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Morning links: Western 100, UW basketball roundup before that game in New Jersey

We're back in Seattle after a quick, late-night drive. Not sure how many of you folks will find your way to this space today, what with the Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl this afternoon.

But we do have a little more for you than usual. The News Tribune's annual Western 100 football recruiting package publishes today, and there was a basketball game in Pullman yesterday. Read on.

--- Here's our main story for the Western 100 package, focusing on new coach Chris Petersen's first recruiting class at UW.

--- Todd Milles and Kevin Manning put together this year's list of the Western 100, ranking the top high-school prospects at each position on the west coast.

--- Here's our game story from the UW men's basketball team's 72-67 loss at Washington State yesterday.

--- Tacoma native DaVonte Lacy returned for the Cougars and provided a spark.

--- Here's the game story from The Seattle Times, the UW Daily and the Spokesman-Review.

--- Naijiel Hale, a 4-star cornerback from Bellflower, Calif., announced a commitment to UW yesterday.

In other Pac-12 action yesterday ...

--- Arizona is no longer unbeaten. California, which had lost three consecutive games, pulled out a 60-58 victory over the Wildcats at Haas Pavilion last night. Brandon Ashley suffered a foot injury for Arizona in the loss.

--- Colorado outlasted Utah in overtime, 79-75, to improve to 5-4 in Pac-12 play. Another close loss for the Utes.

--- Stanford got past Arizona State, 76-70, creating quite the logjam of Pac-12 teams with 5-4 records.

--- Oregon took care of USC at home, 78-66.

All for now. Enjoy the game.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple