Blazers rebound to beat Clippers 101-100
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nicolas Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists for his second triple-double in a week and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Los Angeles Clippers their fourth straight loss with a 101-100 victory on Saturday night.
The Clippers, playing without guard Chis Paul for the third straight game because of a bruised right kneecap, trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half but reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter.
They held off the Blazers until Wesley Matthews pulled Portland within 100-99 with a layup and free throw.
J.J. Hickson made a pair of foul shots to give the Blazers back the lead with 45 seconds left and Jamal Crawford missed a 19-foot jumper for the Clippers with 0.9 seconds left for the final margin.
Blake Griffin had 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Clippers, just shy of his third career triple-double.
No. 10 Gonzaga beats San Francisco 66-52
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points, helping No. 10 Gonzaga extended its home winning streak against San Francisco to 24 games with a 66-52 victory on Saturday night.
Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference) and Kevin Pangos added 11 points. Gonzaga made 45 percent of its shots and was 8 of 20 from 3-point range.
Chris Adams led San Francisco (9-12, 2-6) with nine points and Avry Holmes scored eight. The Dons turned the ball over 17 times and were 9 of 24 from behind the arc.
Gonzaga built a 43-21 halftime lead, but started out sloppy in the second half. The Bulldogs made only one basket in the first four minutes.
No. 16 Oregon beats Washington 81-76
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — E.J. Singler scored 18 points and No. 16 Oregon stayed undefeated at home with a 81-76 win against Washington on Saturday.
Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12).
Andrew Andrews scored 15, C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs had 13 each for the Huskies (12-8, 4-3), whose season-high 21 turnovers contributed to their third straight loss after opening conference play 4-0.
Oregon led 37-33 at halftime but took control with a 7-0 run early in the second half.
Up 43-40, Willie Moore converted a three-point play after a layup in transition off a steal and assist from Singler, who then stole the inbounds pass and scored to make it 48-40.
Another Washington turnover led to a jumper by Singler and the Ducks took the first double-digit lead of the game with 14:22 to play.
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Ladd, Washington State hold off Oregon State 71-68
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Mike Ladd had a career-high 23 points and Washington State held off Oregon State down the stretch Saturday afternoon for a 71-68 win.
Brock Motum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (11-9, 2-5 Pac-12), who won their first road game in five tries this season.
Ahmad Starks had 17 points and eight assists for Oregon State (11-9, 1-6). Starks was wide of the basket on a potential game-tying 3-pointer from the top of the arc in the closing seconds. That followed Washington State's DaVonte Lacy's two missed free throws and Starks' layup with 7.9 seconds left to cut the Cougars' advantage to one.
Washington State's Royce Woolridge then made two foul shots, setting up Starks' final attempt.
Ladd's lay-in gave Washington State its first lead of the second half at 37-36 after the Cougars trailed by four at halftime.
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Southern Utah downs Eastern Washington 69-55
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Collie scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and Southern Utah jumped out to an 11-2 lead to begin the game and never looked back, defeating Eastern Washington 69-55 on Saturday night.
Southern Utah (7-12, 5-5 Big Sky) had two others in double figures against the Thunderbirds with Damon Heuir scoring 17 points and Jackson Stevenett chipping in with 16 points and six rebounds.
Down 11-2, the Eagles fought back with a 16-6 run to take an 18-17 lead with 10:23 to go in the first half and eventually led 33-31 at halftime.
Southern Utah took over after halftime however, opening the second half with a 24-12 run capped off by Stevenett's jumper to make it 55-45 with 8:15 remaining and kept its double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
Collin Chiverton had 14 points to lead Eastern Washington (4-15, 2-7) and Venky Jois had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Carlino leads BYU to 85-67 victory over Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt Carlino scored 24 points and Brandon Davies added 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead BYU to an 85-67 victory against Portland on Saturday night.
Tyler Haws had 19 points for the Cougars (15-6, 5-2 West Coast), as the team's leading scorer rebounded from a one-point game on 0-of-9 shooting in Thursday's loss to No. 10 Gonzaga.
Ryan Nicholas had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Pilots (8-13, 1-5).
BYU, which shot 51.7 percent (31 of 60) from the floor for the game, led 39-29 at halftime. Carlino started the second half hot, scoring 10 points and hitting two 3-pointers in the first 4:31 as the Cougars built a 53-34 cushion.
Portland got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.
Carlino, who made 10 of 17 shots, had six assists and four steals.
Texas State squeaks by Seattle 86-83
SEATTLE (AP) — Reid Koenen had 24 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Texas State past Seattle 86-83 on Saturday night.
Texas State (7-14, 3-6 WAC) shot 44.1 percent from the field, making 30 of 68 from the field including a 10 of 25 mark from beyond the arc. The Bobcats were 16 of 23 from the free-throw line compared to Seattle, which was only 1 of 5.
Three other players scored in double figures for Texas State with Joel Wright scoring 19 points to go along with his nine rebounds and three steals. Phil Hawkins had 13 points and six assists while Corey Stern had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Clarence Trent led all Seattle (6-13, 1-8) scorers with 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Deshaun Sunderhaus had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Chad Rasmussen had 11 and Louis Green chipped in with 10.
Seattle had 25 assists as a team and out-rebounded the Bobcats 47-39.
Wisconson edges Alaska-Anchorage 2-1
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Landon Peterson stopped 21 of 22 shots as Wisconsin beat Alaska-Anchorage 2-1 on Saturday for a sweep of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
The Badgers (11-9-5, 8-5-5) improved to 10-1-2 in their last 13 games while the struggling Seawolves (3-15-6, 1-15-4) lost for the 11th time in 12 games.
All of the scoring occurred in the second period. Tyler Barnes and Jefferson Dahl gave Wisconsin a 2-0 lead. Jordan Kwas answered for UAA.
Peterson had seven saves in each period, while USS goalie Chris Kamal made 17 stops.
Oregon dismisses reserve defensive back
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has dismissed defensive back James Scales from the team for a rules violation.
The school was not specific about the violation in making the announcement Saturday.
Scales, a sophomore, played in seven games last season, making six tackles.