Pac-12 basketball: Oregon edges Stanford, 73-70

Victory gives Ducks third seeding and a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament

Dwayne Benjamin made one of two free throws with 14 seconds remaining Sunday to give Oregon the lead in a 73-70 victory over Stanford at Palo Alto to clinch the third seeding and a first-round bye in the upcoming Pac-12 Conference tournament.

Joseph Young, who scored 21 points, sank a pair of free throws with three seconds left after a missed Stanford shot.

Elgin Cook also scored 21 points for the Ducks, who won their fourth straight and eight of nine overall. Benjamin finished with 15 points.

Chasson Randle scored 17 points to lead the Cardinal, who fell to fifth place in the Pac-12. Stefan Nastic added 16 points, Marcus Allen 14 and Anthony Brown 11.

Brown gave Stanford a 60-59 edge on a driving layup with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest. He extended the lead a minute later with a short jumper.

Oregon kept coming, though, and tied the game on Benjamin's three-point shot from the corner with 3:26 left. The Ducks took the lead moments later when Jordan Bell blocked a shot at one end of the court and got a dunk at the other end.

at California 73, Oregon State 56: Jordan Mathews scored 17 points, Jabari Bird had 14 and the Golden Bears used a big run in the second half to pull away for the victory at Berkeley. After trailing 44-36 with 13 minutes left, the Bears scored 15 consecutive points and outscored the Beavers 24-2 over a six-minute span to take the lead for good. Malcolm Duvivier had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Oregon State.

at Colorado 87, Arizona State 81: Askia Booker scored 29 points, his most ever at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, leading the Buffaloes past the Sun Devils in his final home game. Josh Scott added 14 points for the Buffaloes, who snapped a three-game skid. They had their second-best shooting percentage — 59.2 — since joining the conference four years ago. That came on the heels of a seven-game stretch in which they had shot below 40% from the floor. The Sun Devils fell behind by nine points three times but battled back every time and took a 74-73 lead on Eric Jacobsen's putback with 3:20 remaining.

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