Basketball: Huskies alone in first place

 UW’s home victory is worth sole possession of top spot . . .

   — Washington 71, UCLA: 69:Terrence Ross scored 22 points and the Huskies (15-7, 8-2) beat the Bruins (12-10, 5-5) for the eighth time in their past nine meetings in Seattle. Joshua Smith scored a career-high 24 points to lead UCLA.

   — Colorado 82, Oregon State 60: Sophomore Andre Robertson collected 16 points and 15 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season and the Buffaloes (15-7, 7-3) improved to 6-0 at home in the Pac-12 and moved into a three-way tie for second place. Jared Cunningham scored 12 points for the Beavers (14-8, 4-6).

   — Stanford 68, Arizona State 44: Guards Aaron Bright and Chasson Randle had 16 and 14 points, respectively, leading the Cardinal (16-6, 6-4) past the Sun Devils (7-15, 3-7) at Maples. Stanford snapped a three-game losing streak. Center Jordan Bachynski scored a career-high 20 points for ASU, which played its fifth straight game without leading scorer and rebounder Trent Lockett, sidelined by an ankle sprain.

  — Oregon 79, Utah 68: The Ducks (16-8, 7-3) got 20 points from guard Devoe Joseph and climbed into a three-way tie for second place. The host Utes (5-17, 2-8) were led by Chris Hines with 20 points.

   — Washington State 60, USC 53: Brock Motum scored 26 points and the Cougars (12-10, 4-6) climbed to 4-1 at home in league play. Garrett Jackson led the last-place Trojans (6-17, 1-9) with 15 points.

Elsewhere . . .

   — Former Oakland HS star Damien Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer, poured in 40 points to lift Weber State past Portland State 92-79. Lillard came up one point shy of his career high while topping 30 points for the sixth time this season.

   — One-time Cal bench player D.J. Seeley scored a career-high 28 points, leading Cal State Fullerton to an 83-61 win over over Cal Poly. It ws the eighth time this season Seeley scored at least 20 points.


Jeff Faraudo

  • Concordbear

    Our PG’s really struggled. For our Bears to win the PAC Cobbs needs to elevate his game. He was really shaky last night controlling the game, need more poise and confidence from our floor leader to neutralize athletic aggressive teams.
    Smith, not sure what to say. Where has his game gone? Hope Brandon can get some confidence going and provide something.
    Thought we would be really strong at PG with those two, but really struggling.
    Our three point shooting must improve too. Only getting one 3 last night was killer.
    Refs make the game too long and nauseating to watch, it’s supposed to be about the game and the players not the clowns in stripes!

  • joey

    Cobbs has been great all year and he had one lousy game so I don’t see it as time to start being critical of him. I’m not sure what is up with Brandon this year? He has been way off when he used to be dependable. He might be trying too hard and needs to take it down a notch and just try and be solid with his passing and D.
    Cal played fairly well last night but the refs really took the air out of their game for the last 10 minutes of the 1st half. It’s pretty hard to have to overcome that.

  • Concordbear

    Cobbs has been great against teams with guards less athletic and physical than him. When guys match up against him he been very tentative and mistake prone. You win tough games against good competition in college with strong PG play and leadership from that position. If we want to win the PAC, win the PAC tourney or make an ncca run PG play must improve.