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Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, shoots the game-winning 3-point basket as Washington guard Jamal Bey (5) tries for the block during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Seattle. Oregon won 64-61 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pritchard's late 3 lifts No. 8 Oregon past Washington in OT

Jan. 18, 2020 7:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — All Payton Pritchard needed was a bit of separation. If he found it, the shot was going up no matter how tough the defending or difficult the attempt. In this case, it was from around 30 feet and the capper to another big second-half rally from No. 8 Oregon. “They can put the blame...

Washington State forward DJ Rodman (11) pulls down a rebound away from Oregon guard Payton Pritchard (3) as forward CJ Elleby (2) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Pete Caster)

Elleby scores 25, Washington State surprises No. 8 Oregon

Jan. 17, 2020 12:28 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — After scoring a season-low in points in his last game, CJ Elleby was the go-to guy for Washington State against No. 8 Oregon. Elleby scored 25 points and Washington State beat a Top-10 team for just the third time, surprising Oregon 72-61 on Thursday night. Elleby, who was held to...

Oregon's Francis Okoro, left, fouls Arizona State's Remy Martin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Pritchard scores 29 points, No. 9 Oregon beats Arizona State

Jan. 12, 2020 1:35 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There’s no easy way to defend Payton Pritchard. He hits 3-point shots, going 6 of 9 on Saturday night. He drives for baskets. He makes his free throws. And it all came into play for the senior, who scored 29 points as No. 9 Oregon held off Arizona State 78-69 . “He...

Oregon's Payton Pritchard (3) celebrates a three-point basket that put the team ahead of Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

Richardson helps No. 9 Oregon outlast No. 24 Arizona in OT

Jan. 10, 2020 2:02 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Will Richardson decided it was his time to take over, and it couldn’t have worked out better for Oregon. Richardson scored seven of the Ducks’ eight points in overtime to finish with a career-high 21 points as the No. 9 Ducks held off Arizona 74-73 Thursday night....

Villanova head coach Jay Wright buttons his suit jacket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Parity party has college basketball's best on constant edge

Jan. 5, 2020 10:54 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The season was barely a week old when Michigan State lost to Kentucky in the Champions Classic, a defeat of the nation's No. 1 team that could be written off easily as a high-profile battle of heavyweights on a neutral court early in the season that didn't go the Spartans' way. Then...

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard (3) drives around Utah guard Rylan Jones, left, in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Pritchard helps No. 4 Oregon top Utah 69-64

Jan. 4, 2020 8:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Oregon’s Payton Pritchard had cotton wadding up his nose to stop the bleeding and Utah was swarming him every time he touched the ball down the stretch. Someone else was going to have to score to win the game for the fourth-ranked Ducks. “No championship team is made of...

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, left, fights for control of the ball with Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wright takes over late, Colorado beats No. 4 Oregon 74-65

Jan. 3, 2020 1:48 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV received a little pep talk from none other than himself. “I told myself I had to get going,” he said of his second-half inner monologue. Wright listened to Wright. The junior guard scored 11 of his 21 points in the final five minutes and Colorado...

Arizona guard Josh Green (0) steals the ball from St. John's guard Rasheem Dunn, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in San Francisco. St. John's defeated Arizona 70-67. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Arizona State at No. 24 Arizona tops this week in the Pac-12

Jan. 2, 2020 3:24 PM EST

A look at things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Arizona State at No. 24 Arizona, Saturday. A rivalry game game right out of the gate is a great way to kick off the conference season. The Wildcats (10-3) and their trio of fabulous freshman got off to a strong start before...

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, left, shoots and is fouled by Eastern Washington forward Mason Peatling during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Gonzaga won 112-77. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Gonzaga stays No. 1 in men's AP Top 25; Oregon into top 5

Dec. 30, 2019 2:06 PM EST

A light holiday schedule led to a rare quiet week atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. Gonzaga remained at No. 1 for a second straight week, receiving 63 first-place votes from a 65-member panel in the poll released Monday. No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Kansas each had one first-place vote, with...

Oregon guard Will Richardson (0), shoots against Alabama State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

No. 6 Oregon routs Alabama St. 98-59 in warmup for Pac-12

Dec. 29, 2019 7:23 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — No. 6 Oregon sure looks ready for the Pac-12. Chris Duarte scored a season-high 31 points and the Ducks pounded Alabama State 98-59 Sunday in their final tuneup before league play. “We took a big step, a step in the right direction but going on the road for the conference opener...