Thomas Walkup and Jared Johnson each scored 16 points as Stephen F. Austin thrashed Long Beach State, 74-45 on Friday night.
Atif Russell made 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored a career-high 19 points to lead Pepperdine over Cal State Northridge 66-56 on Thursday night.
This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
Norman Powell led five players in double figures with 18 points, making three 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Cal State Fullerton 73-45 Wednesday night to improve to 4-0 at home.
Blake Griffin scored 21 points and J.J. Redick had 20 before both sat out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth straight, beating the undermanned Orlando Magic 114-86 on Wednesday night.
Mike Caffey had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead Long Beach State to a 68-57 win over Nevada on Wednesday night.
Jordan McLaughlin scored 18 points, dished out seven assists and led four players in double figures to propel Southern California to a 77-61 win over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Nikola Jovanovic scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for USC, helping the Trojans beat New Mexico 66-54 on Sunday.
Mike Caffey scored 24 points, Tyler Lamb added 16, and Long Beach State rallied to beat Xavier 73-70 on Sunday to place third in the Wooden Legacy tournament.
Friday’s loss to Stanford not only denied UCLA a chance at the Pac-12 championship, but it also led to voters in The Associated Press College Football Poll dropping the Bruins by seven positions and out of the Top 10.
Mamadou Ndiaye scored a career-high 21 points, on 10-of-11 shooting, and Will Davis II scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help UC Irvine beat Loyola Marymount 80-72 on Saturday night.
Jarell Flora had 23 points and nine rebounds, Isiah Umipig scored 24 and Seattle beat Cal State Northridge 70-58 on Saturday night.
Alex Harris scored 26 points and Cal State Fullerton made 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1:07 — including both ends of a one-and-one by Lanerryl Johnson — to hold off Florida International 64-61 in the Spartanburg Marriott Upstate Classic on Saturday.
Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday.