TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin got the shooter's roll on a pull-up jumper with 19 seconds left, and Arizona State held on for a 66-64 win over Southern California. Martin's 22 points, 16 of those in the second half, led Arizona State, which has won three straight and five of six. Alonzo Verge Jr. added 16 points as the Sun Devils rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit. Jonah Mathews’ 22 points led USC and Daniel Utomi added 15 for USC, which has lost three in a row.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Smith had 15 points, Tyger Campbell added 12 and UCLA shut down No. 23 Arizona for a 65-52 win. The Bruins bounced back from an ugly loss to Arizona State with a superb defensive game and 9-of-17 shooting from 3-point range. UCLA shot 51% overall and used a big second half run to hand Arizona its second loss in 12 games at McKale Center this season. Arizona (hung in with 3-point shooting in the first half, but missed all 12 of its attempts in the second. The Wildcats shot 25% and went 6 of 29 in the second half.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Zach Reichle hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch and Oregon State overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 14 Oregon 63-53. It was the third consecutive win for Oregon State in the 353rd edition of the Civil War, which is the most contested rivalry in college basketball. Oregon State (14-9, 4-7 Pac-12) hit six consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the win. Ethan Thompson led the Beavers with 15 points. Kylor Kelley added 14 points and leading scorer Tres Tinkle had 13. Payton Pritchard led the Ducks (18-6, 7-4) with 16 points.
BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — The 24th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes stormed back from a poor first half and a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Stanford 81-74. The Buffaloes closed the game on a 58-25 run after trailing 39-23 early in the second half. The short-handled Cardinal was without starting guard Bryce Willis and lost leading score Oscar Da Silva to a head laceration early in the second half. Da Silva collided with Buffaloes center Evan Battey on a breakaway. The teams huddled at midcourt after Da Silva was taken to the locker room with a cut on his head. He didn't return to the game.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 21 points to help Utah beat California 60-45. Eight different players scored to help the Utes earn their second straight Pac-12 victory. Utah also beat the Bears for the third straight time in the series. Matt Bradley scored 13 points and collected seven rebounds to lead California. The Bears remain winless in seven true road games this season.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings. The Bears are the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The preliminary rankings are based on games through Friday. They are designed to be a sneak peek at the selection process before the official seeds are revealed on Selection Sunday, which is March 15. The Final Four is March 27-29 in Atlanta.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colorado coach Mel Tucker said he's still committed to the Buffaloes, even after the Michigan State job opened earlier in the week. Tucker said on his Twitter account that although he was flattered to be considered for Michigan State, he is committed to Colorado for the build of the program. Michigan State's job came open when Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday. Tucker was a graduate assistant for the Spartans under Nick Saban in the late 1990s. Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi, who used to be a defensive coordinator for Dantonio at Michigan State, has downplayed the possibility of going back to the Spartans.