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February 19, 2012 at 5:12 AM

Video: UW highlights; Pac-12 recap

Really nice job by Patrick Blair on the highlights from Washington’s 79-70 win over Arizona.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer writes: “They’re not ideal, but they have improved. For once, the Huskies refused to play in spurts and turned in a complete 40-minute performance against a quality opponent. And if you didn’t think those two hours looked like two teams playing Big Dance-caliber basketball, then you suffer from warped expectations.”
— Times photographer Dean Rutz compiled a 38-picture photo gallery. Awesome snap shots of Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten Jr.’s parents, Brendan Sherrer and Arizona coach Sean Miller.
— Here’s video of the post-game interview with coach Lorenzo Romar and the clip with Darnell Gant, Wroten, Sherrer and Ross. Kyle McCormick also captured and produced video of the pre-game ceremony for the seniors.
— Here’s the game stories from the Everett Herald, Associated Press, News Tribune, Arizona Daily Star and GoHuskies.com.
It’s interesting to note Pac-12 co-leaders California and Washington finish the season with three road games.
Here’s a look at the teams still contending for a conference championship and the games remaining. Everyone else is eliminated from the title race.
California …………….. 12-3 (22-6) ….. Utah, Colorado and Stanford
Washington …………. 12-3 (19-8) ….. Washington State, USC and UCLA
Colorado ……………… 10-4 (18-8) …..Stanford, California, Oregon and Oregon State
Arizona ……………….. 10-5 (19-9) ….. USC, UCLA, Arizona State
Oregon ………………… 9-5 (18-8) ….. Stanford, Oregon State, Colorado and Utah
Stanford ……………….. 8-6 (18-8) ….. Oregon, Colorado, Utah and California
UCLA …………………… 8-6 (15-12) ….. Arizona State, Arizona, Washington State and Washington
Home games in bold


AROUND THE PAC-12:
— During a 72-50 shellacking, Washington State blitzed Arizona State with a 13-2 run at the start. The lead grew to 21-5 and 36-8 at halftime. The eight points were the fewest by a WSU opponent in a half in the post shot clock era. DaVonte Lacy scored 17 points and Brock Motum added 16 for WSU, which improved to 14-13 and 6-9.
— Despite a miserable first half, Arizona State (8-19, 4-11) went to a full-court press in the second and nearly got back in the game. The Sun Devils put together a 23-7 run and pulled within 43-31 with 13:07 left. ASU’s Chris Colvin scored a game-high 18 points.
— Cal avenged an early loss to Oregon State and claimed a 77-63 win on Senior Night. Perhaps fittingly, seniors Jorge Gutierrez and Harper Kamp were instrumental in the victory and scored 17 and 13 points, respectively. With 40.6 seconds left, they left the floor to a standing ovation from 11,331 at Haas Pavilion. David Kravish had a career-high 17 points, Allen Crabbe 16, and Justin Cobbs finished with 10 points and a career-high 13 assists.
Oregon State had its chances. The Beavers led 41-40 early in the second half before Cal went on a 19-6 run. OSU pulled within six points (62-56) when the Golden Bears put the game away with a 12-2 spurt. Devon Collier and Roberto Nelson had 14 points each and Angus Brandt 11 for Oregon State, which has a four-game losing streak and fell to 15-12 and 5-10. Jared Cunningham, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, had 10 points.
— Colorado kept its Pac-12 title hopes and NCAA tournament dreams alive with a 55-48 victory over Utah. Andre Roberson had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Austin Dufault added 11 points. The Buffaloes are in sole possession of third place in the conference.
— That’s seven losses in a row for Utah. It’s also the third straight game in which the Utes had a legit chance to win, but came undone down the stretch. They tied the score at 44-44 with four minutes left. Jason Washburn led Utah (5-20, 2-11) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Hines added 12 points.
— What does it say about the Pac-12 when one of its title contenders is beaten 66-63 by a Big East bottom feeder? Not much really. Even if UCLA had toppled St. John’s at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the national perception of the Pac-12 likely wouldn’t changed much. For some, the Bruins three-point defeat reaffirms the belief about the conference. Tyler Lamb scored a team-high 18 points, but he also committed eight of UCLA’s 16 turnovers. Travis Wear had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
— Oregon has not had consecutive defeats and hopes the pattern continues today when it plays at Stanford.

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