Jett Raines scored 19 points and Pepperdine clinched its first winning season since 2004-05 with a 64-55 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
Norman Powell bounced back from a four-point game with a double-digit effort and monster jam that moved UCLA into a second-place tie in the Pac-12.
Evan Payne scored eight of his 23 points in the final 2:24 of overtime — including 6 of 6 from the foul line — as Loyola Marymount rallied past Pacific 76-71 on Saturday.
Lamond Murray Jr., Amadi Udenyi and Jett Raines all scored 11 points and Pepperdine knocked off Saint Mary’s 67-62 on Saturday.
Which Pac-12 teams are in a good position to earn a bid? Which have a lot more work to do? With only two teams ranked in the top 25, there might not be much conference representation at the Big Dance.
Alex Harris had 19 points with six assists, Moses Morgan chipped in 17 points and Cal State Fullerton rolled past Seattle 67-55 on Saturday night.
Alex Young scored 13 points with six assists and four rebounds as UC Irvine beat Division III Hampden-Sydney 82-53 on Wednesday.
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.