Stanford upsets reeling Ducks
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24 points and Stanford held on to send No. 17 Oregon to its third straight loss, 82-80 on Sunday in Eugene.
Chasson Randle had 23 points for the Cardinal (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12), who beat their second ranked team this season, something they hadn’t accomplished since 2009.
Mike Moser scored 24 points to lead the Ducks (13-3, 1-3), who had two chances to tie the game in the final 8 seconds but Johnathan Loyd missed an open jumper and Dominic Artis had a last-ditch layup roll off the rim as time expired.
Oregon opened the season 13-0 but hasn’t won since beating Utah in overtime on Jan. 2. The Ducks have since lost to No. 15 Colorado, California and the Cardinal. They have allowed an average of 92.6 points in those games.
(1) Arizona 73, USC 53: Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored a season-high 19 points and the top-ranked Wildcats defeated the Trojans in Los Angeles to improve to 17-0 for the best start in school history.
Nick Johnson chipped in 15 points and Aaron Gordon had 12 for the Wildcats (17-0, 4-0).
The 1931-32 Wildcats held the previous school record for best start at 16-0.
Byron Wesley scored 18 points and reserve Strahinja Gavrilovic added a career-high 10 to lead USC (9-7, 0-3), which has lost three straight.
Arizona led just 48-43 with 8:30 to play, but outscored USC 25-10 the rest of the way.
UCLA 87, Arizona State 72: Kyle Anderson scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds while leading the Bruins to a victory over the Sun Devils in Los Angeles.
Anderson recorded his ninth double-double of the season as the Bruins (13-3, 2-1) beat the Sun Devils (13-4, 2-2) for the seventh time in their last eight games.
Jordan Adams scored 15 points, Bryce Alford added 13 and Norman Powell 11 points for the Bruins.
UCLA made a 14-0 run to take a 20-12 lead following a 3-pointer by Zach LaVine with 12:11 remaining in the opening half. LaVine made 8 of 12 field goals and scored 15 of his 19 in the first 20 minutes as the Bruins took a 50-33 advantage into the break.
The Bruins made 7 of 12 from 3-point range.
Jermaine Marshall had 25 points for ASU.
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