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Ducks ruin Wildcats' home streak; PSU women get first Big Sky win

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THURSDAY COLLEGE RESULTS


MEN’S BASKETBALL

Oregon 83, Arizona 75, at Tucson, Ariz.

The Ducks put an end to the Wildcats’ home win streak at 49 with the win Thursday night.

Dillon Brooks led the way with 24 points as 23rd-ranked Oregon improved to a Pac-12-leading 6-2 and 17-4 overall. Arizona, ranked 18th, fell to 4-4, 16-5.BROOKS

The Wildcats hadn’t lost at home since Feb. 10, 2013, to California. They had the longest active home streak in the nation.

Three other Ducks scored in double figures: Dwayne Benjamin had 15 points, Elgin Cook had 13 and Tyler Dorsey had 12.

Oregon committed only six turnovers, while forcing 19, and controlled the second half, after trailing 42-41 at the break.

Arizona State 86, Oregon State 66, at Tempe, Ariz.

The Sun Devils built a 36-17 halftime lead and then cruised to the home win, leading by as many as 29 points.

OSU fell to 0-3 in Pac-12 road games, 3-5 overall in the conference and 12-7 for the season.

ASU, which shot 60 percent from the field, is 12-9 overall and 2-6 in Pac-12 play.

Stephen Thompson Jr.’s 14 points paced the Beavers, with Drew Eubanks, Tres Tinkle and Langston Morris-Walker netting 12 apiece. Eubanks added a team-best seven rebounds.

Gary Payton II had a season-low two points; he was averaging 17.5 going into the game. He had seven assists.

San Francisco 87, Portland 76, at Chiles Center

In a homecourt loss, D’Marques Tyson poured in 27 points and Alec Wintering had 24 for the Pilots.

Tyson was 8 of 17 from 3-point range.

UP fell to 9-13 overall, 3-6 in the West Coast Conferene. Portland hit 36 percent from the field to the Dons’ 47 percent.

USF climbed to 10-9, 4-5.

Eastern Washington 112, Portland State 83, at Cheney, Wash.

The host Eagles sank 20 of 31 shots from beyond the arc, posting the most 3-point baskets ever by a PSU opponent.

Cameron Forte led the Vikings with 37 points and 13 rebounds. His point total was the highest by a Vik in four years and the most by anyone in the Big Sky this season.

Portland State dropped to 7-11, 3-4, while Eastern Washington upped its record to 10-10, 4-4.

Central Washington 102, Concordia 75, at Cavalier Court

Drew Martin led the host Cavaliers with 22 points, but CWU won the first half 58-30 and led by as many as 35 points in the second half.

Central Washington is 12-4, 7-4 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Concordia is 5-13, 3-8 GNAC.COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - James Phillips of Concordia dunks during Thursday's home game against Central Washington.

  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

    Portland State 81, Eastern Washington 79, at Stott Center

    The Vikings got their first Big Sky win of the season and under first-year PSU coach Lynn Kennedy.

    The Viks improved to 3-15 overall and 1-16 in the conference, while EWU fell to 13-7, 7-1.

    Portland State raced to a 24-9 lead after one quarter and led 62-50 going into the fourth quarter, then held off the Eagles.

    Six Vikings scored in double figures, and Cic West got a double-double with a game-high 14 rebounds to go with her 11 points.

    Also for PSU, Pia Jurhar scored a career-high 18 points, Ashley Torres Negron had 16 (all in the second half), Michaela Kay and Kian McNair each had 12 and Corey James tallied 10.

    Kay sank a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to give PSU an 81-78 lead.

    Kay and McNair had five assists apiece. Jurhar blocked four shots.

    San Francisco 90, Portland 69, at San Francisco

    USF jumped on UP 25-9 in the first quarter and was never headed.

    Ellie Woerner led the Pilots with 19 points, Holly Blades scored 14 and Ashley Gray added 12.

    Portland slipped to 0-10 in the WCC, 2-19 overall.

    San Francisco went to 4-6 in the league and 13-8 for the season.

    Simon Fraser 69, Concordia 58, at Burnaby, British Columbia

    A 23-10 third quarter sparked Simon Fraser as it won a Great Northwest Athletic Conference home game.

    Sierra Dean, with 15 points, and Erin Higbie, with 14, paced the Cavaliers attack.

    Concordia dropped to 4-15 for the season and 2-9 in the GNAC, while SFU went to 8-8, 6-5.