Basketball: Pac-12 tournament update

Day 2 of the Pac-12 tournament is under way at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

We’ll give you updates after each of the four quarterfinal games:

— UCLA 80, ARIZONA STATE 75: The top-seeded Bruins (24-8) trailed by 15 points with less than 17 minutes left, but maintained their composure and slowly chipped away. Travis Wear scored six of his 15 points in the final 1:30 to get UCLA over the hump. Larry Drew II scored 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting and Shabazz Muhammad had 16 points and nine rebounds in his Las Vegas homecoming. Center Jordan Bachynski had 22 points for ASU (21-12) and freshman Jahii Carson added 21, giving him 55 in two days. Next: UCLA will play Arizona in the 6 p.m. Friday semifinal. ASU is likely to get an NIT bid.

— ARIZONA 79, COLORADO 69: The fourth-seeded Wildcats (25-6) led by 11 at halftime and held off a strong, late push to turn away the Buffaloes (21-11). Nick Johnson scored 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting to leads the Cats, Mark Lyons scored 14 points and Solomon Hill had 13. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Buffaloes and Andre Roberson contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds. Next: Arizona will play UCLA in the 6 p.m. Friday semifinal. Colorado awaits a likely NCAA at-large bid.

— UTAH 79, CAL 69, OT: Cal (20-11) trailed 18-11 out of the gate, went up 33-32 by halftime, extended that to 44036 with 14 minutes left. But Jarred DuBois sent the game into OT by hitting a tough 3-pointer with 4 seconds in regulation. Utah (15-17) never trailed in the extra period. Justin Cobbs (26) and Allen Crabbe (21) combined for 47 of the Bears’ 69 points. DuBois scored 21 and Jordan Loveridge had 20 for the Utes (15-17). Next: Utah plays in the 8:38 p.m. Friday semifinal vs. Oregon. Cal awaits a likely NCAA at-large bid on Saturday.

— OREGON 80, WASHINGTON 77, OT: Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi scored 11 of his 14 points in overtime after Johnathan Loyd forced the extra period by making two FTs with 16 seconds left in the second half.  Tony Woods had 19 points and Daymean Datson 17 for the Ducks (24-8). C.J. Wilcox scored 19 and Scott Suggs 18 for the Huskies (18-15). Next: Oregon faces Utah in the 8:38 p.m. Friday semifinal. Washington awaits a possible NIT bid.

Jeff Faraudo

  • BlakeStreetBear

    I really want the Bears to beat ucla in the final. But…one game at a time…