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College Sports News for Dec. 5th

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      UW mum but reports say Southern Cal's Sarkisian will be
Washington football coach
      SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington's athletic director,
Scott Woodward, isn't commenting on a report that the Huskies have
offered their football coaching job to Southern California
assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian., citing unidentified sources, reported that Sarkisian
will be named to replace fired UW coach Tyrone Willingham.
      In a statement, Sarkisian says he was interviewed by Washington
athletic officials, but had not been offered the job.
      The report comes on the heels of news that Fresno State football
coach Pat Hill and Texas Tech's Mike Leach have withdrawn from
consideration for the head coaching job.
      A source close to Leach tells The Associated Press that Leach
removed himself from the list.
      Meanwhile, Hill said in a statement yesterday that he
interviewed with UW officials Saturday. But he wanted a decision
quickly, and that decision did not come by Wednesday, so he
      Vs. Cal
      BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The Washington football team beat Cal
last year. But the Huskies are big underdogs for tomorrow's final
game of the season against the Golden Bears.
      A loss would complete a winless season for Washington, at 0-12.
      Thomas, Brockman lead Washington past slumping Oklahoma St.
      SEATTLE (AP) - Freshman Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jon
Brockman pounded Oklahoma State inside with 16 points and 11
rebounds as Washington beat the slumping Cowboys 83-65 last night.
It was Brockman's fourth double-double in seven games this season
for the inconsistent Huskies, now 4-3.
      The game was the Huskies' most impressive showing so far - and
they avenged a 25-point loss to Oklahoma State last December.
      Obi Muonelo scored 18 points for Oklahoma State (5-3), which
lost for the third time in four games.
      WSU playing ranked teams
      SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State's final two
non-conference home games both will be against ranked teams.
      The Cougars (6-1) host No. 24 Baylor tomorrow night and No. 5
Gonzaga next Wednesday. Both are offensive powerhouses that will
pose tough tests for the defense-minded Cougars.
      The game against Baylor (6-1) is part of the Big 12/Pac-10
Hardwood Series and doesn't tip off until 8:30 p.m. Last year, the
Cougars overcame a 12-point halftime deficit for a 67-64 win at
      WSU women vs. Long Beach
      PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State women's basketball
team plays Long Beach today in Pullman.
      Gonzaga vs. Indiana
      SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The fifth-ranked Gonzaga men's basketball
team plays at Indiana tomorrow.

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