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It's ugly, but it's still victory for Stanford

STANFORD -- Trent Johnson shook his head as he read off some of Stanford's stats from the box score. His Cardinal shot 27 percent from the field, had more than twice as many turnovers than assists and still somehow managed to win.

"It wasn't pretty but we found a way," Johnson said after the 24th-ranked Cardinal beat No. 22 USC 52-46. "I guess that's all that matters. I thought our guys were really, really resilient. It was a very physical game from start to finish."

Fred Washington helped shut down heralded USC freshman O.J. Mayo, and the Cardinal (12-2, 1-1 Pac-10) avoided losing consecutive home games despite having their worst shooting game in more than eight years.

Stanford hadn't shot this poorly since making 26 percent of its shots in a 62-49 win over UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 20, 1999.

"This is a testament to our D," Washington said. "We know we can play defense like that. We should do that every game from here on out. We know offense will come and go. ... The only person who shot good was Taj (Finger) and that was 1-for-1. That's not going to happen every day. We were smoking layups left and right."

The Trojans (9-5, 0-2) were almost as bad offensively, committing 23 turnovers and shooting 35 percent in scoring their fewest points since getting 45 against UCLA on Jan. 18, 2006.

Mayo, who averaged 20.6 points in his first 13 games, finished with 14 on 5-for-19 shooting as he struggled against Washington's defense and the imposing inside presence of 7-foot twins Brook and Robin Lopez. Mayo, who had his worst shooting night as a collegian, also needed three stitches to close a cut over his right eye after the game.

"Some nights will be like this where the paint is pretty clogged up," Mayo said. "They did a good job of protecting the lane and outside shots aren't falling like we would like. Some nights will be like that."

No. 5 UCLA 70, CAL 58, at Berkeley -- Kevin Love is quickly making a case for Pac-10 Freshman of the Year consideration.

Love scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and grabbed 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double to lead the Bruins (14-1, 2-0) past the Bears.

Ryan Anderson scored 12 points to lead Cal (10-3, 1-1).

OREGON 84, No. 21 ARIZONA 74, at Tucson, Ariz. -- Malik Hairston tied his career high with 29 points and Oregon shot 56 percent from the field to beat Arizona at home for the second year in a row.

ARIZONA STATE 72, OREGON STATE 53, at Tempe, Ariz. -- Freshman James Harden scored 24 points and Jeff Pendergraph had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks as Arizona State won its eighth consecutive game.

Top 10 Men

No. 2 MEMPHIS 90, PEPPERDINE 53, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Doneal Mack made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points, leading Memphis to its 40th consecutive home win.

No. 3 KANSAS 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 60, at Boston -- Darnell Jackson scored 25 points, and Kansas won its first 14 games for the sixth time in school history.

No. 7 GEORGETOWN 58, RUTGERS 46, at Piscataway, N.J. -- Freshman Austin Freeman scored 13 points and Georgetown, which entered the game leading the country in points allowed and field goal percentage defense, improved on both numbers in a victory over Rutgers.

West Men

PACIFIC 67, CS BAKERSFIELD 58, at Bakersfield -- Steffan Johnson had 17 points and five assists to lead the Tigers past the Roadrunners.

Pacific (10-4) never trailed, scoring the final eight points of the first half including a pair of 3-pointers from Johnson for a 36-24 halftime lead. Terrance Johns led all scorers with 22 points for Bakersfield (3-12).

HAWAII 85, SAN JOSE STATE 79, at San Jose -- Rille Luettgerodt scored 14 points and made three free throws in the final 15 seconds as the Warriors (5-9, 1-1) held off a late Spartan rally. Former Ripon High star Justin Graham finished with a career-high 29 points for San Jose State (6-7, 0-2).

HOLY CROSS 67, SAN FRANCISCO 63 (OT), at San Francisco -- Eddie Sutton's new team rallied from a 16-point deficit in regulation, only to blow a six-point lead in overtime. Sutton lost his third consecutive game as San Francisco's interim coach, and remained stuck on 798 career victories after his first home game.

Women

No. 3 TENNESSEE 87, NO. 14 NOTRE DAME 63, at South Bend, Ind. -- Angie Bjorklund matched a career-high with seven 3-pointers for 21 points and Candace Parker added 20 points to lead the Volunteers past the Irish.

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