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Pac-12 basketball power rankings

From Pullman — The first third of the Pac-12 basketball season is over and the conference is starting to take shape. The Pac-12 has four teams that comprise the first tier, with a noticeable drop off in talent among the remaining squads. Some teams have been bitten by injuries, while others have had unexpected stars emerge. Arizona is clearly at the top of the conference, USC is clearly at the bottom and it's becoming apparent which teams will contend for spots 2-4 in the conference, and which won't. 

Our Power Rankings took a look at where the Pac-12 stands today, after the jump.

Christian Caple: He’s baaaaaaacckk

From Seattle — Former Spokesman-Review reporter Christian Caple now covers the Washington Huskies for the Tacoma News Tribune. That means he'll be in the booth for tomorrow's Apple Cup. Caple was generous enough to share his knowledge of both teams by answering five questions about Friday's game.

Read on, after the jump.

WSU’s Pac-10 loss to UW, the day after

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A little inside baseball. While you're sitting at home watching what was a spectacularly entertaining basketball game last night, either jumping with joy or firing the remote into the coach pillows, there were about 10 people in the Staples Center who were just trying to survive. And, no, they weren't on the court. Read on.

WSU falls to UW 89-87

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Klay Thompson set a handful of tournament and school records Thursday night, including a Pac-10 tournament best 43 points. But the 89-87 loss to Washington cut him deep, that much was obvious in the locker room afterward. Read on for more.

WSU leads 40-32 at halftime

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There wasn't a knockout delivered in the first half, but there were a few blows by both team. And Klay Thompson, answering the question whether he would press, delivered most of Washington State's. The junior wing, who missed the last Cougar game serving a one-game suspension, took 15 shots in the first half, buried 6 of them (including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc) and posted 18 points. … That offset 13 points by UW freshman Terrence Ross in his first start. The Huskies started a smaller group, sitting Aziz N'Diaye and using three wings with Isaiah Thomas. It worked to some extent, as they shot a better.than-usual-against-WSU 41.4 percent, hitting 5 of 14 from long range. … Faisal Aden added an offensive spark, putting up eight points, though he is still struggling from 3, missing both attempts. … The Cougar zone (they played a majority of time in their 2-3) again seemed to make Thomas more of a distributor (six assists) than a scorer (5 points on 2-of-6 shooting). … OK, that's about it until I get my story posted some 90 minutes after the end of the game. Until then … 

Some pregame thoughts from Staples

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We've been watching hours and hours of basketball here at the Staples Center and it's cemented some thoughts we've had for a while. So we figured we might as well share those thoughts before tip, which is in less than two hours or so. Read on.

WSU, UW have long wait until tonight’s game

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The Internet connection at the motel was about as fast as my 40 time, so what usually takes an hour or so took twice that this morning. Though I got about 11 naps in while pages were loading. Anyway, it's done now on this first day of the Pac-10 tournament – the final Pac-10 tournament – for Washington State. Read on.

WSU waits; UW loses a player

COUGARS • UPDATE 10:10 A.M.; 3:45 P.M.

The Pac-10 men's basketball tournament begins today at the Staples Center, but not for Washington State. No, the Cougars get another day of practice and another day of rest for point guard Reggie Moore's ankle. Read on.

• UPDATE 2: Reggie Moore's ankle has improved enough that he's expected to play Thursday. Moore practiced Wednesday. 

WSU on way to LA

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We're in SeaTac watching the departure board diligently as our flight to Los Angeles has already changed gate and time more than once. But while we have a few minutes, we're trying to get our post finished. … Sorry, didn't get it done. Most of what you'll read on the link was finished on the flight. Read on.

WSU’s Thompson reinstated

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Just got done talking with Washington State coach Ken Bone and Klay Thompson's suspension lasted one game. The junior was reinstated Monday after practice and will start Thursday night against Washington. Read on for more.

Thompson, Casto earn All-Pac-10 honors

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1:20 P.M.

We were on the drive down to Pullman for Ken Bone's teleconference when the Pac-10 released the all-conference teams. Real quick, Klay Thompson was first team, DeAngelo Casto was second team and all-defensive team member and that's it. UPDATE: We have more on the All-Pac-10 team on the link, along with Bone's comments on Thompson and Moore's status. He said he'll make a decision on Thompson by tomorrow morning and Moore may, only may, practice today. Read on.

WSU gets back at it today

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Monday mornings are usually good for a excellent cup of coffee – like everything, my wife Kim is so much better at making coffee than I am – and a few links. Today is different. No, the coffee is more than excellent, sublimely smooth would be a better phrase (hey, a compliment here and there keeps a marriage running). But there are a few more links than normal to pass along. If you've got a good cup of joe, read on.

Blanchette on UW proposal

One injury update before we post John Blanchette’s column on the UW’s proposal to renew the series with Gonzaga. Bol Kong is battling an ankle injury so we’ll have to see if he participates in Saturday’s Kraziness in the Kennel.

Blanchette leaves no doubt where he (and many in GU Nation) stand on Washington’s offer. Read it here.

Vandals fall to Huskies, 42-23

Just filed an unedited game story from Idaho’s 42-23 loss to Washington. You can read it below in extended entry.

 

FSN and the Holt hire - plus hoops


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It was, seemingly, a huge day yesterday for Husky fans. The hiring of former Idaho head coach Nick Holt as defensive coordinator was such a big deal that Fox Sports Northwest televised the press conference – twice. Read on for more on that and some basketball notes.

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