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.