The Utah Utes (19-10) captured the third seed of the Pac-12 after beating Colorado, 65-54, in which Justin Bibbins scored 24 points on Saturday.
None of it slowed the Wildcats on their way to the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals.
It was a rare off night for Ayton who missed 10 shots from the field in Thursday's win.
"Just, I don't want anybody to jeopardize future problems in terms of being suspended or ejected or things like that", Boyle said.
Trier's last game at McKale Center was a bit un-Trier like in many ways. It was a tough first half, 19 points, dug ourselves a hole. They got within 62-60 with three minutes remaining and 64-63 with 1:53 left. The Buffalo called for a heat-check a minute later, as Wright nailed a three-pointer followed by a King layup to give Colorado a 71-61 lead at the 7:40 mark. OR (21-11), which overcame an 11-point deficit at one point and didnt grab its first lead until there were 59 seconds left in the second half, will continue to hunt for a sixth straight bid to the NCAA Tournament when it plays Utah in Thursdays quarterfinal. Jordan McLaughlin recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. They also had an outstanding six players in double-figures.
Oregon State improved to 16-15. The sophomore missed both, but fortunately for the Ducks, Brown grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled with six seconds to go.
After starting 1 for 8 from the floor, the Beavers hit four straight.
The Huskies' two leading scorers, Dickerson and freshman guard Jaylen Nowell, both fouled out while Washington racked up 26 fouls as a team, allowing OSU to put up almost twice as many foul shots as the UW. The Cougars attempted zero free throws through the first 33 minutes, but once they got to the charity stripe, it was all they could do to stay off of it. WSU finished 15-of-18 from the line.
The Utes watched as OR struggled past Washington State 64-62 in overtime on Wednesday.
In the Beavers' last matchup, they defeated the Washington Huskies, 69-66.
Pritchard and MiKyle McIntosh had 18 points each to help OR rally from a dismal first half.
KZ Okpala led the Cardinal with 23 points, and Reid Travis finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
"I haven't had a chance to talk to him", Wayne Tinkle said.
I asked Bobby Hurley after the game if they've done enough to get in. The game, which was slated to tip off at 9:30 p.m. MT, was delayed until 10 p.m. MT because the previous game went into overtime. Back on January 18, the Trojans rolled out of Eugene with a 75-70 win before earning a 72-70 victory over the Ducks at the Galen Center on February 15. "He (Sedrick Barefield) got away from us on the baseline and was going to get a pretty good look, and Kenny got it". "They had a solid defensive game plan and they switched zone and man throughout the game and that kind of threw us off a little bit". Almost half of his rebounds were on the offensive glass.
Flynn would continue to hit big shot after big shot in the overtime period, keeping WSU's hopes alive.
OR did not get off to a good start. Ernie Kent's squad held the lead for much of the game, but the Ducks' pressure finally got the best of the Cougars down the stretch in regulation.