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Calliste leads Oregon to 64-57 upset of No. 3 Arizona

EditorsNote: Updating with note about Arizona winning second Pac-12 title under Miller Calliste leads Oregon to 64-57 upset of No. 3 Arizona EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon senior guard Jason Calliste was going to go down shooting. Calliste scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half as Oregon upset No. 3 Arizona 64-57 Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 12,364 at Matthew Knight Arena.

Alabama 83, Arkansas 58

(Updated: ADDS that Releford moved into fifth place on Alabama career scoring list in Game Notebook) Alabama 83, Arkansas 58: Trevor Releford scored 24 points and the host Crimson Tide ended the Razorbacks’ six-game winning streak with a dominant first half.

Alabama 83, Arkansas 58

Alabama 83, Arkansas 58: Trevor Releford scored 24 points and the host Crimson Tide ended the Razorbacks’ six-game winning streak with a dominant first half. Shannon Hale added 18 points off the bench for Alabama (13-18, 7-11 SEC), which held the Razorbacks (21-10, 10-8) to one field goal in a nine-minute span of the opening half, outscoring Arkansas 21-3 en route to a 39-16 halftime advantage. Levi Randolph scored 11 points as the Crimson Tide shot 54.7 percent from the field.

Stanford 61, Utah 60

Stanford 61, Utah 60: Chasson Randle scored 22 points as the host Cardinal held off a late charge by the Utes to claim the victory in Pac-12 play. Stefan Nastic added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Josh Huestis added 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals as Stanford (19-11, 10-8) halted a three-game losing skid. Dwight Powell hit a tiebreaking free throw with 36.1 seconds left and Utah’s Brandon Taylor turned the ball over with 1.8 seconds to go as the Utes came up empty while playing for the winning shot.

Preview: Illinois at Iowa

Visiting Illinois and No. 25 Iowa will each try to bounce back from their biggest losses of the campaign when they meet in Saturday's regular-season finale. With a win and some help, the Hawkeyes could move up as high as fourth place in the Big Ten standings. The Illini, playing their third consecutive ranked opponent, are trying to regain some momentum lost in Tuesday's 84-53 loss to league champion Michigan.

Preview: Pittsburgh at Clemson

The battle for fifth place in the ACC concludes Saturday when Clemson hosts Pittsburgh in the regular-season finale. The schools are knotted in fifth place in the conference after the Panthers endured a February swoon and the Tigers won four of their last five. The teams certainly did not appear evenly matched in the first meeting, when Clemson shot 32 percent from the floor and was run out of the gym in a 76-43 loss at Pittsburgh on Jan. 21.

Preview: Kentucky at Florida

Top-ranked Florida is one win away from a perfect SEC regular season, and all that stands in the way is rival Kentucky. The Gators host the 24th-ranked Wildcats in the regular-season finale on Saturday. Florida owns a 22-game winning streak overall and has been lightly challenged in league play while making a bid to become the first non-Kentucky school to go undefeated in the SEC since Alabama in 1956.

Preview: Arkansas at Alabama

Every coach hopes their team hits its stride just as tournament time arrives, and Mike Anderson’s Arkansas squad arrives at Saturday’s regular-season finale at Alabama winners of six in a row. But more importantly is the way the Razorbacks have relied on a high-caliber offense during the streak, scoring 80 or more points three times and throttling Mississippi for 110 points and 17 3-pointers on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide will have their work cut out for them to avoid losing for the ninth time in their past 12 games.

Utah 63, California 59

Utah 63, California 59: Brandon Taylor scored 13 points and Jordan Loveridge added 12 as the Utes held on for their second road win of the season. Delon Wright had 11 points and nine rebounds for Utah (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12), which won its third straight and moved over the .500 mark in league play for the first time since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Loveridge, who averaged 19.5 points in his previous two games, missed 14 of his 17 shots from the field and went 0-for-5 from 3-point range.

Arkansas 110, Mississippi 80

(Updated: Light editing throughout) Arkansas 110, Mississippi 80: Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the host Razorbacks crushed the reeling Rebels.
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