Pac-12 Basketball: Utah routs punchless Sun Devils

2012-01-22T00:00:00Z 2012-01-22T06:59:17Z Pac-12 Basketball: Utah routs punchless Sun DevilsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 22, 2012 12:00 am  • 

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has experienced a string of one-sided losses in its inaugural Pac-12 season. It turned the tables against Arizona State on Saturday and, for once, was on the front side of a blowout victory.

Cedric Martin scored 17 points and Chris Hines added 14 as the two combined to hit nine 3-pointers to lead Utah to a 64-43 victory over the Sun Devils.

Kareem Storey scored 12 points while Jason Washburn chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Utes. Utah (5-14, 2-5 Pac-12) claimed its first victory without Josh Watkins after the former starting point guard was dismissed from the team earlier in the week.

"It's really rewarding to be able to win a ballgame," said Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak, noting that having success will help the Utes move on without Watkins.

"We're trying to do it the right way and stick together."

The Utes, who lost to Arizona at home on Thursday, rode hot shooting to lead the Sun Devils from start to finish. They shot 53 percent from both the field and the 3-point line.

Arizona State (6-13, 2-5) scored its fewest points this season after shooting just 32 percent from the field during the second half. Carrick Felix led the Sun Devils with 13 points while Kyle Cain and Jordan Bachynski added 10 points apiece.

• Washington 76, Stanford 63: In Seattle, Tony Wroten scored 21 points and Terrence Ross added 18 as Washington overwhelmed Stanford in the second half.

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar earned his 300th career victory and 100th conference win for the Huskies (12-7, 5-2).

• Washington State 77, California 75: In Pullman, Wash., Faisal Aden scored 24 points to lead the Cougars (11-8, 3-4).

Davonte Lacy hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and missed the ensuing free throw to give the Cougars a 77-74 lead with 18.3 seconds left.

With six seconds left, Justin Cobbs of California (16-5, 6-2) hit the front end of a pair of free throws, but missed the second. Jorge Gutierrez grabbed the rebound and flung a shot that hit the front of the rim to seal the Cougars' win.

• Oregon 75, UCLA 68: In Eugene, Ore., E.J. Singler scored a career-high 26 points and Oregon rallied from a 13-point deficit.

The Ducks (15-5, 6-2) are off to their best start since opening 18-1 in 2006-07.

Travis Wear led the Bruins (10-9, 3-4) with 17 points, Lazeric Jones added 14, and Jerime Anderson and David Wear had 10 apiece.

• Oregon State 78, USC 59: In Corvallis, Ore., Jared Cunningham scored 18 points and Devon Collier added 12 for the Beavers (13-7, 3-5). OSU led 36-22 at halftime.

UA women play today

Arizona (13-5, 2-4) will look to rebound from a home overtime loss to Utah on Thursday when it hosts Colorado (13-4, 2-4) at 2:30 p.m. today at McKale Center.

The game airs on Fox Sports Net. The team is holding a "White Out" and encourages fans to wear white.

The contest can also be heard on 1400-AM.

Women: ASU wins

In Tempe, Kali Bennett had 12 points, nine rebounds and a school-record-tying seven blocked shots to lead Arizona State (13-5, 4-3) to a 59-51 win over Utah.

Deja Mann had 17 points and Kimberly Brandon added 12 for the Sun Devils, who have won three straight after losing three in a row.

• No. 4 Stanford 65, Washington 47: In Stanford, Calif., Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 17 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Cardinal (17-1, 8-0) won.

• Oregon 83, UCLA 62: In Los Angeles, Jasmin Holliday had 21 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday to lead the Ducks (11-9, 3-5).

• Oregon State 65, USC 61, OT: In Los Angeles, Sage Indendi scored 17 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer in regulation, and OSU (12-7, 3-5) ended USC's five-game winning streak.

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