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Stanford ends Colorado’s home domination

Fri., Feb. 24, 2012

Chasson Randle scored 20 points and led Stanford to a 74-50 rout of cold-shooting Colorado on Thursday night at Boulder, Colo., handing the Buffaloes their first home loss in Pac-12 play.

The Cardinal (19-9, 9-7) swept the season series against the Buffaloes, whom they beat 84-64 in Palo Alto, Calif., before losing six of nine.

The Buffs (18-9, 10-5) had gone 7-2 since that blowout and were the only unbeaten team at home (7-0) in Pac-12 play. But they were embarrassed before a sellout crowd that streamed to the exits midway through the second half.

The Cardinal, who also got 11 points from John Gage, held the Buffs to 29 percent shooting, outrebounded them 50-26 and led by as many as 29 points early in the second half.

Askia Booker led the Buffaloes with 12 points, and Andre Roberson had 11 boards and nine points but missed eight of 11 free throws.

California 60, Utah 46: Harper Kamp scored 17 points and Jorge Gutierrez added 12 as the Golden Bears (23-6, 13-3) defeated the Utes (5-22, 2-13) at Salt Lake City for their sixth straight victory over Utah.

The first-place Golden Bears kept alive their Pac-12 regular-season title hopes, with remaining games at Colorado on Sunday and at Stanford on March 4.

Cal handed the Utes an 81-45 loss on Jan. 14.

This one was much closer, at least early.

Utah led 10-8, and was within 22-18 with 5 minutes left in the half before Cal went on a 13-5 run.

A 3-pointer at the buzzer by Justin Cobbs gave Cal a 35-23 halftime lead.

Utah got within 46-39 on a 3-pointer by Chris Hines and a running jumper by Jason Washburn midway through the second half. But Cal responded with a 7-0 run to bump its lead back to 14.

Hines led Utah with 15 points.

UCLA 66, Arizona State 57: Lazeric Jones scored 13 of his 20 points as the Bruins (16-12, 9-6) pulled away in the second half during a victory over the Sun Devils (8-20, 4-12) at Tempe, Ariz.

UCLA overcame some rough stretches in the first half by hitting 15 of 27 shots in the second to extend a one-point lead to 17. David Wear added 13 points to give the Bruins a season sweep of the Sun Devils.

Arizona State had seven scholarship players available with second-leading scorer Carrick Felix out because of an illness and again had trouble holding onto the ball.

The Sun Devils had 18 turnovers that led to 19 points for UCLA and didn’t have an answer when the Bruins started extending the lead in the second half.

Jonathan Gilling had 17 points and Chris Colvin added 10 points and nine assists for Arizona State, which has lost four consecutive games and nine of 11.

Arizona 70, USC 54: Kyle Fogg had 16 points and a career-best 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats (20-9, 11-5) overcame a slow start to beat the Trojans (6-22, 1-14) at Tucson, Ariz.

Freshman Josiah Turner added a career-best 15 points and six assists. He scored four in the final 44 seconds of the first half to put the Wildcats ahead for good.

The Wildcats reached 20 wins for the second year in a row and 33rd time in school history. The last-place Trojans lost their sixth straight.

Byron Wesley led USC with 18 points. Maurice Jones and Garrett Jackson added 10 apiece.

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