No. 6 Gonzaga beats Loyola-Marymount 74-55
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk each scored 20 points as No. 6 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 74-55 on Saturday, a victory which left the Zags poised to break into the top five on Monday.
Elias Harris added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 West Coast), which should benefit from losses by No. 1 Indiana, No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Kansas last week.
Anthony Ireland tied a career high with 30 points to lead cold-shooting Loyola Marymount (8-16, 1-10), which has lost eight straight games and is last in the league.
Loyola Marymount, playing its third game in six days, has lost seven straight times to Gonzaga since their last win in 2010. But they have lost 23 straight times in Spokane, dating to 1992.
No. 19 Oregon beats Utah 73-64 to snap 3-game skid
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — E.J. Singler had 21 points and No. 19 Oregon overcame a poor start to end its three-game losing streak with a 73-64 victory over Utah on Saturday.
Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12), who had been on a slide after opening conference play with seven straight victories.
Oregon trailed 30-22 after the first half but pulled in front midway through the second and extended its lead to 53-45 on Carlos Emory's tip-in with 6:32 left. The Ducks led by as many as 13 points down the stretch.
Jason Washburn had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Utes (10-13, 2-9), who lost their second straight after a victory over Colorado, which upset Oregon 48-47 on Thursday night. The Buffaloes scored the final eight points to snap Oregon's 20-game winning streak at home.
UCLA routs Washington State 76-62
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, when UCLA took control on its way to routing Washington State 76-62 on Saturday night for the Bruins' second straight victory overall and seventh in a row over the Cougars.
Jordan Adams added 14 points, Kyle Anderson 12 and Travis Wear 11 for the Bruins (18-6, 8-3 Pac-12), who shot a season-high 62 percent from the field one game after hitting a season-low 33 percent in a 2-point win over Washington on Thursday.
Brock Motum scored 17 points and Royce Woolridge added 16 for the Cougars (11-13, 2-9), who were coming off a four-point loss at Southern California. They have lost four in a row and nine of their last 11.
Washington State's 19 turnovers were one off the team's season high.
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E. Washington stuns Northern Arizona 77-74 in OT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parker Kelly hit an overtime-forcing 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another 3 in the extra session, to help Eastern Washington shock Northern Arizona 77-74 on Saturday.
Kelly finished with 19 points for the Eagles (7-17, 5-9 Big Sky), who trailed 58-40 with 7:35 to play after NAU's Gabe Rogers hit a jumper. But Eastern Washington didn't allow a field goal the rest of regulation and closed on a 26-8 run.
In overtime, Kelly's 3-pointer followed one by Tyler Harvey that gave the Eagles their first lead, 69-67, since midway through the first half. Harvey added another 3 with 1:23 left, and Jeffrey Forbes made two free throws with 9 seconds to play.
Rogers, who led the Lumberjacks (9-15, 6-8) with 25 points, missed a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Stallon Saldivar recorded the first triple-double in NAU history — 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Jackson, Pepperdine edge Portland in OT 72-68
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lorne Jackson scored 7 of his 22 points in overtime, leading Pepperdine to a 72-68 victory over Portland on Saturday.
Five of those overtime points came from the free-throw line.
Pepperdine (11-13, 3-8 West Coast) also got 12 points each from Jordan Baker and Nikolas Skouen and 11 points from Stacy Davis. Baker and Skouen each hit three 3-pointers.
Derrick Rodgers led Portland (9-17, 2-9) with 17, points, including 7 in overtime.
Thomas Van Der Mars and Kevin Bailey scored 12 points each, Ryan Nicholas had 11 and Bryce Pressley had 10.
Portland had a big 52-37 rebounding advantage, with Van Der Mars and Nicholas each getting 13.
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McKinney's 30 points lead Sacramento State 77-71
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mikh McKinney scored 30 points, including 13 of 18 shots from the floor, and Sacramento State emerged with a 77-71 victory over Portland State on Saturday night.
Sacramento State (5-16, 3-11 Big Sky) also got 12 points from Joe Eberhard and 10 points from Konner Veteto.
Sacramento state was 12 of 15 at the free-throw line, had a 16-5 scoring edge off turnovers and a 34-28 scoring advantage in the paint.
Portland State (12-10, 7-7) got 17 points from Lateef McMullan, including three 3-pointers.
Aaron Moore scored 15 points, Gary Winston scored 13 and Renado Parker scored 12. Moore also collected 10 rebounds.
Portland State only shot nine free throws for the game, making just three.
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Mullings leads New Mexico State past Seattle 60-57
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Daniel Mullings scored 18 points and New Mexico State won its 11th straight game, defeating Seattle 60-57 Saturday night.
Sim Bhullar added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (17-8, 11-2 Western Athletic), who prevailed by making 24 of 36 free throws.
Seattle (7-16, 2-11) shot better than New Mexico State (39 percent to 34 percent) and also outrebounded the Aggies (44-34) but was just 8 of 13 at the foul line.
Deshaun Sunderhaus scored 14 points for the Redhawks and Chad Rasmussen had 12.
In a game that was close throughout, New Mexico State broke a 50-50 tie when Sy Bandja nailed a 3-pointer with 4:40 remaining and Bhullar followed with two free throws at the 3:09 mark. The Redhawks made it a single-possession game three times in the closing minutes, but the Aggies hit 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to seal the win.
Michigan Tech routs Alaska-Anchorage 6-1
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Alex Petan had two goals and 11 other Michigan Tech players had points as the Huskies rolled over Alaska-Anchorage 6-1.
Michigan Tech (9-14-4, 6-11-4) scored three times in the first period of Saturday's Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
Petan had a goal in the second and third periods. Milos Gordic and Walker Hyland added a goal and assist apiece for the Huskies, who outshot the Seawolves 43-25. Michigan Tech put 21 shots on Alaska-Anchorage goalie Chris Kamal in the second period.
Kamal finished with 27 saves and Rob Gunderson added 10 in the first period for the Seawolves (4-17-7, 2-16-6).
Scott Allen had the Seawolves' only goal. Pheonix Copley had 21 saves and Jamie Phillips three for the Huskies.