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December 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Nearly a perfect night for Pac-12

Lots of links today from what was nearly a perfect night for the Pac-12.

SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Let’s start with Washington’s 75-67 win over Jackson State. Gotta love this picture of Desmond Simmons and coach Lorenzo Romar included in a photo gallery from Times photographer Bettina Hansen.

— Not sure why making an inbound pass is so difficult in college basketball. For some reason, No. 5 Florida couldn’t execute one of the simplest maneuvers in the sport. The Gators wilted in the final seconds against Arizona’s press and the No. 8 Wildcats stole a 65-64 victory. Arizona improved to 8-0.

— In the other big game for the Pac-12 on Saturday, California had no answer for All-American Doug McDermott who scored 34 points to lead No. 16 Creighton to a 74-64 win at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears, which started 6-0, fell to 6-3.

— Much like Washington, Stanford played a struggling team at home. The Cardinal (7-3), however, took control of the game with 15 minutes remaining and cruised to a 75-52 win over UC Davis (1-6) behind 20 points from Dwight Powell.

— Oregon center Tony Woods scored 14 points and the Ducks (9-1) overcame a sluggish performance on offense to defeat Nebraska 60-38.

— The real Shabazz Muhammad or at least a version of the highly publicized UCLA freshman was on the display Saturday during the Bruins 95-53 win over Prairie View A&M. After missing the first three games, he scored a career-high 25 points in his seventh game with UCLA (7-3).

Jahii Carson scored 18 points and Arizona State (9-2) used a late second-half run to put away Dartmouth 61-42 at McKale Arena.

— Perhaps the most impressive win for a Pac-12 team Saturday was USC’s 70-26 rout over UC Riverside. Jio Fontan and Eric Wise each scored 14 points to snap the Trojans’ five-game losing streak. USC improved to 4-6

— Just one Pac-12 game on Sunday: Oregon State faces Chicago State.

— Jerry Brewer and Hansen followed Seattle University Redhawks for a few days and produced a very nice package on the team.

— Gonzaga knocked off Kansas State 68-52 last night. However, the real story at KeyArena was Bulldogs coach Mark Few talking about a possible move from the WCC to join the seven East Coast catholic schools who are leaving the Big East.

— Former UW star Tony Wroten Jr. scored 20 points off the bench for Reno, which lost 134-124 to the Los Angeles in a D-League matchup.

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