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January 3, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Huskies hoops links: Washington drops Pac-12 opener 81-75

California forward David Kravish (45) celebrates with guard Jordan Mathews (24) during the second half of the Golden Bears' upset of No. 21 Washington, 81-75. (Photo credit; Jeff Chiu - Associated Press)

California forward David Kravish (45) celebrates with guard Jordan Mathews (24) during the second half of the Golden Bears’ upset of No. 21 Washington, 81-75. (Photo credit; Jeff Chiu – Associated Press)

Not sure if No. 21 Washington will remain in the top 25 rankings following its 81-75 loss to California in the Pac-12 opener.

However, the Huskies got bigger troubles. Notably their vaunted defense was shredded Friday night by California guard Jordan Wallace, who scored 31 points, including five three-pointers.

Here’s the game stories in the Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.

And here’s the box score and UW’s updated season statistics.

SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Playing its first game without freshman forward Reid Travis,  its leading rebounder, Stanford came out slow before pulling away for a 71-56 win over Washington State in its Pac-12 opener. Anthony Brown had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Cardinal (9-3, 1-0 Pac-12). Stefan Nastic had 16 points and Rosco Allen came off the bench to score 10 points.

— No. 10 Utah began Pac-12 play with a 24-point win. The Utes breezed past USC 79-55 in front of 14,140 fans at Huntsman Center. Delon Wright finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Utah (11-2, 1-0). The Trojans fell to 8-5, 0-1.

Big win for Colorado, which beat UCLA for the first time in nearly 52 years, 62-56, without star forward Josh Scott, who sat out due to back spasms. The Buffaloes (8-5, 1-0 Pac-12) received 20 points from Askia Booker while Wesley Gordon finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks. Xavier Johnson added 14 points. The Bruins (8-6, 0-1) lost their fourth straight game.

 TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

Game Time TV
Oregon State (9-3) at Oregon (10-3) 5 p.m. ESPNU

 

 

 

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