Washington caps the Pac-12 non-conference season with Sunday’s 6 p.m. game against Hartford.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s games.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Shaquielle McKissic (18 points) and Jonathan Gilling (13 points, five rebounds and five assists) led Arizona State to a 74-61 win over UC Irvine. The Sun Devils finished the non-conference season with an 11-2 record. Jahii Carson had a quiet 16 points and Jermain Marshall added 10. In a battle of giants, UCI’s 7-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye had 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks while ASU’s 7-2 Jordan Bachynski had nine points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Several NBA scouts were in attendance to watch Carson and Ndiaye. ASU hosts Washington on Thursday in the Pac-12 opener.
— No. 21 Colorado made all 26 of its free throws, the most in a game without a miss in school history, and the Buffaloes closed out the non-conference season with an 84-70 win over Georgia. Askia Booker led Colorado (11-2) with 19 points, including all three of his free throws. Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 points and Josh Scott had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth double double this season and eighth of his career. Dinwiddie (7 for 7) and Scott (8 for 8) combined to go 15 for 15 from the line.
— Tony Parker scored team-high 16 points off the bench, including two free tie-breaking free throws with 56.8 seconds remaining, leading UCLA to a 75-67 win over Alabama. The Crimson Tide didn’t score in the final 1:24. Parker’s free throws gave the Bruins a 69-67 lead. UCLA (11-2) scored its remaining points at the free-throw line. Jordan Adams finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, Kyle Anderson had 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Norman Powell added 13 points and Travis Wear 10.
— Without injured starters Ricky Kreklow (hand) and Jabari Bird (foot), Justin Cobbs and Tyrone Wallace each scored 18 points in helping California remain unbeaten at home with a 90-60 victory over Furman. Jeff Powers added a career-high 18 points on six 3-pointers for the Bears (9-4), who improved to 8-0 at home. Richard Solomon added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
— Saturday’s big news out of Pullman had nothing to do with Washington State’s 85-48 blowout over Mississippi Valley State, which played its second game in less than 24 hours. The Cougars (7-5) won the game, but they lost leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who was in the hospital receiving treatment for appendicitis early Saturday morning. He missed the MVSU game and will reportedly sit out the Pac-12 opener at Arizona next Thursday. Coach Ken Bone said Lacy could miss the next two weeks. Que Johnson started in place of Lacy and had a game-high 19 points. Royce Wooldridge added 16 points and D.J. Shelton 14.
— Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points to lead Utah to a 124-51 win over St. Katherine, a NAIA school that began playing basketball this season. The Utes improved to 11-1.
— Oregon State center Angus Brandt is expected to play Sunday against Quinnipiac after missing the previous two games with a hyperextended right knee and bone bruises.