Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Late rally lifts No. 11 Xavier to upset of No. 2 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sean Miller knows what it feels like to take Xavier to the Elite Eight. Now he knows the bitter feeling of being on the other side. Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points and fed center Sean O'Mara for the game-winning layup with 44 seconds remaining as..." March 24

  • A year after Coach K, Oregon Ducks' Dillon Brooks has learned to play under the spotlight

    Oregonian "Dillon Brooks hasn't watched tape from the last time the Oregon Ducks lost in the NCAA Tournament. It was almost exactly a year ago. Elite Eight. Oklahoma 80, Oregon 68. Season over. Brooks had just seven points in the loss. He had as many turnovers -- three -- as field goals and fouled out..." March 23

  • No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr. asks Washington for release

    USA Today High School Sports "Michael Porter Jr. wants out of his scholarship at Washington. “I don’t know if we’ve asked yet because my dad is handling everything, but I’m definitely requesting a release,” Porter said Wednesday after being named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. “It’s coming.” A..." March 23

  • Oregon escapes as Michigan misses last-second shot

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was that close. Oregon defeated Michigan 69-68 in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center when Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr. missed a long jumper at the buzzer that would have won it. "I don't know about (being) worried," Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey said of his..." March 23

  • Third-seeded UCLA races past Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If this is indeed the road to the Final Four for UCLA, the Bruins will look back on their Sunday game as the one they had to win before they could challenge college basketball's bluebloods for the national championship. The lights were brighter and the stakes were..." March 20

  • Arizona's Alkins expects to play in Sweet 16 despite dislocated finger

    ESPN "Arizona guard Rawle Alkins dislocated his right index finger and sustained a minor fracture in the Wildcats' second-round win over St. Mary's. The freshman suffered the injury during the first half of the game amidst a scuffle for a defensive rebound. Rawle said the ball hit his finger, and..." March 19

  • Washington to hire Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins

    ESPN "Washington is expected to hire Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins as its next head coach, according to ESPN and CBS Sports. Hopkins will sign a 6-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Hopkins, 47, has worked under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse since 1996, and he also..." March 19

  • Baylor overcomes late deficit to top USC

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Baylor finally subdued the upstart USC Trojans. The third-seeded Bears overcame a four-point deficit late in the second half and ousted 11th-seeded USC 82-78 in second-round NCAA Tournament East Region action Sunday night at the BOK Center. Guard Manu Lecomte scored..." March 19

  • Dorsey 3-pointer rescues No. 3 seed Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Third-seeded Oregon needed a clutch shot to survive the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Tyler Dorsey drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to help the Ducks advance to the Sweet 16 with a dramatic 75-72 victory over 11th-seeded Rhode Island on Sunday in a..." March 19

  • UCLA advances past Kent State

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At one point, the score was almost as scary as the sight of Lonzo Ball crashing to the floor, but UCLA overcame both to beat Kent State 97-80 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at the Golden 1 Center. TJ Leaf scored 23 points for the..." March 18

  • Arizona rallies to beat Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Allonzo Trier didn't give up at halftime. No one would have blamed Trier for not feeling like it was going to be his day. The Arizona guard missed all four shots he took in the first half and committed two costly turnovers. But he didn't back down. Trier came out with..." March 18

  • Arizona powers past North Dakota

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Facing an opponent that thrives on a creating fast tempo and scoring in bunches, Arizona beat it at its own game. Along the way, the Wildcats unveiled the full potential of what this offense may be capable of doing. Arizona reached the 100-point plateau for the third time..." March 17

  • Alford won't rule out Indiana but says 'I love UCLA'

    USA Today "UCLA coach Steve Alford did not rule out the possibility of becoming the new head basketball coach at Indiana, where he helped lead the Hoosiers to a national title in 1987. Indiana on Thursday fired Tom Crean, prompting speculation that Indiana will pursue Alford, in his fourth season as..." March 17

