FROM PULLMAN -- We're back in Pullman and ready to gear up for another week. But as is usual with Mondays during basketball season, there isn't a ton of news. But there is, of course, enough to warrant a post, so read on.
A freelancer spoke with former Washington State forward Aron Baynes, who recently signed with the San Antonio Spurs, and filed this story for today's newspaper. ... The WSU women came back to beat Oregon State in overtime yesterday, 76-73, after trailing by six late. OSU probably isn't too upset to be leaving the state of Washington: earlier this week, the Beavers lost in OT at UW after Kristi Kingma was fouled shooting a 3-pointer in the final seconds and made all three free throws to send the game to overtime. ... WSU's first opponent this week, Arizona State, doesn't stop playing until the buzzer sounds.
Around the Pac-12 ... It wasn't a happy Sunday at the Hunstman Center last night, as Stanford walloped Utah, 87-56, a loss that felt like last season for the Utes. ... Colorado jumped on California early and managed to close the Bears out in an 81-71 win in Boulder. The loss had Cal coach Mike Montgomery questioning his team's mindset. ... A few Arizona players had reason to feel good in the Wildcats' blowout win over USC on Saturday. ... Oregon's coach was pleased with the fan support on Saturday. ... By the numbers with Oregon State, which may be reeling after its loss to WSU.
That's all for now.