Nigel Williams-Goss’ 32 points Saturday ties California’s Jordan Matthews and Oregon State’s Devon Collier for the sixth highest scoring game this season by a Pac-12 player.
It was the type of performance that had folks talking and tweeting.
I said it before and I will say it again, Nigel Williams-Goss is one mentally tough freshman. 32pts, that's impressive.
— Eldridge Recasner (@erecasner) January 26, 2014
Lost in the West Coast shuffle is Washington's 5-3 start in Pac-12 play. Huskies beat Oregon St tonight behind 32 from Nigel Williams-Goss.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 26, 2014
Most impressive part of Nigel Williams-Goss's 32 points was him having 0 turn overs.
— Seattle Ballers (@SeattleBallers) January 26, 2014
And here’s a photo gallery from Times photographer Lindsey Wasson.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Utah has a puncher’s chance at knocking out No. 1 Arizona.
— The Utes have everything a team needs to beat the Wildcats. They have a big front line, two dynamic scorers in Delon Wright and Jordan Loveridge.
— Nice story in the Los Angeles Times on California’s Justin Cobbs and Richard Solomon who just might be the Golden Bears’ Yin-Yang Twins.
— USC upset Cal on Thursday and the Trojans hope to keep the momentum going today against Stanford.
— Arizona State coach Herb Sendek tinkered with the lineup, benching Jonathan Gilling and promoting Eric Jacobsen. The moves along with Jahii Carson’s 18 points helped ASU pummel Colorado 72-51. The Sun Devils improved to 15-5 and 4-3 Pac-12.
— It felt like Colorado hit rock bottom at Wells Fargo Arena where it scored a season-low 51 points. The Buffaloes (15-6, 4-4) are 1-4 without star guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is out for the season.
— Former Washington star Terrence Ross tied Vince Carter’s Toronto Raptors’ scoring record with 51 points in a losing effort against the Los Angeles Clippers.
— Mark McLaughlin, who transferred from Washington to Central Washington, has scored 83 points in the past two games. He had 40 points Saturday against Simon Fraser and 43 on Thursday against Western Washington. He leads Division II players with a 28.3 scoring average.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
Stanford (12-6, 3-3) at USC (10-9, 1-5), 2 p.m. PT ………………. Pac-12 Networks
Oregon (13-5, 1-5) at Washington State (8-11, 1-6), 4 p.m. …… Pac-12 Networks
Utah (14-5, 3-4) at No. 1 Arizona (19-0, 6-0), 5 p.m. ……………. Fox Sports 1
California (14-5, 5-1) at UCLA (15-4, 4-2), 5 p.m. ………………… ESPNU
Picks: Stanford, Oregon, Arizona and UCLA
Pac-12 tally: 27-12 (.692)
Season tally: 124-35 (.780)