Basketball: Huskies’ loss tightens race

The Pac-12’s top six teams are within two games of one another . . . 

   — Oregon 82, Washington 57: The Ducks (17-7, 8-4) climbed into a three-way tie for third place and knocked the Huskies (16-8, 9-3) off their sole perch in first with a resounding win in Eugene. Oregon shot 64 percent in the first half and led 49-26 at the break. Reserve Carlos Emory had 16 points. UW had won five straight, but the threesome of Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross and C.J. Wilcox shot a combined 12 for 35.

   — Arizona 71, Colorado 57: The Wildcats (17-8, 8-4) won big at home on the heels of a sweep in the Bay Area and moved into that three-way tie for third with the Buffaloes (16-8, 8-4). Solomon Hill (16/14) and Jesse Perry (17/11) each had double-doubles for Arizona. Colorado dropped to 1-4 in Pac-12 road games despite a league-leading 15th double-double by Andre Roberson (12/11).

   — UCLA 72, Stanford 61: The Bruins (14-10, 7-5), prepping for Cal on Saturday, won for the fourth time in five games. Lazeric Jones had 21 points and six of UCLA’s 15 steals. Stanford (16-8, 6-6) lost its fifth in six games and tumbled into seventh place. Freshman Chasson Randle scored 16.

   — Washington State 83, Oregon State 73: The Cougars (13-11, 5-7) won for the first time in a conference road game, led by 24 points from Brock Motum. Jared Cunningham (San Leandro HS) scored 33 for the Beavers (15-9, 5-7), who had won four of five.

   — Arizona State 57, Utah 52: The Sun Devils (8-16, 4-8) got 12 points and six rebounds from Trent Lockett in his return after missing six games with an ankle sprain, and avenged a 21-point loss at Utah. The Utes (5-19, 2-10) dropped their sixth straight.

Jeff Faraudo