Washington coach Lorenzo Romar summed up the Huskies 72-67 defeat when he said: “This is a huge opportunity missed.”
The Huskies fell from third and into a four-way fourth place tie in the Pac-12 standings with Arizona State, Colorado and Stanford.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— California’s Justin Cobbs drained a jumper over 7-foot Kaleb Tarczewski with 0.9 seconds left to give the Golden Bears a 60-58 win hand No. 1 Arizona its first defeat. Cobbs had 19 points.
— Cal’s two previous wins over No. 1 teams, Cincinnati in 1960 and UCLA in 1994, occurred at the Cow Palace and the Oakland Coliseum, respectively. A jubilant Cal team left the court with a 15-7 overall record and 6-3 at the halfway point of the Pac-12 season.
— Arizona not only lost a game, a shot at perfection and likely its No. 1 ranking, the Wildcats may have lost sophomore forward Brandon Ashley, who left the game after two minutes. Coach Sean Miller said Ashley likely suffered a broken foot and may be out the rest of the season. Arizona fell to 21-1, 8-1.
— Xavier Talton scored five of his 14 points in overtime, including the go-ahead 3-pointer to start the extra period, and Colorado overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Utah 79-75. Josh Scott had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Colorado (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12), which averted losing a third straight. Askia Booker added 18 points for the Buffaloes, who have beaten the Utes eight of the last nine times in Boulder.
— It was another tough setback for Utah (14-7, 3-6). The Utes have lost their seven games this season by a combined total of 26 points. Delon Wright and Brandon Taylor each scored 17 to lead the Utes, who remain winless in five conference road games this season.
— Dwight Powell matched his season high with 28 points, helping Stanford beat Arizona State 76-70. Chasson Randle scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half for the Cardinal (14-7, 5-4).
— Jahii Carson scored 24 points to lead the Sun Devils (16-6, 5-4), who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Jermaine Marshall added 22 points.
— Joseph Young scored 21 points, including a key 3-pointer that touched off a 12-0 Oregon run midway through the second half, and the Ducks defeated USC 78-66. Jason Calliste had 18 points for Oregon (15-6, 3-6 Pac-12), which led by as many as 17 points. The Ducks had lost six of their last seven games after opening the season with 13 straight wins and climbing as high as No. 10 in the AP rankings. The Ducks had 16 steals, finishing just one shy of the school record. Young had a career-high six.
— Byron Wesley finished with 19 points for the Trojans (10-12, 1-8 Pac-12), who have lost three straight and fell to last place in the Pac-12 standings.
— UCLA guard Norman Powell has played big inside.
— With a win today, Oregon State can finish the first half of the Pac-12 season above .500 for the first time under six-year coach Craig Robinson.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
UCLA (17-4, 6-2) at Oregon State (12-8, 4-4), 11:30 a.m. PT ……… ESPNU
Pac-12 tally: 36-16 (.692)
Season tally: 133-39 (.773)