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2009-03-14 01:09:21

James Harden scored 24 points Friday and No. 23 Arizona State let a 21-point lead get away before downing No. 10 Washington 75-67 in the Pac-10 semifinals. USC then completed a surprising night of action by knocking out UCLA 65-55, leaving the tournament's top two seeds on the sidelines heading into Saturday's championship game. The Sun Devils (24-8) will be making their first appearance in the Pac-10 final. Both Washington and UCLA defeated their Friday opponents twice during the regular...

2009-03-13 23:14:05

James Harden scored 24 points Friday and No. 23 Arizona State let a 21-point lead get away before downing No. 10 Washington 75-67 in the Pac-10 semifinals. The Sun Devils (24-8) will play for the league's automatic NCAA Tournament berth Saturday against either UCLA or USC. It will be Arizona State's first appearance in the Pac-10 tournament final. Washington defeated the Sun Devils in their two regular-season meetings and appeared ready to do so again after coming back from a huge deficit in...

2009-03-13 00:38:44

Jon Brockman scored 20 points with eight rebounds Thursday, helping carry Washington into the Pacific-10 semifinals with an 85-73 win over Stanford. The 10th-ranked Huskies held Stanford scoreless for almost four minutes down the stretch to put the game away and set up a semifinal meeting Friday with No. 23 Arizona State. Arizona State opened the quarterfinal action Thursday by downing Arizona 68-56. Washington improved to 25-7, getting 14 points from Isaiah Thomas and 11 from Quincy...

2009-03-12 20:30:45

Jon Brockman scored 20 points with eight rebounds Thursday, helping carry Washington into the Pacific-10 semifinals with an 85-73 win over Stanford. The 10th-ranked Huskies held Stanford scoreless for almost four minutes down the stretch to put the game away and set up a semifinal meeting Friday with No. 23 Arizona State. Arizona State opened the quarterfinal action Thursday by downing Arizona 68-56. Washington improved to 25-7, getting 14 points from Isaiah Thomas and 11 from Quincy...

2009-03-07 18:38:47

Josh Shipp had 28 points Saturday to lead 20th-ranked UCLA to a 94-68 win over Oregon that kept the Bruins in the Pac-10 regular-season race, if only briefly. UCLA (24-7, 13-5 Pac-10) needed unranked Washington State to upset No. 13 Washington to earn a share of its fourth straight conference, but the Washington Huskies beat their in-state rival Cougars 67-60 Saturday to wrap up their first outright Pac-10 title. Darren Collison had 19 points for UCLA, which closed out its regular season with...

2009-03-05 23:27:29

Josh Shipp scored 11 points during UCLA's 15-0 run to close the first half Thursday and the 17th-ranked Bruins coasted to a 79-54 victory over Oregon State. UCLA kept alive its hopes of sharing the Pacific-10 championship with Washington. The Bruins trail Washington by one game with a contest remaining in the league race. UCLA finishes its regular season Saturday at home against Oregon and Washington will be at home against Washington State. The Beavers got a 3-pointer from Lathen Wallace...

2009-03-05 22:17:29

Landry Fields highlighted an eight-point run to start the second half Thursday night and Stanford went on to stun No. 21 Arizona State 74-64. The Sun Devils lost their third straight, falling victim to quick starts in both halves by the Cardinal. Fields made 8-of-12 shots and scored 20 points to lead Stanford. Anthony Goods added 15 points, helping the Cardinal win back-to-back games after dropping four in a row. Stanford (17-11, 6-11 Pac-10) scored 13 of the game's first 17 points, but had...

2009-02-27 00:00:36

Alfred Aboya made two free throws with 13 seconds to play Thursday that wrapped up No. 19 UCLA's tougher-than-expected 76-71 win over Stanford. Stanford is in next-to-last place in the Pacific-10 Conference and has lost five of its last six, but the Cardinal carried the Bruins to the wire. Aboya's two foul shots gave UCLA a four-point advantage and boosted the struggling Bruins to their second victory in five outings. Josh Shipp led UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-10) with 24 points, hitting 9-of-12...

2009-02-21 21:05:24

Quincy Pondexter scored eight of his 22 points late in the second half Saturday to help No. 19 Washington post a 60-51 win over Southern California. Jon Brockman had 14 rebounds for Washington (20-7, 11-4 Pac-10), which leads the conference standings. Arizona State (9-4) plays Sunday, while California (9-5) and UCLA (9-5) both lost Saturday. Dwight Lewis and Daniel Hackett each scored 11 points for USC (16-10, 7-7), which has lost four of its last five games. Taj Gibson added in 10 points for...

2009-02-13 00:09:11

A 28-point performance by Justin Dentmon Thursday allowed No. 24 Washington to pull away for a 78-60 victory over Oregon State. The Huskies took the lead in the Pacific-10 Conference race by a half game over UCLA and by a full game over Arizona State. Washington owned only a one-point lead at the break, but built a 53-42 advantage by the midway point of the second period, and was not threatened down the stretch. Dentmon made 8-of-11 shots from the field and 7-of-10 from the foul line to pace...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.