AP – Oregon Northwest
SEATTLE (AP) – Marcus Tsohonis hit a career high of 27 from the bench, Erik Stevenson added 17 points before he was out, and Washington took their first conference win of the season against Colorado 84-80. Tsohonis was brilliant and provided the huskies with the punch they needed from the bench. He beat his career high of 24 points, which he set a few weeks ago, in a loss to Stanford. Jeriah Horne hit a season high of 24 for Colorado but missed an open 3-pointer by seven seconds that could have tied the game. Colorado saw its winning streak in four games.
UNDATED (AP) – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down in late June, ending an 11-year tenure during which the conference landed a billion-dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers as it came to sales and engagement. The Pac-12 announced that Scott, 56, and the university presidents that make up the league’s executive committee had agreed that he would not seek a contract. Scott’s current contract expired in June 2022, but instead he will end that academic year to aid the transition to his successor. Scott told AP that the decision was made quickly after a routine meeting with the Pac-12 Executive Committee last week to discuss his next contract.
UNDATED (AP) – Washington returned to the practice site for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday, and Bradley Beal wondered if the Wizards would need more time there before returning to game mode. The NBA apparently agreed. Not long after the league’s top scorer said he believed the Shorthanded Wizards could follow “a recipe for injury” if they played Milwaukee on Friday night as planned, the NBA said the game would be postponed all at once, which gives Washington more time to get ready to play again. Also on Wednesday, the game between Memphis and Portland was postponed and the league announced that 11 more players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.
UNDATED (AP) – One of the nation’s longest home winning streaks will be at stake when No. 21 Oregon hosts rival Oregon State. The Ducks have won 28 straight games at Matthew Knight Arena, the fourth-longest home series in Division I. Arizona and Arizona State continue their rivalry with two games in four days. In the women’s event, Stanford’s No. 5 takes on UCLA’s No. 6 in the marquee game of the week. The Cardinal was ousted from the top of the AP Top 25 after an angry loss to Colorado last week.