BYU beats No. 25 Gonzaga 73-65
(Eds: BYU 73, No. 25 Gonzaga 65. Updates with details. With AP Photos.)
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Anson Winder scored 17 points and Matt Carlino added 15 to lead BYU to a 73-65 victory over No. 25 Gonzaga on Thursday night.
Eric Mika added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (19-10, 11-5 West Coast Conference) who snapped a five-game losing streak to the Bulldogs (23-5, 13-2).
Sam Dower had 14 points and Kevin Pangos added 13 for the Bulldogs who shot 40.7 percent (22 of 54) from the field and could not overcome 16 turnovers. BYU scored 18 points off of those miscues.
The Cougars scored six straight points to open the second half, taking a 45-39 lead on a jumper from Kyle Collinsworth. It was part of a 9-0 spurt for BYU that started with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Haws to close the first half.
Pangos and Drew Barnham hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to help the Bulldogs cut BYU's lead to 54-52.
The Cougars pushed it back to 60-52 after Carlino took his own steal in for a layup with 7:45 remaining.
WASHINGTON ST-OREGON ST
Oregon St. pulls away from Washington St. 68-57
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Angus Brandt scored 16 points to lead Oregon State to a 68-57 win over Washington State on Thursday.
Devon Collier added 14 points for the Beavers (14-11, 6-7 Pac-12), who improved to 11-2 in Gill Coliseum on the year. Oregon State has three of its five remaining games at home.
DaVonte Lacy scored 18 points for Washington State (9-17, 2-12 Pac-12) and D.J. Shelton had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
After the Beavers made the first basket of the game, Washington State went on an 8-0 run.
The Cougars promptly went cold, however, and Oregon State outscored Washington State 25-6 over the next 12 minutes. The Beavers took a 27-16 lead with 4:34 remaining.
Washington State didn't score for more than four minutes during that stretch. But Oregon State followed up with its own scoreless four-minute span, and went to the break up 30-26.
San Diego edges Portland 61-59
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Duda Sanadze scored 15 points, including a basket with 59 seconds to go that put San Diego ahead for good, as the Toreros defeated Portland 61-59 on Thursday night.
After Sanadze's bucket, Johnny Dee, who also scored 15 points, added two free throws for a 60-56 lead.
The Pilots (15-12, 7-8 West Coast Conference) trailed 61-59 with 2.4 seconds left when USD fouled Bobby Sharp on an inbounds pass. He made the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, but the rebound went to Sanadze.
USD (15-14, 6-10) led by four at halftime. Portland took its first lead of the second half with 3:32 left. The Pilots then either held the lead or were tied until Sanadze's big basket.
The Pilots were without their leading scorer, Kevin Bailey, who sat out with a calf injury. Thomas van der Mars led Portland with 18 points with Sharp adding 16.
PORTLAND ST-SOUTHERN UTAH
Portland State gets past Southern Utah 86-79
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Gary Winston scored a career-high 26 points and Portland State survived a late scare from Southern Utah on Thursday night holding on for an 86-79 win.
Portland State (12-12, 7-8 Big Sky) couldn't shake the Thunderbirds in the second half after posting a slim 3-point, 29-26 halftime lead. The teams traded leads in the second period with no team pulling ahead by more than five points.
Southern Utah (1-23, 0-15) led 75-76 on two Casey Oliverson free throws with 1:25 remaining, but Winston's ensuing tip-in and Brandon Cataldo's follow-up jumper closed the door on the Thunderbirds hope of picking up a lone win in the conference. The Vikings finished making 7-of-8 free throws going into the buzzer.
DaShaun Wiggins recorded 19 points and Andre Winston, Jr. 13 for the Portland.
Oliverson finished with 10 rebounds while he and Trey Kennedy scored 19 points each for Southern Utah.
Grand Canyon edges Seattle 74-73
SEATTLE (AP) — Jerome Garrison made a free throw with 12.6 seconds left and then blocked the potential game-winning shot as Grand Canyon edged Seattle 74-73 on Thursday night.
Seattle got the rebound after Garrison missed the second of two free throws, but he raced up court and blocked D'Vonne Pickett Jr.'s shot in the lane from behind. GCU grabbed the rebound to secure the victory. The Antelopes (13-11, 8-3) are in third place in the Western Athletic Conference but are even in the loss column with second-place New Mexico State and one down to leader Utah Valley.
Killian Larson led GCU with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Garrison added 18.
Isiah Umipig scored 30 points, five shy of his career high, for the Redhawks (12-13, 4-8).
The game was tight throughout with the teams never separated by more than six points. The score was tied 18 times along with 15 lead changes.
Attorney: Lynch to plead down DUI case
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch expects to see his driving under the influence trial in California come to an end on Friday when he pleads guilty a lesser charge of reckless driving.
Lynch's attorney, Ivan Golde, told The Associated Press on Thursday of the plea deal that was reached with the Alameda County District Attorney Office. The plea will be formally entered in court in Oakland, Calif., on Friday.
ESPN first reported the plea agreement.
Lynch was arrested in July 2012 on investigation of driving under the influence after he was pulled over on a freeway in Oakland. Golde says he believes that Lynch had a strong enough case to win at trial, but said the Seattle running back did not want a public trial considering his high profile with the Seahawks coming off a Super Bowl victory.
Golde said Lynch will plead guilty to a "wet reckless." Lynch will have to take six driving safety classes and pay a $1,080 fine.