  • Soaring Ducks blow by Gaels

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Oregon fans jumped out of their seats as Dillon Brooks drove to the basket for an emphatic dunk to punctuate a 93-77 victory over Iona in a first-round Midwest Regional game Friday at the Golden 1 Center. Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points for third-seeded Oregon (30-5),..." March 17

  • USC sinks No 6 seed SMU on Stewart 3-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- USC wouldn't go away and finally pulled off the upset of SMU. The 11th-seeded Trojans erased multiple double-digit deficits on their way to a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded SMU in the East Region on Friday at the BOK Center. Trojans guard Elijah Stewart hit a 3-pointer..." March 17

  • Cuonzo Martin signs 7-year deal with Missouri after resigning at Cal

    ESPN "Cuonzo Martin has agreed to become head coach at Missouri, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The deal is for seven years and a little more than $21 million. Earlier Wednesday, Martin resigned as head coach at Cal. Wyking Jones will serve as interim coach, the school announced. ESPN reported..." March 16

  • Lorenzo Romar fired as Washington head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Lorenzo Romar has been fired as head coach at Washington, sources confirmed to NBC Sports. Romar went 9-22 this past season despite having potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz on the roster, losing their last 13 games. Romar has missed the NCAA tournament the last six seasons despite having five..." March 16

  • Boatwright, McLaughlin help USC rally past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- USC had a few nervous hours on Selection Sunday, then had to endure a five-hour flight delay before arriving in Dayton late Monday night. The Trojans trailed by 15 points at halftime against Providence on Wednesday but managed to overcome it all to advance. Bennie..." March 16

  • Boise State upsets Utah in NIT

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Chandler Hutchison scored a career high 34 points and Marcus Dickinson added 12 to rally No. 6 seed Boise State for a 73-68 victory over No. 3 seed Utah in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. The Broncos trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half before..." March 15

  • Cal State Bakersfield ousts Cal from NIT

    The Sports Xchange "Dedrick Basile had the hot hand early to help eighth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield oust top-seeded and short-handed California 73-66 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesay night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Basile scored 13 of his 18 points early in the first half to generate a big..." March 15

  • LaVar Ball Family Home Burglarized During High School Game

    TMZ "The family home of LaVar Ball -- and his 3 superstar sons -- was hit by burglars in Chino Hills Tuesday night while LiAngelo and LaMelo were playing in a televised high school playoff game. TMZ Sports has learned ... neighbors heard a suspicious crash sound at the Ball home around 8 PM and..." March 15

  • Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly taking Missouri job

    SI "Cuonzo Martin has resigned from his position as head coach at California and is expected to take the same position at Missouri, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Cal announced Martin’s decision on Wednesday. Martin coached at Missouri State from 2008–2011 and is a native of East Saint Louis,..." March 15

  • No. 7 Arizona holds off No. 5 Oregon in Pac-12 final

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona sophomore guard Allonzo Trier left the court at T-Mobile Arena, arms raised, a trophy in one hand, soaking in cheers from the fans. His crazy journey of a season still has the most important act to come, but a moment such as this -- being the Most Outstanding Player of..." March 12

  • Oregon's Chris Boucher out for season with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "Oregon senior Chris Boucher -- the Ducks’ third-leading scorer, second-leading rebounder and leading shot-blocker -- suffered a torn ACL in Friday’s 73-65 Pac-12 Tournament semifinal victory over Cal that will sideline him for the rest of the season, a source confirmed to CBS..." March 12

  • Arizona's Trier questioned if he'd ever play again following suspension

    ESPN "To reassure those around him, Pac-12 tournament MVP and Arizona star Allonzo Trier would offer platitudes aimed to quell the drama surrounding his 19-game suspension for a failed performance-enhancing drug test. Trier, who said in a statement he "never knowingly" took a PED, touted his faith...." March 12

