Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday afternoon links

 ESPN issued a Pac-12 Power Ranking this morning. Not bad, I suppose. I think it's obvious Oregon State (#5) deserves more love.  And Washington (#8) deserves less ... much, much less. Reasoning "Washington boasts an incredible home-court advantage" ... ?!? Try telling that to Albany or Colorado State or Nevada. Or even Cal State Fullerton, who had the Huskies on the ropes in Seattle only last week.

 Massive game for the conference this weekend as the #5 Florida Gators visit Tucson. Sell-out crowd expected. Wildcats must limit turnovers that lead to transition baskets. [Also of note: Arizona is working on scheduling a future series with Gonzaga. In the opinion of this ghost, Utah should offer to host one of the games as a neutral site here on the hill for old times sake.]

 Really . . . how big is the Florida-Arizona matchup this weekend?  The blog captures the anticipation nicely.

 The Cougars looked shaky but did enough to get past winless Jackson State in the Battle of the Weary.

 Meanwhile in Seattle, the Huskies beat Seattle U. for the fifth time since 2009 when the rivalry was rebooted. In attendance were members of the Washington and Seattle U. teams that met in a classic NCAA Tournament game in 1953.

 Shabazz Muhammad's weight has decreased so far this season.  And so have the Bruins' attendance figures.

 The San Francisco Chronicle highlights Cal senior PG Brandon Smith.

 Colorado "[gets] the taste of the Kansas game out of [its] mouth" with an ugly road win against Fresno State.

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