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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

December 8, 2011 at 5:06 AM

Pac-12 falls to 0-9 vs. ranked teams; Duke rolls in blowout

The Pac-12 is still looking for a quality win and the conference’s 0-9 record against ranked teams will surely have an impact in March when the NCAA tournament selection committee considers at-large bids.
Here’s a look at the how the league has fared against the top 25-ranked teams:
Nov. 11 — No. 7 Vanderbilt 78-64 over Oregon
Nov. 15 — No. 23 Gonzaga 89-81 over Washington State
Nov. 21 — No. 18 Vanderbilt 64-62 over Oregon State
Nov. 22 — No. 14 Kansas 72-56 over UCLA
Nov. 22 — No. 21 Missouri 92-53 over California
Nov. 23 — No. 15 Michigan 79-63 over UCLA
Nov. 25 — No. 5 Syracuse 69-63 over Stanford
Dec. 6 —- No. 11 Marquette 79-77 over Washington
Dec. 7 —- No. 12 Florida 78-72 over Arizona
AROUND THE PAC-12:
Deonte Burton – remember him? – took down another Pac-12 team. After torching Washington for a career-high 31 points to upset the Huskies last week, the Nevada point guard dropped 28 at Arizona State to knock off the Sun Devils 69-61. ASU (3-5) played at home for the first time since Nov. 18. The Sun Devils committed 16 turnovers, which prompted coach Herb Sendek to deliver the quote of the season thus far. “I’ve seen dodgeball games in gym class where they’ve taken better care of the ball,” he said.
— Arizona was shorthanded without suspended freshman point guard Josiah Turner, who might have changed the outcome in the Wildcats’ 78-72 defeat at No. 12 Florida. Jesse Perry scored a team-high 23 points for Arizona (6-3), but he also surrendered 25 points and 10 rebounds to Florida’s Patric Young.
— Former Rainier Beach High star Reggie Moore drained a jumper with 0.9 seconds left to lift Washington State to a 66-64 win at Idaho. It’s probably the biggest shot in his three-year career. The Cougars were without three key players – Abe Lodwick (foot), Mike Ladd (thumb) and Faisal Aden (concussion) – which forced Moore to take over. He had 15 points and seven assists. Brock Motum added 12 and WSU improved to 5-4.
— California extended its 19-game home winning streak after an easy 81-36 victory against San Jose State. Cal (7-2) debuted a new starting lineup that included sophomore Justin Cobbs (10 points) who replaced Brandon Smith at point guard. Freshman forward David Kravish also received his first career start in place of suspended Richard Solomon, who missed a second game. Allen Crabbe scored a game-high 18 points.
Andre Roberson finished with a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Colorado to a 71-64 win over Fresno State. It was the fifth double double this season for the 6-7 sophomore guard.
— Utah continues to make history and not in a good way. The Utes (1-7) are off to their worst start in the history of the program. Adding the misery, Utah lost its seventh straight game after falling 81-50 at home to Cal State Fullerton. It was the Utes’ most lopsided defeat at he Huntsman Center, which opened in 1969.
AND THEN THERE’S DUKE …
— Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski benched Andre Dawkins following a 22-point defeat at Ohio State and the junior guard responded with 15 points in 12 minutes in a 87-64 win over Colorado State. The seventh-ranked Blue Devils received 17 points from freshman guard Austin Rivers and Mason Plumlee added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dawkins left the game due to back spasms and it’s uncertain if he’ll be available Saturday when Duke (8-1) faces Washington (4-3) at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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