TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Freshman guard Brandon Williams had his first career double-double and Brandon Randolph scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half when Arizona extended its nonconference home winning streak to 52 games with an 80-69 victory over Utah Valley at McKale Center.
UNDATED (AP) — Washington State's Gardner Minshew II leads the way on AP's All-Pac-12 team. The graduate transfer who tops the nation with an average of 373.1 passing yards per game was the unanimous choice for first-team quarterback on the all-conference team selected by a panel of sports writers who cover the conference. Washington State's Mike Leach is coach of the year. Washington's Ben Burr-Kirven is defensive player of the year.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox has signed a new five-year deal to stay under contract with the school through the 2023 season. The deal signed adds two more years to the original contract signed in 2017. Wilcox also gets a raise and more money for his assistant coach pool.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Newly hired Colorado head coach Mel Tucker has met with his players and will soon hit the recruiting trail. He is setting the expectations high for his team. He's anticipating big things for a program that's only been to one bowl game over the last decade.
ATLANTA (AP) — AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as the College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this regular season was the same as in 2017. That ends four straight years of increased calls. NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games last season. Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo said he's pleased to see the targeting penalties level off and the hope is that the numbers will come down in 2019.
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