Aug. 13, 2014
SHANGHAI - Utah's Jeremy Olsen scored 12 points and was among three players in double figures as the Pac-12 All-Stars opened up their three-game slate with an easy victory over the Chinese University All-Stars this evening, 73-47.
After only three days of practice, the Pac-12 squad did not have the cohesiveness that the Chinese team displayed during the first half. However, things changed once the second half got underway.
The Pac-12 team was firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, out-scoring the Chinese unit by 13 points and seizing control of the game. Bo Barnes of ASU and Andrew Andrews of UW led the charge for the Pac-12 team, providing sparks off the bench. Andrews would finish with 12 points.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Pac-12 team looked very sharp statistically on both ends of the floor, shooting 55 percent while limiting their opponents to 35 percent accuracy.
Nikola Jovanovic of USC led the team in scoring with 15 points while DaVonte Lacy of WSU filled the stat sheet with eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Pac-12 All-Stars will be back in action tomorrow evening against the Jiangsu Dragons, a Chinese pro team.