Oregon unveiled its tallest player, 6-foot-10 center Michael Chandler, and he scored 13 points off the bench to help lead the Ducks to a 79-56 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night.
Stacy Davis scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Amadi Udenyi came off the bench to score a career-high 16, including three 3-pointers as Pepperdine survived a lengthy scoring drought to beat Howard 53-45 Wednesday 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.
The Trojans trailed by 12 points at the break and were still down significantly midway through the second period. But behind a stifling defense that forced 13 second-half turnovers, Southern Cal rallied past Drexel 72-70 at the Charleston Classic on Friday.
Jordan Adams will return to UCLA for his junior season and won’t enter the NBA draft.
KCBS/KCAL’s Kristine Leahy Introduces You To Country’s Tallest Basketball Player – UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye
Starting freshman center Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging eight points, six rebounds and three blocks per game for UC Irvine. That is not surprising for a player who stands 7 feet and six inches tall.
UCLA starters Jordan Anderson and Kyle Anderson have been suspended for Thursday night’s conference game against the Oregon Ducks, the school announced shortly before the game. Head coach Steve Alfrod said the pair violated team rules.
Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost their case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with an 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA on Saturday.
Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 1/2 minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored a career-high 22 points and UCLA used a big first-half run to cruise past Stanford 91-74 on Thursday night, ending the Cardinal’s three-game winning streak.
Norman Powell matched his season high with 19 points and No. 25 UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat No. 21 Colorado 69-56 Thursday night, handing the short-handed Buffaloes their first home loss of the season.
Allen Huddleston launched a 3-pointer from half court at the overtime buzzer, lifting Fresno State over UC Irvine 98-87 on Friday night.
Steve Alford’s UCLA Bruins will enter the NCAA Basketball season ranked No. 23 in coaches poll.
A new college basketball tournament called the Wooden Legacy will feature 10 schools, including Marquette and Miami playing Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at two sites in Orange County.
Rutgers is set to introduce Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as the new coach of the Scarlet Knights’ scandal-marred basketball program.