Just a few links for your reading pleasure.
Let’s start with our story today about my basketball trek around the city. We were going to call it hoopin’ around the block with Percy Allen. But ultimately we settled on the name “Five games in Five nights.”
TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s a detailed breakdown of Indiana’s 90-74 win over Stony Brook.
— It’s early, but here’s a few grades on the Indiana Hoosiers.
— This might be the best post I’ve seen in awhile. Doug Haller at the Arizona Republic looked up all of the players who have had their shots blocked by Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski, the school’s new all-time blocks leader. Interesting to note six Huskies have been victimized by the 7-2 center.
— Nice feature on UCLA’s Kyle Anderson, who talked about last season’s frustrations, former coach Ben Howland and moving back to the point guard position.
— It’s been relatively easy sailing for the Sun Devils (3-0), but they face a stiff test tonight against UNLV (2-1).
— No. 17 Oregon looks to improve to 3-0 after tonight’s game against Utah Valley.
— What an amazing home debut for Oregon newcomer Joseph Young, who set a Matthew Knight Arena scoring record with a 36-point performance last week. His father Michael, the former all-America guard at Houston, is Young’s biggest fan and critic.
— No. 5 Arizona doubled up Fairleigh Dickinson in a 100-50 win, which gave coach Sean Miller his 100th victory with the Wildcats. That puts him 489 behind legendary Lute Olson. Nick Johnson led Arizona (5-0) with 16 points.
— Just don’t get Bruins fans. Only 5,489 showed up Monday night at Pauley Pavilion (cap. 12,829) to watch No. 22 UCLA capture an 86-50 victory win its third straight game. Granted the opposing team – Sacramento State – isn’t very good, but you’d think there would be a little excitement about the team in Westwood. Apparently not. Jordan Adams, who had 21 points, four three-pointers and eight steals, is worth the price of admission.
— Josh Scott scored 20 points to lead Colorado to a 93-70 victory against Arkansas State. The Buffaloes are 4-1.
— Every California player received at least five minutes in the Golden Bears’ 75-47 rout over Southern Utah. Tyrone Wallace had 15 points and Richard Solomon 14 as Cal improved to 4-0.
— Not Pac-12 related, but kudos to Portland for traveling to East Lansing, MI and giving No. 1 Michigan State all it could handle before falling 82-67.