Washington fell apart in the final minutes against Arizona State during a 78-68 defeat that extended their losing streak to seven in a row.
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 at Beasley Coliseum. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for the Wildcats (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12). Arizona led by 34 points after the first half, but was outscored in the second.
— Considering last year’s a 60-25 loss to the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz., the Cougars 27-point beatdown was an improvement. Washington State Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 20 points and DaVonte Lacy scored 18 for Washington State (11-14, 5-8), which was coming off a win over Arizona State on Thursday. The Cougars were done in by woeful 27 percent shooting in the first half.
— No. 11 Utah played just enough defense at the end for a 76-71 victory over California at Huntsmen Center. Jakob Poeltl had 18 points and eight rebounds while Delon Wright added 16 points for the Utes and Brandon Taylor finished with 13.
— Tyrone Wallace led Cal with 26 points, including 17 in the first half and Jabari Bird scored 21 as the Golden Bears’ five-game winning streak was snapped.
— Colorado rallied and pulled off a 64-58 upset win over Stanford, snapping a three-game skid and avoiding its first three-game home losing streak in five years. Askia Booker led the way with 17 points. Xavier Johnson added 13 rebounds to go with his 10 points — for his first career double-double — and Josh Scott pulled down 10 boards as the Buffs (12-12, 5-7).
— Stanford (16-9, 7-5) lost for the fourth time in the past five games. Senior center Stefan Nastic led the Cardinal with 24 points and Chasson Randle had 14.
— And here’s a look at the conference standings. If the season ended today, Washington would be seeded 11th and play No. 6 Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Pac-12 Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|No. 7 Arizona||10-2||22-3|
|No. 11 Utah||10-2||20-4|