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Basketball: Pac-12 tournament updates

Here’s a game-by-game roundup of action at the Pac-12 tournament:

STANFORD 79, ARIZONA STATE 58: The Cardinal (21-11) played one of its best games in six seasons under coach Johnny Dawkins to rout No. 3 seed ASU (21-11) and advance to a semifinal matchup vs. UCLA. Chasson Randle scored 21 points, Dwight Powell had all 15 of his in the second half and Stanford outscored the Sun Devils 49-31 in the second half.

ASU star point guard Jahii Carson, who already has announced he will leave school for the NBA, was held scoreless in the first half and finished with 10 points. He’d averaged 28.8 ppg in five previous career games played in Las Vegas. Carson, center Jordan Bachynski and wing Jermaine Marshall combined to shoot just 7 for 26.

UCLA 82, OREGON 63: Jordan Adams scored 15 points, Zach LaVine and Travis Wear each had 14 and the second-seeded Bruins (24-8) snapped an eight-game win streak by the Ducks. Kyle Anderson contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for UCLA, which will face Stanford in a Friday semifinal.

The Bruins held just a 37-35 halftime lead, then erupted for 45 second-half points.

Joseph Young scored 29 for the Ducks (23-9), who shot just 8 for 26 from 3-point range.

ARIZONA 71, UTAH 39: It was not this close. The top-seeded Wildcats (29-3) led 34-13 at the half and continue to make a strong case they will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Pac-12 Player of the Year Nick Johnson scored a team-high 14 points in just 26 minutes, T.J. McConnell had 13 points and Aaron Gordon had 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Wildcats will face the winner of the Cal-Colorado game in Friday’s 6:06 p.m. semifinal.

No one scored in double digits for the Utes (21-11), who shot 12 for 47 (25.5 percent) for the game and had more turnovers (8) than baskets (5) in a  nightmarish first half.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Rollonubears

    “STANFORD 79, ARIZONA STATE 58: The Cardinal (21-11) played one of its best games in six seasons under coach Johnny Dawkins”

    This makes me vomit. Monty needs to go.