PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nicolas Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists for his second triple-double in a week as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 101-100 last night. The Clippers 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 seal the Blazers' win.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kelly Olynyk (oh-luh-nik) scored 13 points, helping No. 10 Gonzaga extended its home winning streak against San Francisco to 24 games with a 66-52 victory last night. Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga and Kevin Pangos added 11 points. Gonzaga made 45 percent of its shots and was 8 of 20 from 3-point range.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — E.J. Singler scored 18 points and No. 16 Oregon stayed undefeated at home with a 81-76 win against Washington yesterday. Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for the Ducks. Andrew Andrews scored 15, C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs had 13 each for the Huskies, whose season-high 21 turnovers contributed to their third straight loss after opening conference play 4-0.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Mike Ladd had a career-high 23 points and Washington State held off Oregon State down the stretch yesterday for a 71-68 win. Brock Motum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who won their first road game in five tries this season. Ahmad Starks had 17 points and eight assists for Oregon State.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back, defeating Eastern Washington 69-55 last night. 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.