  • No. 5 Oregon disposes of Cal to reach Pac-12 final

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Dylan Ennis converted a three-point play with 22.6 seconds left to secure fifth-ranked and No. 1 seed Oregon's 73-65 victory over fifth-seeded Cal in a semifinal game of the Pac-12 tournament on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena. Ennis had 11 of his 16 points in the second half to..." March 11

  • Arizona tops UCLA to advance to Pac-12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona suffered one of its worst losses of the Sean Miller era when it played at Oregon earlier this season. The Wildcats will get a chance for revenge. Forward Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points and guard Allonzo Trier added 20 as seventh-ranked Arizona advanced to the..." March 11

  • UCLA’s Lonzo Ball won't face NCAA sanctions for apparel website

    USA Today "UCLA's Lonzo Ball won't face NCAA sanctions for his connection to a family apparel website that was using Ball’s image. UCLA asked the family to take down Ball’s photo from the website, bigballersbrand.com, after rival University of Southern California contacted UCLA about the matter in..." March 11

  • No. 7 Arizona rolls over Colorado in Pac-12 quarters

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen had not seen his 3-point shots go through the rim so much in quite a while. But it was only a matter of time. The 7-foot freshman broke out of his shooting slump en route to a team-high 20 points as the hot-shooting, seventh-ranked Wildcats..." March 10

  • No. 3 Bruins squeeze past Trojans

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points as third-ranked UCLA beat USC 76-74 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal game at the T-Mobile Arena. The Bruins, seeded third in the tournament, play second-seeded and seventh-ranked Arizona in a semifinal game Friday. Top-seeded..." March 10

  • Colorado overcomes Washington State in Pac-12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Colorado guard Derrick White scored 26 points and fueled a second-half run as the Buffaloes overcame a 19-point deficit to beat Washington State 73-63 in a Pac-12 tournament first-round game at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night. No. 7 seed Colorado (19-13) advances to play No. 2..." March 09

  • USC dumps Huskies, sets up showdown with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA will meet again after the Trojans advanced in the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday behind Chimezie Metu's 24 points and nine rebounds in a 78-73 win over Washington. USC's victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup Thursday against No. 3 UCLA at T-Mobile..." March 09

  • Oregon beats Arizona State in Pac-12 tournament

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Oregon often uses a small lineup, with Pac-12 player of the year Dillon Brooks as an undersized power forward, but that doesn't mean the Ducks can't rebound. Fifth-ranked Oregon clamped down on defense against Arizona State in the second half Thursday, gobbling up boards and..." March 09

  • Cal knocks off Utah in Pac-12 tournament

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- California guard Jabari Bird scored 18 points in the second half, including two free throws with 5.5 seconds left, to secure a 78-75 victory over Utah in a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. Charlie Moore and Bird combined for 35 points in the second half..." March 09

  • Arizona State outlasts Stanford in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Obinna Oleka scored a career-high 27 points with 13 rebounds to lead Arizona State to a 98-88 overtime victory over Stanford on Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Arizona State (15-17) scored on its first four possessions of the..." March 08

  • Cal survives scare but advances past Oregon State in Pac-12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "Fifth-seeded California kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive surviving a scare by No. 12 seed Oregon State, winning 67-62 Wednesday in a first round game of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. The Golden Bears, led by Jabari Bird's 20 points, improved to 20-11. They play No. 4 seed Utah in a..." March 08

  • LaVar Ball Doubles Down on His Thoughts That Lonzo is Better Than Steph Curry Right Now

    Black Sports Online "LaVar Ball is setting a high expectation for his son. Steph Curry is one of the best players in NBA. At worst he is a top 10 player, at best top 5. But, according to LaVar Ball, his son a college freshman is better than Steph Curry right now. Lavar appeared on FS1’s Undisputed with Skip..." March 07

  • No. 3 UCLA surges past Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Aaron Holiday came off the bench to lead a second-half surge for shorthanded UCLA, helping the third-ranked Bruins end the regular season with a 77-68 victory over Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Holiday scored 16 points for UCLA..." March 05

  • Markelle Fultz: I want to be the best to ever play

    Bleacher Report "An hour after the final home game of his four-month college basketball career, the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA draft swings open the glass door to JOEY Kitchen, an upscale joint a mile from Alaska Airlines Arena. It’s just after 9 p.m. on a Saturday in Seattle, and JOEY is juiced. But Markelle..." March 05

  • Colorado earns rugged win over Cal

    The Sports Xchange "With Pac-12 tournament seedings on the line and a potential invite to the NCAA Tournament at stake, Colorado earned a rugged 54-46 win over California on Saturday at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Derrick White scored 17 points, including a fall-away 3-pointer with the shot clock..." March 04

  • Bonam paces Utah past Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "Lorenzo Bonam scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field to lead Utah to a 67-59 win over Stanford in a Pac-12 game Saturday in Salt Lake City. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points and six rebounds for the Utes, who won their third consecutive game to improve to 20-10 overall and..." March 04

  • No. 7 Arizona clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "The hallmarks of Sean Miller's eight seasons at Arizona have been defense and rebounding. Those came to the forefront in the second half Saturday as the No. 7 Wildcats claimed a share of the Pac-12 title with a 73-60 victory over Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. "Our defense was the..." March 04

  • USC routs Washington behind McLaughlin

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin had 22 points, nine assists and four steals, leading USC to a 74-58 victory over visiting Washington on Saturday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Chimezie Metu scored 17 points for USC (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12), which concluded the regular season with back-to-back wins after..." March 04

  • No. 6 Oregon routs Oregon State to claim Pac-12 title share

    The Sports Xchange "CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The sixth conference championship in Oregon history marked the first back-to-back titles for the Ducks. Junior forward Dillon Brooks scored 25 points as sixth-ranked Oregon clinched a share of the Pac-12 championship on Saturday afternoon with an 80-59 win over Oregon..." March 04

  • Colorado pulls away from Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "Colorado made 16 of its first 18 shots from the field in the second half and turned a close game into a 91-72 rout of Stanford on Thursday night in a Pac-12 game at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Six players scored in double figures for the Buffaloes (17-13, 7-10), led by Xavier..." March 03

  • Utah shuts down California 74-44

    The Sports Xchange "Sedrick Barefield led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points as Utah defeated California 74-44 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. Kyle Kuzma and David Collette each had 12 points and Lorenzo Bonam added 11 points and seven rebounds for Utah (19-10, 10-7 Pac-12). Grant Mullins was..." March 03

  • Lonzo Ball Needs to Be Careful - His Dad Could End up Costing Him NBA Money

    The Big Lead "Lonzo Ball is 19, the best freshman UCLA has had since Kevin Love, and the point guard is poised to lead the Bruins to a title in the next six weeks. Except his pageant dad, Lavar Ball, keeps yapping to the media with unbelievably dumb comments: My son is better than Stephen Curry, Lonzo needs..." March 03

  • Lonzo Ball’s dad to NBA teams: 'Why shouldn’t he be No. 1? He’s earned it.'

    USA Today "LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, has been outspoken about his son, and he has no intention of back down. Earlier this week, LaVar said that Lonzo would be the first player drafted with his own brand. He’s also claimed that his son is currently better than two-time MVP Steph..." March 03

  • McLaughlin just misses triple-double in USC's win

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin's 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds enabled USC to snap a four-game losing streak with an 87-64 pasting of Washington State on Wednesday in a Pac-12 game at Galen Center in Los Angeles. Three other players hit in double figures for the Trojans (22-8, 9-8). Chimezie..." March 02

  • UCLA blows by Washington for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA senior Bryce Alford made eight 3-pointers and moved to the brink of the school's all-time record while leading the third-ranked Bruins to a 98-66 victory over Washington in a Pac-12 Conference game Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Alford scored 29 points for UCLA,..." March 02

