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Basketball: Pac-10 tips off in L.A., Washington

The year ends, but the Pac-10 gets started tonight . . .

AROUND THE PAC-10

— Arizona State (10-3) at UCLA (5-7), 1:30 p.m. Will ASU’s senior PG Derek Glasser exploit the Bruins’ Jerime Anderson?

— Oregon (8-4) at Washington State (10-2), 3:30 p.m. WSU is 7-0 at home, Ducks are 0-2 on the road. Don’t see the trend changing here.

— Arizona (6-6) at USC (8-4), 4 p.m. Visiting Wildcats face old interim coach Kevin O’Neill, now leading the Trojans.

— Oregon State (6-5) at No. 16 Washington (9-2), 7 p.m. Can you believe the Huskies already have played nine home games. Won ’em all.

THE NATIONAL SCENE

No. 9 North Carolina (11-3) got 18 points from Ed Davis to beat Albany 87-70 . . . Freshman Lance Stephenson made two FTs with less than one second left, capping a 21-point performance that lifted Cincinnati (9-3) to a 71-69 upset of No. 10 UConn (9-3) . . . Kalin Lucas, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, climbed out of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s doghouse, scoring 16 points to lead the No. Spartans (11-3) to an 87-68 win over Texas-Arlington.

LOCAL HEROES

Kevin Laue (Amador Valley HS), the one-handed freshman center who had played just 13 minutes in 11 previous games, got 17 minutes in Manhattan’s  86-48 loss at Vanderbilt, scoring his first college point, blocking two shots and grabbing eight rebounds . . . Omar Samhan (San Ramon Valley HS) missed a triple-double by just one blocked shot, totaling 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks in 20 minutes as Saint Mary’s hunbled Howard 94-46 . . .  Dan Mavraides (Serra HS) scored  a season-high 21 points to help Princeton to a 45-42 win over Wagner . . . Kyle Roemer (De La Salle HS) had 13 points and seven rebounds in Colgate’s 63-55 loss to New Hampshire . . . Dominic Calegari (Berkeley-St. Mary’s HS) had 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks as UC Davis whipped Whittier 89-53.

Jeff Faraudo