Pac-12 basketball roundup: Sun Devils fall to Ducks

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Arizona, by comparison, is 72.7 per game, which ranks 196th in the country (and fifth in the Pac 12).

OR out-rebounded Arizona State 38-31 with 15 offensive rebounds, helping them to a 15-11 edge in second-chance points and a tremendous 38-16 edge on points in the paint. The Wildcats had a nine-game winning streak going but fell to Colorado on Saturday.

The Oregon Ducks, who came into conference play hoping to contend for a conference title, are surprisingly near the bottom of the conference so far at 1-2, with losses to Utah and cross-town rival Oregon State.

The Beavers (10-6, 2-2 Pac-12) started the game on fire, jumping out to a 12-2 lead, as four of the five starters scored. Trier scored a game-high 21 points and Ayton had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Oregon Ducks (11-5) are coming from a 76-64 loss to the Oregon State Beavers in which Paul White scored 16 points in 5-for-12 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

Oregon State's zone kept Arizona's offense off-balance the entire first half as Coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats headed to the locker room trailing 22-21. Yes! Defensively, Arizona State yields 74.1 points against the opposing teams.

The next one almost brought the house down.

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However the Ducks refused to go away.

Malachi Flynn led Washington Statewith 24 points, including seven three-pointers. Freshman Kezie Okpala added a career-best 21 points and Daejon Davis scored 15 on six-for-seven shooting for Stanford.

St. Mary's 59, Santa Clara 46: Megan McKay scored a game-high 20 points to lead the host Gaels (11-5, 4-1 WCC) past the Broncos (5-11, 1-4), who shot a season-low 27.4-percent from the field. Drew Eubanks finished with eight points and five rebounds for the Beavers. Similar to that ranking, Oregon State trails only Florida.

Points in the paint were controlled by OR, with 38 points, compared to Arizona State's 16. Trier shot 2-for-4 from the floor and was the only Wildcat to hit a three in the half. UA actually went 3:39 without scoring at all, between Rawle Alkins' early layup to a 12-footer from Deandre Ayton.

Wooten had only 4 points and a rebound in 11 minutes of action, picking up 3 first-half fouls and then sitting for good after getting his fourth with 13:03 left in the game.

Arizona turned 17 Oregon State turnovers into 20 points and finished the night with 12 fast break points, including two dunk of the year candidates in less than a minute of action.