Pac-Tending 11-26-08

"At halftime, Broussard came up to me and said 'you're going to win this one'."
- Wazzu sophomore kicker Nico Grasu, who kicked the game-winning field goal in the Cougars' Apple Cup victory over the Huskies, after reporting receiving encouraging words from Wazzu assistant coach Steve Broussard.
The championship run for the Creek moves to the NCAA tournament phase as two Pac-10 women's soccer teams – UCLA and Stanford – remain in contention for the national championship while Oregon won the national championship in men's cross country and Washington won the national championship in women's cross country.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, Kevin Weiberg was named as the director of the NCAA-NBA youth basketball program.
Arizona State
In men's hoop, sophomore guard James Harden was named as the conference's player of the week and the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from guard Demetrius Walker.
In women's hoop, junior center Jayne Appel was named as the conference's player of the week and junior guard JJ Hones was lost for the season with a knee injury.
In men's hoop, former North Carolina guard Alex Stepheson will not be eligible for the 2008-09 season.
In men's hoop, Arizona and North Carolina agreed to cancel their series after the retirement of former head coach Lute Olson.
In men's hoop, the Bruins received a verbal commitment from forward Michael Moser.
In men's cross country, Washington finished 18th in the country at the national championship meet.
In football, running back Jahvid Best was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
Oregon State
In football, linebacker Greg Laybourn was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
In men's hoop, Wazzu defeated Sacramento State and Canisius to improve to 4-0 overall on the year. Freshman guard Michael Harthun was suspended for three games.
In volleyball, Wazzu lost to rival Washington to drop to 1-15 in conference play and 8-19 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu defeated the rival Washington Huskies, 16-13 in double overtime, to improve to 2-10 overall and 1-8 in conference play. Sophomore kicker Nico Grasu was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.
In women's hoop, Wazzu defeated Boise State and Montana State to improve to 2-1 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, the Ducks lost to South Dakota State to fall to 2-2 overall on the year.
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