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February 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Tuesday night links: Ty Abbott arrested, Landry Fields for POY, Rece Davis and more

Thought I’d pass along some links before signing off.
— Washington State coach Ken Bone told the Spokesman-Review he had no problems with Quincy Pondexter who predicted a UW win on Saturday.
— Rivals.com is reporting Aziz N’Diaye, who visited Washington last weekend, has one trip remaining and will likely use it to visit either Alabama, Colorado, Duke, Kansas or Maryland. N’Diaye has visited Oklahoma, Oregon State and Loyola Marymount. The 7-foot, 255-pounde center from Senegal has a knee injury that has prevented him from playing this season at Twin Falls (Idaho) College of Southern Idaho.
— Arizona State’s Ty Abbott was arrested last week for driving with a suspended license. The arrest stems from his failure to appear in Phoenix Municipal court in November for an August incident where he was cited for speeding, displaying suspended plates and not having liability insurance, according to The State Press.
Jon Wilner examines the Player of the Year race and makes a strong case for Stanford’s Landry Fields, who leads the conference in scoring (21.2) and is second in rebounding (8.5), and he’s shooting 48.4 percent from the field.
Wilner notes: “Only three players have been named POY from teams that finished lower than fourth: Ike Diogu, Luke Ridnour ’03 (Oregon was 5th) and Terrell Brandon in ’91 (Oregon was 5th).”
— ESPN sportscaster Rece Davis writes: “Hec Ed is a great venue. The bleachers are close to the floor. The sound stays on top of you. It has that old school feel that I love. When the Huskies get rolling, they’re explosive. If they can somehow make it into the tournament, they have the firepower to be dangerous. Getting in is another matter altogether.”
— The Pac-10 isn’t going to punish Arizona forward Kevin Parrom who took a shot at ASU’s Derek Glasser at the final buzzer last Sunday.
— Coach Lorenzo Romar is featured in a book by sports writer Gail Wood titled “Saved Twice,” which accounts 13 sports figures that beat death-defying odds.
According to a school release: “Here is a little excerpt provided by the author:
Lorenzo Romar felt the barrel of the pistol push against his forehead. “What would happen if I pushed the trigger?” snarled a member of a notorious gang. Growing up in Compton, Calif., Romar learned about the jagged edge of life.”
Former UW basketball player Kayla Burt and Brian Sternberg, a former world record holder in the pole vault are also featured.
— Things are really getting bad for Oregon coach Ernie Kent. How bad? One of his former players is chill on his return next season. The Oregonian caught up with Fred Jones and asked him to assess Kent’s performance.
“I would just say I want the best for the university and the best for the program,” Jones said. “I’m sure he does too, being an Oregon grad. I’m just looking forward to the program being where it should be.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
All for now.

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