PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Sacramento Kings their fourth straight loss with a 104-91 victory last night. DeMarcus Cousins almost singlehandedly carried the Kings with 35 points and nine rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Blazers. The Blazers visit Sacramento tonight.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Haiden Palmer scored 18 points and had seven steals to lead Gonzaga past Idaho in a 64-56 win last night. Keani Albanez hit three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points for the No. 25 Bulldogs, while Sunny Greinacher had 8 points and a blocked shot. After trailing at the half 26-14, the Vandals stormed back with a 13-2 run to narrow the gap before Gonzaga pulled away with a 9-2 run that secured the win.
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — Joseph Young had 24 points and five rebounds as No. 19 Oregon beat Georgetown 82-75 in a season opener played at a U.S. Army base in South Korea. Young, who made all 12 of his free throw attempts, and Jason Calliste, who scored 16 points and made all 11 of his free throws, led Oregon to a win before hundreds of soldiers at Camp Humphreys.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Davonte Lacy had a career high 28 points and led all scores as Washington State overcame a poor shooting night to beat Bakersfield 62-56 last night in the season opener. Freshmen Ike Iroegbu, Royce Woolridge and D.J Shelton added eight each as Washington State held off a late game surge by Bakersfield. With 1:33 remaining, Abdul Ahmed hit a crucial 3-pointer to bring the Roadrunners to 58-56, but they fouled down the stretch.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roscoe Smith and Khem Birch both had double-doubles last night to lead UNLV to a 67-48 win over Portland State in their season opener. Smith scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Runnin' Rebels and Birch finished with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Tim Douglas led the Vikings with 18 points. Brandon Cataldo finished with 10 rebounds and nine points.