Basketball: Huskies keep pressure on Cal

Washington inched a half-game ahead of Cal with a big win over streaking Arizona in its home finale . . .

   — Washington 79, Arizona 70: Terrence Ross scored 25 points and Tony Wroten had 22 as the Huskies (19-8, 12-3) won for the eight time in nine games.  Freshman Nick Johnson scored 20 points for the Wildcats (19-9, 10-5), who had won five in a row but fell two games off the pace with three left.

   — Colorado 55, Utah 48: The Buffaloes (18-8, 10-4) led just 5-4 after more than 8 minutes but moved into sole possession of third place with a road win. Andre Roberson had 12 points and 15 rebounds for CU. Center Jason Washburn had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Utes (5-21, 2-12).

   — Washington State 72, Arizona State 50: The Cougars (14-13, 6-9) led 36-8 at halftime and breezed to victory. DeVonte Lacy had 17 points and Brock Motum 16 for WSU. ASU (8-19, 4-11), which shot 3 for 18 in the first half, got 18 from Chris Colvin, and 32 from everyone else.

  — St. John’s 66, UCLA 63: The Bruins (15-12) missed a chance to boost the sagging reputation of the Pac-12, losing on the road to the 14th-place team in the Big East. Travis Wear had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Tyler Lamb scored 18 for UCLA.

Elsewhere . . .

   — Wendell McKines (Richmond HS) had 25 points and 12 rebounds for his 42nd career double-double, leading New Mexico State (20-8) to a 71-55 win over Drake.

   — Drew Gordon (Archbishop Mitty HS) had 27 points and 20 rebounds as New Mexico (22-4) routed No. 11 UNLV 65-45. In wins this week over UNLV and San Diego State, Gordon totaled 44 points and 37 rebounds.

   — Brian Stafford (Las Lomas HS) had 25 points, including six 3-pointers, as Denver (20-8) routed Louisiana-Monroe 76-57.

   — Damian Lillard (Oakland HS) scored 17 points and Weber State (22-4) snapped Texas-Arlington’s school-record 16-game win streak with a 72-70 victory.


Jeff Faraudo

  • And had AZ won, it would have been “AZ ramps up the pressure on Cal.”

    Either way, Cal could not afford to lose.

  • Rollonubears

    It’s better for us that an lost. They are pretty much out of the picture now. If we win, and Washington loses just one more, we have a very nice cushion. I would love to play on the farm already knowing we’ve won it all but that Colorado game is going to be a doozie.

  • Rollonubears

    Az not an.

  • Rollonubears

    Football question here. Do all pac12 games count for our pac12north standings or can we lose a few to the south and still go to the championship game if we go undefeated in the “north.?”

  • David Swartz

    The overall Pac-12 record, not the division record, determines the division winners.