Pac-12: Ten treys help Cardinal sink ASU, rebound from UA loss

2013-02-10T00:00:00Z Pac-12: Ten treys help Cardinal sink ASU, rebound from UA lossThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TEMPE - Stanford started the season as a disappointment. Now it is, to borrow Arizona State coach Herb Sendek's word, "absolutely" a force to contend with down the stretch of the Pac-12 season.

Dwight Powell scored 22 points, Stanford made 10 of 18 three-pointers and the Cardinal held on to beat Sendek's Sun Devils 62-59 Saturday night.

Stanford (15-9, 6-5 Pac-12) won for the fourth time in five games, and sixth straight over Arizona State, earning a split in the desert after losing 73-66 at No. 7 Arizona Wednesday night.

Josh Huestis added 13 points and John Gage scored all 11 of his points in the first half for Stanford in a win that was particularly satisfying coming off such a difficult loss in Tucson.

"I was worried because the loss was tough," Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said. "I thought we played a great game for 36 minutes (at Arizona), but as you know, it's a 40-minute game. You wonder how your guys are going to respond after investing so much, but our kids, they came back, they showed some resiliency."

Carrick Felix scored 16, Jahii Carson 15 and Jonathan Gilling 13 for Arizona State (18-6, 7-4), which fell to 14-3 at home.

"It's definitely disappointing just because this is our home, this is our house, and we're always taught to protect our house," Felix said. "That's something I don't think we did tonight. It's hard looking at the first half and then comparing it to the second half. In the second half there was energy and we wanted it, but the first half, we didn't have anything."

The Sun Devils trailed by as many as 16 in the second half but had a chance to tie at the end. But Bo Barnes' three bounced off the rim with five seconds to play.

Powell added one last bit of drama when his inbound heave hit the scoreboard, giving ASU the ball under its own basket. But Andy Brown intercepted the inbounds pass and Stanford escaped with the victory.

• No. 19 Oregon 73, Utah 64: In Eugene, Ore., E.J. Singler had 21 points and Oregon overcame a poor start to end its three-game losing streak.

Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks (19-5, 8-3), who had been on a slide after opening conference play with seven straight victories.

Oregon trailed 30-22 after the first half but pulled in front midway through the second and extended its lead to 53-45 on Carlos Emory's tip-in with 6:32 left.

Jason Washburn had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Utes (10-13, 2-9), who lost their second straight after a victory over Colorado, which upset Oregon 48-47 on Thursday night. The Buffaloes scored the final eight points to snap Oregon's 20-game winning streak at home.

The Ducks were without freshman point guard Dominic Artis for the fifth straight game because of a left foot injury.

• UCLA 76, Washington State 62: In Los Angeles, Shabazz Muhammad scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, when the Bruins took control en route to their second straight win and seventh in a row over WSU.

Jordan Adams added 14 points for the Bruins (18-6, 8-3), who shot a season-high 62 percent from the field one game after hitting a season-low 33 percent in a two-point win over Washington on Thursday.

Brock Motum led the Cougars (11-13, 2-9) with 17 points.

Pac-12 Standings

W-L W-L

Arizona 8-2 20-2

Oregon 8-3 19-5

UCLA 8-3 18-6

Arizona St. 7-4 18-6

Stanford 6-5 15-9

Colorado 5-5 15-7

California 5-5 13-9

Washington 5-5 13-10

USC 5-5 10-13

Oregon St. 2-8 12-11

Washington St. 2-9 11-13

Utah 2-9 10-13

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