SAN ANTONIO (AP) — David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to give Texas a 31-27 comeback victory over No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl last night. Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns for Oregon State. The Beavers left stunned after looking as though they would wrap up their first 10-win season since 2006.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nicolas Batum had 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Damian Lillard added 20 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 89-85 on last night for their eighth straight victory at home. J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge added 16 points.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Connecticut over Washington 61-53 yesterday in the final nonconference game of the year for both teams. Scott Suggs had 15 to lead Washington, which lost for the first time in five games.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Washington State overcame a sluggish start to defeat Idaho State 74-39 yesterday. The Cougars used a 20-2 run late in the first half to blow open a close game. Point guard Mike Ladd scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cougars, who have won four in a row and six of their last seven games.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Damas connected on an 18-foot shot with eight-tenths of a second left to give Towson a shocking 67-66 overtime victory over Oregon State yesterday. Ahmad Starks gave Oregon State its first lead in overtime on a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Damas took a pass a few feet inside the 3-point line on the left wing and nailed the shot, quieting the Gill Coliseum crowd.