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Morning run: The Colorado Buffaloes lead the Pac-12

With two games being played today, I figured I would wait till late tonight to wrap up the weekend of games. A quick glance at the standings and we see the Colorado Buffaloes leading the Pac-12 conference with a 3-0 record.

CU stayed unbeaten with a win over Washington State on Saturday. Of course, the three wins all came at the Coors Event Center. Now the Buffs will go to Stanford and Cal for their first weekend of road games.

Here's Christian Caple's game story from the Spokesman

Still, the best game of the weekend was Stanford's 103-101 four-overtime win over Oregon State in Corvallis.

From Jeff Faurado's game story from of the Bay Area News Group ...

"We were going to keep punching until someone was knocked out," Randle said after scoring a career-high 24 points, all but two after halftime. "I think we could have kept going. It was a lot of fun."

The Cardinal began playing basketball in 1913-14 and never had played a four-overtime game.

"We were going to wait till we won, however long it took," said Dwight Powell, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds. "Glad it's a win."

Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said he never had been involved in such a long game, not as a player or assistant coach at Duke, not during his NBA career.

"I'm very proud of our kids' effort and the way we bounced back from the other night," he said, referring to a loss Thursday at Oregon.

Dawkins said he sat Randle at the start of the game to give him a chance to watch for a few minutes after a 3-for-14 shooting performance at Oregon.

"We have confidence in Chasson," Dawkins said. "He played for us. We believe in him."

  • Here's Kevin Hampton's story from the Corvallis Gazette-Times and John Hunt's story from the Oregonian.

From Jeff Faraudo's game story ...

Critical of himself three nights earlier after a loss at Oregon State, Crabbe came alive to score 23 of his season-high 26 points in the second half as the Bears (13-4, 3-1) raced away from the Ducks and moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Pac-12 Conference.

"I just feel like I'm not being aggressive enough," Crabbe said. "It's one of my gifts that I can shoot the ball really well. I just feel like if I can get them up and I'm going that night I can help my team."

The 6-foot-6 sophomore guard scored 14 points -- including four 3-pointers -- in a span of barely 3 minutes midway through the second half, and the Bears stretched a 42-38 lead to 60-41.

Cal coach Mike Montgomery called it the best half Crabbe has played.

"He took some shots that he typically would not take, where there's a guy there and he just jumped up and took it," Montgomery said. "So he obviously felt pretty good about his stroke."

  • Here's Bob Clark's game story from the Register-Guard and Lindsay Schnell's story from the Oregonian.
From Diane Pucin's game story...
Coming off the bench and playing restricted minutes Saturday, Smith was still the catalyst with spirited play that included big dunks and dainty tap-ins as UCLA won its second straight Pac-12 game, 75-58, over Arizona State on Saturday night at the Honda Center.

"I thought that Josh had the best game of the year," UCLA Coach Ben Howland said. "He was aggressive to score. When he was going to score, he was going to dunk it. He was aggressive, and it was really fun to see."

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