SEATTLE – Jahii Carson tormented Washington, whether he was breaking down defenders on the dribble and getting to the rim, or hitting a string of big shots as Arizona State tried to rally.
No matter what Arizona State’s freshman star did, he couldn’t overcome Washington’s big duo of Aziz N’Diaye and Shawn Kemp Jr. on the interior.
N’Diaye converted a three-point play off an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left, Kemp scored a career-high 18 in just his second start and the Huskies held off Arizona State 96-92 on Saturday night despite 32 points from Carson.
Kemp was unstoppable most of the night on the block, while N’Diaye had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
“We hadn’t been playing well offensively, but we knew it was coming,” Husky C.J. Wilcox said. “We knew what we were capable of tonight.”
California 58, (10) Oregon 54: Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining then added a pair of free throws and the Golden Bears hung on to beat No. 10 Oregon in Berkeley, Calif., handing the Ducks their second straight loss to an unranked team this week.
Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon scored 13 points apiece, and Tyrone Wallace added 12 for Cal.
Utah 58, Colorado 55: Brandon Taylor drew a charge with 9.7 seconds left and Glen Dean hit a pair of free throws on the other end to help the Utes survive a rally and upset the Buffaloes in Salt Lake City.