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Plenty of buzz this morning in Los Angeles on the thrilling finish last night at new Pauley Pavilion. Washington lost 59-57 after UCLA’s Larry Drew II drained a last-second, game-winning shot that made ESPN’s top 10 list. It also led the sports roundup on several local newscast.
AROUND THE PAC-12:
— Arizona is at the top of the conference standings.
— Up next for Washington is USC. The Trojans improved to 10-13 and 5-5 after a 72-68 victory over Washington State.
— WSU has lost five of the past six games and fell to 11-12 and 2-8. The Cougars are tied for last place in the Pac-12. Coach Ken Bone told the Spokesman-Review: “I see the guys keep trying to do the right things – working hard, right attitude. I guess that’s just what a 2-8 team looks like that’s trying hard but not winning.”
— Andre Roberson scored a putback capping a closing 8-0 run that gave Colorado a 48-47 win at No. 19 Oregon. He was the only CU player to score in double figures and also had 13 rebounds for Buffaloes (15-7, 5-5).
— Evan Gordon scored 23 points and backup center Ruslan Pateev had 12 points and eight rebounds while Arizona State held on to beat California 66-62. Jahii Carson added 12 points, four steals and three assists to offset five turnovers for the Sun Devils (18-5, 7-3).
— Cal (13-9, 5-5) trailed the entire game and was down by as many a s 15 points with 9:30 left before closing to within two with 22 seconds left. But Allen Crabbecommitted a turnover on the Golden Bears’ next possession – his second TO in the final 41 seconds. He told the San Francisco Chronicle: “Just did not make the plays I needed to make for my team. Basically I panicked when I got in the corner and had to get the ball out.”
— Arizona likes Mark Lyons maturation as a point guard.
— Utah likes Jarred Dubois maturation as a scoring threat.