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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

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

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