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UCLA and Arizona pick up big Pac-12 wins on Saturday, while Colorado drops to 1-3.
Big day of Pac-12 hoops on Saturday. Here's a recap to catch you up on the action:
UCLA 78, Colorado 75
These are two schools that have gone the opposite of how we thought, with UCLA sitting at 4-0 and Colorado sitting at 1-3 after the Bruins got the win in Boulder. Andre Roberson had another miserable game for Colorado with only five points and five turnovers, and just hasn't been playing at his usual level since conference play started. Travis Wear proved unstoppable for UCLA with 23 points, and Shabazz Muhammad scored only 14. Oregon's trip to UCLA next Saturday is looking the the biggest challenge on the conference schedule this season.
California 67, Washington State 54
The Cougs couldn't shoot their way out of a wet paper bag, shooting just 33% for the game (and only 47% from the charity stripe). Of three Wazzu players in double figures, none shot better than 5-14, while two starters were held to a single point. Neither Allen Crabbe nor Justin Cobbs are looking like their usual selves, combining for just 24 points, but Tyrone Wallace scored 16. Cal improved to 2-2 while WSU dropped to 0-3.
USC 76, Utah 59
I don't understand Utah, as they play Arizona, ASU, and UCLA tough, then get blitzed by USC at home. Neither of these teams are very good.
Arizona 80, Oregon State 70
Eric Moreland being suspended indefinitely for the Beavers is a big blow, but OSU has seemingly plateaued under Craig Robinson, and plateauing as a CBI team isn't where you want to be. The last couple of years, this team has had NCAA talent, but has been nowhere near NCAA caliber. Meanwhile, Arizona rebounded nicely from their loss in Eugene with a solid road win.
washington 75, Stanford 70
On the ATQ Podcast, Matt Daddy talked about how there were some games where C.J. Wilcox was just going to go off and, no matter what you did,you were going to lose. This was one of those games for Stanford, as Wilcox had 27 points and nine boards for the Huskies.
On tap Sunday:
Arizona State at Oregon, 6 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network