Recapping WSU’s Seattle experience

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FROM SEATTLE — Washington State practices later this morning before boarding a bus and heading back to Pullman, though some players are dispersing from here for their Christmas break. We're not on break quite yet. Here are some links to fill your Saturday morning.


In today's newspaper we had our game story, and on the blog we had our usual tale of the tape, plus some quotes from a few of last night's participants. … Bud Withers covered the game for The Seattle Times and wrote this story. … Howie Stalwick had this story in the Kitsap Sun.

In Pac—12 basketball news … Stanford came up with a much-needed 70-68 win against Northwestern. … Colorado rolled to a 98-51 win over Northern Arizona. … Utah blew a huge lead and suffered a bad, 76-71 loss at home to Cal State-Northridge. … Arizona State's flashy point guard is waiting for his first dunk. The Sun Devils play at Texas Tech today at noon. … Arizona faces East Tennessee State in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic today. … Oregon hosts Houston Baptist (noon, Pac-12 Network). … Washington hosts Northern Illinois (4 p.m., Pac-12 Network). … Oregon State hosts San Diego today at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network. … UCLA hosts Fresno State at 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). The Bruins' star freshman has turned things around. … USC plays at Georgia (11:30 a.m., ESPN3). … California hosts Prairie View A&M (2 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

In Pac-12 football news … Washington faces Boise State today in the Las Vegas Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN). A win could define their season. … College football is all about business and tradition, says this columnist. … Stanford will be without a senior defensive tackle for the Rose Bowl. … Arizona State's tight end is glad he stuck around. … Arizona had no choice but to play a bunch of young guys on defense this year. … One of Oregon's offensive linemen is academically ineligible. The Ducks' backup quarterback doesn't know what his future holds, but he says he'll be ready for the Fiesta Bowl if needed. … December has been about more than just football practice for Oregon State. … USC's receivers coach is trying to get Robert Woods to stick around. … UCLA's running back is glad he came back for his senior season.

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

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