The Pac-12 Conference featured a pair of Sunday games this week to keep our college basketball thirst quenched, featuring a pair of teams needing wins at home to keep pace with the first-place Washington Huskies. The California Bears did their part with a 69-59 win over the Stanford Cardinal, while the Oregon Ducks fell at home 76-71 to the high-octane Oregon State Beavers.
Pac-12 leading scorer Jared Cunningham scored 27 in the win for the Beavers, who scored 53 points in the second half to erase a five-point halftime deficit. At Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Cal trailed by one at the break but pulled away in the second half thanks to poor shooting by Stanford, who shot just 31.2% for the game and made only two of 19 three-pointers.
At the halfway point of the conference schedule, Cal moves into a tie with Washington atop the Pac-12 at 7-2, with Oregon and Colorado both close by at 6-3.
|Pac-12 Conference Basketball Standings|
|Team||Conf.||Overall||This Week||Next Week|
|Oregon||6-3||15-6||0-1||at Utah, at Colorado|
|UCLA||5-4||12-9||2-0||at Washington, at WSU|
|Arizona||5-4||14-8||1-1||at Cal, at Stanford|
|Oregon State||4-5||14-7||0-1||at Colorado, at Utah|
|Arizona State||3-6||7-14||1-1||at Stanford, at Cal|
|Washington State||3-6||11-10||0-2||USC, UCLA|
|USC||1-8||6-16||1-1||at WSU, at Washington|
|Through games of January 29|