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NEW YORK -- Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Silver is moving cautiously on potential changes to areas such as the lottery format and playoff structure, but makes it clear that raising the draft age limit to abolish the so-called "one and done" is one of his priorities. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke are expected to be top-five picks in June, but Silver believes teams are taking those players young because of the system in place, not because its their preference. "The fact that our teams would draft these players if they were coming out of high school as they used to, or one year out of college, I think doesnt mean change isnt necessary," Silver said Friday. The age limit requiring American players to be 19 and a year out of high school was implemented in 2005, creating a system where players would simply go to college for a year and then declare for the draft. Silver and predecessor David Stern have long spoken about the desire to increase the limit to 20. But no change, which would have to be discussed with the union, was made during the last round of collective bargaining in 2011. The sides havent been able to have much serious discussion since then. The union has been without an executive director since ousting Billy Hunter 14 months ago, but Silvers desire for change remains. "Were ready to go," Silver said. "Weve been thinking about this issue for a long time." Silver said a change was unlikely for next season, and a transition period would be necessary whenever one was made. In the meantime, he wants the NCAA part of the discussion, so Emmert addressed owners during the two-day meetings. "One thing that we also agree on is that historically what youve heard is that the age issue is one that needs to be negotiated almost in isolation between the NBA and its union. What Dr. Emmert and I agree on is that the NCAA needs to have a seat at the table, as well, for those discussions," Silver said, "that if we are going to be successful in raising the age from 19 to 20, part and parcel of those negotiations go to the treatment of those players on college campuses, that closing the gap between what their scholarships cover and their other incidental expenses, having a longer discussion about eligibility periods so they can make the best decisions for them and their families if they do decide to come out early." Overseeing his first board meeting since replacing Stern in February, Silver seems open to considering anything to improve the league. Owners heard a discussion on ways to change the lottery system, which could be a way to erase the desire to "tank" -- seeking a poor record to have the best chances at the No. 1 pick. Silver said there was also discussion about redesigning the playoff structure to qualify the top 16 teams, rather than the top eight in each conference. Phoenix, which finished ninth in the West with 48 wins, wouldve tied for third in the East. But Silver said those items should be discussed first at length by the competition committee. "For me, the league is doing so well right now, I just want to be very deliberate and cautious about any major changes like that," Silver said. "It doesnt mean that we shouldnt make changes." Silver also said owners werent ready to vote on the potential sale of the Milwaukee Bucks yet, though that could happen soon once owners could review all the financial documents. 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The victory over the Sun Devils, coupled with No. 8 UCLAs loss to Stanford, wrapped up the Pac-12 South and punched Arizonas ticket into the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara against No. 3 Oregon next Friday. The Wildcats handed the Ducks their lone loss of the season Oct. 2 in Eugene. Stanford put the finishing touches of a 31-10 rout of the Bruins at the Rose Bowl just minutes prior to Mike Bercovicis 4th-and-12 pass with 1:07 remaining into a crowd of Arizona players falling incomplete. The incompletion also sealed the Wildcats (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) first 10-win season wince 1998. Wilson carried the ball 24 times for 178 yards, Solomon was 15-of-21 for 208 yards and Grant posted 91 yards on four catches for Arizona, which has won four straight games. Bercovici filled in for Taylor Kelly late in the third quarter. He finished 14-of-22 for 123 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while Kelly completed 13-of-22 passes for 144 yards and two scores for Arizona State (9-3, 6-3), which dropped two of three to close the year on the heels of a five-game winning streak. The Sun Devils had won the last two Territorial Cups. Fridays Duel in the Desert marked the first time since 1986 that both teams were ranked in the top-25. The 88th all-time meeting between the schools was tied at 21-21 before Arizona scored touchdowns on each of its first two touches of the third quarter. A busted ASU coverage allowed Austin Hill to pick up 15 yards on a 3rd-and-11 and Solomon rolled rightt later in the drive before finding David Richards for a gain of 31 down to the 1.dddddddddddd Wilson ran it in a play later to put the Wildcats in front. Zane Gonzalez missed a 45-yard field goal wide left on the Sun Devils ensuing trek and Wilson burst through the middle for a 72-yard score on the very next snap to make it 35-21. Bercovici flipped a 2-yard score to Kody Kohl early in the fourth to get ASU within a touchdown and it forced an Arizona punt on its next offensive touch. Jourdon Grandon, though, broke on a pass from his safety position and picked it off a play later. Solomon hit Grant for a 20-yard score shortly thereafter for a 42-28 Arizona margin. The Sun Devils responded with Bercovicis 9-yard TD toss to DeMarieya Nelson with 5:02 to play and their defense got Bercovici the ball back following a three-and-out. Bercovicis 4th-and-12 throw intended for Jaelon Strong along the left sideline was nowhere near him. A bizarre first half saw both teams record defensive touchdowns, Arizona stopping ASU on a 4th-and-goal at the 1 and blocking a punt and a 69-yard touchdown play. 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