Day after UCLA

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FROM LOS ANGELES — Washington State lost its ninth game in 11 tries last night. We have to fly back to Spokane this morning, but first have some links to last night's coverage. Read on.


In today's newspaper, we have our game story, which focuses on WSU's woeful offensive performance in the first half of last night's game. We also have our usual tale of the tape on the blog, along with some additional quotes. … Here's the AP story, and here are the stories from the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. … Bud Withers has a column here about what the late Jim Sweeney meant to WSU. … 

Around the Pac-12 … Stanford won for the fourth time in five games by pulling off a somewhat surprising upset at Arizona State, 62-59. ASU rallied, but couldn't come all the way back. … Oregon managed a home split of the mountain schools, holding on to beat Utah 73-64. The Utes had trouble rebounding. The Ducks snapped a 3-game losing streak. … Jerry Brewer offers some perspective on Washington's struggles and how they relate to Lorenzo Romar. … Washington is still focused on the NCAA tournament as it faces USC tonight (7 p.m., FSN). … Arizona hosts California today in an attempt to keep pace with Oregon and UCLA in the Pac-12 title chase (4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). … WSU's next opponent, Oregon State, hosts Colorado tonight in its continuing attempt to get something positive going. (6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

That's all for now.

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

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