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November 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Tough night for Pac-12; UCLA, Oregon drop season openers

No. 17 UCLA fell to Loyola Marymount 69-58 in a stunner tonight. It was the first time the Lions beat the Bruins since the 1940-41 season.
UCLA’s Achilles heel is its perimeter defense and Loyola Marymount toppled the bigger Bruins with 10-for-15 three-point shooting. UCLA connected on just 2 of 16 shots behind the arc.
Meanwhile Oregon failed in its bid to upset No. 7 Vanderbilt and lost 78-64 in Nashville. Tony Woods, the transfer from Wake Forest, led the Ducks with 12 points. E.J. Singler and Brett Kingma, the former Jackson High star, each had 10.
In other action around the Pac-12:
Allen Crabbe scored 24 points and Jorge Gutierrez flirted with a triple double in California’s 77-56 rout over UC Irvine. Gutierrez finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
— Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said Aaron Bright was the team’s most improved player and the former Bellevue High standout proved it. He scored a team-high 16 points and led the Cardinal to a 91-52 victory over Central Arkansas. Five Stanford players scored in double figures.
Trent Lockett and Keala King combined for 33 points to lead Arizona State to a 78-72 season-opening win over Montana State.
— USC’s new big men Aaron Fuller and Dewayne Dedmon each scored 16 points, but it was 5 foot 7 point guard Maurice Smith who was the hero in its 66-59 win over Cal State Northridge. Smith scored eight of the Trojans’ final 12 points.
— Senior forward Austin Dufault (18 points and 10 rebounds) and sophomore guard Andre Roberson (13 and 15) each had a double double to lead Colorado to a 85-57 victory over Fort Lewis.
Here’s how UW’s upcoming opponents fared tonight:
— No. 6 Duke held on to claim a 77-76 win over Belmont.
— UC Santa Barbara toppled Chapman 74-48 in its opener.

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