No. 4 Arizona defeats Oregon State 80-70
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Solomon Hill had 16 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats bounce back from their first loss of the season with a 80-70 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were coming off a 70-66 defeat Thursday night just down the road against the Oregon Ducks. Arizona, which had made a habit of pulling off late wins, couldn't manage another against the Ducks.
The Beavers (10-6, 0-3), who trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half, didn't give the Wildcats much trouble. Ahmad Starks had 18 points to lead Oregon State, which dropped its third straight.
Mark Lyons added 16 points for the Wildcats, who were plagued by 16 turnovers but made 10 of 25 3-point attempts.
Wilcox leads Washington past Stanford, 65-60
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Wilcox scored 27 points and made a pair of crucial 3-pointers as Washington held off Stanford 65-60 Saturday night.
Aziz N'Diaye added 14 points as the Huskies (11-5, 3-0 Pac-12) opened conference play with three straight wins on the road for the first time since 1912. Desmond Simmons added 13 rebounds.
Dwight Powell scored 19 points to lead the Cardinal (10-7, 1-3), who have lost three of four.
The lead changed hands 15 times and was tied on nine occasions before the Huskies gained a foothold early in the second half.
Golden Bears overcome drought to hold off Cougars
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tyrone Wallace scored a season-high 16 points, Justin Cobbs made six free throws in the final two minutes and California overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat Washington State 67-54 on Saturday.
Allen Crabbe had 14 points. Cobbs finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Golden Bears (10-6, 2-2 Pac-12), who won for just the fourth time in 10 games after opening the season 6-0.
It definitely wasn't pretty.
California was held without a basket over the final 4:59 but went 11 of 12 at the free-throw line down the stretch to hold off Washington State (9-7, 0-3).
Brock Motum scored 16 points for the Cougars, and Mike Ladd had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
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Veteto, Sac State rally past E. Washington 60-53
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Konner Veteto and Mikh McKinney each scored 12 points and Sacramento State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for a 60-53 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday night.
Veteto scored on a layup to put Sacramento State (8-6, 3-3 Big Sky) ahead at 39-37 with 13:32 left in the game.
The score stayed close after that, and a bucket by Venky Jois put Eastern Washington (4-12, 2-4) ahead 53-52 with 2:23 left.
A pair of free throws by Veteto with 1:47 put Sacramento State in front to stay.
Joe Eberhard chipped in with 11 points for Sacramento State and Dylan Garrity had 10 points and six assists. John Dickson contributed 10 rebounds.
Kevin Winford topped Eastern Washington with 12 points. Jois had 10 points, as did Martin Seiferth.
Portland defeats Loyola Marymount 68-64
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Nicholas had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Portland over Loyola Marymount 68-64 Saturday night.
Anthony Ireland led Loyola Marymount with 22 points and four rebounds.
Kevin Bailey scored 14 points for Portland, returning to the lineup after surgery on a broken nose. Thomas van der Mars had 11 points, and Derrick Rodgers had 10 points and nine assists for Portland (8-10, 1-2, West Coast).
Loyola Marymount led 31-21 at halftime. Portland shot 54.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Lions shot 37.7 percent. Portland won the boards 43-19, but the Lions did a better job of protecting the ball with only five turnovers. The Lions made 20 points off Portland's 17 turnovers.
Ireland was 4 of 8 from 3-point range for the Lions (8-9, 1-3). Ashley Hamilton had 17 points, and Bruce English had 11. Alex Osborne and Godwin Okonji had four rebounds apiece.
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Portland State downs Northern Arizona 79-74
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Renado Parker was one of five players in double figures for Portland State, scoring 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Vikings past Big Sky foe Northern Arizona 79-74 on Saturday night.
Lateef McMullan, Michael Harthun and Gary Winston each scored 13 points for Portland State (5-8, 3-3 Big Sky) while Aaron Moore had 12 points including an 8 for 9 performance from the free-throw line.
Portland State shot an even 50 percent from the field, making 26 of 52, and managed to recover from an early 7-0 deficit after the Lumberjacks hit their first three shots.
Northern Arizona (5-11, 2-4) led much of the first half but the Vikings used a 17-10 run over the final 9:05 to take a 34-32 lead at halftime. Portland State never trailed in the second half.
Gabe Rogers led the Lumberjacks with 17 points and four assists.
Denver defeats Seattle 64-51
SEATTLE (AP) — Chase Hallam had 17 points, making five 3-pointers, and Denver beat Seattle 64-51 on Saturday for the Pioneers' fifth straight win.
Denver (9-7, 5-1 WAC), which has won eight of its last 10, also got 15 points and six assists from Chris Udofia. Jalen Love scored 11 points and Royce O'Neale had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Pioneers, who hit 12 3-pointers in 27 tries, or 44 percent.
Clarence Trent scored 15 points to lead the Redhawks (5-10, 0-5), who have lost five in a row.
Denver never trailed in the game and led 43-29 at halftime. The Pioneers finished at 46 percent from the field. Seattle was at 47 percent, but 0 for 9 from 3-point range.
Minnesota rolls over Alaska-Anchorage 7-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Kyle Rau had his first career hat trick as the top-ranked Golden Gophers beat Alaska-Anchorage 7-1.
Rau's third goal of the night Saturday and 13th of the season extended the Minnesota lead to 5-1 early in the third period.
The Gophers are unbeaten in their last nine games (8-0-1) to climb into the race for the lead in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Nate Condon added two goals and Seth Ambrosz had a goal and an assist for the Gophers (16-3-3, 8-3-3). Nate Schmidt assisted on four goals.
Matt Bailey scored the only goal of the game for the Seawolves (3-13-4, 1-12-3).
Adam Wilcox made 10 saves for Minnesota to earn his 14th win of the season. UAA goalie Rob Gunderson had 24 saves. Minnesota outshot UAA 31-13.
AP Sources : Eagles interviewing Gus Bradley
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are interviewing Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Atlanta, according to two people familiar with the meeting.
Bradley is the eighth candidate interviewed since the Eagles fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31 following a 4-12 finish. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the teams aren't commenting on the interview.
Seattle plays the Falcons in a NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday. If Bradley is their guy, the Eagles can't officially hire him until the Seahawks are eliminated.
Bradley is in his fourth season in Seattle. His defense finished first in the NFL in points allowed (15.3) and fourth in yards (306.2).