Despite a career-high tying 21 points from Andrew Andrews, Washington squandered a 12-point, first-half lead and lost 72-59 to California on Saturday. It was the first loss at Alaska Airlines Arena in Pac-12 play for the Huskies who entered the game 5-0 at home against league competition and had a 7-0 home winning streak.
Despite the loss, Washington (14-12, 6-7 Pac-12) remained in a seventh place tie with Utah in the conference standings. The Huskies have five regular-season games remaining.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Jordan Adams scored 24 points and UCLA opened the second half with a 14-0 run on the way to an 80-66 victory over Utah. Kyle Anderson had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12) and Norman Powell had 13 points before fouling out with 50 seconds remaining. The Bruins have won six of seven since Utah beat them 71-67 on Jan. 18 at the Huntsman Center. That loss dropped the Bruins out of the AP top 25, and they haven’t been back since. Got a feeling, UCLA will return to the top 25 next week.
— Delon Wright scored 16 points for Utah (17-8, 6-7), which succumbed to a 12-0 run at the start of the second half. The Utes, who came in with a 3-game winning streak, are 3-29 on the road since Larry Krystkowiak became coach in 2011-12.
— Anthony Brown scored a career-high 30 points and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line to help Stanford beat Washington State 69-56 at Beasley Coliseum. Chasson Randle scored 14 points and made 5 of 6 free throws late in the second half as Stanford (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss Wednesday at Washington. Stanford jumped on Washington State from the opening tip and never trailed in the game. The Cardinal came out with a quick 14-3 lead. Brown lit up the Cougars for 20 first-half points and came up a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and 4 of 4 from the 3-point line. The Cardinal shot 63 percent in the half and led 39-24 at the break.
— Que Johnson had 14 points and four 3-pointers and DaVonte Lacy had 13 points. Lacy was well below his scoring average of 19.8 points per game as Washington State (9-16, 2-11) dropped its fourth straight.
— Oregon’s Joseph Young and Oregon State’s Eric Moreland have a friendship that goes back to their AAU days in Houston.
— Colorado gets a chance to improve its woeful 1-6 road record when it plays today at USC.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
Oregon State (13-10, 5-6) at Oregon (15-8, 3-8), 12 p.m. PT ………. Fox Sports 1
Colorado (18-7, 7-5) at USC (10-14, 1-10), 5 p.m. ………………………. ESPNU
Picks: Oregon and Colorado
Pac-12 tally: 50-22
Season tally: 147-45