The California Bears lost Sunday night on the road 70-57 to the Colorado Buffaloes, losing an opportunity to gain the lead in the Pac-12 Conference. The Bears fell a half-game behind the Washington Huskies for the conference lead, and Cal has but one Pac-12 game left, next Sunday night at Stanford.
The Huskies head to Los Angeles, where they essentially have a bye against USC on Thursday before facing the UCLA Bruins on Saturday in what will be an opportunity for Washington to clinch the top seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Conference Basketball Tournament. Here are the standings with one week to play.
Pac-12 Conference Basketball Standings
at USC, at UCLA
at Oregon, at OSU
at UCLA, at USC
at OSU, at Oregon
Through games of February 26
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Kyle Fogg scored 13 of his 20 points in the final six minutes of the game, leading the Arizona Wildcats to a 65-63 win over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the McKale Center in Tucson. Fogg scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds on the day, and helped Arizona come back from a late deficit.
The Bruins (16-13, 9-7 in the Pac-12 Conference) led 53-50 with 4:43 remaining, but Fogg hit a jumper and two free throws on the next two possessions for the Wildcats to give them the lead, and hit a three-pointer with 53 seconds remaining to cap a 13 give Arizona a six-point advantage.
Jerime Andersen led the Bruins with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, and also chipped in four rebounds and three assists. Travis Wear added 13 points and seven rebounds while his brother David Wear had eight points and nine for the Bruins, who shot 41.7% on the day.
The Bruins closed the gap to two points in the final minute but Anderson's potential game-tying jumper was missed as time expired.
Jesse Perry added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (21-9, 12-5), who have won seven of their last eight contests. Arizona has won four straight home games against UCLA.
The Bruins close out their Pac-12 regular season next weekend with a pair of home games against the Washington schools, beginning with Washington St. Cougars on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
The UCLA Bruins look to accomplish a pair of sweeps on Saturday as the face the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center. The Bruins look for a weekend road sweep in Arizona and seek a season sweep of the Wildcats. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's Pac-12 college basketball contest:
Records: UCLA (16-12, 9-6 in Pac-12); Arizona (20-9, 11-5)
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona
Time: 11 a.m. PST
TV: CBS, with Brian Anderson on play-by-play and Dan Bonner as the analyst.
Radio: AM 570 and the UCLA Radio Network, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean on the call; the Arizona broadcast can also be heard on Sirius channel 94 and Sirius XM channel 195.
Streaking: UCLA has lost each of their last three trips to Arizona. UCLA leads the all-time series with Arizona 49-35, including 21-14 in Tucson.
Milestone: Arizona's win Thursday over USC gave them 20 wins for the second straight season, and for the 23rd time in their last 25 years.