PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 23 points and the Portland Trail Blazers got revenge for a Friday night loss to Utah with a 105-99 victory last night. Utah defeated the Blazers 86-77 on Friday night in the first game of the back-to-back between the division rivals. J.J. Hickson added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won four of their last six.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — David Stockton hit a runner in the lane with 55.9 seconds left after Kelly Olynyk (oh-luh-nik) scored on consecutive possessions and No. 7 Gonzaga held off San Diego 65-63 last night for its fourth straight win. The Toreros still had a chance after Olynyk missed the front end of a one-and-one with 8 seconds left, but Elias Harris blocked Ken Rancifer's shot and the Toreros couldn't get off another.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hung on to beat No. 10 Oregon 58-54 yesterday, handing the Ducks their second straight loss to an unranked team this week. Tony Woods had 14 points and eight rebounds for Oregon but failed to get a potential tying shot after grabbing E.J. Singler's missed 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left. The Ducks were held scoreless over the final four minutes.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Mark Lyons scored 20 points as No. 8 Arizona beat Washington State 79-65 yesterday, the Wildcats' fifth consecutive win over the Cougars. Brock Motum and DaVonte Lacy each scored 15 points to lead Washington State, which has lost four of its past five games. D.J. Shelton added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Andrews led Washington with 20 points off the bench and the Huskies held off Arizona State 96-92 last night despite 32 points from Sun Devils' freshman Jahii Carson. The duo of Aziz N'Diaye (AH'-zeez EHN'-jeye) and Shawn Kemp Jr. dominated the interior for Washington, but no rebound or basket was bigger than N'Diaye converting a three-point play off an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Temperatures in the 20s have mushers in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race predicting a slow-moving event, with more rest stops and water breaks needed for the dogs. The race kicked off yesterday with 26 mushers under a sunny sky. The weather helped the 30th running of the 1,000-mile Whitehorse-to-Fairbanks race attract hundreds of fans at the starting gate and down the road.