Both the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans suffered tough, three-point road losses in the state of Oregon on Thursday night, beginning their weekends off on a sour note. Around the Pac-12 Conference on Thursday, the highlighted game was in Seattle, as the Cal Bears took sole possession of first place in the conference with a road win against the Washington Huskies. Here are Thursday's Pac-12 results:
Washington State 81, Stanford 69: The Cardinal fell to 5-2 in conference play thanks to giving up 54 second-half points to Washington State. Faisal Aden led the home victors with 33 points.
Oregon State 87, UCLA 84: Jared Cunningham helped turn a tie game midway through the second half into an 11-point lead for the Beavers, who held on for the win. Cunningham, the leading scorer in the Pac-12, scored 16 of his 21 in the second half.
Oregon 65, USC 62: It was a valiant effort by the Trojans, who are now without leading rebounder and second-leading scorer Aaron Fuller for the season, but USC fell to 0-6 with the loss, their worst start in conference play in 23 years.
Arizona 77, Utah 51: The Wildcats improved to 4-2 in conference with an easy road win.
Colorado 69, Arizona State 54: The Buffaloes built a 31-15 halftime lead, and cruised to a home win to improve to 4-2 in the Pac-12.