And Chad Ford says Carrick Felix is a better NBA prospect than Solomon Hill.
LAS VEGAS - The Trojans had scored 12 straight, cutting Utah's 13-point lead Wednesday night to a mere one with 3:18 to play.
ASU's Carrick Felix, blocking a shot by Stanford's Dwight Powell on the first day of the tourney, was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
LAS VEGAS — Stanford had played 39 minutes, 22 seconds Wednesday without attempting a single free throw, as poor a job in foul enticement since someone first painted a stripe 15 feet from the basket.
Arizona State is almost never what it seems, not in Tempe, not this time, not last time, not up there, no way.
TEMPE — Even as a high school senior, Jordan Bachynski was bruised and battered by opposing big men, who plowed into the center, knocking him backward to try to score.
Jahii Carson has known Carrick Felix for eight years or so, dating to when they were kids playing in Phoenix. "I haven't seen him in this state," Carson said. That state, in advance of Saturday's rivalry game against the Arizona Wildcats: smothering, focused, intense.
Carrick Felix says "emotions are going to be in the air" when ASU meets UA on Saturday. "I can't control myself sometimes during this game."
Oregon moves to No. 21 after beating the Wildcats...Kevin O'Neill is out after three-plus seasons at USC...and other notes/links
High-flying Washington State forward Brock Motum, a 6-foot-10-inch senior, is averaging 25.6 points in his last five games.
Arizona hasn't been rated as high as No. 8 since Lute Olson was coaching the Wildcats... Southern Miss' border trip has rough start...and other notes/links.