Men's Basketball Scoreboard: Dec. 19-25
Friday, December 23
No. 21 UNLV 85, California 68
LAS VEGAS (AP) - California did not want to go into conference play this way.
The Golden Bears ran into a faster and more athletic UNLV team on Friday, losing 85-68 to the 21st-ranked Rebels.
UCLA 71, Richmond 60
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lazeric Jones scored a team-high 16 points to lead UCLA to its fifth consecutive victory, a 71-63 win over Richmond at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Friday night.
Thursday, December, 22
Arizona 100, Bryant 60
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brendon Lavender sank 6 of 8 3-point shots - 5 of 6 in the second half - en route to a career-high 18 points, and Arizona routed Bryant 100-60 Thursday night in its final tuneup for Pac-12 play.
Colorado 56, Texas Southern 51
BOULDER - Nothing against holiday spirit, but the Colorado Buffaloes went overboard with their giving Thursday night. They allowed Texas Southern back into what had all the early earmarks of a pre-Christmas stocking stuffer before escaping with a 56-51 win at the Coors Events Center.
Oregon 55, Stephen F. Austin 45
EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon men's basketball team closed out the Global Sports Hoops Showcase with a 55-45 home win over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
Washington 74, Cal State Northridge 51
SEATTLE - This final tune up before Pac-12 play became a badly needed recharge.
Washington State 67, Pepperdine 56
SEATTLE (AP) - Faisal Aden scored 17 points off the bench and Washington State continued to recover from its early-season slump with a 67-56 win over Pepperdine on Thursday night.
Butler 71, Stanford 66
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Ronald Nored scored 18 points, Jackson Aldridge had six straight points late in the game to finish with 15 and Butler ended Stanford's perfect start at home with a 71-66 victory Thursday night.
Weber St 80, Utah 51
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Dijon Farr led Utah with 14 points and Josh Watkins added 10, as Weber State defeated Utah 80-51.
No. 12 Kansas 63, USC 47
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elijah Johnson scored 14 points, Conner Teahan added 13 and No. 12 Kansas bounced back from a surprising loss to beat Southern Cal 63-47 on Thursday night.
Wednesday, December 21
Fresno State 68, Arizona State 65
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Keala King, who led the Sun Devils with 22 points and six rebounds, missed a layup with 12 seconds left, and Fresno State's Jonathan Willis hit one of two free throws to top Arizona State 68-65 Wednesday.
Oregon State 92, Chicago State 66
CHICAGO, Ill. - Oregon State ran past Chicago State, 92-66, on Wednesday night at the Jones Convocation Center to conclude its non-conference slate with a 10-2 record, its best start since 1989-90 when the Beavers last advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Tuesday, December 20
Arizona 85, Oakland 73
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Solomon Hill had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Fogg added 17 points and Arizona outshot one of the nation's highest-scoring teams in an 85-73 win over Oakland on Tuesday night.
Oregon 58, North Carolina Central 45
EUGENE, Ore. - Three players scored in double figures to lead the University of Oregon men's basketball team to a 58-45 home win over North Carolina Central on Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
UCLA 89, UC Irvine 60
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell scored a career-high 19 points to lead five players in double figures as UCLA cruised to an 89-60 victory over UC Irvine on Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Monday, December 19
Colorado 70, Cal State Bakersfield 64
BOULDER - It might have been more difficult than anticipated, but the Colorado Buffaloes took the first step in starting another non-conference homecourt winning streak Monday night.
Utah 72, Portland 67
SALT LAKE CITY - Senior guard Josh Watkins went for a career-high 26 points and the University of Utah men's basketball team (3-8) never trailed during a 72-67 victory over Portland (3-9) in a non-conference contest Monday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Stanford 75, Bethune-Cookman 56
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Anthony Brown scored a season-high 16 points to help Stanford win its fifth straight game Monday, 75-56 over Bethune-Cookman.
Arizona State 61, Southern Miss 64
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Darnell Dodson sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Southern Mississippi a 64-61 victory over Arizona State on Monday night.
USC 83, TCU 59
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maurice Jones scored 25 points, Dewayne Dedmon had 14, and Southern California had its best scoring output of the season in beating TCU 83-59 on Monday night.
California 70, UC Santa Barbara 50
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Justin Cobbs scored a season-high 25 points and played stellar defense to make up for the loss of Jorge Gutierrez, as California beat UC Santa Barbara 70-50 in the Pete Newell Classic on Monday.