Cal hopes for NCAA bid after close loss to No. 5 Oregon

Pac-12 Tournament: It's Oregon, UCLA and Arizona — and nobody else

He was named to the Pac-12 Tournament team after dropping a game-high 25 points in the title game.

-Arizona used dribble penetration by Kadeem Allen, Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins to challenge the Bruins.

Throw in two games apiece against Arizona and OR - the Bruins lost to each foe the first time and avenged it with a win the second time - and an unblemished mark in February, and that's why Alford feels good about his team as March approaches its midpoint.

"It was a great day today", said Rawle Alkins, who was one of the many impressive UA players on Thursday.

But Arizona played a lot better. UCLA couldn't buy a bucket but just kept hoisting them up.

The Ducks took control of the game with an 8-2 run out of the locker room, then held the Sun Devils without a field goal for the next 7:41 of game action, effectively ending the game before the midway mark of the second half.

Ball struggled with foul trouble in the quarterfinals against USC and wasn't much of a factor in the first half against Arizona, with as many turnovers (four) as points and assists combined.

"We have an terrible lot of respect for them", Alford said. And if Las Vegas is good enough for four of the NCAA's conferences, it should be good enough for the entire membership.

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He added: "I explained after the game I chose to go for a more direct option, that was the unique reason for my decision". We need to come around. "We knew Arsenal would bounce back in the second half".

The Trojans launched another comeback late in the second half, kick started by the catalyst of a perfectly timed pass from McLaughlin that Stewart slammed down for an alley-oop and a foul.

The rubber match this year was settled on the streets of New York City rather than Tobacco Road, some 500 miles from the Dean Dome and Cameron Indoor Stadium as the ACC brought its postseason showcase to the Big Apple for the first time. "Coach talked about it and we executed". "I think for us whether it's at OR - and obviously we caught them on the wrong night - but seeing a team that that's that skilled, hitting on all cylinders like that, it's good for you".

Payton Henson scored 17 points, Anthony Lamb had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Vermont beat Albany 56-53 on Saturday in Burlington, Vt., to win its sixth America East Conference Tournament. At that spot, Ball is able to use all of his skills to make it hard for the other team to get into their offense.

Three missed foul shots by Aaron and one by Melton only raised the drama as Malik Dime's lay up put the Huskies within three points. Arizona's four point halftime lead would only widen in the second half as their shooting improved and UCLA's continued to drop off. "Because in the NCAA Tournament and the Pac-12 Tournament, single elimination, the 3-point shot is deaf".

"Our guys really, really battled back", said OR coach Dana Altman. They've got some good players. "Honestly, if one of those goes in and we get a few calls, maybe we have a chance to win". Ironically, they are also the no.3 ranked team in the entire country.

The 6-foot-11 forward had 12 points and 13 rebounds after scoring two on 1-of-7 shooting in the first half, helping the Bears earn a rematch against Utah in Thursday's quarterfinals. Hitting on 4 of 10 3's. "I just feel really bad for Chris", Altman said. "All the credit goes to them. I just try to help the young guys prepare themselves for next year".

Since 2006, Pac-12 teams are 10-6 in the West Regional semifinals and finals and 1-11 in other regional semifinals or finals.



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