  • Lonzo Ball's father compares son's branding power to Michael Jordan, Nike

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, has routinely caused a stir when talking about his son, most recently last week when he told an Arizona radio station that his son would only play in the NBA for the Lakers -- comments he quickly walked back. If you thought that would..." February 28

  • Lonzo Ball not bothered by father's comments regarding Curry, Lakers

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, doesn’t shy away from giving his opinion about anything related to his son, the star of the No. 5 UCLA men’s basketball team. But he's a bit much, even with an extremely talented son projected to be a top-three pick in June’s NBA draft. LaVar said last week that..." February 26

  • LaVar Ball Walked Back Comment That Lonzo Ball Will Only Play For The Lakers

    The Big Lead "UCLA star Lonzo Ball looks like he will be a Top 5 pick in the NBA Draft. His hometown Los Angeles Lakers have a good chance of picking in the Top 5. His father LaVar Ball had to walk back his comment to ESPN about his son only playing for the Lakers. “All I said was that my boy is going to..." February 26

  • Arizona State sends USC to fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "Kodi Justice had a career-high 22 points and six 3-pointers and Arizona State scored the final seven points for an 83-82 Pac-12 victory over USC on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State guard Tra Holder hit a layup with 29.1 seconds left to bring the Sun Devils within..." February 26

  • Cougars hold off rival Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Josh Hawkinson put up 22 points and seven rebounds, helping Washington State beat rival Washington 79-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday night at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. Charles Callison scored 18 points for Washington State (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu scored 15 points...." February 26

  • Cal rolls over Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "Ivan Rabb posted 16 points and nine rebounds to lead California to a 76-46 victory over visiting Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference game Friday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Sam Singer came off the bench to score 14 points for Cal (19-9, 10-6 Pac-12), which snapped a three-game..." February 25

  • No. 6 Oregon gets tip, beats Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 6 Oregon is finding new and interesting ways to produce game-winning shots. On Thursday, the Ducks used a relatively straightforward approach, as a 3-pointer by Dillon Brooks with 0.2 of a second remaining gave Oregon a 68-65 victory over California. The path to..." February 25

  • No. 5 UCLA beats No. 4 Arizona in Pac-12 showdown

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball, told a Tucson radio station Saturday, "My boy don't lose to people two times in a row." Lonzo and the Bruins proved him right -- again. In a Pac-12 showdown featuring the best rivalry in the West over the..." February 25

  • No. 5 Bruins outmuscle Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "TEMPE, Ariz. -- UCLA loves the perimeter game, as its 285 3-pointers this season attest. But in the right situation, the Bruins can still pound, pound, pound the ball inside. UCLA freshman forward TJ Leaf scored 25 points, freshman center Ike Anigbogu had a career-high 12 and the No. 5..." February 24

  • No. 4 Arizona tops USC ahead of battle with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 4 Arizona will be riding a wave of momentum heading into a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA. Guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points for the hot-shooting Wildcats, who stayed in control of the Pac-12 race by beating USC 90-77 on Thursday night...." February 24

  • Utah shuts down Colorado once again

    The Sports Xchange "BOULDER, Colo. -- Kyle Kuzma scored 25 points and David Collette added 14 to lift Utah to an 86-81 victory over Colorado on Thursday night. Lorenzo Bonam added 12 points for the Utes before fouling out in the final seconds. Utah (18-10, 9-7 Pac-12) earned its seventh straight victory over..." February 24

  • Utah suspends Devon Daniels for conduct detrimental to team

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah basketball team has suspended the player who has made the most starts for the team this season. Freshman wing Devon Daniels, 18, did not travel to Colorado for Utah's game against the Buffaloes on Thursday evening and has been suspended indefinitely, according to a terse release from..." February 24

  • Brooks beats buzzer to lift No. 6 Oregon over Cal

    The Sports Xchange "BERKELEY, Calif. -- Dillon Brooks did it again. On Nov. 22 in Maui, the Oregon star hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime to break a tie in what would become a 69-65 victory over Tennessee. On Dec. 28 in Eugene, Ore., Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 of second left to give..." February 23

