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Pac-12: Huskies hold off UCLA to remain tied for first place

Washington's David Crisp (1) looks to pass under pressure from UCLA's Aaron Holiday, back, and Tony Parker. (Associated Press)
Washington's David Crisp (1) looks to pass under pressure from UCLA's Aaron Holiday, back, and Tony Parker. (Associated Press)

Andrew Andrews hit the go-ahead free throws with 3 seconds remaining, and Washington held off a furious rally by UCLA’s Bryce Alford over the final 5 1/2 minutes to win 86-84 Thursday night at Los Angeles and remain tied atop the Pac-12 standings.

Noah Dickerson led six Huskies in double figures with 15 points. Andrews added 12 points and Marquese Chriss also had 12 before fouling out.

Alford scored 17 of his game-high 28 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, rallying UCLA from an 18-point, second-half deficit to an 82-79 lead. After the Huskies went up 84-82, Alford hit a jumper for another tie at 84-all.

But Tony Parker fouled Andrews, who made both. Isaac Hamilton’s jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.

Hamilton added 17 points and Parker had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins (12-9, 3-5 Pac-12), who lost their second straight.

The Huskies (14-6, 6-2) remained tied with No. 23 Oregon atop the league standings after the Ducks beat 18th-ranked Arizona.

The Bruins trailed by 19 in the first, when they shot 33 percent.

The Huskies shot 51 percent in the first half when they led 51-33 at the break. They hit six 3-pointers, using the long-range baskets to go on runs of 10-0 and 8-0 en route to their largest lead of 19 points.

Parker’s early struggles epitomized the Bruins’ problems in the first half. He missed his first four shots and made just 1 of 6 free throws. Big man Thomas Welsh was ineffective, too. He had just two points and three rebounds in the half.

(23) Oregon 83, (18) Arizona 75: Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and the Ducks ended the Wildcats’ 49-game home winning streak with a victory at Tucson, Arizona.

Dwayne Benjamin added 15, Elgin Cook 13 and Tyler Dorsey 12 for the Ducks (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12), who entered the game tied for first in the Pac-12.

Ryan Anderson scored 22 and Gabe York 18 for the Wildcats (16-5, 4-4), who lost at home for the first time since California beat them 77-69 on Feb. 10, 2013. It was the longest active home winning streak in the country.

The Ducks outscored Arizona 19-11 over the final 6 1/2 minutes.

The Wildcats committed 19 turnovers to Oregon’s six.

Arizona State 86, Oregon State 68: Obinna Oleka’s 17 points led five players in double figures as the Sun Devils cruised to a win over the Beavers at Tempe, Arizona.

Six of Gerry Blakes’ 16 points came on a pair of 3-pointers at the shot clock buzzer, one in each half. Willie Atwood added 13 points as the Sun Devils (12-9 overall, 2-6 in Pac-12) won for just the second time in eight games.

The Sun Devils led by as many as 27 points and only trailed once, 2-0, in the game. Guard Tra Holder finished with eight assists and six rebounds.

Oregon State (12-7, 3-5) has lost four of its last five games. Gary Payton II, the Beavers’ do-everything guard who came in as the only player in the top 10 of the Pac-12 in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals, was held to two points and didn’t score until midway through the second half.


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