Gabe York scored 22 points, Allonzo Trier had 20 and No. 8 Arizona outlasted Arizona State, 94-82, Sunday at Tempe, Ariz., in the teams’ Pacific-12 Conference opener.
Arizona (13-1) dominated inside in the first half and built a 16-point lead in the second half on a barrage of three-point baskets. The Wildcats shot 55% overall and made seven of 12 three-point shots, including five of eight in the second half.
The Sun Devils (10-4) cut the Wildcats’ lead to six points with three minutes left but couldn’t climb all the way back. York made three three-pointers during a big second-half run and made eight free throws in the final 1 minute 18 seconds, including four on two technical fouls against Coach Bobby Hurley, who was ejected.
Tra Holder had 24 points and Obinna Oleka had 17 for the Sun Devils.
Hurley was ejected after a string of foul calls sent the Wildcats to the free-throw line. Arizona made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 78 seconds to seal the victory.
Hurley continued screaming at the officials as he left the court.
at California 71, No. 21 Utah 58: Ivan Rabb scored 11 points in the final 6:45 to help the Golden Bears (12-3, 2-0 in Pac-12) pull off the upset. Rabb finished with 19 points.
Jakob Poeltl led the Utes (11-4, 0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
After Utah cut the deficit to 52-48 with 7:08 to play, Cal scored six consecutive points.
Kevin Taylor made two free throws for the Utes but Rabb scored Cal’s next eight points.
Colorado 56, at Stanford 55: Josh Scott had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Buffaloes (12-3, 1-1), who extended their winning streak over the Cardinal (8-5, 1-1) to five games.
Michael Humphrey scored 19 points for Stanford, which had won three games in a row and six of seven.
It was the 30th double-double for Scott and his sixth in the last 11 games. His layup with 41 seconds remaining proved to be the difference
at Oregon State 70, Oregon 57: Tres Tinkle scored 19 points, Olaf Schaftenaar had 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds, and Gary Payton II had 12 points and six assists for the Beavers (10-2) in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Chris Boucher scored 14 points to lead the Ducks (11-3), who had a winning streak ended at four games. Dillon Brooks scored 13 points.
Oregon State, which won its fourth game in a row, shot 44.4% from the field. Oregon shot 35.8%.