PULLMAN, Wash. — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 16 points and had eight rebounds as Colorado came up with a great defensive performance to beat Washington State 58-49 Saturday night.
Two freshmen contributed with double figures for the night as Xavier Johnson added 14 points and Josh Scott chipped in 11 as Colorado (12-6, 2-4 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss Wednesday night against Washington.
“Anytime you can win on the road is a good thing, especially when you can make some big plays down the stretch and keep up the intensity,” Colorado head coach Ted Boyle said.
Colorado led 23-19 at halftime. The Cougars started the second half by going on a 12-4 run, taking a 31-27 lead near the 15-minute mark. The teams traded baskets until 6:08 when Dinwiddie hit Colorado’s only three of the night to take a 47-42 lead. Colorado would then go on a run to put the game out of reach at 54-46 with under a minute to play.
Colorado made all their free throws down the stretch to end the game. Colorado had 36 rebounds, led by Andre Roberson and Askia Booker, who had seven apiece. Washington State had 32 had rebounds.
“We didn’t execute very well especially down the stretch, we got frustrated not making shots, and it got the best of us,”Washington State head coach Ken Bone said. “We simply did not execute well offensively.”
Brock Motum and Mike Ladd had 13 points apiece for Washington State (10-8, 1-4). Motum also had seven rebounds.
Colorado shot 43 percent from the field for the game, while Washington State shot 34.5 percent.
COLORADO — Roberson 1-3 2-2 4, Scott 3-7 5-6 11, Booker 3-11 1-3 7, Chen 0-5 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 5-8 5-5 16, Johnson 5-7 4-6 14, Talton 0-0 0-0 0, Stalzer 0-0 2-2 2, Harris-Tunks 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 19-44 19-24 58.
WASHINGTON ST. — Motum 5-16 1-2 13, Shelton 0-7 0-0 0, Ladd 6-12 1-2 13, Lacy 2-7 0-0 4, Woolridge 3-9 1-1 8, Leavitt 0-0 0-0 0, DiIorio 3-4 1-4 8, Longrus 0-0 0-0 0, Kernich-Drew 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 20-58 4-9 49.
Halftime—Colorado 23-19. 3-Point Goals_Colorado 1-9 (Dinwiddie 1-2, Johnson 0-2, Booker 0-2, Chen 0-3), Washington St. 5-24 (Motum 2-7, Kernich-Drew 1-2, DiIorio 1-2, Woolridge 1-5, Shelton 0-2, Lacy 0-3, Ladd 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Colorado 36 (Booker, Roberson 7), Washington St. 32 (Motum 7). Assists—Colorado 9 (Booker 4), Washington St. 6 (Motum 2). Total Fouls—Colorado 11, Washington St. 19. A—5,418.
NO. 21 OREGON 76, NO. 24 UCLA 67: At Los Angeles, Tony Woods scored 18 points and Oregon pulled away over the final 6 1/2 minutes to beat UCLA, improving the Ducks to 5-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in 39 years.
Dominic Artis added 14 points, and Arsaian Kezemi had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks (16-2, 5-0), who snapped the Bruins’ 10-game winning streak, including eight straight victories at home.
UCLA (15-4, 5-1) led by three points at halftime after shooting 55 percent. They led by five early in the second half and tied the game at 52-all before the Ducks’ defense stepped up and sent the Bruins’ shooting into a tailspin.
Travis Wear scored 17 points to lead the Bruins, whose winning streak equaled their longest since 2008-09. Norman Powell added 11 points starting in place of Shabazz Muhammad, who finished with 10 points, as did Kyle Anderson.
After barely getting by Southern California 76-74 on Thursday, the Ducks won their seventh straight and 11th in their last 12. They are 5-0 in league play for the first time since 1973-74 when the conference had eight teams. Back then, they lost their next game to then-No. 1 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.
Down by five, the Ducks ran off eight straight points to take a 49-46 lead while the Bruins went 5:17 without scoring. They tied the game at 52-all on a jumper by Wear.
From there, the Ducks slowly built a 62-56 lead, capped by Kazemi’s layup off his own offensive rebound.
Powell hit a 3-pointer and Anderson made two free throws to pull the Bruins within one with 3:30 to play, but they came no closer in front of 12,254, the second-largest crowd of the season at the newly renovated arena.
No. 7 Arizona 71, Arizona St. 54: At Tempe, Ariz., Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State.
Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was solid at both ends and went on the decisive run after Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half. Solomon Hill added 13 points for the Wildcats, who scored 18 points off turnovers and outscored the Sun Devils by 14 inside.
Arizona State (14-4, 3-2) never recovered after Arizona’s run, thanks to 17 turnovers and a quiet game by second-leading scorer Carrick Felix, who had 5 points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Stanford 69, California 59: At Stanford, Calif., Dwight Powell scored 17 points and Chasson Randle added 15 in helping Stanford beat California.
John Gage added 14 points for the Cardinal (11-7, 2-3 Pac-12), who had lost three of their previous four. Josh Huestis had 12 rebounds to go with nine points.
Allen Crabbe and David Kravish each scored 14 points to lead the Bears (10-7, 2-3 Pac-12), who have lost four of their last six. Justin Cobbs added 13 points.
USC 69, OREGON STATE 68: At Los Angeles, Aaron Fuller’s only basket, a layup with 4.8 seconds remaining, gave USC (8-11, 3-3) a victory over Oregon State (10-8, 0-4).
The lead changed hands eight times in the final 2:52. Eric Moreland fed Joe Burton for a layup with 12.6 seconds to play to give Oregon State a 68-67 lead.
Devon Collier’s game-winning attempt was blocked by Eric Wise as time ran out.
Byron Wesley scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half, and Wise added 18 points for the Trojans.
Roberto Nelson scored a season-high tying 26 points for the Beavers.