Basketball: Friday words and pictures
Here’s my story plus a nice slideshow courtesy of photographer Ray Chavez from Cal’s entertaining 88-81 win over Washington State.
From the Spokane Spokesman-Review, here’s an account of the game from WSU’s point of view.
From the Seattle Times, Washington laments mistakes it made in a 58-56 loss at Stanford.
Coach Lorenzo Romar tells the Tacoma News-Tribune the Huskies’ loss was not a result of their off-court issues this week.
From the Oregonian, Oregon celebrates its unbeaten status in the new Matthew Knight Arena.
From this account in the L.A. Times, sounds like USC didn’t really enjoy the opening-night festivities.
Also from the Oregonian, Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is upset with his team’s slow start in a 62-57 loss to UCLA.
The L.A. Times reports that the presence of Joshua Smith’s parents had a calming effect on the UCLA freshman big man.