Welcome back to Las Vegas. Nice slate of games today. Thread on the jump:
> Utah is going to take down Cal and move to the semis.
> Utah has taken control in overtime and is up 70-63 with 1:15 to go and will be shooting free throws.
> DuBois hits a 3 with about three seconds left and we are going to overtime.
> Wallace fouls Loveridge shooting a 3 with 17.7 to go and Cal up three after Crabbe made one free throw on the other end.
> 56-52 Cal with 1:09 to go.
> Utah has taken the lead here against Cal. The Utes are up 50-48 with 6:21 to go.
Arizona 79, Colorado 69
> Arizona/UCLA will be one of the semis tomorrow.
> Booker misses a 3, Arizona rebounds and this one is going to be over. Arizona will win what was an intense game.
> Colorado has the ball down four, 71-67, with 1:16 to go. Roberson just stole it from Mark Lyons.
> Colorado sticking around. Down 61-55 with 5:18 to go.
> Lyons with a nice cut and layin and Arizona pulling away now, up 49-36.
> Halftime. Arizona leads 39-28.
> Arizona is up 11-8 after the first media timeout. Lots of life in the building right now.
> Nick Johnson is on Spencer Dinwiddie. Should be a great matchup. Dinwiddie opens the scoring with a jam after a switch.
> We’re about to tip in what could well be the game of the day, Colorado vs. Arizona. This place is filled with Arizona fans who are boisterous.
UCLA 80, Arizona State 75
> The top-seeded Bruins move on after taking a late lead and closing with a 6-0 run. Arizona State remains on the tournament bubble at 21-12. It’s a longshot to get in.
Here’s Muhammad on the postgame dust-up:
“Yeah, I mean, I just got a hard foul, and I don’t know if he kicked the ball; I don’t know what,” Muhammad said. “Just tried to stay composed and knowing it’s a tough loss for them. They were up the whole game.
“He did kick me, but it’s something that, I mean, he’s a competitor, and he’s mad they lost.”
Here’s Jahii Carson on the play:
“I just think Carrick went for the ball and got a foul, and I think Shabazz thought he was being a dirty player, which is not like Carrick’s character,” Carson said.
> Foul on Felix, the original call. Techs on Carson and Felix, plus Shabazzz and Anderson. All offset.
> Jahii Carson shoved Shabazz Muhammad in the back after Muhammad got up irritated following a foul on Carrick Felix. There was a small scrum and the refs are at the monitor trying to figure things out. The Bruins leads 78-75 with .9 to go in the game.
> Travis Wear with a huge 3 and UCLA looks like it will pull this out. Up 79-75 with 11.3 to go.
> We’re tied at 72-72 with 1:43 to go.
> Muhammad clobbering people in the paint. He’s just a bull in there. O board, stickback and a yell. ASU calls timeout up just 66-64 with 5:31 to go.
> Arizona State is up eight, 64-56, on UCLA with 8:11 to go in the half. Shabazz Muhammad just dunked on the break, but has done little else. He’s 4 for 11 from the field.
Today’s schedule, all on the Pac-12 Network except the UW game, which is on ESPNU:
No. 9 Arizona State vs. No. 1 UCLA at noon
No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 5 Colorado, 2:30
No. 10 Utah vs. No. 2 Cal, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Washington vs. No. 3 Oregon, 8:30 p.m.