Basketball: Jayhawks take down USC

The Pac-12 remains winless this season against Top-25 opponents  . . .

   — Kansas 63, USC 47: The Trojans (3-8) shot just 35 percent and had 18 turnovers while losing at home to the No. 12 Jayhawks (8-3). Aaron Fuller scored 19 points for USC but leading scorer Maurice Jones shot 2 for 13.

   — Butler 71, Stanford 66: The two-time national finalist Bulldogs (6-7) outscored the Cardinal 45-35 in the second half to win at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal (10-2), which lost a non-conference game at home for the first time in two years, got 17 points and nine rebounds from Josh Owens and 16 points from freshman Chasson Randle. 

   — Arizona 100, Bryant 60: Brendan Lavender shot 6 for 8 from the 3-point arc and scored 18 points and Jesse Perry had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats (9-4) walloped the Bulldogs (1-11) in Tucson. Arizona was 13 for 23 from the 3-point line.

   — Washington 74, Cal State Northridge 51: The Huskies (6-5) got 13 points from former Salesian HS star Desmond Simmons and 12 each from Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten. Center Aziz N’Diaye, who missed the two previous games with a knee injury, came off the bench to contribute 11 points and seven rebounds.

   — Washington State 67, Pepperdine 56: Faisal Aden scored 17 points as the Cougars (8-4) won their sixth straight game. DaVonte Lacy scored 15 for WSU.

   — Weber State 80, Utah 51: Oakland HS grad Damian Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer, had 22 points to lead the Wildcats (8-3) past the Utes (3-9). Josh Watkins, Utah’s leading scorer this season, shot 3 for 13 and had 10 points.

   — Colorado 56, Texas Southern 51: Freshman Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points and Andre Roberson had 11 points and 16 rebounds, but the Buffaloes (7-4) struggled to a home victory over the Tigers (1-9).

   — Oregon 55, Stephen F. Austin 45: E.J. Singler scored 12 points and transfer Devoe Joseph had 10 points and eight rebounds, leading the Ducks (9-3) to a home victory over the Lumberjacks (5-7).

Jeff Faraudo

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Butler isn’t that good this year – saw IU beat them. I’m only concerned with Cal Unlv -if Cal wins of course they will be ranked and probably the Pac 12 favorite.

  • jim crow

    If Cal loses, but is competitive, they certainly will not then be ranked, but still could be the favorite in the Pac-12.

    From what I have been told by those who pay more attention than I do to the entire college basketball picture, UNLV is better than anyone in the Pac-12.

  • Rollonubears

    Based on their record and performance against varying
    Schools it sounds like unlvs success is a function I their
    Matchups. You can’t beat #1 nc and then almost lose to Ucsb unless you match up better against one and n

  • Rollonubears

    Not the other. We dominated Ucsb and so I think we have a great shot, but I’m not sure why. Size?

  • Rollonubears

    Jerome randle was let go by the mavs. Bummer. Somebody should pick him up.