LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyger Campbell scored 15 points, Cody Riley added 14 and UCLA rallied in the second half to defeat Long Beach State 69-65 in Mick Cronin’s debut as Bruins coach. Long Beach led most of the game and was up by as many as eight six minutes into the second half. A layup by Michael Carter III gave Long Beach a 56-50 advantage with 5:39 remaining before UCLA seized momentum with a 13-2 run.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Oscar da Silva scored 21 points and Stanford beat Montana 73-62 in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Tyrell Terry added 13 points for the Cardinal, which improved to 87-14 all-time in season openers. Bryce Wills scored 11.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji scored 20 points in his college debut and No. 21 Arizona opened the season with a 91-52 rout over Northern Arizona. Arizona used its size to dominate inside, causing the Lumberjacks problems at both ends of the floor in their first game under Shane Burcar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Clay Helton brought the Air Raid offense to Southern California this season, he stressed that it could be executed in such a way to maintain balance between run and pass. However, injuries at running back and playing from behind have forced the Trojans to lean heavily on the pass in their past two games, throwing the ball 66 percent of the time against Colorado and 73 percent against Oregon.
UNDATED (AP) — Anthony Gordon waited for years to get on the field for Washington State but now he’s making up for the lost time. The senior quarterback leads the nation with 3,387 passing yards and has also thrown for 32 touchdowns in just eight games. He is eyeing the Pac-12 touchdown record set by Washington’s Jake Browning and the league record of 4,776 passing yards set last season by his predecessor with the Cougars, Gardner Minshew.
SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels are two of the top freshmen in the country and together they form the centerpiece of a talented Washington team that opens the season Friday against No. 16 Baylor. Stewart is a bruising forward with an NBA-ready frame and McDaniels is a lanky wing players and pure scorer. The Huskies won the Pac-12 regular-season title last year and repeating will largely depend on how well all their freshmen perform.