Basketball: Cougars miss chance to topple UW

Free throw woes prevent WSU from giving Cal a boost . . .

   — Washington 59, Washington State 55: Down 13 points with 11 minutes left, the Huskies (20-8, 13-3) rallied behind 21 points from freshman Tony Wroten to beat the Cougars (14-14, 6-10) at Pullman, Wash. A WSU win could have given Cal a one-game lead over UW at the top of the Pac-12 standings, but the Cougars shot 6 for 20 from the free throw line in the second half (17 for 32 for the game).

   — Utah 58, Stanford 57: Chris Hines scored 27 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 27 seconds left, and the Utes (6-22, 3-13) snapped an eight-game losing streak. Two days after routing Colorado, Stanford (19-10, 9-8) shot 37 percent. Freshman Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 19 points.

   — Arizona 65, UCLA 63: Arizona (21-9, 12-5) missed four FTs in the final minute but still completed a comeback win at home. Senior guard Jerime Anderson equaled his season high with 20 points for the Bruins (16-13, 9-7), but missed a game-tying jumper before the buzzer. Kyle Fogg had 20 points and Jesse Perry 16 for the Cats.

   — Arizona State 56, USC 52: Chris Colvin completed a three-point play with 19.4 seconds left to lift the Sun Devils (9-20, 5-12) in Tempe, Ariz. Freshman Byron Wesley scored a career-high 22 points for the last-place Trojans (6-23, 1-15), who set a school record for losses in a season.

Jeff Faraudo