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Arizona stays unbeaten with 66-54 win at Clemson
By The Associated Press
CLEMSON, S.C. — Mark Lyons scored a season-high 20 points and No. 8 Arizona used a late second-half run to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 14 years with a 66-54 victory over Clemson on Saturday night.
The Wildcats squandered a 14-point lead and were down 42-36 after Rod Hall's three-pointer with 12:07 remaining.
That's when Arizona got moving with a 25-7 run that put the game away. Solomon Hill and Lyons began the charge with two free throws each.
Brandon Ashley's layup tied the score moments later. Lyons then found a wide-open Kaleb Tarczewski for a layup that put the Wildcats ahead to stay.
When Lyons went in for a layup with 2:19 remaining, the Wildcats were ahead 61-49.
Clemson (5-3) scored just two field goals in the final 8:45. Milton Jennings led the Tigers with 15 points in his return from a two-game suspension because of a drug arrest.
Other Pac-12 games
UCLA 65, Texas 63
Jordan Adams scored 18 points and UCLA closed the game on a 13-2 run to defeat Texas.
The game was played at Reliant Stadium, home to the NFL's Houston Texans, as part of a Texas-UCLA men's and women's doubleheader billed as the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase. Despite a tight game and a wild finish, the nationally televised game struggled to live up to its preseason hype between the now unranked teams, and was played in front of an announced crowd of 2,797.
Adams converted a three-point play to tie the score at 61 with 1:15 remaining, and found Kyle Anderson in transition to put the Bruins (6-3) up three points with 25 seconds left.
Jonathan Holmes made a layup with 6.3 seconds left to pull the Longhorns to 64-63, but the Bruins held on for the win.
Cameron Ridley led Texas (5-4) with 14 points.
At No. 9 Kansas 90, Colorado 54
Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young had 16 points and eight rebounds and Kansas rolled past former Big 12 member Colorado.
Elijah Johnson made three three-pointers and finished with 11 points, and Travis Releford added 10 points and six assists for the Jayhawks (7-1), who have won seven straight since losing to Michigan State early in the year.
Josh Scott finished with 19 points to lead the Buffaloes (7-2), who have lost two of three after rattling off six straight wins to start the year. Askia Booker scored 15 points.
No. 14 Minnesota 71, at USC 57
Andre Hollins scored 14 points, and Minnesota defeated USC, giving coach Tubby Smith his 500th career victory.
Rodney Williams added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Trevor Mbakwe had 12 points for the Gophers (10-1).
Smith became the 19th active Division I coach to reach 500 wins.
Omar Oraby scored all of his 15 points in the second half to lead USC (3-6).
At Oregon 87, Idaho State 35
Damyean Dotson scored 12 points and Oregon demolished Idaho State.
Arsalan Kazemi, Dominic Artis and Tony Woods all had 11 points each for the Ducks (8-1), who are off to their best start in three seasons under coach Dana Altman.
Melvin Morgan scored 11 for the Bengals (1-6), who led 5-4 after the first three minutes of the game. Oregon led 54-16 at halftime.
At Arizona State 87,
Cal State Northridge 76
Jordan Bachynski had a school-record 12 blocked shots en route to the first triple-double in Arizona State history, and the Sun Devils beat Cal State-Northridge.
Bachynski finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
At Oregon State 85,
Grambling State 54
Roberto Nelson had a season-high 26 points to lead Oregon State to a victory against Grambling State.
Ahmad Starks had 17 points and Eric Moreland 14 points and 13 rebounds for Oregon State (5-2).
Terry Rose had 19 points for Grambling State (0-6), which has lost all of its games this season by at least 26 points.
At Brigham Young 61, Utah 58
Tyler Haws' three-point play with 2:48 remaining gave BYU a 59-58 lead and he made two free throws with 16.7 seconds left to seal it.
Utah (6-3) had chances in the last 16 seconds to tie it, but Glen Dean fired up an air ball and Justin Seymour missed a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer.
• The union representing freelance technical employees who work on live sporting events for Pac-12 Networks went on strike. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees wants to establish area standard wages and benefits for the freelancers who work on the network's telecasts.
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