January 15, 2012 in Sports

Stanford men continue torrid play

 
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Colorado’s Austin Dufault, left, battles under the basket for a rebound against Stanford’s Andrew Zimmermann in the second half.
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Chasson Randle scored 18 points and made four 3-pointers to help the Stanford Cardinal beat the Colorado Buffaloes 84-64 in Pacific-12 Conference action on Saturday in Stanford, Calif.

Josh Huestis matched his career high with 13 points for the Cardinal (15-3, 5-1 Pac-12), who improved to 11-1 at home with their third straight victory. Aaron Bright added 14 points and Josh Owens 10 points and seven rebounds.

Andre Roberson scored 15 points to lead the Buffaloes (11-6, 3-2), who lost their second straight following a six-game winning streak. Austin Dufault added 14 points, Carlon Brown 13 and Spencer Dinwiddle 10.

Stanford opened a 27-point lead with just more than 7 minutes remaining.

Oregon 59, Arizona 57: Garret Sim scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:46 to play, and the Ducks held off the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz., to complete their first sweep in the desert since Arizona and Arizona State joined the conference 33 years ago.

Arizona (12-6, 3-2) rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to lead 56-54 on Nick Johnson’s two free throws with 2:59 left. But E.J. Singler made an inside basket to tie it, then Sim sank his big shot as he fell to the court to put the Ducks (13-5, 4-2) up permanently.

Arizona State 76, Oregon State 66: Chanse Creekmur hit six 3-pointers and notched a career-best 24 points, helping the Sun Devils overcome a tough first half to beat the Beavers in Tempe, Ariz.

Arizona State (6-11, 2-3) had lost six of seven and appeared to be heading toward another disappointment after turning it over 13 times in the first half.

ASU shot its way out of trouble, hitting 59 percent from the floor to win for just the third time in 10 home games.

Kyle Cain added 16 points to help ASU overcome the loss of leading scorer Trent Lockett, who left with a right leg injury in the second half.

Oregon State (11-7, 1-5) started slowly and never recovered.

The nation’s No. 5 scoring team shot 37 percent and hit 4 of 21 from 3-point range.

Devon Collier led the Beavers with 21 points.

California 81, Utah 45: Justin Cobbs had 14 points and a career-high 11 assists, Jorge Gutierrez added 15 points and the Golden Bears stayed tied for the conference lead with a victory over the Utes in Berkeley, Calif.

Cal (15-4, 5-1 Pac-12) stayed tied with Bay Area rival Stanford in the conference race after sending the Utes to their fourth loss in five games.

Josh Watkins led Utah (4-13, 1-4) with 15 points.


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