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SATURDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Oregon women win NCAA Indoor again; Ducks men finish third

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Pac-12 final

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Arizona 83, Oregon 80

Shortly after learning that senior forward Chris Boucher was lost for the season with a torn left ACL, the Ducks came up just short in the conference tournament championship game.

Dillon Brooks scored 25 points and Tyler Dorsey 23 (all but two in the second half) as the Ducks fought hard but couldn't repeat as tourney winner.

Jordan Bell added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Oregon was still within three points with less than a minute and a half remaining and down four when Dylan Ennis was called for a controversial offensive foul driving to the basket on a fast-break.

A rebound basket by Bell with 24.8 seconds to go pulled Oregon to within 79-77, after four missed free throws by Arizona.

The Wildcats made four foul shots in the closing seconds.

TRACK AND FIELD

The Oregon Ducks women won their seventh NCAA Indoor championship in eight years and set a meet scoring record at College Station, Texas.

The Ducks' 84 points broke the mark of 71 set by Teas in 1988.

Georgia was second with 51 points.

Hannah Cunliffe (60 meters), Sasha Wallace (60 hurdles), Ariana Washington (200) and Raevyn Rogers (800) won individual titles for Oregon.

The U of O men took third, with senior Edward Cheserek capturing his 17th national championship, improving his NCAA record. Cheserek won the 3,000. He also was second in the mile and finished the two-day meet with 28 points, an NCAA indoor record. He is the all-time leading point scorer in NCAA Indoor Championships history.

Oregon totaled 38 points. Host Texas A&M won with 46, and Florida was second at 45 1/2.

BASEBALL

Northwestern 9, Portland 5

At Joe Etzel Field

The visiting Wildcats (4-10) took the series 2-1 with a win in seven innings Saturday afternoon.

Cody Hawken hit a two-run home run for the Pilots (2-11).

Jordan Horak (0-3) started for UP and gave up seven runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Oregon State 8, Ball State 4

At Goss Stadium

The Beavers, ranked as high as fourth in the nation, improved to 14-1, picked up their ninth win in a row and swept the four-game series with Cardinals.

Jake Thompson (4-0) allowed two hits and one run in 7 1/3 innings, matching his career high with eight strikeouts.

Trevor Larnach of OSU was 3 for 3 with two walks, and KJ Harrison homered in the fifth inning, as the Beavers produced five extra-base hits and six singles.

Oregon 10, Santa Clara 0

At PK Park

The Ducks (10-4) had 15 hits, with freshman Gabe Matthews going 4 for 4, homering and driving in three runs.

Matt Mercer (2-1) allowed three hits without a walk in seven innnings, fanning five.

The Broncos dropped to 3-11, 0-3 in the UO series one game remaining at noon Sunday.

The win was Oregon coach George Horton's 300th with the Ducks.

Western Oregon 6, Concordia 3

At Porter Park

The host Cavaliers had a 3-2 lead through seven innings of the series opener, but the Wolves tallied three runs in the eighth and went on to raise their record to 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Cavs are 4-11, 2-3 GNAC.

Macalester 10, Lewis & Clark 8

Macalester 11, Lewis & Clark 1

At Tucson, Arizona

Macalester (5-1) swept the Pioneers (4-10) at the Tucson Invitational, scoring 11 runs on eight hits and two L&C errors in the nightcap.

In the opener, the Pios got three RBI from Kellen Ochi and two from Akira Abderrahman.

SOFTBALL

Oregon 9, Idaho State 0

Oregon 8, University of the Pacific 0

At Jane Sanders Stadium

The fourth-ranked Ducks rolled to run-rule victories, improving to 23-0, the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I.

Winning pitchers Megan Kleist (five innings versus Idaho State) and Miranda Elish (five innings against Pacific) combined to strike out 20 batters, Klesit fanning a career-high 11.

Oregon State 3, Sacramento State 0

Fresno State 6, Oregon State 2

At Fresno, California

Taylor Cotton (6-1) pitched a one-hit shutout in the Beavers' first game of the day at the Fresno State Invite. Natalie Hampton had a two-run double in the first inning. Kayleen Shafer's double in the fourth scored the other OSU run.

The Beavers managed only two runs on five hits in their nightcap, and they slipped to 14-7, while Fresno State improed to 16-9.

UNLV 7, Portland State 5

At Las Vegas, Nevada

After giving up six runs in the top of the first, the Vikings were the better team, but the loss at the Rebel Classic left them at 1-17. UNLV is 16-8.

Alexis Morrison had two hits and two RBIs for the Viks.

Western Washington 4, Concordia 3

Concordia 6, Western Washington 3

At Porter Park

The host Cavaliers broke a 2-2 tie in the nightcap with four runs in bottom of the sixth inning. M Smith and x Bussey each had a two-run single in the frame.

All the scoring in the opener came in the first two innings, and a three-run home run by Western Washington in the top of the first gave the visitors a lead they never relinquished.

The Cavs went to 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the Great Northwest Conference, while the Vikings are 10-6, 3-3.

Lewis & Clark at Puget Sound, doubleheader postponed

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS

Oregon State 197.475, Illinois-Chicago 193.550

At Gill Coliseum

The ninth-ranked Beavers cruised at home in a tuneup for the Pac-12 championships next week.

Kaytianna McMillan (39.650) and Madeline Gardiner (39.350) went 1-2 in all-around for OSU.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

Eastern Washington 4, Portland State 3

At Club Green Meadows, Vancouver, Washington

MEN'S TENNIS

Lewis & Clark 9, Willamette 0

At L&C Tennis Dome

The Pioneers improved to 9-0 with the win at home. Willamette is 1-5 in the Northwest Conference.

WOMEN'S GOLF

Portland State took the 36-hole lead at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, tying the school record with a 1-under-par 287 in the second round at Grand Canyon University Golf Course.

The Vikings are up by 14 strokes on Seattle in the 10-team event, which concludes Sunday.

PSU's Valerie Hernandez is first after shooting 72-69—141, 3-under. Teammate Tara Finigan is tied for second with her 71-72—143, and the Viks' Krissy Peterson is tied for fourth, having shot 72-72—144.