Oregon State falls to 0-2 in Pac-12

CORVALLIS — Carrick Felix had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Arizona State held off a late Oregon State comeback Thursday night for a 72-62 victory.

Jahii Carson added 20 points for the Sun Devils (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12), who won their first conference road game of the season.

Devon Collier had 18 points, eight rebounds for Oregon State (10-5, 0-2).

A 9-2 run early in the second half helped Arizona State push a six-point halftime lead to 15. Jonathan Gilling's basket finished the run, giving the Sun Devils a 52-37 lead with 14:18 left.

The Beavers answered, scoring seven in a row to cut the deficit to eight.

Oregon State kept chipping away, with Ahmad Starks hitting a short jumper with 6:58 remaining to cap a 7-0 run to put the score at 55-51.

Oregon State closed within four once more, at 57-53, on two Collier free throws.

But Arizona State came back with layups by Carson and Felix then a dunk by Jordan Bachynski to go up 65-55 with 1:42 left. Oregon State got no closer than eight from that point.

Bachynski finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, helping the Sun Devils to a 49-35 edge on the boards.

Collier scored six points early, helping Oregon State to a 13-9 lead.

Arizona State later took its first lead at 17-15 on a basket by Ruslan Pateev.

The Beavers then went on a 13-4 run, including six more from Collier, going ahead 28-21 on two free throws by Starks.

But the Sun Devils ended the half on a 10-0 run to lead 36-30 behind Carson's 11 points.

It was a poor shooting half for both teams, with Arizona State making 14 of 35 from the field and Oregon State 12 of 33.

Oregon State played without sophomore forward Eric Moreland.

It was announced immediately before the game through the school's men's basketball Twitter account that Moreland had been suspended indefinitely.

Moreland started Oregon State's first 14 games, averaging 10.8 points and 11.1 rebounds. Moreland is the Pac-12 leader in double-doubles with seven.

The Beavers are already playing without senior center Angus Brandt, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Oregon State's fourth game.

UCLA 57, Utah 53

At Salt Lake City, Larry Drew II scored 12 points, including a driving layup to beat the shot clock with 9 seconds remaining, and UCLA held off Utah.

The Utes, who were led by Cedric Martin's 12 points, had two chances to take the lead in the final minutes, but Glen Dean missed wide-open 3-point attempts.

Travis Wear scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, when his teammates started misfiring. Jordan Adams also had 12 to help extend the Bruins' win streak to eight games.

Kyle Anderson scored 11 points as the Bruins (13-3, 3-0) took advantage of nine first-half Utah turnovers to lead by as many as 13 before settling for a 34-23 advantage at halftime. Playing in front of an enthusiastic crowd that trudged through a major snowstorm, the Utes (8-7, 0-3) dropped their third straight despite Jason Washburn's and Jordan Loveridge's 11 points apiece.

Colorado 66, USC 60

At Boulder, Colo., Josh Scott scored 14 points and Askia Booker added 12 to help Colorado snap a two-game skid by holding off USC.

The Buffaloes (11-4, 1-2 Pac-12) ran their home record to 7-0 this season and kept the Trojans (6-10, 1-2) searching for that elusive road win. USC has now dropped 14 straight away from the Galen Center.

Eric Wise finished with 16 points for the Trojans, which haven't won on the road since Nov. 30, 2011, at UC Riverside.

Andre Roberson, one of the top rebounders in the nation, didn't start for the first time in 49 games. Colorado coach Tad Boyle declined to give a reason for Roberson's benching before the game, but said he would address the situation later. The junior forward anxiously sat in his seat for just over four minutes, before being summoned into the game by Boyle. Roberson finished with 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds.


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