FROM PORTLAND — It's another Sunday in the Pac-12, which means we look back at Saturday's games while also previewing the two games being played today. But, perhaps most importantly to this blog's readership, we also recap WSU's first road win of the season. Read on.
First, we have our game story in today's newspaper focusing on WSU finally winning a close game. We also have our usual tale of the tape, along with some additional quotes from the postgame. … Here's the AP story. … Oregon State was frustrated by the officiating, as well as by its inability to defend Mike Ladd or Brock Motum.
Around the Pac-12 … WSU's next opponent, Arizona State, routed UCLA 78-60 on Saturday and may just be worthy of joining the Pac-12 contender conversation. … Oregon held off Washington, 81-76, to remain unbeaten in Pac-12 play. … Arizona responded to its loss to UCLA by hammering USC on Saturday, blasting past the Trojans by a score of 74-50. WSU hosts Arizona on Saturday. … A Colorado freshman hopes to continue his maturation as the Buffaloes host California today (12:30 p.m., FSN). … Utah will make history today by hosting the school's first Sunday home game, against Stanford (6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). … One football link: Cal's football coach is making himself at home.