Oregon tosses aside first-place Huskies
Reserve Carlos Emory scored 16 points and Oregon knocked off Washington with a resounding 82-57 victory in Pacific-12 Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
Garrett Sim, E.J. Singler and Devoe Joseph all added 13 points for the Ducks, who pulled within one game of the Huskies in the conference standings.
Tony Wroten scored 14 points to lead Washington, which had won five straight and eight of nine but fell into a tie for the league lead with California.
Oregon couldn’t have scripted a better first half. The Ducks shot 64.3 percent from the field, including 6 for 8 from the 3-point line, and scored 12 points off just seven Washington turnovers to take a 49-26 lead at the break.
Sim was the catalyst, scoring 13 points in the first 8:24. His third 3-pointer during that stretch put the Ducks up 24-13 with 11:36 to play in the half.
Then it was Singler’s turn. With Oregon leading 30-19, the junior forward sparked a 13-0 run with nine points to make it 43-19 with 2:39 remaining before halftime.
The Huskies could get no closer than 20 points in the second half en route to their worst loss of the season.
The Ducks finished shooting 56.5 percent to Washington’s 38.9 percent.
Emory led the way, making 7 of 8 from the floor to continue his sudden emergence as a go-to scorer.
He is averaging 10.8 points over his last four games after averaging just 3.7 points in his first 20.
Oregon outrebounded the Pac-12’s rebounding leaders 39-38. Singler and Emory had eight each.
Arizona 71, Colorado 57: Jessie Perry scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, Solomon Hill had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and the Wildcats grinded out a win over the Buffaloes in Tucson, Ariz.
Perry also had 11 rebounds and Kyle Fogg added 15 points.
Andre Roberson had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Colorado.
California 75, Southern California 49: Harper Kamp scored 19 points, Allen Crabbe had 18 and the Golden Bears cruised to a victory over the Trojans in Los Angeles.
Crabbe went 8 of 12 from the floor and Kamp was 9 of 11. Cal, the Pac-12’s top-shooting team, shot 55.7 percent from the floor.
Justin Cobbs scored 10 points and freshman David Kravish grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds for the Golden Bears, who outscored the Trojans 40-20 in the second half.
Maurice Jones led USC with 17 points. Byron Wesley added 11.
UCLA 72, Stanford 61: Lazeric Jones scored 21 points and the Bruins pulled away with a late 10-0 run to beat Stanford, extending the Cardinal’s winless streak in Los Angeles.
Travis Wear added 13 points and Jerime Anderson 12 for the Bruins, who improved to 11-3 at home and have won four of their last five overall.
Stanford hasn’t won a road game against the Bruins or Southern Cal since 2004-05, going 0 for 13 in that stretch. The Cardinal visit the Trojans on Sunday.
Chasson Randle was the only Stanford player in double figures, with 16 points.
Arizona State 57, Utah 52: Carrick Felix scored 15 points, including a pair of critical free throws with 11.7 seconds to play, and the Sun Devils held off the Utes in Tempe, Ariz.
Trent Lockett had 12 points for ASU in his first game back after missing six games with a sprained right ankle.
Chris Hines was the only player in double figures for Utah with 10 points, but he made just 3 of 15 shots.