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Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series Tally: Saturday Edition

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Big 12 - 6
Pac-10 - 2

Well, the Pac-10 finally got on the board at the Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series with wins today by the Washington Huskies over the Texas Tech Red Raiders and by the California Golden Bears over the Iowa State Cyclones. The Colorado Buffaloes salvaged the only win for the Big 12 on the day, beating Oregon St.

California Bears - 76
Iowa St. Cyclones - 73

To the surprise of many, Iowa State started the season 6-0 but are now in the midst of a two game losing skid after losing to Cal Saturday afternoon.

The Bears started out hot establishing an early 10 point lead, before the Clones fought back to nearly even the score at 39-38 at intermission. The Clones kept it close throughout the second half and had the ball with five seconds to play but couldn't get off a potential game-tying three before the buzzer sounded.

Scott Christopherson led the Cyclones with 25 points, sinking seven three pointers. Jake Anderson added 16 and Diante Garrett pitched in 11 in the loss. Melvin Ejim and Anderson each had a team high nine rebounds.

The Bears were paced by four players in double figures as Harper Kamp, Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Jorge Gutierrez and Allen Crabbe each scored over 10 in the game. Kemp also led the Bears in rebounds with a game-high 10.

Washington Huskies - 108
Texas Tech Red Raiders - 79

While the upper echelon Big 12 teams have had trouble with the lower Pac-10 schools -- KU, K-State and Mizzou won by a collective nine points -- Washington (5-2), the only ranked Pac-10 team in the AP Top 25, had little trouble taking out Texas Tech.

Justin Holiday led the Huskies with 20 points, 17 coming in the first half, and nine rebounds. Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Isaiah Thomas added 18 and 16, respectively, for the Huskies.

The Red Raiders (5-4) got 19 points from Brad Reese. John Roberson and David Tairu each contributed 14 in the loss. Mike Singletary led the Red Raiders with 9 rebounds, but was held to only six points.

Colorado Buffaloes - 83
Oregon St. Beavers - 57

I wrote on SB Nation Denver that Cory Higgins and Alec Burks were great players, but they needed the supporting cast to step up in order to succeed. Well, welcome to the show Levi Knutson, Marcus Relpohrde and Austin Dufault.

Knutson scored a game-high 22 points for the Buffs and Relphorde and Dufault added 12 each in support of Burks' 15 and Higgins season low 9.

Jared Cunningham led the Beavers with 16 while Lathen Wallace and Joe Burton contributed 14 and 10, respectively.

A complete schedule of the entire Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series, including scores of completed games is available after The Jump.


Saturday, November 27

Nebraska Cornhuskers 60
USC Trojans 58

Thursday, December 2

Baylor Bears - 68
Arizona St. Sun Devils - 54

Kansas Jayhawks - 77
UCLA Bruins - 76

Missouri Tigers - 83
Oregon Ducks - 80

Friday, December 3

Kansas St. Wildcats - 63
Washington St. Cougars - 58

Saturday, December 4

Colorado Buffaloes - 83
Oregon St. Beavers - 57

California Bears - 76
Iowa St. Cyclones - 73

Washington Huskies - 108
Texas Tech Red Raiders - 79

Sunday, December 5

Texas Longhorns at USC Trojans
Oklahoma Sooners at Arizona Wildcats

Saturday, December 11

Washington Huskies at Texas A&M Aggies

Tuesday, December 21

Stanford Cardinal at Oklahoma St. Cowboys