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Oregon opens the Pac-12 season with a big road win, while Arizona State improves to 2-0 with a home victory over Colorado.
There were two games on Sunday's Pac-12 docket, including one result that was a real head-scratcher.
Arizona State 65, Colorado 56
Having not seen this game, I am forced to wonder if Colorado let Arizona beat them twice. The Buffaloes held a three-point lead at halftime, but were never able to expand on that, as the Sun Devils held CU to 23 second half points en route to the win. Making the result more perplexing is that Jahii Carson had just five points for ASU. However, Carrick Felix had 20 points, and Jordan Bachynski had 16 and nine blocked shots. Meanwhile, for Colorado, Andre Robertson scored just five points, shot only 35% (including 2-19 from downtown), and shot only eight free throws to ASU's 33. For the Sun Devils, its a great 2-0 start to the season as they head to the Oregon schools. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes have to regroup. This is the kind of start that can derail a whole season, especially with the Los Angeles schools coming to Boulder next week.
Oregon 79, Oregon State 66
You can read our recap here, but, essentially, the Ducks played around with the Beavers for a half, before starting to do the things that Oregon does, like dominate the boards and play good defense. In the end, Oregon ran away with the game in Corvallis. Damyean Dotson had 21, including 15 in the second half. It sets up a marquee matchup with No. 3 Arizona at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday.
On Tap Wednesday:
Washington St. at Stanford, 7 p.m PT, Pac-12 Network
Washington at California, 8 p.m. PT, ESPN2
On Tap Thursday:
No. 3 Arizona at Oregon, 6 p.m. PT, ESPN2
UCLA at Utah, 6:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network
USC at Colorado, 7 p.m. PT, ESPNU
Arizona St. at Oregon St., 9:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network