GAME OF THE WEEK: Southern California at No. 6 UCLA, Saturday. The Trojans (21-5, 8-5 Pac-12) won the first meeting between the Southern California rivals 84-76 on Jan. 25 behind Shaqquan Aaron’s 23 points. The Bruins (23-3, 10-3 Pac-12) have not lost since, winning four straight, including last week’s 82-79 victory over then-No. 5 Oregon. USC is still in decent shape to make the NCAA Tournament, but a win over UCLA, which moved up four spots in this week’s poll, would certainly be a big boost to its resume.
“I was throwing a side (bullpen) at home and I felt something different,” Reyes said. “It was just kind of a pain throughout my elbow that I hadn’t felt before.”
“You don’t want to lose two in a row ever, especially this time of year with the homestand,” goaltender Cory Schneider said after making 28 saves. “If you get off to an 0-2 start out of the break, you’re chasing. It was a game we needed to win and we were ready to play.”
“I hope we can focus on the season and what’s coming up next and whatever’s in store for this team,” Auriemma said. “Let’s get it over with and move onto the next thing which is more important in the big scheme of things for these players anyway. This 100-win streak isn’t theirs, but if they win a national championship — that’s all theirs.
Slovakia’s silver medal team was Matej Falat, Veronika Velez Zuzulova, Petra Vlhova and Andreas Zampa. On Saturday, Zuzulova and Vlhova should be among the medal contenders in slalom, with Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States a strong favorite.
“They’re asking a lot of questions,” doubles luge veteran Matt Mortensen said from South Korea on Tuesday. “They’re doing the right things and everybody just seems really happy to be putting on this show for the world.”
“It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week,” Silver said.
“Once we saw a few go in, we just wanted to keep going, see how many we could hit,” Will Barton said after the Nuggets tied an NBA record with 24 3-pointers while shocking the Warriors 132-110 on Monday night.
“I didn’t expect this this morning,” said the 23-year-old Aerni, who has had five winless seasons of World Cup racing. “Of course, if I start 31 (in slalom) I have no chance.”
“I feel bad having to release this information about my health in this manner prior to sharing it in person with so many personal friends, distant family, players and their families, past and present, and many of the Kansas State football family so close to our program,” he said. “But with so much talk presently out there, I certainly owe it to everyone to make them aware of my condition.”