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November 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Cal, UCLA roll while Oregon State suffers first defeat

Good night of action in the Pac-12.
And there was even news off the court as Arizona suspended big man Sidiki Johnson for violating a team policy. It’s unclear if the freshman forward will play Wednesday when the Wildcats host San Diego State.
The school made the announcement in a press release and said it would not comment on the suspension.
Johnson has played in three games and is averaging 0.3 points and 0.7 rebounds.
AROUND THE PAC:12:
— We should get an accurate gauge on how good No. 20 California really is Tuesday when it faces No. 21 Missouri in the championship game of the CBE Classic at Kansas City. It’s basically a home game for Mizzou. Still the Bears (4-0) have looked very impressive this season and Monday’s 70-46 rout over Georgia was no different. Harper Kamp (16 points) was perfect from the field and Jorge Gutierrez added 14.
— Oregon State nearly pulled off another upset, but fell 64-62 to No. 18 Vanderbilt in the championship game of the Legends Classic today in East Rutherford, N.J. The last time the Beavers beat a ranked team was Feb. 3 when they upset No. 20 Washington 68-56 last season. OSU’s last win over a ranked non-conference team was 1992 against No. 25 BYU.
— It took UCLA three games, but the Bruins finally got into the win column. The first victory came much later than anyone expected and the 92-60 drubbing victory over Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational allowed UCLA to avoid its first 0-3 start since the 1940-41 season.
IN OTHER ACTION:
— No. 6 Duke is young and inexperienced, but they’re also very good. The Blue Devils dusted Tennessee in a 77-67 victory at the first round of the Maui Invitational behind a team-high 18 points from freshman guard Austin Rivers.
— Marquette received 20 points from Darius Johnson-Odom – remember him? – who lifted the 16th-ranked Golden Eagles to a 59-57 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the Paradise Jam in the St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands.
— South Dakota State beat Niagara 79-71 behind behind 23 points from junior guard Nate Wolters.

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