As expected not a lot of news from Washington’s closed-door scrimmage against Portland on Saturday. However, here’s one bit of clarification. Contrary to an earlier report, the teams played on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore.
Next up for the Huskies is a 7 p.m. exhibition against Division II Central Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Wildcats lost 93-56 at Washington State in an exhibition on Friday. D.J. Shelton led the Cougars with 17 points and Kernich-Drew added 16. WSU led 45-25 at halftime. The Cougars shot 50 percent from the field and held CWU to 33.3 percent. Here’s the box score.
The regular-season opener is Nov. 10 against Seattle University.
Looks like freshman guard Nigel Williams-Goss is shutting down his Twitter account to focus on the season.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Stanford junior guard Chasson Randle scored 37 points to lead the Cardinal to an 89-61 exhibition win over Seattle Pacific University at Maples Pavilion. Randle connected on 13 of 16 field goals, including 5 of 7 three-pointers. He was 6 of 7 on free throws. Randle also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes. Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins looks as if he’s going with an interesting starting lineup. The Cardinal moved Pac-12 MVP candidate Dwight Powell to forward and paired him with senior Josh Huestis, who just might be Stanford’s best rebounder. Meanwhile 6-11 junior Stefan Nastic, whose career has been slowed by a foot injury, started at center. Anthony Brown started at guard and the 6-6 junior is arguably Stanford’s best perimeter defender. And Randle is the point guard. As he displayed against SPU, he’s not a traditional pass-first play maker.
— Interesting to note highly touted freshman guard Jabari Bird did not start for California in its 83-61 win over Humboldt State last Thursday. He came off the bench and scored nine points in 22 minutes. Justin Cobbs led the Golden Bears with 13 points. Cal started a three-guard lineup featuring Ricky Kreklow, Tyrone Wallace and Cobbs. Here’s the box score.
— Colorado is feeling snubbed after failing to make AP top 25 ranking.
— Even folks at NCAA.com feel Arizona State’s Jahii Carson and the Arizona Wildcats are ones to watch.