No. 15 Oregon is upset by California, 63-61
Ryan Anderson converted a three-point play with 1:01 remaining and California ended a six-game losing streak Thursday night by defeating No. 15 Oregon, 63-61, at Berkeley.
The Golden Bears, 13-12 overall, 5-8 Pac-10, held the Ducks (20-6, 8-6) scoreless for the final 4:31 -- including misses by Bryce Taylor and Chamberlain Oguchi in the final seconds -- to win for the first time since Jan. 18 at Oregon State.
Anderson led the way for California with 18 points, Patrick Christopher had a career-high 16 and Omar Wilkes 10.
Tajuan Porter scored 14 points to lead the Ducks, who have lost five of seven. Aaron Brooks had 12 points and Taylor 11.
The Golden Bears appeared unlikely to end their skid after falling behind by 12 points midway through the first half. But they ended the half on a 17-0 run and then withstood the Ducks early in the second to rally for the win.
Stanford 70, Oregon State 55 -- The Cardinal (16-8, 8-5), which fell out of the top 25 this week after suffering back-to-back losses to Washington State and Washington, defeated the Beavers (10-17, 2-12) for the 14th consecutive time at Maples Pavilion dating to 1992-93.
Since beating then-No. 3 UCLA on Jan. 27, Stanford had lost three of four overall to put its postseason hopes in doubt.
Oregon State shot only 32.3% from the field, trailed the entire game and was outrebounded, 42-29.
Marcel Jones led the Beavers with 13 points.
Sasa Cuic, Oregon State’s second-leading scorer, missed all 10 of his shots from the field and was held scoreless for the second time in four games.
No. 10 Arizona State 68, USC 57 -- Aubree Johnson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and the Sun Devils (24-3, 14-2 Pac-10) won for the 13th time in 14 games.
Jamie Hagiya scored 15 points for the Trojans (15-10, 9-6), who had won nine of 11.
Arizona 66, UCLA 63 -- Malia O’Neal made two free throws with 0.8 seconds remaining and the Wildcats (10-18, 4-12) held off the Bruins at Pauley Pavilion.
Noelle Quinn led UCLA (13-14, 7-8) with 17 points.