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Basketball: Arizona beats Stanford, emerges from five-way tie for second place in Pac-10

AROUND THE PAC-10

– Arizona 76, Stanford 68: The Wildcats (11-9, 5-3) took over sole possession of second place by winning their third straight game. Freshman Derrick Williams had 23 points and eight rebounds, Kyle Fogg had 15 and Nic Wise 14. The Wildcats won despite shooting 32.8 percent. Stanford (10-10, 4-4) remained winless on the road this season despite 31 point and 11 rebounds from Landry Fields and 25 points from Jeremy Green. The rest of the team shot a combined 5-for-15. Quarterback Tavita Pritchard, who joined the team on Tuesday, did not play.

– Oregon State 51, USC 45: The Beavers (9-11, 3-5) used 25 points from guard Calvin Haynes to upset the Trojans (12-8, 4-4) in Corvallis. OSU rallied from 10 points down in the first half. Nikola Vucevic had 12 points to lead USC, which shot 39 percent and had 19 turnovers.

– Oregon 71, UCLA 66, OT: The Ducks (11-9, 3-5) snapped a five-game losing streak as Tajuan Porter and Matt Humphrey each scored 15 points. E.J. Singler scored six points in the final 1:10 of overtime to help secure the win. UCLA’s Michael Roll buried a long 3-pointer with 10.7 seconds left in the second half to force overtime. Nikola Dragovic scored 19 points for the Bruins (9-11, 4-4).

– Pac-10 standings: Cal 6-2, Arizona 5-3, Arizona State 4-4, Stanford 4-4, UCLA 4-4, USC 4-4, Washington State 4-4, Oregon 3-5, Oregon State 3-5, Washington 3-5.

THE NATIONAL SCENE

No. 13 Gonzaga (17-3) used 19 points apiece from Steven Gray and Matt Bouldin to survive Santa Clara 71-64 and remain unbeaten in the WCC . . . E’Twaun Moore scored 20 points and No. 10 Purdue (17-3) posted a  60-57 win over No. 16 Wisconsin (16-5) . . . No. 17 Pitt (16-4) got 16 points from Brad Wanamaker in a 63-53 win over St. John’s.

LOCAL HEROES

Eli Holman (Richmond HS) had 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in Detroit’s 83-63 win over Loyola-Illinois . . . Brian Stafford (Walnut Creek-Las Lomas HS) scored 18 points in Denver’s 69-57 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock . . . Mario Flaherty (Millbrae-Mills HS) had 17 points, 20 rebounds and six blocks, but Houston Baptist lost 92-70 to South Dakota . . . Omar Samhan (Danville-San Ramon Valley HS) had 23 points and 19 rebounds as Saint Mary’s College routed Pepperdine 88-71 to improve to 18-3 . . . Chris Oakes (Oakland-Castlemont HS) had 18 points and nine rebounds and San Jose State beat Hawaii 83-60 . . . Vinnie McGhee (Oakland-McClymonds HS) had 17 points in Cal State Northridge’s 69-68 loss to Long Beach State.

Jeff Faraudo

  • CM

    Pretty much the perfect set of results for Cal! Get it done in Tucson Bears!!

  • K1W

    Agree with CM. The results of the four Pac-10 games tonight could not have been better (for Cal). Cal stays at the top, and the only team that’s one game back now is Arizona; a win against AZ on Sunday and Cal is at least two games up on everyone else. That would be an excellent way to close out the first half of the Pac-10 schedule. What a crazy year for Pac-10 basketball; there are five teams at 4-4, and the last place teams (three of them) are 3-5!

  • Dan

    Huge opportunity for the Bears on Sunday in Tucson. Here’s hoping the Bears can take care of business on Sunday. That would leave them with a 2 game lead at the conclusion of the 1st half of the conference season (man, if only the UCLA nightmare/choke hadn’t happened). If they can win, the Bears will not only have some wiggle room, but should be go into LA next weekend with lots of confidence- if we can sweep Arizona, we can sweep LA. Go Bears!