  • Stanford eases past Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "Reid Travis scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Stanford beat Oregon State 79-66 on Wednesday in a Pac-12 Conference game at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. Marcus Allen also scored 17 points for Stanford (14-13, 6-9 Pac-12), which will play host to No. 6 Oregon on..." February 23

  • No. 6 UCLA steamrolls rival USC

    The Sports Xchange "Bryce Alford poured in 26 points as No. 6 UCLA rolled over rival USC to avenge one of its losses with a 102-70 victory Saturday night at a raucous Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. All five starters scored in double figures for UCLA (24-3, 11-3 Pac-12), which shot 53.8 percent, amassed a huge..." February 19

  • Thompson's game-winner lifts Oregon State by Utah

    The Sports Xchange "Stephen Thompson Jr. scored the winning basket with 11 seconds to play to help Oregon State end its 15-game losing streak with a 68-67 victory over Utah in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Thompson scored 31 points for Oregon State (5-23, 1-14 Pac-12),..." February 19

  • Stanford tops rival Cal

    The Sports Xchange "Dorian Pickens scored 23 points to help Stanford upset rival Cal 73-68 in a Pac-12 Conference game Friday night at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. Reid Travis posted 19 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (13-13, 5-9 Pac-12), which had lost five of six. Marcus Allen added 11 points for..." February 18

  • Brooks scores 23, No. 7 Ducks wipe out Buffaloes

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon will carry the NCAA's longest home winning streak into next season. Junior forward Dillon Brooks scored 23 points as No. 7 Oregon finished off a second straight unbeaten home schedule with a 101-73 victory over Colorado on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena...." February 18

  • Washington State roars past Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "Washington State center Conor Clifford had 19 points and Josh Hawkinson notched his school-record 54th career double-double as the Cougars pulled away for a 86-71 Pac-12 victory over Arizona State on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. Clifford had three layups and guard Malachi..." February 18

  • Markkanen helps No. 5 Arizona defeat Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Two of the best freshmen in the country -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen and Washington guard Markelle Fultz -- played to a scoring standstill but as usual, Markkanen's team won. Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, guard Allonzo Trier scored 21 and the No. 5 Wildcats held on to beat..." February 18

  • Colorado keeps Oregon State winless in Pac-12

    The Sports Xchange "Derrick White scored 20 points to help Colorado hold on for a 60-52 victory over Oregon State in a Pac-12 game on Thursday night at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Xavier Johnson scored 17 points for Colorado (16-11, 6-8 Pac-12). George King had seven points and seven rebounds...." February 17

  • No. 7 Oregon throttles Utah

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- With five players averaging in double digits, Oregon is a tough team to scout. On Thursday, it was junior forward Dillon Brooks leading the way with 20 points as the seventh-ranked Ducks defeated Utah 79-61 on Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Junior forward..." February 17

  • No. 5 Arizona wipes out Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen is an unusual player, a 7-footer who shoots nearly 50 percent from 3-point range. But to bust a four-game slump, he needed to get closer to the basket. Markkanen, a freshman from Finland, got tough in the paint with a double-double Thursday night, and..." February 17

  • Sun Devils survive wild ending at Washington

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Arizona State guard Torian Graham scored 29 points and guard Tra Holder added 21 in the Sun Devils' 83-81 Pac-12 victory over Washington on Thusday in a game that featured a wild final 10 seconds. Sun Devils forward Obinna Oleka blocked a drive by Markelle Fultz with 20.6 seconds..." February 17

  • Sources: Utah, UNLV, Ole Miss, and Rice to headline 2017 MGM Grand Main Event

    Fanrag Sports "Utah, UNLV, Ole Miss, and Rice will headline the 2017 MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas, sources told FanRag Sports on Wednesday morning. Utah will play Ole Miss and UNLV will face Rice on Monday Nov. 20th with the winners and losers facing each other on Wednesday Nov. 22nd. This will be the..." February 14

