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 yesterday. The Beavers, 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.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Wilcox scored 27 points and made a pair of crucial 3-pointers as Washington held off Stanford 65-60 last night. Aziz N'Diaye added 14 points as the Huskies opened conference play with three straight wins on the road for the first time since 1912. Desmond Simmons added 13 rebounds.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat Washington State 67-54 yesterday. 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. Brock Motum scored 16 points for the Cougars, and Mike Ladd had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Nicholas had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Portland over Loyola Marymount 68-64 last night. 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.
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 last night and 13th of the season extended the Minnesota lead to 5-1 early in the third period. Matt Bailey scored the only goal of the game for the Seawolves.