No. 25 Arizona State holds off Cal 70-62 in Pac-12 opener
25 Arizona State beat the Golden Bears 70-62 on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. “These guys, a number of our guys, have been in some big games the last couple years,” coach Bobby Hurley said. He was coming off a 26-point performance Monday in the team's home opener, a 60-49 victory against Nicholls State. Arizona State returned from a split of two games at the Empire Classic in Connecticut, losing 83-74 to No. The Bears are 13-6 on their home court under second-year coach Fox — six of those victories vs. Pac-12 opponents.
Madness Matchups That We Missed Out On
The potential for a third meeting washed away with the cancellation of the Big East tournament, then NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Tournament, which was slated to start in full on Thursday, has been turned into March Sadness. All those matchups college basketball fans look forward to every year have been replaced by empty arenas and locked doors. They squared off again on Feb. 29 in Milwaukee and had a similar result; Howard scored 37 points, Powell had 28 and the Pirates won 88-79. The NCAA Tournament could have had two of the best go at it: Creighton and Brigham Young.detroit.cbslocal.com