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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Tempe -- Here's a travel tip for those of you who may want to fly south for the winter. If you're in Tucson at midnight and are thinking about driving to Tempe with a quarter tank of gas and a fuel cap that won't open, don't. Just call me Rick Steves. Still, I'm sure I had a better trip than the Washington State men's basketball team, which didn't have a great time playing shorthanded against the best team in the country on the road. Now they have to play an Arizona State team that should be riled up after losing its conference home-opener to the Huskies.

In other Pac-12 openers, No. 10 Oregon remained undefeated but it was Utah that came away looking like a team to be reckoned with, taking the Ducks to overtime before falling, 70-68 ... Cal's Justin Cobbs scored a bevy of points in the final minutes as the Golden Bears won the Battle of the Bay ... Colorado avoided an upset at home against Oregon State.

Here on SportsLink we've got an interview with yours truly conducted by the Greatest WSU Basketball Manager of All Time and a post on WSU athletic director Bill Moos' son being named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American team as a tight end.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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