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Bruins bounce Beavers

Fri., March 6, 2009

Josh Shipp scored 22 of his career-high 27 points in the first half when No. 20 UCLA built a 24-point lead on the way to routing Oregon State 79-54 on Thursday night in Los Angeles in Pac-10 men’s basketball.

The second-place Bruins need to beat Oregon on Saturday and then wait to see if Washington State can upset No. 16 Washington for them to gain a share of their fourth consecutive regular-season title.

Otherwise, a Washington victory would give the Huskies their first outright title since 1953 and send the Bruins into next week’s Pac-10 tournament as the No. 2 seed.

Lathen Wallace scored 15 points and Seth Tarver added 13 for the Beavers.

Stanford 74, No. 21 Arizona State 64: At Tempe, Ariz., Landry Fields scored 20 points and the Cardinal defeated the Sun Devils, Arizona State’s third straight loss.

Anthony Goods scored 15 points, Lawrence Hill added 13 and Kenny Brown had 12 for Stanford.

James Harden scored 22 points and Jeff Pendergraph added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who shot 36 percent from the field.

California 83, Arizona 77: At Tucson, Ariz., Jerome Randle made 8 of 11 3-pointers, 6 of 7 in the second half, for a career-high 29 points and the Bears spoiled a night honoring Hall of Fame ex-coach Lute Olson with a victory over the Wildcats.

California, the top 3-point shooting team in the nation, made a season-high 16 3s in 30 attempts to hand the Wildcats a loss that severely damages their hopes for a 25th consecutive NCAA tournament berth.

USC 80, Oregon 66: At Los Angeles, DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points and Taj Gibson had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Trojans to a victory over the Ducks.

Daniel Hackett added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for the University of Southern California.

Tajuan Porter scored 20 points for the Ducks. LeKendric Longmire added 13 points and Josh Crittle had 10 points and eight rebounds.

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