Tyler Haws scored 37 points and Brandon Davies added 22 to lead Brigham Young to a 90-79 win over Washington in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night.
Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Larry Drew II came up with another huge shot against Washington, and No. 23 UCLA clinched the Pac-12 Conference regular-season title with a 61-54 win over the Huskies on Saturday.
Washington dropped yet another Sunday. The Colorado Buffaloes (22-5, 11-5 Pac-12) won their seventh straight game as they took a step closer to securing one of the first-round byes for the conference tournament.
The Huskies fell apart in the second half of a 70-52 loss to the 12th-ranked Wildcats Wednesday night.
C.J. Wilcox broke out of a shooting skid with 24 points, Shawn Kemp Jr., added all 10 of his points in the second half, and Washington pulled away late for a 72-62 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.
Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd scored all 11 of his points in the second half, Damyean Dotson finished with 13 and the No. 23 Ducks snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 65-52 win over Washington on Wednesday night.
The University simply couldn’t contain the exploding offense of the USC Trojans.
The Huskies are 5-4 in Pac-12 play and 13-9 overall midway through the conference schedule. Head coach Lorenzo Romar’s squad is still looking for his team’s winning mojo and game-to-game consistency.
Instead of a season-saving victory, the Huskies are riding a four-game losing streak for the first time in five years thanks to a 57-53 loss to the eighth-ranked Arizona Wildcats.
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