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Basketball: Is 5-0 Stanford for real? Much of the Pac-12 having a rough time of it so far

A busy night for Pac-12 teams, but Stanford comes off looking like best of the bunch . . .

   — Stanford 82,Oklahoma State 67: Josh Owens made his first nine shots from the field and scored 21 points as the Cardinal (5-0) stayed unbeaten with an impressive win in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. Facing its first challenge, Stanford won easily.  Freshman Chasson Randle scored a career-high 18 points and sophomore Aaron Bright, off to a good start this season, added 15. The Cardinal will play Syracuse on Friday for the title.

   — San Diego State 61, Arizona 57: The Aztecs (6-1), who host Cal on Dec. 4, went to Tucson and knocked off the No. 23 Wildcats (4-2), snapping Arizona’s 22-game home win streak. Chase Tapley scored 19 points for SDSU. Solomon Hill scored 14 for Arizona and freshmen Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson each had 10, but the Wildcats shot 33 percent, including 5 for 26 from the 3-point arc.

   – Michigan 79, UCLA 63: The Bruins (1-4) remain winless against Division I teams after being handled by the No. 15 Wolverines (5-1) in the third-place game at Maui. Sophomore guard Tim Hardaway Jr., son of the ex-Warriors star, scored 20 points for UM. UCLA shot 42 percent and got just six points for troubled star junior Reeves Nelson. UCLA’s three starting guards combined to shoot 5 for 20.

   – Oregon 79, Nebraska 75: A nice road win for the Ducks (3-1), who got 20 points from Garrett Sim, 14 from E.J. Singler and 12 from Olu Ashaolu. Sim made 4 of 6 from the 3-point line and all eight of his FTs.

   — Colorado 76, Air Force 73, OT: Nate Tomlinson scored 19 points as the Buffaloes (2-2) held off the Falcons (3-1). Andre Roberson had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Carlon Brown scored 16 for the Buffs. Colorado outrebounded Air Force 42-26.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Uh Huh!

    Oh. Oh. Oh.
    I want to be the first to say it!
    Garrett Sim outscored Jorge Gutierrez!!!
    (okay, just kidding around – but it’s true)

  • Yoda

    Once.

  • Esquire Joe

    Wow. San Diego State is no joke. That is going to be a tough one for the Bears.

    Not sure what to make of Denver, but this has the potential to turn into a painful December. However, if there’s one Cal coach in my time that gives me confidence that there won’t be a Mizzou hangover, it’s Monty. If Braun, Bozeman, or Campanelli were still in charge of this team, I’d be worried about their make-up after a bad loss like that. It’s amazing what a luxury a great coach like Monty is.