Follow us:

Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

December 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Saturday morning links: USC falls short at No. 3 Kansas

Just watched the final minutes of USC’s 70-68 defeat at No. 3 Kansas. Thrilling game. The Trojans look like the cream of the Pac-10 conference.
They led 68-66 in the final minute before giving up a three-pointer with 26 seconds left to Josh Selby, who made his collegiate debut. Many believe he’s the top freshman and the country and he showed why. Selby was suspended for the first nine games by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits. He finished with 21 points, including 5-of-8 on three-pointers.
USC had three chances to regain the lead, however, freshman guard Maurice Jones had a layup blocked, JC transfer Jio Fontan, who made his USC debut, stepped out of bounds with five seconds left and Donte Smith’s last-second half-court shot fell short.
The Trojans dropped to 6-5.
Smith came off the bench and led USC with 20 points. Alex Stepheson had 18, Fontan 15 and Nikola Vucevic 13.
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s our preview of tonight’s UW-San Francisco game which appeared on the website and ran in the newspaper.
— The Everett Herald notes it’s deja vu all over again for the Huskies as they wind down the nonconference schedule and look forward to Pac-10 play, which starts in two weeks. UW is No. 52 in the RPI ranking and it currently has just one remaining opponent (No. 34) ranked among the top 65.
SeaTown Sports weighs in on the Mr. Clutch debate and makes a convincing argument for Isaiah Thomas.
SBNation.com takes a look at Washington’s rebounding troubles.
— Arizona State went to Reno and nippped Nevada 78-75 last night. The Wolfpack play Washington on Tuesday.
— Playing playing without its leading scorer and rebounder, Virginia was more than a match for visiting Oregon last night. The 63-48 victory was the seventh straight win over the Ducks for Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett, who led Washington State before taking over at UVA.
— Former UW guard Adrian Oliver makes his last visit to Seattle as a collegiate player and leads San Jose State into tonight’s game against Seattle University at KeyArena. Oliver is third nationally in scoring at 25.4 points a game. He has two 30-plus point games this season. On the San Jose State career list, he is tied for fourth place with 1,236 points.

Comments | Topics: top 25

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►