Robert Franks scored 34 points and Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55.
TUCSON, Arizona – Get Robert Franks and the Washington State Cougars out of the desert.
Franks tied his career record for the second consecutive game with 34 points and Washington State ended a run of 13 defeats against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55 on Saturday night.
"Once we understand what we have done, we are a very good team," said Franks.
The state of Washington (10-14, 3-8 Pac-12) won Thursday in Arizona, sweeping Arizona schools on the road for the first time since the 2006- 07 and Tucson for the first time since January 8, 2010
"This trip has allowed us to discover who we are," said Cougars coach Ernie Kent. "… We literally fed on the crowds of our opponents to take our game to another level. The essential is now to maintain it at this level now that we know, have seen and experienced the plan. "
Arizona (14-10, 5-6) never dominated its fifth consecutive loss, its longest losing streak since 1983-84, Lute Olson's first season as a coach.
"We do not have a lot of confidence right now," said Wildcats coach Sean Miller.
C.J. Elleby added 17 points for the Cougars. Justin Coleman dominated four Arizona players with 14, but only fired 5 out of 14. The Wildcats only fired 32% of the field.
Franks, who also scored 34 goals in the USA's 91-70 victory over Washington on Thursday in the Arizona State, scored 12 of his 19 goals on the field, including a season-high 8 on 10.
"Dude, that's good, it's amazing," he says. "Low hat for my teammates and my coaches, believing only in what we can do, play hard and buy, and anything is possible."
Miller said the Wildcats "do not really have an answer for Franks … … he's certainly one of the best offensive players in college basketball."
Duke borders Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson was 18, and No. 2 Duke used a three-pointer strike to knock out No. 3 Virginia and then held on to the 81-71 Cavaliers.
Barrett scored his first five tries with three points for the Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). His fifth gave a lead of 29-15 after less than 12 minutes. Cam Reddish then took over, hitting 5 of his top 6, the last three at the start of the second half, as the Blue Devils rebuilt their lead to 52-41. He finished with 17 points.
Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome each scored 16 points to lead Virginia (20-2, 8-2), resulting in a 13-game winning streak at home. The Cavaliers lost to the Blue Devils at the John Paul Jones Arena for the third time in a row.
Utah 93, at UCLA 92
Parker Van Dyke hit the three-pointer, making a 22-point comeback and lifting Utah over UCLA.
Timmy Allen scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Utes (13-10, 7-4 Pac-12). Sedrick Barefield added 19 points and Riley Battin had 18. Van Dyke scored five points in the second half for 15 points.
Jaylen Hands scored a career-high 27 points for the Bruins, who lost their third-place finish for the second time under interim Murry Bartow.
The Bruins (12-12, 5-6) led by 22 with 12:10 to go, but were 48.25 ahead of the rest of the way, 23-9 in the last two minutes.
Colorado 69, at USC 65
McKinley Wright scored 20 points, including two of the biggest in the final minutes, and added eight rebounds to lead Colorado to USC.
Colorado (14-9, 5-6 Pac-12) won its third straight game, while USC (13-11, 6-5) lost its second straight game and third in its last four games .
Forward Bennie Boatwright led the Trojans with 24 points. Shaqquan Aaron added 13 points and was the only other Trojan to finish double digit.
In the state of Oregon 79, California 71
Ethan Thompson scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists as the state of Oregon beat California. Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 21 with three three points and Tres Tinkle added 19 points and three interceptions for the Beavers (15-8, 7-4 Pac-12).
Judge Sueing and Darius McNeill each scored 16 points and Connor Vanover tied a career high with 15 points and added four blocks for the Golden Bears (5-18, 0-11), who lost 12 straight.
At No. 1 Tennessee 73, Florida 61
Grant Williams scored 16 points as Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) beat Florida to complete a Gators season sweep (12-11, 4-6) and extend their record-breaking streak 18 games.
At No. 8 North Carolina 88, Miami 85 (OT)
Kenny Williams scored three times with 2:08 overtime to help North Carolina (19-4, 9-1 ACC) resist Miami (10-13, 2-9).
At n ° 10 Marquette 66, n ° 14 Villanova 65
Markus Howard scored 38 points and Marquette (20-4, 9-2) was hooked to the ring, overtaking Villanova and inflicting his first loss to the Wildcats (19-5, 10-1).