PORTAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points in a showdown with Kevin Love that didn't live up to expectations, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. It was the Trail Blazers' 33rd win — matching their total from all of last season. Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 30 points, while Love finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Lindsay Sherbert came off the bench to score 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time, coasting to a 69-39 win over Pepperdine yesterday. The Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1), who won their eighth straight and 10th straight over Pepperdine, have allowed less than 50 points nine times. They out-scored the Waves (5-15, 1-7) 38-15 in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Pangos scored 24 points as Gonzaga beat BYU 84-69 last night. Sam Dower Jr. added 18 points for Gonzaga (18-3, 8-1 West Coast), which has won four straight since its lone conference loss at Portland. Tyler Haws scored 23 points to lead BYU (13-9, 5-4), which was coming off Thursday's 114-110 triple-overtime loss at Portland. Kyle Collinsworth added 13 and Eric Mika 12 for the Cougars.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — DaShaun Wiggins scored 15 points and Marcus Hall hit a late go-ahead 3-pointer to propel Portland State past Southern Utah 67-64. The Vikings (8-8, 3-4 Big Sky) outrebounded the Thunderbirds 35-28. Gary Winston scored 13 points and Andre Winston, Jr. had 11. Jaren Jeffery and McKay Anderson each scored 12 points for Southern Utah (1-16, 0-8). Portland State led by eight after a Hall 3-pointer with 12:33 remaining, but Southern Utah crawled back to take a four-point lead.