Thought I’d pass along a few links.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s our game story from Bob Condotta on Washington’s 87-74 win over Seattle University last night. I wrote about Scott Suggs, who poured in a career-high 24 points. Dean Rutz also put together a photo gallery, including a great pic of C.J. Wilcox blocking a shot at the rim.
— Jason King at ESPN.com rates Washington at No. 8 in this week’s Pac-12 power rankings.
— Bud Withers thinks ESPN’s bracket guru Joe Lunardi is off his rockers for including six Pac-12 teams in his latest NCAA tournament projections. Withers thinks three, maybe four teams will make it.
— Who needs Washington? Certainly not Gonzaga. The Bulldogs aren’t caving on UW demands to play at a ‘neutral’ site in Seattle and it doesn’t appear as if their series, which stopped in 2007, will restart anytime soon. Meanwhile, the Zags continue to play Washington State in a true home-and-home. There’s talk they’ll begin playing Seattle University and now it appears as if they’ll play Arizona in a home-and-home series starting in 2014-15.
— Gonzaga coach Mark Few talked with KJR-AM on Thursday about conference realignment and Saturday’s game at KeyArena against Kansas State.
— Washington State knocked off winless Jackson State 52-41 in a peach-basket type of game last night. Brock Motum scored 27 for the Cougars who improved to 7-4. The Tigers (0-7) play Washington on Saturday and will face Seattle University before heading home.
— Reggie Moore, who was kicked off the WSU team after three years in Pullman, plans to play at Division II Western Washington next season.
— No. 8 Arizona will have to take care of the ball when it faces No. 5 Florida on Saturday.
— Washington recruit Aaron Gordon, who is also considering Arizona and Kentucky, lost a big game last night on ESPN. He scored 14 points for Archbishop Mitty, which came up short 56-53 in overtime to Travis Fort Bend (Texas) in Houston.