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Pac-12 basketball: Arizona’s winning streak is now 12 vs. Stanford

Gabe York

Arizona guard Gabe York reacts after making a three-point shot against Stanford during the second half Thursday night.

(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Gabe York made a long three-pointer with 8:24 left on the way to 19 points, and No. 12 Arizona survived a Stanford rally midway through the second half for a 71-57 victory Thursday night at Palo Alto.

Ryan Anderson added 18 points on seven-for-seven shooting and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (16-3, 4-2 Pac-12) in their 12th consecutive win against the Cardinal dating to a loss on Jan. 4, 2009.

Grant Verhoeven provided a big lift in the second half for Stanford (10-7, 3-3), but the Cardinal went cold when it counted as Arizona pulled away for good.

Verhoeven’s three-point play with 15:35 remaining pulled Stanford within 39-37, then he converted another three-point play and took a charge.

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Stanford then made two of its next 14 field goal tries and went nearly nine minutes between baskets.

Arizona’s Kadeem Allen went down in the corner by his team’s bench with 10:55 left then briefly left for the locker room before returning.

at California 75, Arizona State 70: Jaylen Brown scored five points of his 17 points over the final 80 seconds and the Bears held off a late surge to end a three-game losing streak.

Cal (13-6, 3-3 Pac-12) led by 14 midway through the second half before the Sun Devils (11-8, 1-5) stormed back to tie the game at 65 with 2:25 remaining. Cal freshman Ivan Rabb made a tiebreaking free throw then blocked a shot at the other end. After Brown made one of two free throw attempts, the Bears blocked another shot and Brown followed with a fastbreak layup to make it 69-64.

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Cal made six of six from the foul line inside 27 seconds to ice it.

Rabb finished with a season-high 20 points with eight rebounds and six assists for the Bears. Obinna Oleka had 14 points and six rebounds, and Eric Jacobsen added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Sun Devils.

Utah 92, at Washington State 71: Jordan Loveridge scored 22 points and Brandon Taylor added 21 as the Utes handed the Cougars their fourth loss in a row.

Utah (14-5, 3-3 Pac-12) has won two in a row and three of four, evening its conference record after starting 0-2 in league play.

The Utes, who had not scored more than 59 points in the previous four games, scored 43 in the first half against Washington State (9-9, 1-5).


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