The next big Pac 12 rivalry: Oregon

The up-and-coming hot Pac 12 tandem:

Oregon defeated USC, 63-57. This follows Saturday’s win over UCLA, and marks the first Duck SoCal schools sweep since 2007.

#7 Oregon State beat UCLA, 82-64. They also swept the SoCal schools, which is less surprising considering their rise to power the last two seasons.

Now that Oregon has former Gonzaga power coach Kelly Graves, the Ducks are on the way up. Suddenly, they are closing out more games. Just think what it will be like when Graves has had more time to work with players, and to bring in his own recruits.

Move over, Cal and Stanford. The next big rivalry in the Pac 12 is going to be between the Oregon schools.


#15 Duke knocked off #8 Louisville, 66-58.

More results:

Cal held off Washington State, 57-54. Brittany Boyd became the Bear’s all-time assists leader in the process.

Ohio State routed Michigan State, 76-62.

#12 Stanford put away Washington, 82-69.

Indiana hammered Purdue, 72-55.

LSU downed Missouri, 74-65.

Full scoreboard.

Player news:

Oregon Duck Jillian Alleyne is ESPNW’s player of the week.

DePaul senior Brittany Hrynko has risen to dominance.

Shayla Cooper has found her shooting touch at Ohio State. In the meantime, freshman Kelsey Mitchell is flourishing with her family at her side.

Team news:

Tennessee has time to rest and recover from illness, as their next game isn’t until Sunday.

Arizona State reached 20 wins faster than any team in program history.

Coaching news:

With 899 wins under his belt, UConn Geno Auriemma remains focused on the fundamentals.