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Pac-10 Basketball: Weekend Wrapup

UCLA showed Washington State who is boss, the Ducks pulled out a win over the Lopez twins and Stanford, Arizona knocked off a non-conference opponent, the Beavers actually led for a short stretch, and the Trojans held of the Huskies. That was the weekend in a nutshell, but here's a closer look at each game:

UCLA 81, Washington State 74

Washington State couldn't make a dent against UCLA's defensive pressure most of the game. When the Bruins let up, the Cougars unleashed a stunning barrage of 3-pointers and still lost.

The fifth-ranked Bruins knocked the No. 4 Cougars from the unbeaten ranks Saturday with an 81-74 victory led by freshman Kevin Love's eighth double-double of the season.

"I'd never seen anything like that," Love said about the Cougars' seven 3s in the final 1 1/2 minutes.

"Wow," marveled teammate Darren Collison.

Love had a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Collison added 18 points and the Bruins (16-1, 4-0 Pac-10) won their ninth in a row and seventh straight over the Cougars.

--Associated Press

Arizona 85, Houston 71

Arizona freshman point guard Jerryd Bayless smiled when Houston guard Robert McIver started talking trash to him early in Saturday's game.

Bayless didn't need to say anything back.

He scored a career-high 33, matched his career high with nine assists and made a school-record 18 free throws in his first game back from a sprained right knee to lead Arizona to an 85-71 victory over Houston, snapping the Cougars' 12-game home winning streak.

"I think he was trying to come out and intimidate me a little bit," Bayless said of McIver. "He just didn't know who he was talking to."

The Wildcats (11-5) lost three of the four games Bayless missed after injuring his knee in practice Dec. 28. He showed no ill effects, constantly driving past defenders for layups or drawing fouls on the Cougars' big men.

"Jerryd gives us a toughness and a swagger that we don't have when he's not in there," Arizona coach Kevin O'Neill said. "Jerryd is just a big-time player. He's everything you could ever want."

--Associated Press

USC 66, Washington 51

Dwight Lewis scored 17 points, freshman O.J. Mayo had all but one of his 15 after halftime, and Southern California broke open a tight game midway through the second half to beat Washington 66-51 Saturday for its first Pac-10 victory of the season.

Freshman Davon Jefferson and Taj Gibson added 10 points each for the Trojans (10-6, 1-3 Pac-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak -- their longest since they dropped the final three games of the 2005-06 season.

Mayo, who entered as the Pac-10's second-leading scorer with a 20.3-point average, shot just 4-of-13, but played well otherwise, getting four rebounds and five assists and doing a solid job on defense. He has scored in double figures in each of USC's 16 games.

USC won decisively despite being outrebounded 42-28. The Trojans forced 20 turnovers, and the Huskies shot just 20-for-60 (33.3 percent).

Jon Brockman led Washington (9-7, 0-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Quincy Pondexter added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies, who lost their third straight.

--Associated Press

Cal 69, Oregon State 59

Ryan Anderson had 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead California to a 69-59 win over Oregon State Saturday.

Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher added 11 points for California (11-4, 2-2 Pac-10). The Bears are 11-1 against Oregon State in Corvallis under their coach Ben Braun.

Marcel Jones had 12 points and Seth Tarver 11 for Oregon State (6-10,0-4). The Beavers have dropped six in a row and shot just 32.9 percent from the field.

The Golden Bears looked like they might dump Oregon State early, jumping out to a 14-4 advantage.

Oregon State went on a 13-2 run to wrestle the lead away. Josh Tarver extended the lead with a 3-pointer and Seth Tarver finished a fast break with a jam that gave the Beavers a 22-16 lead and sent the Bears into a time out.

Cal quickly caught up and didn't look back.

In a span of 1:58, Anderson knocked down two 3-pointers, Eric Vierneisel hit a 3 and two fouls shots, and Christopher and Randle made jumpers. When the 15-0 run was over Cal led 31-22 and was up 36-26 at the half.

--Associated Press

Oregon 71, Stanford 66

Tajuan Porter made a strong case for returning to Oregon's starting lineup.

Porter had a steal and scored four of his 15 points during the Ducks' 8-0 run in the final 2 minutes, leading Oregon over No. 23 Stanford 71-66 Sunday.

"I got my rhythm back," said Porter, who was 6-for-13 from the field in 30 minutes.

Porter, whose 3-point shooting was instrumental in the Ducks' run to the NCAA tournament regional finals last season, was removed from the starting lineup three games ago. In three previous Pacific-10 games, Porter made just 1-of-16 3-point attempts and was shooting 26 percent overall.

"I knew Tajuan was going to come out of it," Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. "What a time to do it."

Porter wasn't the only one who came up big for the Ducks (12-4, 3-1), who beat Stanford for just the third time in 13 games, a win which also kept Oregon undefeated in eight games at McArthur Court this season.

Maarty Leunen scored 16 points and was given the tough task of guarding Brook Lopez, Stanford's 7-foot, 270-pound center. Malik Hairston also scored 15, while Bryce Taylor added 11 points.

--Associated Press