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January 11, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Around the Pac-10: Oregon State did what?

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Of course Oregon State beat Oregon Sunday night.
That just makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Nothing has gone according to plan in the Pac-10 this season. Nothing.
So it’s no wonder the last-place team travels up the road and knocks off the conference leader 64-57. The Beavers also snapped a 16-game losing streak at Mac Court, where the program hadn’t tasted victory since March 6, 1993.
And did we mention OSU was coming off its worse loss ever? Yeah, that’s how crazy this conference is.
On the left, OSU’s Roeland Schaftenaar controls the ball as Oregon’s E.J. Singler reaches for a steal.
Bob Clark at the Register-Guard gives an Oregon perspective on the stunning defeat.
Photo credit: AP PHOTO – Rick Bowmer
— Here’s a video recap of the Washington-Arizona game.
— In our game story, Isaiah Thomas said: “We got blasted on the rebounds today and that’s what made the difference. The 5-foot-8 guard led UW with five rebounds.
Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen writes its a matter of time until Arizona regains its place near the top of the Pac-10 conference.
— UW’s Abdul Gaddy calls former Arizona coach Lute Olson: “My favorite coach I ever watched in college basketball.”
— And here’s the Daily Star’s game story.
— I noted Washington State juggled the starting lineup because of disciplinary reasons led to its worst defeat in nearly four years, a 71-46 defeat at Arizona State. A few posters jumped all over me for that comment, but the change did impact the game. Don’t believe me. Listen to coach Ken Bone who said the different lineup was a disruption.
“I think it’s usually detrimental to what you are trying to accomplish and I believe it was (today),” Bone told the Spokesman-Review. “Nothing against the guys who started in place of the other kids, but it just kind of messes up your rotations. Then it was capitalized on Klay (Thompson) getting his second foul.”
— The AZ Republic’s Doug Haller details the ASU-WSU game on his blog.
— And finally, Garfield High junior Tony Wroten unveils his new top five and surprisingly Washington is fifth behind Syracuse, Villanova, Oregon and Tennessee.

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