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February 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Cal regains first place; Buffs fall at home

Washington, which was idle Thursday, fell to second place in the Pac-12 after California defeated Utah 60-46 at the Huntsman Center.
Meanwhile Colorado’s bid for a title took a serious blow after the Buffaloes loss for the first time at home against a league team and fell 74-50 to Stanford.
Here’s a look at the teams still contending for a conference championship and the games remaining.
California …………….. 13-3 (23-6) ….. Colorado and Stanford
Washington …………. 12-3 (19-8) ….. Washington State, USC and UCLA
Arizona ……………….. 11-5 (20-9) ….. UCLA, Arizona State
Colorado …………….. 10-5 (18-9) …..California, Oregon and Oregon State
Oregon ………………. 10-5 (19-8) ….. Oregon State, Colorado and Utah
Home games in bold


AROUND THE PAC-12:
— Arizona rebounded from last week’s loss at Washington with a commanding 70-54 win over USC. The Wildcats leap frogged over Colorado for sole possession of third place. Kyle Fogg grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and added 16 points. Josiah Turner scored a career-best 15 points.
— The Trojans led 24-16 with 7:56 remaining before halftime. They didn’t score again in the first half while Arizona went on a 12-0 run to take control of the game. Byron Wesley led USC (6-22, 1-14) with 18 points. Maurice Jones and Garrett Jackson added 10 apiece.
Big win for Stanford (19-9, 9-7), which is still fighting for a top four finish in the conference race and a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament. Chasson Randle scored 20 points and John Gage had 11. If there’s any conference team equipped to handle the daunting altitude it’s Stanford, which has the deepest bench in the league. Granted the 24-point win was a blowout, still nine Cardinal players logged at least 10 minutes.
— UCLA won 66-57 at Arizona State, however the Bruins (16-12, 9-6) were eliminated from the conference race.
— The Sun Devils (8-20, 4-12) ran their losing streak to four straight.
— Speaking of losing streaks, Utah’s is up to eight in a row following the loss to Cal. Chris Hines scored a team-high 15 points for the Utes (5-22, 2-13).

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