SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — No. 6 Gonzaga is poised to break into the top five tomorrow after beating Loyola Marymount 74-55 yesterday. Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk (oh-luh-nik) each scored 20 points and Elias Harris added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga, which should benefit from losses by No. 1 Indiana, No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Kansas last week.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — No. 19 Oregon overcame a poor start to end its three-game losing streak with a 73-64 victory over Utah yesterday. E.J. Singler had 21 points and Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks, who had been on a slide after opening conference play with seven straight victories. The Ducks led by as many as 13 points down the stretch.
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 last night. Brock Motum scored 17 points and Royce Woolridge added 16 for the Cougars, who were coming off a four-point loss at Southern California. They have lost four in a row and nine of their last 11.
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 yesterday. Kelly finished with 19 points for the Eagles, 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.
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 last night. Portland State got 17 points from Lateef McMullan, including three 3-pointers. Portland State only shot nine free throws for the game, making just three.
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 scored three times in the first period of yesterday's Western Collegiate Hockey Association game. Michigan Tech put 21 shots on Alaska-Anchorage goalie Chris Kamal in the second period. Scott Allen had the Seawolves' only goal.