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


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

  2. 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.

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