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College Basketball News for Dec. 15th

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Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga 69-64

PHOENIX (AP) - The Gonzaga men's basketball team is no longer

The fourth-ranked Bulldogs were upset yesterday by Arizona,

Nic Wise scored 21 points, including three free throws in the
final 31 seconds, as the Wildcats dropped Gonzaga's record to 7-1.

Austin Daye had 22 points and Matt Bouldin added 14 for the

It was the first time since November of 2001 that Arizona beat a
team ranked in the top four. The last time they did it was against
then-second-ranked Maryland.

Arizona's Jordan Hill broke a 62-62 tie with two free throws
with 1:17 to go, then hit a 4-footer over Josh Heytvelt to put the
Wildcats up 66-62 with 36 seconds left.

Bouldin scored on a layup for Gonzaga, but then Wise iced the
game at the free throw line, going 3-of-4 down the stretch.


It was Gonzaga's second straight game against a Pac-10 opponent,
but with a far different outcome. Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs
clobbered Washington State 74-52.
Washington beats Portland St. 84-83

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington, playing without leading scorer Jon
Brockman, used a balanced attack led by Matthew Bryan-Amaning
yesterday to hold off a late charge by Portland State for an 84-83

Bryan-Amaning led the Huskies with career highs of 23 points and
12 rebounds. Quincy Pondexter added 21 points, Justin Dentmon had
20 and Isaiah Thomas scored 16.

Pondexter made a critical tip-in with 26 seconds left to put
Washington up 81-78.

Dentmon later sealed the game with a pair of free throws.

Brockman, a senior forward who leads the team in scoring average
at 16.8 points and rebounding at 11.4, sprained his right ankle
during Saturday's practice and was unable to play.

Dominic Waters led Portland State with 19 points. Jeremiah
Dominguez had 16.

The Huskies' record is now 6-3.
Washington State beats Idaho 53-50

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - April Cook connected on just one shot from
the floor last night, but it was the game winner as the Washington
State women's basketball team beat Idaho 53-50.

Charlotte Otero hit her second 3-pointer of the game with 56.8
seconds left to put Idaho up 50-48.

But Cook, who went 1-for-12 from the floor, hit a 3-pointer with
31.2 seconds left to put the Cougars up 51-50.

Jazmine Perkins, who led the Cougars with 14 points, iced the
game with a pair of free throws with 1 second left.

Yinka Olorunnife led Idaho with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Seattle U beats Cal Poly-SLO

ST. LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Austen Powers led Seattle
University with 14 points yesterday as the Redhawks beat Cal
Poly-San Luis Obispo 60-59.

Mike Boxley added nine points for Seattle.
Gonzaga women beat Portland St. 86-61

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Gonzaga women's basketball team beat
Portland State yesterday, 86-61.

Heather Bowman led the Bulldogs with 20 points, and Courtney
Vandersloot had 18.

Kelsey Kahle led Portland State with 18 points.
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