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Basketball: The Pac reverts in 3-loss day

By Jeff Faraudo
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 10:56 pm in Basketball, Pac-12 news.

Undefeated Monday through Friday this week, the Pac-12 staggered to a 2-3 record on Saturday . . .

   – Gonzaga 71, Arizona 60: The Bulldogs (7-2) jumped out to leads of 12-0 and 21-4 and easily held off the Wildcats (7-4) in Spokane, Wash.  Kyle Fogg scored 14 points and Nick Johnson added 13 for Arizona, which was outscored 20-8 at the FT line and was clobbered on the boards.

   – UCLA 82, UC Davis 39: Joshua Smith had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists as the Bruins (5-5) won their third straight since Reeves Nelson was dismissed from the team and reached .500 for the first time this season. David Wear added 15 points, but twin brother Travis missed his second straight game with a foot infection. Davis (1-9) shot 24 percent.

   – Stanford 75, San Diego 55: The Cardinal (9-1) got 17 points from Josh Owens and 15 from freshman Chasson Randle. The Toreros led 6-2 early before five players came off the bench to score 17 straight points and put Stanford in charge.

   — Northern Arizona 69, Arizona State: Stallon Saldivar hit a 3-pointer with less than a second left and the Lumberbacks (4-7) won in Tempe, Ariz.. Keala King scored 16 points and Chanse Creekmur had 15 off the bench for ASU (4-6).

   – Georgia 63, USC 59:  Freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 21 points and the Bulldogs (5-5) beat the Trojans (4-7) at Los Angeles. Alexis Moore scored 18 points for the Trojans.

   — Meanwhile, one-time Cal guard Gary Franklin made his debut for No. 6 Baylor, scoring six points and dishing two assists without a turnover in 12 minutes as the Bears stayed unbeaten an 86-83 win at BYU.

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  • discdude

    Ok Jeff, one or maybe two posts on Gary Franklin is ok now that he’s started playing again, but that’s about it. No offense, but I really don’t care since he was hardly at Cal and is ancient history now. Thanks. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

  • CalBearister99

    Gary Franklin had 2 assists? Two more than he had while at Cal.

  • DaveintheHills

    6 points? How many shots did it take him to score those? 22?

  • Gobears49

    I now see why Franklin left so early last year — it must have allowed him to start playing midseason this year.

    I believe Franklin left because he wanted to play point guard, a position he thought would give him a better chance to play in the NBA rather than a shooting guard. The time to be talking about him again is his senior year and then assess his chances for his point guard goal.

    Just to remind everyone — I’ve gone out on a limb and stated Gutierrez will be MVP in the Pac 12 this year and will make an NBA squad next year as a point guard. I haven’t read any comments on my aggressive picks.