The Pac-12 is off to a roaring 2-0 start to the week . . .
– Oregon State 95, Illinois-Chicago 53: The Beavers (7-2) bounced back from their loss to Idaho by dousing the Flames (3-6) in Corvallis, Ore. Jared Cunningham (San Leandro HS) had 16 points and five steals, giving him 155 career thefts. The visitors shot 29.8 percent and had more turnovers (19) than baskets (17).
Meanwhile . . .
— UCLA coach Ben Howland is giving in to the notion that his big, slow Bruins must play zone defense.
— Duke’s Coach K impressed by Washington freshman Tony Wroten Jr.
— UW 7-footer Aziz N’Diaye expects to miss as many as three games with knee injury.