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Pac-12 basketball roundup: Tyler Bey’s double-double leads Colorado past Utah

Tyler Bey, tyler bey, jayce johnson
Colorado guard Tyler Bey, right, collects a loose ball as Utah center Jayce Johnson defends during the first half on Saturday.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Tyler Bey tallied his 12th double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and snagging 10 rebounds in Colorado’s 71-63 win against Utah on Saturday.

Colorado (17-11, 8-8 Pac-12) took a nine-point halftime lead and stayed in front after intermission thanks to 15 points from Evan Battey and some cold shooting from both sides.

Utah (15-13, 9-7), which shoots a conference-best 39.6 percent from 3-point distance, was held to just five makes on 26 attempts (19 percent).

The Utes fell behind 8-0, failing to score until Timmy Allen’s bucket at the 15:05 mark. Allen, who returned after a back injury sidelined him for two games, hit two more shots to spark a 9-0 run that gave the Utes a 9-8 lead when Sedrick Barefield capped the run with a 3-pointer. The Buffaloes took the lead for good on Tyler Bey’s dunk with 9:25 left before halftime.

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Barefield paced the Utes with 19 points, while Allen scored 11.

at California 76, Washington State 59: Darius McNeill scored 17 points to lead four California players in double figures and the Golden Bears beat Washington State, 76-69, on Saturday.

Paris Austin added 12 points while Justice Sueing and Connor Vanover scored 10 apiece for California (7-22, 2-15 Pac-12).

The Bears have won back-to-back games after a school-record 16-game losing streak.

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CJ Elleby had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Robert Franks added 18 points and 12 boards for Washington State. The Cougars (11-18, 4-12) have lost four of five.

at Oregon 73, Arizona 47: Freshman Louis King scored 14 points and Oregon used two 12-0 runs in the second half to dominate Arizona 73-47 on Saturday night.

Payton Pritchard and Will Richardson added 12 points each and Francis Okoro had 10 for the Ducks (17-12, 8-8 Pac-12), who outscored the Wildcats 42-16 in the second half after being tied at the break.

Oregon held Arizona (17-13, 8-9) to 19.2 percent shooting in the second half, including 1 of 12 from 3-point range. Meanwhile, the Ducks shot 57.7 percent after halftime and matched the Wildcats with 36 rebounds, led by King and Okoro with seven each.


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