  • Colorado takes control in rout of Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Derrick White scored 23 points and Colorado went on a 13-0 run late in the first half to take control from Washington State and the Buffaloes defeated the Cougars 81-49 on Sunday night at Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colo. White scored 11 of his points in the first half as the..." February 13

  • Brooks, Dorsey carry No. 5 Oregon past USC

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller grumbled about his defense and rebounding after the last game. Message received. With Arizona's top two scoring threats mostly silent Saturday night, the No. 9 Wildcats took care of business at the other end of the court as they beat Cal 62-57..." February 12

  • Brooks, Dorsey carry No. 5 Oregon past USC

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Dorsey wasn't leaving his hometown without a win. The Oregon sophomore guard made two 3-pointers in the final three minutes to lift No. 5 Oregon to a 81-70 win over USC on Saturday night at the Galen Center. Dorsey, a Los Angeles native, finished with 19 points as the..." February 12

  • UCLA adds to stacked recruiting class with 4-star F Chris Smith

    Scout "The 2017 recruit Chris Smith just verbally committed to UCLA, he tells Scout. Smith, a standout at Huntington (W.V.) Prep, took an official visit to UCLA this week and was at their big win over Oregon on Thursday. "I've been working on my list for a while," Smith said. "I trimmed it down to..." February 12

  • Ball leads No. 10 UCLA past Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball scored 22 points with nine assists and seven rebounds to lead the No. 10 Bruins to a 78-60 victory over Oregon State in a Pac-12 game on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. Showing balance, UCLA (23-3, 10-3 Pac-12) had seven players other than Ball score at least..." February 12

  • Washington suspends Malik Dime indefinitely following fan altercation

    Tacoma News Tribune "Malik Dime, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, has been suspended indefinitely after he slapped two fans in Colorado’s student section during Washington’s 81-66 loss on Thursday night. Dime, who hasn’t played since Jan. 7 due to a broken pinky on his right hand, walked from UW’s bench to the student..." February 11

  • Utes rout short-handed Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Devon Daniels and Parker Van Dyke scored 16 points apiece to help Utah cruise to an 85-61 victory over Washington on Saturday. David Collette added 14 points while Kyle Kuzma chipped 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season. Utah (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12) earned its fourth..." February 11

  • Arizona State polishes off Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "TEMPE, Ariz. -- Torian Graham had 24 points and six 3-pointers and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 21.4 seconds remaining to help Arizona State to a 75-69 Pac-12 win over Stanford on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Tra Holder and Shannon Evans II made two free throws apiece in the final 12.4..." February 11

  • Utah holds of Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward David Collette scored 22 points and helped Utah hold off Washington State in a 74-70 win Thursday at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Senior guard Lorenzo Bonam added 13 points, and junior forward Kyle Kuzma finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the..." February 10

  • Colorado upends Fultz-less Washington

    The Sports Xchange "In a Pac-12 game notable for who didn't play more so than for who did, Colorado avenged a January loss to Washington with an 81-66 victory Thursday night at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Six players reached double figures for the Buffaloes (14-11, 4-8), led by George King's 21 points..." February 10

  • Aaron-led USC rolls over Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "Shaqquan Aaron came off the bench to post 24 points and six rebounds, leading USC to a 95-63 victory over visiting Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference game Thursday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Bennie Boatwright scored 16 points for USC (21-4, 8-4 Pac-12). Elijah Stewart scored..." February 10

  • No. 10 Bruins rally past No. 5 Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Playing the No. 5 team in the country in front of a sellout crowd gave UCLA star freshman Lonzo Ball an idea of what it will be like in the NCAA Tournament. Ball and guard Aaron Holiday each scored 15 points as the 10th-ranked Bruins rallied from a 15-point, second-half..." February 10

