Pac-Tending 04-08-09

"I'm a Northwest guy who lived in Seattle for most of my life, and I've always thought – 'Wow, what would it be like to be in the Pac-10 as a head coach? – and now the opportunity is there."
- New Wazzu men's hoop head coach Ken Bone after accepting the head coaching position for the Cougars this week.
The Big Dance is officially over for all the conference's hoop teams and now it is time for baseball at the Creek as Arizona State became the nation's top-ranked team this week.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA set a new attendance record for both the Final Four and the men's basketball championship game.
In softball, the Bruins defeated Arizona to improve to 27-8 overall and 2-4 in conference play.
In men's hoop, head coach Tim Floyd was offered the head coaching position at Arizona but turned it down.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats hired Sean Miller from Xavier as their new head coach and junior Chase Budinger announced his intention to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
In baseball, the Huskies lost to Gonzaga to fall to 10-19 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
In men's hoop, Wazzu selected Portland State's Ken Bone as the new head coach of the Cougars.
In baseball, Wazzu won their Pac-10-opening series against UCLA and swept BYU to improve to 4-2 in conference play and 14-13 overall on the year.
In tennis, the Cougars lost to San Diego, USC and UCLA to fall to 7-16 overall on the year.
In women's tennis, sophomore Hilary Barte was named as the conference's player of the week.
In men's hoop, Arizona assistant coach Mike Dunlap was hired as associate head coach.
Arizona State
In men's hoop, sophomore James Harden announced his intention to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
In football, redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Elway is quitting football and the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from tight end Josh Fulton.
Oregon State
In men's hoop, the Beavers defeated UTEP in the final game of the three-game championship series in the CBI tournament.
In football, running back Jeremy Francis has left the program.
In men's tennis, sophomore Pedro Zerbini was named as the conference's player of the week.
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