NCAA Tournament Talk

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Byron Wesley scores 14 points as Gonzaga downs UCLA, 74-62. Wesley goes to the Elite Eight and the Pac-12 loses another team. Now can Utah pull off a shocker against Duke?

UPDATED: No miracle but how much respect is there for the Utes after pushing Duke for 40 minutes. Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak can back up comments like this.

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Byron Wesley Back In Good Graces

USC fans unhappy Byron Wesley transferred to Gonzaga last year will suddenly root for him to have a good game this afternoon against UCLA. Wesley made 7 of 8 shots, scored 20 point, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out four assists when Gonzaga beat UCLA in December.

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Telfer Meets With Eagles

Tight end Randall Telfer met with the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s a positive sign for Telfer because he fractured his foot in the Holiday Bowl and has been physically limited. He was in a cast during USC’s Pro Day and unable to work out.

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Basketball Scholarship Count

With two players leaving (Khalil Dukes, Brendyn Taylor), USC now has two scholarships available to sign players. Ordinarily, a coach might hold them because this late most players are signed or committed.

But this might be different for two reasons: A player  like Lindsey Drew, who just decommitted from Arizona State, is suddenly available. And does Andy Enfield feel pressure to sign someone to show improvement next season in order to save his job?

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What QB Is Left?

With KJ Costello choosing Stanford and Shea Patterson going to Ole Miss, who will USC sign from the Class of 2016? How about Tate Martell, the 5-foot-11 QB from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. Right now, Martell is probably the No. 1 prospect.

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NCAA Tournament Talk

WISCONSIN.NORTHCAROLINAI would say North Carolina lost to Wisconsin because it practiced at USC but the Badgers also practiced there this week. More importantly, sad to see Wichita State depart . . . unless you are a Notre Dame fan.

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Adoree Jackson Wanted To Only Participate In Track This Spring

Cornerback Adoree Jackson said his preference was to only do track this spring and not participate in football but Steve Sarkisian wanted him to do both.

Jackson: “Yeah. I did talk to them about that, track in spring, they said I could but Coach Sark said he wanted me out there to learn everything they put in new so I had to listen to him and do the new stuff but my preference was to just go out to go out here and run track and compete and try to be an All-American.”

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KJ Costello To Stanford

Santa Margarita KJ Costello committed to Stanford this afternoon over USC and Michigan. Probably a wise choice with USC loaded as Max Browne, Jalen Greene, Ricky Town and Sam Darnold currently on the roster though that could change by the fall.

Still, Costello would be buried behind several guys who knew the offense better than him at USC his first year.

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