Arizona State upsets USC 77-72
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit six of Arizona State’s 14 3-pointers and scored 27 points as the sixth-seeded Sun Devils upset USC, the No. 3 seed, 77-72 in a Pac-12 Conference tournament quarterfinal. The Sun Devils (22-11) will face Arizona in the second of Friday’s semifinal. Arizona State stunned the Wildcats on a 60-foot shot at the buzzer by Cambridge February 25 in Tucson.
No. 8 Arizona pulls away from Stanford, reaches Pac-12 semis
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oumar Ballo scored 24 points and No. 8 Arizona broke away late, beating Stanford 95-84 to reach the Pac-12 Conference Tournament semifinals. Cedric Henderson Jr. had 23 points and Azuolas Tubelis added 20 for the Wildcats, who are 26-6. They will play either Arizona State or Southern California on Friday night. Tommy Lloyd won his 59th game at Arizona, the most victories in a coach’s first two seasons. Former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge held the previous mark. Courtney Ramey had 15 points for Arizona, which used a 12-2 run to take a 92-78 lead. The Wildcats shot 64%. Spencer Jones scored 22 points for Stanford, which finished at 14-19.
Oregon closes on 7-0 run, beats WSU 75-70 in Pac-12 tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Keeshawn Barthelemy and Jermaine Couisnard each scored 17 points and Oregon had a 19-point lead erased before closing on a 7-0 run to beat Washington State 75-70 in the Pac-12 Tournament. Fourth-seeded Oregon (19-13), which has won 10 straight games in the conference tournament, advances to play top-seeded UCLA in the semifinals on Friday. Washington State (17-16), the No. 5 seed, had a seven-game winning streak come to an end. N’Faly Dante added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Oregon, but he rolled his right ankle in the closing seconds and did not return. Dante had a putback with 1:18 left to give Oregon a 72-70 lead. TJ Bamba finished with 19 points for Washington State.
Bailey, No. 2 UCLA beat Colorado, advance to Pac-12 semis
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Amari Bailey scored a season-high 26 points and No. 2 UCLA beat Colorado 80-69 in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The Bruins kept pushing for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with their 11th straight win. UCLA improved to 28-4. The Bruins next play Oregon in the semifinals. Bailey eclipsed his previous high of 24 points on Feb. 9 at Oregon State. Tyger Campbell scored 18 points for the Bruins, Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 16 and Adem Bona totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds. Tristan da Silva led Colorado with 17 points. The Buffaloes are 17-16. Colorado coach Tad Boyle was ejected in the final minute after arguing a call. He had to be restrained by his assistants before leaving the floor.