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Gonzaga routs Santa Clara 95-53

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Austin Daye scored 20 points to lead five
players in double figures as Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 95-53 on
Thursday night.

Matt Bouldin added 16 points, Steven Gray 15, Josh Heytvelt 11
and Jeremy Pargo 11 for Gonzaga (11-4, 2-0 West Coast Conference),
which put on a display of dunks and 3-pointers against its
overmatched foes.

John Bryant scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Santa
Clara (7-12, 0-3), which lost its fifth consecutive game. It was
his 12th double-double of the season. James Rahon added 14 points
for the Broncos.

The Broncos, who lost their previous four games by a total of 15
points, suffered easily their worst loss of the season.

Gonzaga shot 55 percent in the game, dominated the rebounding
46-29, and forced the Broncos into 36 percent shooting and 17
turnovers. It was the highest scoring total of the season for the
Washington State rallies for OT victory
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Aron Baynes had 17 points and 11 rebounds
and Washington State erased a second-half deficit to beat Oregon
State 61-57 in overtime Thursday.

Caleb Forrest's two free throws to open the extra period gave
the Cougars a 52-50 lead, their first advantage since a 30-29 lead
with 1:30 left in the first half. Washington State (10-6, 2-2
Pacific-10 Conference) never trailed in the overtime.

Calvin Haynes had a game-high 19 points for Oregon State (6-9,
1-4), which has seen its last two home games go to overtime. The
Beavers defeated USC 62-58 in overtime on Jan. 4 to break a 23-game
Pac-10 losing streak.

Taylor Rochestie added 14 points and Klay Thompson 12 for
Washington State. The Cougars outscored the Beavers 16-7 in the
final 13:30 of regulation.
Thomas lifts Washington to 84-67 win

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Isaiah Thomas had 23 points and Jon Brockman
became Washington's all-time leading rebounder in the Huskies'
84-67 win against Oregon on Thursday.

Justin Dentmon added 22 points - 15 of them in the second half
as Washington (12-4, 3-1 Pacific-10 Conference) quickly turned a
three-point halftime lead into a double-digit advantage the Ducks
could never overcome.

Joevan Catron had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon
(6-11, 0-5).

Brockman entered the game needing eight rebounds to break Doug
Smart's school record of 1,051. He finished with 10 points and 10
Oregon beats Washington 75-55
SEATTLE (AP) - Taylor Lilley scored 24 points and Micaela Cocks
had 19 as Oregon defeated Washington 75-55 Thursday night.

Laura McLellan scored 15 points and Sami Whitcomb had 13 for
Washington (5-9, 1-3 Pac-10). The Huskies lost their third
consecutive game and fifth of six.

Lilley bounced back from a scoreless game in a loss to Arizona
State to score 16 points, including three 3-pointers, in the first
half. She scored seven consecutive points in the final three
minutes of the first half to help give the Ducks (6-9, 3-2 Pac-10)
a 32-27 halftime lead.

Oregon's halftime lead came despite 17 first-half turnovers. The
Ducks had just eight turnovers in the second half.
Cougars get first win of the season

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Freshman Jazmine Perkins scored 21 points
to help the Washington State Cougars earn their first Pac-10
victory of the season, beating Oregon State 65-52 Thursday night.

Perkins was 6-for-11 from the field and 3-of-5 from behind the
three-point line for Washington State (8-7, 1-3 Pac-10).

Senior Ebonee Coates had six blocks, tying a Cougars' record.

Talisa Rhea had 19 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State
(10-5, 1-4).

The Beavers out-rebounded the Cougars 47-35, but shot only 31
percent from the field and gave up 24 turnovers. The Cougars shot
40 percent from the field.

Both teams shot poorly to start the game, but with two minutes
to play in the first half, Washington State hit three 3-pointers to
take a 26-22 halftime lead.
N. Colorado lands 75-68 win over E. Washington

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Jabril Banks scored 23 points and pulled
down 10 rebounds as Northern Colorado downed Eastern Washington
75-68 on Thursday night.

Will Figures pitched in 22 points, five rebounds and four
assists for the Bears (7-11 overall, 3-2 Big Sky Conference).

Neal Kingman had 10 points for Northern Colorado, which held a
40-37 advantage at halftime and shot 48 percent from the field.

Eastern Washington (9-9, 3-3) shot 41 percent from the field and
was led by Benny Valentine with 31 points, including 11-of-16 field
goals and 5-of-9 from three-point range.

Milan Stanojevic recorded 13 points and five rebounds for the
Eagles, while teammate Brandon Moore had 10 points and nine

The win marks the first time in its three years in the league
that Northern Colorado has had a Big Sky record above .500 this
late in the season.

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