an 0-2 start when it faces Arizona State today (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). ASU's reserve center is making the most of his playing time. … 

In Pac-12 football news … The Chip Kelly saga continues as the Oregon Ducks coach met with the Eagles on Saturday for much longer than expected. Some Ducks fans, reasonable as they are, already don't like Kelly's potential successor. … Arizona State's coach says a report about a running backs coach hire is false. … Some important players will return to Stanford next season.

That's all for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple


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