October 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Modest expectations greet Huskies
The CBSSports.com crew released their conference predictions and the six-man panel unanimously picked Arizona to win the Pac-12.
There’s a split in opinions on every other team, including Washington.
Four guys picked the Huskies to finish eighth. Doug Gottlieb put UW at No. 7 and Matt Norlander has it at No. 9.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Washington junior center Jordan Railey has been indefinitely suspended. Last week coach Ken Bone suspended Danny Lawhorn.
— Pennsylvania natives T.J. McConnell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are expected to make an immediate impact at Arizona.
— If there’s a weakness with the Wildcats it might be the lack of a proven leader.
— Oregon State suspended forwards Eric Moreland and Devon Collier in the summer for unspecified reasons and the Beavers announced the lengths of those suspensions Tuesday. Moreland will miss 14 games and return Jan. 9. Moreland will miss the season opener.
— Coach Craig Robinson is hoping for a storybook season to end OSU’s 23-year NCAA tournament drought.
— Former Oregon State guard Ahmad Starks who transferred to Illinois had his hardship waiver request denied by the NCAA.
— The Oregonian’s Conner Letourneau compiled quotes from OSU’s media day.
— It’s a little old, but interesting story on Utah players who want to play at a faster tempo. However, coach Larry Krystkowiak isn’t sure if the Utes are ready to run.
— Arizona State’s Brandan Kearney is considered one of the top 20 under-the-radar transfers, according to CBSsports.com.
— In a bit of a surprise, Utah is ranked No. 21 in ESPN’s top 25 2014 recruiting ranking. Arizona is 18th.
— Nate Robinson has played for five teams in an eight-year career. This season he’s in Denver after signing a two-year, $4.1 million contract. He told the Denver Post: “For me, I’m tired of going around the world to play basketball. I want a home. I want a real commitment. They gave me my first opportunity and I’m thankful for it — it humbled me and makes me more hungry to continue to work hard.”
— Isaiah Thomas is battling newcomer Greivis Vasquez for the starting point guard spot in Sacramento.