January 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Huskies off on Wednesday for a change
No game on a Wednesday for Washington, which is the first time in four weeks. But we got lots of links to quench your basketball jones.
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Seattle Times columnist Bud Withers takes a look at Carrick Felix and Arizona State. He writes: “The Sun Devils are pretty much the equivalent of the guy who twitches in his casket, alerting his loved ones that he’s not dead after all.”
— Here’s video of ASU coach Herb Sendek and ASU players talking about the turnaround in Tempe.
— Arizona’s Gabe York hasn’t played in the last four games, but Wildcats coach Sean Miller said the freshman guard could see more time in the near future. Must be nice to reach down the bench and add a four-star prospect to the rotation. York is averaging 6.4 minutes and 3.3 points.
— Arizona senior Solomon Hill is projected as a second-round pick in this year’s NBA draft, according to Draft Express.
— No. 9 Oregon takes its nine-game winning streak on the road to the Bay Area where it has struggled historically.
— Even without injured freshman point guard Dominic Artis (foot), the Ducks want to push the pace.
— In terms of the Pac-12 regular-season title, it’s a make-or-break week for Stanford and California.
— It’s getting late in a hurry for the Cardinal, which was picked to finish fourth in the preseason media poll, are tied for seventh in the conference. A loss tonight would drop it into eighth place.
— It’s not to early to think about positioning for the Pac-12 Tournament. Finishing among the top four in the conference guarantees a first-round bye.
— Colorado credits senior leadership for its recent turnaround.
— After a 31-defeat to Stanford – the worst home loss in Utah history – coach Larry Krystkowiak promises the Utes will play harder this season.
— Utah – and every other Pac-12 team for that matter – can look at Oregon as a blue print for revamping a struggling team.
— Here’s a look at Jon Wilner’s latest Pac-12 power rankings. Washington is sixth.
— Looks as if Tyrell and Tyree Robinson will visit Washington this weekend. The two-sport stars originally committed to Oregon, but re-opened their recruitment when the Ducks lost coach Chip Kelly. They’re also reportedly considering Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon. Tyree, a 6-3 guard, is considered a four-star basketball prospect by Scout and Rivals while ESPN gave him three stars. Tyrell, a 6-4 guard, received three stars from Scout and Rivals and two from ESPN.