Washington remained in exclusive company after Arizona State beat California yesterday. How so? Read on.
--- One quick football link: will UW be a Pac-12 sleeper in 2014?
--- Indeed, ASU took care of business, improving its record to 21-8 with a 78-60 victory over California at Wells Fargo Arena. With the victory, ASU finishes its Pac-12 home schedule with an 8-1 record. Its only conference home loss was to Washington on Jan. 2. ... California lost for the third time in four games.
--- Oregon was challenged by USC, but the Ducks eventually pulled away for a must-have, 78-63 victory. The Ducks are now in a three-way tie with UW and Utah for seventh place in the Pac-12. The Trojans remain in last place.
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There are two more games today ...
--- Arizona wraps up its home schedule with a 5 p.m. game against Stanford (ESPNU/WatchESPN).
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