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Links: WSU women get big win


FROM PULLMAN -- The biggest story on the Palouse yesterday didn't involve Mike Leach. Or Brock Motum. The WSU women's basketball team stole the spotlight for a day. Read on.


In today's newspaper, we have a story from the WSU women's team's 62-55 win over No. 20 Ohio State, the Cougars' first win over a ranked opponent since February of 2001. ... Here's the AP story from the game.

In Pac-12 football news ... Arizona began the bowl season on a positive note for the Pac-12, storming back to take a 49-48 win over Nevada in the final seconds after recovering an onside kick. ... USC's backup quarterbacks are stepping up in practice. ... One of Stanford's backup quarterbacks is transferring. ... Oregon might have a hard time forcing turnovers against its Fiesta Bowl opponent. ... An Oregon State linebacker will have a homecoming of sorts in the Alamo Bowl. ... UCLA's star linebacker is likely to return to school next season. ... Colorado's older players will play for their third coach next season. ... Washington's offensive line wants to get back on track in its bowl game.

In Pac-12 basketball news ... It was a decent day in Tucson yesterday. In addition to the Wildcats' frenzied bowl win, they also took a narrow, 65-64 win over Florida in basketball. ... California lost 74-64 at home to No. 16 Creighton. ... Stanford beat UC Davis 75-52 yesterday. ... Arizona State beat Dartmouth in a thriller, 61-42. ... Washington didn't play real well in a 75-67 win over Jackson State. ... UCLA took a step forward with a 95-53 thumping of Prairie View A&M. ... USC hammered UC-Riverside, 70-26. ... Oregon beat Nebraska, 60-38, to move to 8-1.

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