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Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Updated - Dec 3rd, 2019 @ 6:05am | Posted - Dec 3rd, 2019 @ 3:00am



UNDATED (AP) — No. 1 Louisville faces No. 4 Michigan after both climb the AP Top 25. The Cardinals moved to No. 1 for the first time in 6 years in this week’s poll. The Wolverines matched the biggest climb for an unranked team in the 70-year history of the poll by hitting No. 4 after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis.

NEW YORK (AP) — Missouri State coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was still playing for Hofstra the last time the Lady Bears appeared in the poll 15 years ago. Now the first-year coach has the team in The Associated Press women’s basketball Top 25 this week at No. 22.

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen is stepping down after six seasons at the school, with defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake promoted to run the program. Petersen’s decision was shocking, coming off a season where the Huskies went 7-5 in the regular season and are bound for a sixth straight bowl game under his leadership. The school said the 55-year-old Petersen will transition into a “leadership advisory role. Petersen has a record of 146-38 in 14 seasons at Washington and Boise State.

UNDATED (AP) — Louisville climbed to No. 1 in the latest reshuffling of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll while Michigan matched a record by going from unranked to No. 4. The Cardinals became the fourth No. 1 in five weeks this season following Duke’s home loss to Stephen F. Austin. Kansas is second, followed by Maryland in a week when every spot in the poll changed. The Wolverines matched Kansas in 1989 for the biggest jump from being unranked in the history of the poll that dates to 1949.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford moved up to No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for the first time in seven years. The Cardinal’s ascension came after previous No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Baylor both lost on Saturday. Louisville, which beat Oregon, jumped six spots to No. 2. Oregon fell to third while Baylor plummeted to seventh. UConn and Oregon State were fourth and fifth.

UNDATED (AP) — LSU quarterback coach Joe Brady and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley are among the five finalists for the Broyles Award that goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning and Utah defensive coordinator are the other finalists. The winner will be announced Dec. 10 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 19 points, Cate Reese had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Arizona used a 27-3 second quarter to beat Monmouth 86-34 for its eighth straight win. Arizona led by just four points at the end of the first quarter until opening the second on an 8-0 run for a double-digit lead.

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