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First-place Ducks beat Colorado, Beavers edge Utah; Pilot women win first WCC game

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THURSDAY COLLEGE RESULTS


MEN'S BASKETBALL

Oregon 76, Colorado 56, at Matthew Knight Arena

The Ducks' surge continued, as they avenged one of their two Pac-12 losses with the rout of the Buffaloes.

Oregon, which has won five games in a row, played a very good all-around game. The Ducks held Colorado to .338 shooting and, on offense, played efficiently (only six turnovers), leading for most the game in moving to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in Pac-12, remaining in first place.

Elgin Cook had 18 points. Chris Boucher had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots. Tyler Dorsey added 13 points. The Ducks went 18 of 21 from the free-throw line.

The Ducks have won 21 consecutive home games.

Josh Scott had 17 points and George King 16 for Colorado (17-6, 6-4).

Oregon State 71, Utah 69, at Gill Coliseum

Stephen Thompson Jr. made three free throws with one-tenth of a second to play, capping a big OSU comeback.

The Beavers (13-8, 4-6 Pac-12) trailed 60-50 with 7:44 to play, but Thompson scored all of his 13 points as the home team mounted a comeback. He hit a 3-pointer, converted a three-point play and made 5-of-5 free throws; as time wound down, he drew a foul just past half-court and the officials ruled that he was in the act of shooting and sent him to the free-throw line for three shots, and he made them all.

The Utes fell to 17-6 overall and 6-4 in league play.

Gary Payton II had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Portland 73, Pepperdine 70, at Malibu, Calif.

The Pilots, ending a four-game losing streak, dealt the Waves their first home loss.

Alec Wintering had 19 points, including a late go-ahead 3-pointer, and seven rebounds and six assists, and Jarrel Marshall had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Pilots (10-15, 4-8 West Coast Conference).

The Waves (14-9, 7-5) had a put-back by Stacy Davis to regain the lead and would hold on to it until Wintering’s step-back 3-pointer gave the Pilots a 72-70 edge with 1:06 left. Pepperdine missed two 3-pointers and then a pair of free throws with 9.6 seconds left. Marshall corralled the rebound and made one of two free throws for a three-point lead.

Portland fouled with 3.6 seconds left and Pepperdine again missed both free throws. The rebound was tipped out of bounds to the Pilots with 1.3 seconds remaining. Portland then tossed the inbounds toward their own basket, but it trickled out of bounds and gave the Waves one last shot to tie it up. Lamond Murray got off a corner 3-pointer, but Marshall blocked it as time expired.

Davis finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Jett Raines also had 27 points to lead the Waves.

Portland shot 47 percent from the field and made 9 of 16 3-pointers. Pepperdine struggled to 37 percent overall and 3-for-16 from 3-point range. Both teams struggled at the free-throw line with the Pilots converting 10 of 18 and Pepperdine making just 17 of 37.

Portland State 83, Montana State 68, at Stott Center

Isaiah Pineiro and De'Sean Parsons combined for 35 points, 16 rebounds and five steals as the Vikings ended a stretch of four losses in five games.

Pineiro had a game-high 22 points. Parsons added 13 rebounds. Collin Spickerman had 13 points and six blocked shots.

PSU (8-12, 4-5 Big Sky Conference) shot .604 from the field, and hit 6 of 12 3-pointers. The Bobcats (9-13, 4-5) shot .391 from the field and .273 from 3-point land.

Zach Green had 17 points for the Bobcats.

Seattle Pacific 76, Concordia 54, at Seattle

The No. 19-ranked NCAA Division II team beat the Cavaliers, winning the rebound battle 51-23 and made eight of their nine 3-pointers after halftime for their eighth consecutive win.

Seattle Pacific (17-4, 10-3 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) withstood a fast second-half start by the Cavaliers (6-14, 4-9).

Latrell Wilson had 13 points and Drew Martin 12 for Concordia. Mitch Penner led SPU with 37 points and eight rebounds; he went 14 of 16 from the field, including 4-for-4 on 3-pointers.

COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Concordia forward McKenna Daly (right) shoots Thursday night at home against Alaska Anchorage.WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Portland 81, Pepperdine 79, at Chiles Center

Hannah Mattson and Kaylie Van Loo scored 16 points each, and Van Loo hit go-ahead free throws with 20 seconds left, as the Pilots won their first West Coast Conference game.

The Pilots (3-20, 1-11 WCC), who shot 50 percent from the field and went 20 of 26 from the free-throw line, led most of the game, but Pepperdine (5-18, 1-11) made it a close game.

Mattson went 4-for-4 on 3-pointers. Holly Blades added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Pepperdine's Erica Oqwumike scored 34 points.

Alaska Anchorage 59, Concordia 32, at Cavalier Gymnasium

The visiting team, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division II, overcame a spirited Concordia start to dominate the Great Northwest Athletic Conference game.

Concordia (4-17, 2-11 GNAC) hit three early 3-pointers to lead at the outset, but the Seawolves took over from there.

Concordia shot 19 percent from the floor, including 12 percent (3 of 26) in the second half, and committed 28 turnovers.

Lexi Campbell had nine points for the home team. Megan Mullings had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Seawolves (25-1, 12-1).

Montana State 76, Portland State 64, at Bozeman, Mont.

Cici West had 17 points and 15 rebounds, but the Vikings couldn't stick with the Bobcats.

Kian McNair had 19 points. Montana State's Jasmine Hommes had a game-high 23 points.

PSU dropped to 3-17 overall and 1-8 in Big Sky play in the loss to MSU (16-5, 9-1).