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Pac-12 basketball roundup: Oregon State holds off Cal 79-71; Washington State beats Arizona; ASU hands Washington first Pac-12 loss

California’s Paris Austin (3) looks to pass as Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) and Ethan Tho
California’s Paris Austin (3) looks to pass as Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) and Ethan Thompson (5), right, defend during the first half on Saturday.
(Amanda Loman / Associated Press)

Ethan Thompson scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists as Oregon State beat California 79-71 on Saturday afternoon.

Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 21 with three 3-pointers and Tres Tinkle added 19 points and three steals for the Beavers (15-8, 7-4 Pac-12).

Justice Sueing and Darius McNeill each scored 16 points and Connor Vanover tied a career-high with 15 points and added four blocks for the Golden Bears (5-18, 0-11), who have lost 12 straight games.

Washington State 69, at Arizona 55: Robert Franks matched his career high for the second straight game with 34 points and Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55 on Saturday night.

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Washington State (10-4, 3-8 Pac-12) swept the Arizona schools on the road for the first time since the 2006-07 season and won in Tucson for the first time since Jan. 8, 2010.

Arizona (14-10, 5-6) never led in its fifth straight loss, the Wildcats’ longest losing streak since 1983-84, Lute Olsen’s first season as coach.

at Arizona State 75, Washington 63: Romello White scored 17 points, Luguentz Dort added 15 and Arizona State handed Washington its first Pac-12 loss, 75-63 on Saturday night.

The Sun Devils (16-7, 7-4 Pac-12) faced what felt like a must-win game after a disheartening loss to Washington State on Thursday night. They played with more energy and were better at both ends of the floor against the first-place Huskies, building an 18-point lead before holding off a late Washington charge.

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Arizona State shot 62 percent against the Pac-12’s leader in field-goal percentage defense to overcome 24 turnovers and end Washington’s 12-game winning streak.

White missed the second half of Thursday’s game with a leg injury, but showed no ill effects against Washington. He went 8 for 9 from the floor, helping the Sun Devils outscore Washington 42-20 in the paint.

Washington (19-5, 10-1) clicked on all cylinders in a win against Arizona on Thursday, but sputtered through most of the road trip’s second game.


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