HONOLULU (AP) Roderick Bobbitt hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points with six rebounds and seven assists and Hawaii defeated UC Irvine 74-52 on Thursday night in a showdown for first place in the Big West.
Just over three weeks ago, Arizona was sitting in second place and trying to snap a three-game losing streak to avoid conceding a spot in the standings. The Coyotes failed, and three Pacific Division foes have blown by them since.
USC's win over Arizona State about a month ago helped it surpass its 2014-15 win total. Another would improve the Trojans' chances for a conference title they've been nowhere close to competing for in the last two seasons.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Lamond Murray Jr. scored 16 points and Stacy Davis had 13, including four free throws in the final 24 seconds, to lead Pepperdine to a 69-63 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday night, handing the Gaels their first home loss of the season.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Tres Tinkle had 19 points and Oregon State never trailed in a 62-50 win at Stanford that gave the Beavers their first road victory in a Pac-12 conference game in more than a year.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 21 points and Long Beach State held off Cal Poly down the stretch to score a 73-70 Big West Conference battle Thursday night and avenge a double-overtime loss to the Mustangs in mid-January.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) George King scored 21 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and grabbed a pivotal rebound late in the second OT to help Colorado hold off Washington State 88-81 on Thursday night.