Last week the Huskies returned home after a pair of defeats in New York and their RPI was 196th in the CBS Sports Ranking.
After two close wins at home to a pair of mid-major teams, Washington fell to 206th in the CBSsports.com RPI.
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— The Oregonian breaks down Oregon coach Dana Altman’s new three-year contract extension, which includes a $40,000 bonus if the Ducks win the Pac-12 regular-season title.
— Altman is dealing with back pain after the seventh-ranked Ducks rolled over Cal Poly 82-61 in the Global Sports Hardwood Classic. Oregon (7-0) received 35 points from the bench including 14 points apiece from Richard Armadi and Elgin Cook. Starting guards Johnathan Loyd, Damyean Dotson and Joseph Young each had 13 points.
— Stanford scored the game’s first 13 points and never trailed South Dakota State in a 92-60 blowout victory as part of the Progressive Legends Classic at Maples Pavilion. Chasson Randle scored 21 points and Anthony Brown 19. Stanford improved to 6-2.
— There’s no telling where Washington State would be at without standout guard DaVonte Lacy who scored 25 points during its 72-67 defeat to St. Joseph’s in the fifth/sixth place game at the Old Spice Classic in the Buena Vista, Fla.
— Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson scored fewer than 10 points for the first time this season during the Sun Devils’ 60-57 defeat to Miami in the final round of the Wooden Legacy basketball tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Jordan Bachnyski picked up the slack and finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.
— Despite a 32-point performance by Devon Collier, Oregon State lost 93-81 to DePaul that snapped the Beavers’ three-game winning streak.