Basketball: End of a 10-16 week for Pac-12 hoops

Two Pac-12 teams in action Sunday . . . two more defeats.

It was a forgettable week for the conference, which went 10-16 since last Monday, including UCLA’s win over Division II Chaminade. Pac-12 teams were 0-4 record against Top-25 opponents, three of those defeats by 16 points or more.

   — UC Riverside 64, Washington State 63: The Highlanders (2-4), whose only previous victory was over Cal Lutheran, topped the Cougars (2-4) in the seventh-place game of the 76 Classic in Anaheim. It was just the third win for UCR in 27 tries against current Pac-12 members.  Brock Motum had 15 points and Faisal Aden 14 for WSU.

   — DePaul 68, Arizona State 64: The Blue Demons forced 19 turnovers and beat the Sun Devils (2-4) in the fifth-place game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. Keala King had 22 points to lead ASU and Trent Lockett added 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Jeff Faraudo

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Not good for when tourney comes around. Right now half the Big 10 are undefeated with a few more at 6-1

  • Babbalouie

    When I first saw our schedule, I thought high-RPI Pac-12 teams would make up for the low-RPI OOC teams. Now it’s looking just the opposite. Let’s hope the Georgias, Denvers, SDSUs and UNLVs keep winning.

  • Yoda

    Our SOS is strong enough that if we just win games we’ll be fine.

  • Uh Huh!

    Are there any upside wins for our conference?