  • Washington's Malik Dime slaps heckling Colorado students

    CBS Sports "Washington's top shot-blocker this season, Malik Dime, reportedly slapped two heckling fans in the face Thursday night during the Huskies' 81-66 loss at Colorado in Boulder. Dime, who was sitting out a ninth straight game because of a broken finger, walked from the bench over to the Colorado..." February 10

  • Mullins, Rabb lead Cal to blowout win over Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "California guard Grant Mullins had 18 points on six 3-pointers and center Ivan Rabb had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the Bears' dominating 68-43 Pac-12 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Mullins made his first six 3-point attempts, the..." February 09

  • No. 9 Arizona struggles to shake off Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona was looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Oregon, playing a Stanford team it beat earlier this season by 39 points. Instead, the ninth-ranked Wildcats nearly lost again. Arizona couldn't shake Stanford, needing clutch free-throw shooting and a big..." February 09

  • UCLA recruit LaMelo Ball scores 92 points in high school game

    Larry Brown Sports "College basketball fans already know how good UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is, but what’s scary is that his youngest brother may be even better. LaMelo Ball, a sophomore at Chino Hills High School in Southern California and the third of three talented basketball-playing Ball brothers, scored 92..." February 08

  • California travel ban on Kansas affecting KU basketball; LGBT rights group seeks repeal of ‘religious freedom’ law

    Lawrence Journal World "There will be no Jayhawk basketball games with the University of California anytime soon, largely due to a law Kansas enacted last year that the state of California has said discriminates against the LGBT community. University of Kansas officials confirmed Friday that athletic teams from public..." February 08

  • Ball, No. 11 UCLA overpower Fultz, Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz played to a statistical draw. Their teams did not. Ball had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in a marquee matchup of freshmen point guards, leading No. 11 UCLA to a 107-66 victory over Washington on Saturday night in Seattle. More than..." February 05

  • Cal holds off Colorado

    The Sports Xchange "Charlie Moore scored 17 points and tied his career high with eight assists, leading California to a 77-66 victory over visiting Colorado in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Grant Mullins scored 16 points for Cal (17-6, 8-3 Pac-12), which has won four in a..." February 05

  • Stanford's Travis leads Cardinal over Utes

    The Sports Xchange "Reid Travis scored 26 points to lead Stanford to an 81-75 victory over Utah in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. Dorian Pickens and Robert Cartwright scored 14 points apiece for Stanford (12-11, 4-7 Pac-12). Marcus Allen added 13 points. Tyler..." February 04

  • No. 13 Ducks use 3-point barrage to rout No. 5 Wildcats

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon celebrated the NCAA's longest home winning streak in style. Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey scored 23 points as the 13th-ranked moved into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with a 85-58 win over fifth-ranked Arizona on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena...." February 04

  • Arizona State hands Oregon State 11th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "Guards Torian Graham and Shannon Evans II had 21 points and four 3-pointers apiece in the Sun Devils' 81-68 Pac-12 victory over the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday. Guards Tra Holder had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and guard Kodi Justice had..." February 04

  • Metu lifts USC to rare Pac-12 road sweep

    The Sports Xchange "USC sophomore forward Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 29 points as the Trojans beat Washington State 86-77 on Saturday night in Pullman, Wash., completing their first weekly conference road sweep since 2011. Metu made 12 of 14 shots from the field and pulled down eight rebounds for USC..." February 04

  • Cal outlasts Utah in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "Jabari Bird scored 26 points and made big baskets late to help California beat Utah 77-75 in a double-overtime thriller Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference game at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Charlie Moore had 17 points and seven assists for Cal (16-6, 7-3 Pac-12). Ivan Rabb had 12..." February 03

  • No. 5 Arizona responds after trailing at halftime

    The Sports Xchange "The table is set. Fifth-ranked Arizona warmed up for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown at second-place Oregon with a 71-54 victory Thursday against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., although it took the Wildcats until the second half to get hot. Arizona guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high..." February 03

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