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Tuesday links from WSU


FROM PULLMAN — Just like that, it's already Tuesday. There won't be much to read this morning, as usual. But there will be for the rest of the week. Read on.

If you're digging for silver linings amid WSU's 2-14 Pac-12 record, here's one: the Cougars can now say they were tied in the final 10 seconds against the No. 1 team in the country. Yes, Gonzaga earned that distinction for the first time in its history on Monday, a feat that was featured prominently on today's front page. … Lia Galdeira, a freshman on the WSU women's team, earned a slew of Pac-12 honors yesterday, including a spot on the 15-player all-conference team.

Around the Pac-12 … Arizona fell all the way down to 18th in the major polls yesterday, and is now in danger of not getting to stay in the West for its first two NCAA tournament games. … Looking at where Jahii Carson fits in among the NCAA Freshman of the Year finalists. … Ben Howland, who has acknowledged publicly that Shabazz Muhammad will be off to the NBA after this season, wants to see a change to the one-and-done rule. …The day's most hard-to-believe story is from USC, which reportedly met with Tim Floyd about its head coaching position (would Floyd even be an upgrade over Bob Cantu?). … Oregon State unveiled a new, terrible logo yesterday, along with new uniforms. … In spring football news … Washington begins spring drills today with a variety of schedule changes. … USC has some questions to answer as it begins its spring schedule.

That's it for now. Ken Bone meets with the media later today, and we'll have more after that.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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