Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.
USC may have walked into the Galen Center on Wednesday night at .500 and well out of first place in the Pac-12, but they looked elite on the court when they upset conference leading #11 Arizona 89-78.
UCLA is back in a tie for first place in the Pac-12, following a two-game sweep over the Washington Huskies and Washington State.
J.T. Terrell scored 18 points and Eric Wise scored 12 as USC defeated Washington 71-60 on Sunday night.
Kyle Anderson had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and UCLA won its sixth straight, defeating California 79-65 Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Jio Fontan scored 15 points including a pair of tiebreaking free throws with 6.9 seconds to play and USC pulled out a 71-69 victory over Stanford on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools.
Anthony Ireland scored 27 points and Ashley Hamilton added 20 points to lead Loyola Marymount to a 79-62 win over Morgan State Thursday night.
Landon Drew scored 14 of his career-high 19 points in the second half to help Cal State Northridge rally from 19 points down and stun Utah, 76-71, on Friday night.
Daman Starring hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help UC Irvine defeat Southern California 61-54 on Thursday night.
Jio Fontan and Eric Wise each scored 14 points and USC ended a five-game losing streak with a 70-26 rout of cold-shooting UC Riverside on Saturday.
All Butler guard Alex Barlow saw Saturday was space and an opportunity to make a play. So the unlikeliest player on the floor took a chance and made the biggest shot of the game.
Dewayne Dedmon hit a layup and a free throw with less than two minutes left in overtime to help USC beat Texas 59-53 on Tuesday at the Maui Invitational.
A person familiar with the situation says that Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision on Thursday.
The NCAA’s new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March. On Wednesday, three-time national champion Connecticut and nine other men’s basketball teams were banned from the NCAA tournament because of poor Academic Progress Rate scores.
UCLA will play its first basketball game in the renovated Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State on Nov. 9 in a nod to the roots of late Bruins coaching great John Wooden.