Eric Gordon and Jerryd Bayless endured drama swirling around their programs for most of last season. But both played well enough to warrant top-10 billing in the NBA draft, writes Andy Katz.
Arizona freshman guard Jerryd Bayless has decided to enter the NBA draft.
Arizona 81, Oregon St. 45
Chase Budinger scored 22 points and Jerryd Bayless had all 20 of his points in the second half to help Arizona upset No. 17 Washington State 65-55 on Saturday night.
Washington 75, Arizona 66
Arizona 83, California 73
Arizona 84, Washington 69
Jerryd Bayless scored 23 points and Chase Budinger had 22, and Arizona used a barrage of 3-pointers to beat No. 6 Washington State 76-64.
Arizona 79, California 75
Seventh-place Arizona is trying to climb up the Pac-10 standings. A healthier Jerryd Bayless will make the task a little easier.
Arizona 85, Houston 71
Malik Hairston tied his career high with 29 points and Oregon shot 56 percent from the field Saturday to beat No. 21 Arizona at home for the second year in a row, 84-74.
Arizona scoring leader Jerryd Bayless missed the Wildcats' game Saturday night against No. 2 Memphis because of a sprained right knee.
Jordan Hill had 15 points and 10 rebounds as No. 19 Arizona defeated San Diego State 74-58 on Saturday, the Wildcats' sixth straight victory.
Jerryd Bayless scored 21 points, and No. 21 Arizona routed Fresno State 69-50 on Sunday for its fourth straight victory.
Jerryd Bayless made six free throws in the final 31 seconds of overtime, and Arizona (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) pulled out a 78-72 victory over Illinois on Saturday.