Pac-12 links: Spencer Dinwiddie suffers torn ACL

A torn ACL has ended Spencer Dinwiddie’s season, robbing No. 21 Colorado of their leader in scoring, assists, steals, 3-pointers, and free-throw shooting percentage.

The Buffs will need to prove that they are still worthy of a March Madness bid without 6-foot-6 guard. The loss also strengthens Arizona’s inside track toward the league title, as well as UCLA’s case as the No. 2 team in the Pac-12.

Dinwiddie is pictured above in an Instagram selfie, waiting in the waiting room with his mother.

– New USC defensive line coach Bo Davis bolted for Alabama after being hired by Steve Sarkisian just a week ago.

– As expected, two-time consensus All-American Ka’Deem Carey will forego his final season at Arizona and declare for the NFL draft. So will ASU’s Carl Bradford.

– Oregon has slipped after a 13-0 start, dropping their last three by 24 combined points. “I wish I had an answer for you, but I don’t,” senior guard Jason Calliste said.

– Former Oregon State guard Gary Payton was honored at halftime of his team’s loss to Cal on Saturday.

– Cal’s Justin Cobbs is the latest Pac-12 Player of the Week. The senior point guard averaged 20 points, 10 assists and 5.5 rebounds in a road sweep through Oregon.

– After five seasons without an NCAA tournament berth, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins will be on the hot seat for the rest of the season.

– After five seasons without an NCAA tournament berth, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins will be on the hot seat for the rest of the season.

– Utah has missed 26 of its last 29 attempts from 3-point range, befuddling what had started out as a hot-shooting squad.

– Chris Petersen’s eight-man Washington staff will make a combined $3,075,000, up from the $2,835,000 that Steve Sarkisian’s nine assistants pulled in.

– Three Bruins made the ESPN Pac-12 Blog’s All-BCS-era team.

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