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No. 19 Gonzaga beats Saint Mary's 72-70
            
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Matt Bouldin scored 21 points, Josh
Heytvelt added 20 and No. 19 Gonzaga survived Saint Mary's
thrilling last-minute comeback for a 72-70 victory Thursday night.

Carlin Hughes hit two 3-pointers and made a layup in the final
48 seconds for the Gaels, who trimmed a seven-point deficit in the
final minute to 71-70 on Hughes' wacky banked-in 3-pointer with 9.9
seconds left.

But Hughes also dropped the ball out of bounds under defensive
pressure with 5.2 seconds to play, and he missed a desperation
3-pointer from midcourt at the buzzer.
      
Huskies race past Beavers 79-60
            
SEATTLE (AP) - Bolstering his case for Pac-10 player of the year
consideration, Washington's Justin Dentmon matched his career high
with seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, and the Huskies moved
into first place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 79-60 win over
Oregon State on Thursday night.

Washington (18-6, 9-3 Pac-10) now leads UCLA by a half game in
the conference standings with a showdown between the two schools
set for next Thursday in Los Angeles. Fortunately for Washington,
Dentmon's performance and another solid effort off the bench from
Venoy Overton staved off the Beavers' upset bid.

Calvin Haynes led Oregon State (10-13, 4-8) with 15 points, but
the Beavers dropped their third game in a row following a four-game
winning streak.
      
Oregon State hands Washington 11th straight loss

            
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Brittney Davis, Alex Mitchell and Talisa
Rhea combined for 57 points to lead Oregon State to a 77-63 win
over struggling Washington on Thursday.

Davis, who had a team-high 20 points, went 12-for-12 from the
free-throw line. As a team, the Beavers (14-8, 5-7 Pacific-10
Conference) hit 30 fouls shots, one shy of the team record.

Sami Whitcomb had 23 points, seven rebounds and four steals for
Washington (5-17, 1-11), which has lost a program-record 11
consecutive games.

Rhea scored 11 of her 18 points in the first half as Oregon
State headed to the break with a 34-24 lead. The Huskies closed to
within 42-39 before Mitchell keyed an 8-0 run that restored the
double-digit lead with 11 minutes left.

The Oregon State lead eventually ballooned to as many as 18.

The Beavers, who lead the Pac-10 in free-throw percentage, hit
30-of-38 on the night, including 21-of-27 in the second half.
      
Washington St. beats Oregon 67-38
      
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Freshman Klay Thompson scored 25 points,
hitting five-of-six 3-pointers, as Washington State beat Oregon
67-38 Thursday night, handing the Ducks their 12th consecutive
loss.

Taylor Rochestie added 16 points and Aron Baynes scored 11
points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cougars (13-11, 5-7
Pac-10).

Reserve Drew Wiley led Oregon (6-18, 0-12) with 10 points. The
Ducks' leading scorer, Tajuan Porter, was held to seven points and
was scoreless in the opening half.

Washington State shot 57 percent from the field, including
9-of-13 from 3-point range, to end a three-game losing streak.

Oregon was held to 21 percent shooting. The Ducks' 38 points
were a season low, well below their previous low of 52 against
Arizona on Jan. 8.

Washington State broke the game open early by going on a 25-5
run to start the game. Thompson scored 12 points, including three
3-pointers, during the run. Rochestie contributed eight first-half
points.

The Cougars went on a 12-4 run in the first five minutes of the
second half to lead 41-19.
      
Weber State beats E. Washington 74-57
            
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Steve Panos scored a career-high 22 points as
Weber State defeated Eastern Washington 74-57 on Thursday night,
giving the Wildcats their seventh straight Big Sky Conference
victory.

Daviin Davis finished with 19 points and Damian Lillard scored
15 for the Wildcats (16-8 overall, 10-1 Big Sky).

Adris DeLeon led the Eagles (11-14, 5-8 Big Sky Conference) with
15 points, while teammate Brandon Moore scored 11.

Panos scored on a three-point play and hit a pair of free throws
less than 30 seconds later to give Weber State a 60-41 lead with
8:52 remaining.

Davis' 3-pointer with a minute left gave the Wildcats their
biggest lead of the game, 72-52. Weber State's Josh Cottle hit a
pair of free throws with 23 seconds left to complete an 8-0 run.

Milan Stanojevic's 3-pointer 30 seconds into the game gave
Eastern Washington a 3-0 lead, its only advantage of the game.
      
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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