|Oregon State's Devon Collier scored 14 in the Beavers' 102-83 win over Niagara on Friday. (US Presswire)|
Pac-12 scoreboard for Nov. 9
Colorado 74, Wofford 59: After losing three starter's from last season's NCAA tournament team, there were a lot of questions surrounding the depth of this year's Buffaloes. Well, Josh Scott might have answered a few of those questions. The true freshman not only started on Friday, but he led Colorado in scoring with 14 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with six. G Askia Booker, the sixth-man last season for Colorado, made the most of his promotion to the starting lineup with 13 points. G Spencer Dinwiddie had the best all-around game with 13 points, five rebounds and a team-high four assists. Wofford's Karl Cochran led all scorers with 22 points.
Oregon State 102, Niagara 83: Fresh off watching brother-in-law President Barrack Obama win re-election Tuesday, Craig Robinson saw something almost as exciting Friday: A Beaver win. Oregon State shot 54.2 percent from long range with 13 3-pointers. Gs Ahmad Starks and Roberto Nelson hit six 3s each, marking a career-high for both juniors. Nelson led all scorers with 22 points. Starks and C Angus Brandt both finished with 18 points.
Utah 104, Willamette 47: If true freshman Jordan Loveridge is the future of the Utah program, then the future looks bright. Loveridge led all scorers with 20 points in his debut, leading the Utes over the Division III Bearcats. Dakarai Tucker added 15 points and Justin Seymour had 14. It was the first time since 1995 that Utah has crossed the century mark in points.
Stanford 74, San Francisco 62: Things almost got ugly in Oakland for Stanford on Friday. The Cardinal only led the Dons 32-31 at the half, but opened up the second half with a 10-2 run. The battle between the Bay Area schools was played at a neutral site, Oracle Arena in Oakland, the home of the Golden State Warriors. F Dwight Powell scored a game-high 27 points, including seven of the 10 points in the Cardinal's second half opening run. F Josh Huestis was the only other Cardinal player to score in double-digits, finishing with 10 points.
USC 87, Coppin State 73: It wasn't transfer night at the Galen Center, but it could have been. Wake Forest transfer J.T. Terrell scored 17 points and Rice transfer Omar Oraby had 16 for the Trojans. Transfer players weren't the only ones that shined Friday, Byron Wesley also scored 17 in the win. USC out-rebounded the undersized Eagles 43-24.
No. 13 UCLA 86, Indiana State 59: The Bruins got some bad news before Friday night's game -- freshman Shabazz Muhammad was declared ineligible by the NCAA. But UCLA and the Wear twins didn't let it affect them in the win. David and Travis Wear combined for 30 points and 16 rebounds. Jordan Adams led the Bruins with a game-high 21 points. Freshman Kyle Anderson, who the NCAA declared eligible last week, had 10 points.
Star of the night: F Powell, Stanford. Powell scored a career-high 27 in the Cardinal's 74-62 win over San Francisco on Friday and Stanford needed every point. The game looked like it was going to be a blowout in the first half when Stanford led 21-7 lead, but the Dons trimmed it to 32-31 before halftime. Powell was a big reason why Stanford came away with the win, the junior forward was 9 of 14 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. Powell wasn't to shabby from the free throw line either, hitting 7 of 9.
Inside the box score -- 3 numbers worth a second look
0 -- That was the number of points Colorado star Andre Roberson scored in the first half against Wofford. A goose egg for Roberson could have meant bad things for the Buffaloes, but others stepped up, including Gs Dinwiddie and Booker, who combined for 19 first-half points. The Buffs led the Terriers 34-23 at the break.
54.2 -- Oregon State was hot from the beyond the arc on Friday, hitting 13 of 24 from 3-point land. Gs Starks and Nelson set up camp from behind the 3-point line, where they took more than half their shots. Starks was 6 of 11 from long range, and Nelson went 6 of 9.
16 -- Rice-transfer F Oraby was only granted his eligibility at USC 24 hours before tip off Friday, but that didn't stop him from having a big game. Oraby almost couldn't miss against Coppin State, hitting 5 of 6 from the field and 6 of 6 on free throws for 16 points in the Trojans' win. Oraby also had a team-high three blocks.
Nov. 10 games
Central Arkansas at Arizona State 7:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network Arizona)
Eastern Washington at Washington State, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network Washington)
Northern Arizona at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network National)