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Friday, February 8, 2013 - Page updated at 10:00 p.m.
Buffs close fast to beat Oregon
By The Associated Press
AP Basketball Writer
EUGENE, Ore. — Andre Roberson scored the game-winner with 29 seconds left, capping Colorado's game-closing 8-0 run and the Buffaloes handed No. 19 Oregon its third straight loss, 48-47 on Thursday night.
Roberson finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Buffaloes (15-7, 5-5), who trailed 47-40 with just under four minutes to play.
E.J. Singler scored 14 points for the Ducks (18-5, 7-3), who had their 20-game home winning streak snapped.
Singler had a chance to win it for Oregon but his long jumper was tipped and fell into Roberson's hands with 1.1 seconds left.
The Ducks led 28-23 at halftime and never trailed until Roberson put back his own miss with 29 seconds left, a possession set up by an offensive foul by Singler, Oregon's fourth straight turnover.
At Arizona State 66, California 62
Evan Gordon scored 23 points, Ruslan Pateev had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Arizona State held on to beat California.
Arizona State (18-5, 7-3) went up 16 points after a 17-3 run in the first half and kept the lead around double digits until the Bears (13-9, 5-5) tightened up defensively in the closing minutes.
Justin Cobbs hit a three-pointer to cut Arizona State's lead to three and followed Gordon's two free throws with another to cut the Bears' deficit to 64-62 with 22 seconds left.
Gordon hit 1 of 2 from the line at the other end to give Cal a chance, but the Sun Devils forced Allen Crabbe into a turnover with nine seconds left. Jonathan Gilling sealed it with a free throw.
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