Conference play heats up, as does the news load


AKA the heart attack conference this evening.

#22 Oregon State 57, #18 Arizona State 54

#14 UCLA 81, Utah 74

#24 Cal 69, Washington 60


USC 86, Colorado 51

#8 Oregon 62, Arizona 44

Big East:

Marquette 69, Butler 67

Villanova 67, Seton Hall 59

St. John’s 64, Georgetown 41


JMU 70, Elon 67

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule features a huge Big Ten lineup and some key matchups in the Big 12.

College team news:

Louisville deserves attention.

Short-handed Maryland is losing their grip on elite status in the Big Ten.

Oregon State is remaining calm and focused after last weekend’s two losses.

Playing free is paying off for Nebraska.

Toledo hopes to spread a positive message.

College player news:

A’ja Wilson is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lady Vols. But she may still play.

Senior Mikayla Cowling is already a legend of Cal basketball.

Kyra Lambert’s leadership buoys Duke, despite her ACL tear.

UConn freshman Andra Espinoza-Hunter will transfer.

Meet the sauce that spices up Colorado State.

Arizona State’s Kianna Ibis has risen from injury to lead her ranked team.

Courtney Fredrickson’s free throw streak helps her maintain consistency at Wisconsin.

WNBA’s senior watch has its eye on several more great college prospects.

College coach news:

Capital’s Dixie Jeffers becomes fifth DIII women’s basketball coach to reach 700 wins.

The coordinator of player development for Iowa State, Adam Urness, resigned Friday amid a Twitter message scandal involving a high school basketball player.

College AD news:

Charlotte athletic director Judy Rose reflects on her pioneering career.

South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner backed Dawn Staley in a call to the SEC office.

WNBA news:

The Seattle Storm has ignited social justice.

Post-up with Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Post-up with Imani McGhee-Stafford.

USA Basketball news:

Sun coach Curt Miller will serve on the Women’s National Team player selection committee.