facebook
twitter
search
search

COL BKB: Pacific-12 Roundup

March 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM

LAS VEGAS, March 15 (UPI) -- Larry Drew II paced No. 25 UCLA to a second-half rally Thursday and lifted the Bruins into the semifinals of the Pac-12 in an 80-75 win over Arizona State.

UCLA trailed by 12 midway through the second period but came back thanks 20 points from Drew and 16 from Shabazz Muhammad.

The Bruins (24-8), the top seed in the tournament, will face Arizona in Friday's semifinals after the Wildcats got past Colorado 79-69.

Drew gave UCLA a 67-66 lead at the 5-minute mark and the Bruins moved in front for good on back-to-back jumpers from David Ware in the final 2 minutes.

Jordan Bachynski led Arizona State with 22 points.

Arizona stormed to a first-half lead and held on against Colorado to reach 25-6 for the season. Nick Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats, who have lost both their meetings with UCLA this season by a combined 16 points.

Utah opened the evening session Thursday with a surprising 79-69 overtime decision over second-seeded California.

The Utes dominated the extra period after jarred DuBois hit a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left in the second half to tie it. California then managed only two points during the first 4 minutes of the overtime.

Utah will take a 15-17 record into its semifinal meeting against either Washington or Oregon.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Nick Johnson
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback