Bruins wear down Colorado men for 9th win in row
Travis Wear scored 14 of his career-high 23 points in the second half and Jordan Adams’ two free throws with 7 seconds left sealed UCLA’s ninth straight basketball victory, 78-75 over Colorado on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
Adams finished with 18 points for UCLA (14-3, 4-0 Pac-12). Shabazz Muhammad added 14 and Kyle Adams 12 for the Bruins, whose winning streak is their longest since a 10-game streak in 2008-09.
UCLA, coming off a season-low 57-point scoring output, improved to 6-1 all-time against the Buffaloes.
Spencer Dinwiddie led Colorado (11-5, 1-3) with 23 points. Josh Scott and Askia Booker had 18 each for the Buffaloes, losers of three of their last four.
(4) Arizona 80, Oregon State 70: Solomon Hill had 16 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Wildcats bounce back from their first loss of the season with a win over the Beavers at Corvallis, Ore.
The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were coming off a 70-66 defeat Thursday night just down the road against the Oregon Ducks. Arizona, which had made a habit of pulling off late wins, couldn’t manage another against the Ducks.
The Beavers (10-6, 0-3), who trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half, didn’t give the Wildcats much trouble. Ahmad Starks had 18 points to lead Oregon State, which dropped its third straight.
Mark Lyons added 16 points for the Wildcats, who were plagued by 16 turnovers but made 10 of 25 3-point attempts.
USC 76, Utah 59: J.T. Terrell scored 14 points and Southern California defeated Utah at Salt Lake City to snap a string of 14 straight road losses.
Dewayne Dedmon had 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the Trojans (7-10, 2-2), while Jio Fontan and Byron Wesley scored 13 points each.
The Utes (8-8, 0-4) were within 50-42 on Jarred DuBois’ 3-pointer with 10:26 remaining. USC went on a 7-0 run, led by Dedmon’s put-back dunk off a missed free throw.
Terrell’s steal and fast-break layup, then two free throws by Terrell after a technical foul on the Utah bench, gave USC a 57-42 lead.
Utah got back within 10 on Jordan Loveridge’s 3-pointer with 5:13 left but could not pull any closer as the Utes shot just shot 37.5 percent overall, including 4 of 15 from 3-point range.
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