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Provo • In the midst of the outright despondency that emitted from BYU players and even coach Dave Rose after Saturday's stunning 77-72 loss to a Pacific team that entered the February game having won just four games against Division …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Chase Fischer (1) takes the ball inside as Pacific Tigers forward David Taylor (24) defends,  in WCC basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. The Pacific Tigers, Saturday, February 6, 2016.   BYU basketball: Cougars slip up at home against lowly Pacific, 77-72
    Provo • Having watched film of Pacific coming ever-so-close to knocking off West Coast Conference leaders Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s the past few weeks,...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 08:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon’s Chris Boucher, left, draws a player control foul from Utah’s Jakob Poeltl, center, with Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, right, watching during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch) Utah basketball: Utes fall on the road to Oregon, 76-66
    Eugene, Ore. • The Utes fell in their second straight game as Dillon Brooks staked his claim to being the best player in the Pac-12. The Oregon sophom...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • College basketball: Siakam powers New Mexico State past Utah Valley, 98-74
    Las Cruces, N.M. • Pascal Siakam scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as New Mexico State romped past Utah Valley, 98-74 on Saturday night to rema...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler (00) is fouled by Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) College basketball: Kansas State takes down No. 1 Oklahoma
    Manhattan, Kan. • Kansas State coach Bruce Weber was so confident his team would beat top-ranked Oklahoma that he had his team practice what to do whe...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 10:00 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Chase Fischer (1) takes the ball inside as Pacific Tigers forward David Taylor (24) defends,  in WCC basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. The Pacific Tigers, Saturday, February 6, 2016.   BYU basketball: Tigers, with no postseason possibility, pounce on Cougars
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  • College basketball: Auburn top scorer Kareem Canty suspended indefinitely
    Atlanta • Auburn has suspended leading scorer Kareem Canty indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Bruce Pearl announced the suspensio...
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  • College basketball: North Dakota drops Weber State 78-71
    Grand Forks, N.D. • Geno Crandall had 21 points on Saturday with a one-handed, tomahawk dunk in the final seconds to round off North Dakota’s 78-71 vi...
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    According to Larry Krystkowiak, Colorado coach Tad Boyle called him on Friday, offering condolences. Boyle’s Buffaloes had just been blitzed, 80-61, b...
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  • Utah’s Kyle Kuzma, center, jumps between Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, left, and Olaf Schaftenaar, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Oregon State won 71-69. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah basketball: Utes’ errors added up to unlikely defeat to Beavers
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  • Utah’s Jakob Poeltl, left, has his shot contested by Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah loses 71-69 at Oregon State in stunning fashion
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