Christian Welp, the 7-foot German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51.
Przemek Karnowski scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, Domantas Sabonis added 11 off the bench, and No. 3 Gonzaga overcame a sluggish first half to beat San Diego 59-39 on Thursday night for its 22nd straight victory.
With time running out on securing a top-four seed in the Pac-12 tournament, the UCLA Bruins are playing with a sense of urgency.
Andrew Andrews scored a career-high 35 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, to lift Washington to an 87-84 triumph over Washington State on Sunday night.
Gonzaga prides itself on having a balanced offense with many different options to beat an opponent. Against Pacific, Kyle Wiltjer was the only option needed.
There's no argument about who is No. 1. The second-best team in the nation behind Kentucky, however, is up for debate.
Gerry Blakes scored 23 points, including nine straight late in the second half, and Arizona State won on the road for just the second time this season, beating Washington 78-68 on Sunday afternoon.
Arizona jumped all over Washington State and the Cougars couldn't recover.
Kevin Pangos scored 19 points and No. 3 Gonzaga took over in the second half to beat stubborn Pepperdine 56-48 on Saturday.
Janari Joesaar scored 23 points and Texas-Pan American beat Seattle 68-57 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
This was the test Sean Miller wanted Arizona to face, to see how the Wildcats would handle a loss and then be forced to go on the road to try and correct their mistakes.
Dexter Kernich-Drew, making his first start since Nov. 27, scored a career-high 27 points to lead Washington State past Arizona State, 74-71, Friday night.
Taryn Wicijowski's layup with 5:16 left gave Utah an 18-point lead and the Utes held on to upset Washington, 69-61 in a Pac-12 women's game Friday night.
After struggling last week in wins at Santa Clara and San Francisco, Gonzaga was looking for a bit of a breather, and they got one with Loyola Marymount.
Pascal Siakam had 15 of his 24 points in the second half as New Mexico State avenged its only Western Athletic Conference loss this season, beating Seattle 73-47 on Thursday night.