SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Pangos scored 18 points and No. 3 Gonzaga beat San Diego 81-50 yesterday. The win puts the Bulldogs in position to rise to second in the AP poll after No. 2 Miami was upset by Wake Forest earlier in the day. Kelly Olynyk (oh-luh-nik) added 14 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga, which clinched at least a tie for the WCC regular-season title it yielded to Saint Mary's last year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Johnathan Loyd had season highs of 15 points and nine assists to lead No. 23 Oregon to a 77-66 victory over Stanford last night. Carlos Emory led the Ducks with 19 points and Arsalan Kazemi scored 15 points for the Ducks, who gave coach Dana Altman his 600th career win and kept themselves tied with Arizona atop the league standings.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington State's losing streak has reached eight games with a 73-56 road loss to No. 12 Arizona. The consolation for the Pac-12's last-place team is that after falling far behind, the Cougars rallied to keep things sort of close and give Arizona coach Sean Miller something to grumble about afterward.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Justin Cobbs had 18 points and surging California won its fifth straight game by outlasting a late rally from Oregon State for a 60-59 victory yesterday. The Beavers were coming off an 82-72 loss to Stanford on Thursday. Oregon State has lost three straight.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Bay and Justin Smoak hit two-run home runs for the Mariners in yesterday's 8-6 victory over the San Diego Padres. Bay hit a line shot beyond the left-field wall in his first at-bat, a welcome start to an exhibition season in which he must earn a spot on the opening day roster. He walked twice in three turns at the plate, once driven home in the fifth inning by another Mariner in need of a good start.