Nigel Williams-Goss was named to the Capitol One Academic All-District 8 first team.
The Washington sophomore guard has a 3.74 cumulative GPA and is double-majoring in communications and psychology. He leads the Huskies with a 15.4 scoring average and is tops in the Pac-12 averaging 6.1 assists.
Williams-Goss will advance to the to Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. First, second, and third-team All-America honorees will be chosen this month.
Here’s a look at the members of the Capitol One Academic All-District 8 team:
|Johnny Dee||San Diego||Sr.||3.49||Business Administration|
|Tyler Harvey||Eastern Washington||Jr.||3.60||Communications studies|
|Chasson Randle||Stanford||Sr.||3.35||African & African-American studies|
|Thomas van der Mars||Portland||Gr.||3.95||Operations & technology mgmt./MBA|
|Nigel Williams-Goss||Washington||So.||3.74||Pre-social science|
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Jarmal Reid came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points and lead Oregon State past Washington State 55-50. Malcolm Duvivier added 15 points for the Beavers (15-7, 6-4 Pac-12), who improved to 13-0 at Gill Coliseum this season. Coach Wayne Tinkle: “We don’t even talk about it. We’re at home. We don’t lose at home.” OSU hosts Washington on Sunday.
— Washington State suffered a regular-season sweep at the hands of the Beavers. The Cougars (10-12, 4-6) have also lost five of the past six games. Josh Hawkinson had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and Ike Iroegbu scored 11 for the Cougars. DaVonte Lacy was averaging 17.7 points to lead the Cougars, but scored only five.
— Norman Powell finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, Isaac Hamilton scored 18 points and UCLA survived to beat Stanford 69-67 at Maples Pavilion for its third straight win. The Bruins built a 22-point lead with 11 minutes remaining before holding off the Cardinal’s comeback. UCLA (14-9, 6-4 Pac-12) have won six of eight following a five-game losing streak to rejuvenate NCAA tournament hopes.
— Just when it seemed as if Stanford was rolling towards the NCAA tourney, the Cardinal (15-7, 6-4) has dropped consecutive games for the first time since last March. It was only Stanford’s second loss at Maples Pavilion this season. Anthony Brown had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Chasson Randle (13 points) missed a running three-pointer at the buzzer that would have been the game winner.
— And speaking of buzzer beaters, California’s Tyrone Wallace made a three-pointer as time expired to lift the Golden Bears to a 70-69 win over USC at Haas Pavilion. The Bears (14-9, 4-6 Pac-12) led by as much as 14 in the first half, but trailed 66-65 with 1:04 left before rallying to win their third straight. Wallace finished with 18 points, David Kravish had 15 points and eight rebounds while Jordan Matthew added 12 points.
— USC was in position to complete the season sweep, but missed four key shots down the stretch and also missed a critical free throw in the final seconds. Jordan McLaughlin (20 points) made one free throw for the Trojans with 4.9 seconds left before Wallace’s heroics. USC (9-13, 1-9) has lost seven straight since beating the Bears 71-57 on Jan. 7.
— And here’s a look at the conference standings.
Pac-12 Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|No. 6 Arizona||8-1||20-2|
|No. 11 Utah||7-2||17-4|