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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    Utah upends No. 25 UCLA

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Utah held off a late rally to surprise No. 25 UCLA 74-69 on Saturday.
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  • SALT LAKE CITY — Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Utah held off a late rally to surprise No. 25 UCLA 74-69 on Saturday.
    Delon Wright, Brandon Taylor and Kenneth Ogbe each scored 12 points to help the Utes (14-4, 3-3 Pac-12) earn their first victory over the Bruins since the 1983 NCAA tournament.
    Kyle Anderson had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for UCLA, and Zach LaVine added 15 off the bench for the Bruins. UCLA (14-4, 3-2) stormed back from a 17-point deficit to get within two in the final minute, but could not overcome a costly turnover by Anderson in the final seconds.
    UCLA drew within 12 points after Jordan Adams drained a 3-pointer for his first basket of the game to cut the lead 46-34. Utah responded with three consecutive baskets - punctuated by Loveridge's 3-pointer - to take its largest lead at 53-36 with 12:47 left.
    The Bruins had one more run left in them. After Utah took a 60-45 lead on a pair of free throws from Jeremy Olsen, UCLA threatened the Utes with an 11-0 run. After Tony Parker made a layup with 6:01 left, the Bruins had cut Utah's lead to four at 60-56.
    Utah boosted its lead back to nine at 69-60 on a corner 3-pointer from Dakarai Tucker with 2:34 remaining. The Bruins cut into the deficit again and made it a one possession game when Adams drained a jumper to cut Utah's lead to 71-69 with 23 seconds left.
    Taylor made a pair of free throws to boost the lead back to four and Wright stole the ball from Anderson with 11.1 seconds left to seal the win.
    California 76, Washington St. 55
    At Berkeley, Calif., Richard Solomon had 12 points and nine rebounds, Tyrone Wallace added 13 points and California remained unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play.
    The Golden Bears (14-4, 5-0 Pac-12) had to weather an early 18-4 run by the Cougars, then pulled away in the second half to secure their sixth straight win. It extended Cal's best start in conference since winning opening 7-0 in 2003.
    Solomon fell one rebound shy of a seventh double-double this season but helped the Bears stay perfect in the Pac-12 with four dunks in the second half. Three of them came on consecutive possessions while the fourth put Cal up 63-46.
    D.J. Shelton scored 17 points with 11 rebounds for Washington State, which played its fourth straight game without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy.
    The win allowed Cal to keep pace in the Pac-12 with unbeaten No. 1 Arizona. The two teams play Feb. 1 at Haas Pavilion.
    No. 21 Colorado 83,Southern California 62
    At Boulder, Colo., Josh Scott scored 20 points, Askia Booker had 13, and Colorado, shaken by the loss of star guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a season-ending knee injury, rebounded from its first home defeat to rout Southern Cal.
    Xavier Johnson and Jaron Hopkins had 10 points each for Colorado (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12), which sent Southern Cal (9-9, 0-5) to its season-high fifth consecutive loss. It is the worst start in conference play for the Trojans since opening the 2012 season with an eight-game skid.
    Stanford 79, Washington 67
    At Palo Alto, Calif., Chasson Randle shot 11 of 15 from the field en route to a career-high tying 33 points as Stanford beat Washington.
    Nigel Williams-Goss paced the Huskies with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Shawn Kemp, Jr., added 13 points. Dwight Powell had 17 points and 10 boards for Stanford.
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