COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Washington State Shoots Down Ducks
So much for Oregon’s best start since 1974.
The No. 17 Ducks flew into Pullman, Wash., Thursday night, unbeaten in the Pacific 10 Conference, then staggered out after an 83-78 defeat by Washington State.
It was nothing new for the Cougars, 7-5, and 3-2 in the Pac-10, who have beaten three top-25 teams in four tries.
Washington State got 27 points from Isaac Fontaine, but Mark Hendrickson’s scoring was the key. He had nine of his 25 points in the final 1:47.
Hendrickson made two free throws with 43 seconds to play to give Washington State a 77-76 lead. He then intercepted the inbounds pass, sank three of four free throws and added a dunk in the final seconds. He also had scored on a dunk with 1:47 to play.
Oregon (11-2, 3-1) shot only 39% and was led by Orlando Williams’ 27 points.
No. 1 Massachusetts 91, Rhode Island 75--Marcus Camby scored 27 points and the Minutemen (12-1, 4-0) won their 11th in a row, beating Rhode Island (4-9, 0-4) in an Atlantic 10 game at Providence.
Camby scored 11 points in a row and 13 of 16 when UMass stretched a 50-38 lead to 66-45 to put the game out of reach.
No. 10 Georgetown 70, Florida Atlantic 55--Eric Myles, filling in for injured freshman guard Allen Iverson, scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Hoyas (13-1) to victory at Landover, Md.
Myles made six of 10 three-point shots. Florida Atlantic (5-8) was outscored, 24-14, at the outset of the second half when Georgetown blew the game open.
No. 22 Georgia Tech 87, North Carolina Wilmington 68--Travis Best scored 26 points for the Yellow Jackets (11-5) in a victory at Atlanta against Wilmington (7-8), which lost for the seventh time in eight games.
No. 23 Cincinnati 84, St. Louis 73--Playing with four fouls, Art Long scored eight points in the final seven minutes for the Bearcats (13-5, 3-0) in a Great Midwest Conference victory at home.
Long made two baskets in a seven-point spurt that built a 70-64 lead and made sure St. Louis (11-3, 2-1) would lose in Cincinnati for the 13th season in a row.
Dion Cross had 22 points and Brevin Knight had 20 points as Stanford improved t 12-2, 3-2 with a 78-73 victory over California (8-5, 1-4) in a Pac-10 game at Berkeley. . . . Freshman Mark Sanford scored 21 points and Bryant Boston added 15 to lead Washington (5-8, 1-4) to a 75-57 Pac-10 victory over Oregon State (4-9, 1-3) at Seattle as the Huskies ended a string of nine consecutive league losses and equaled their victory total of last season. . . . Faron Hand scored 14 points to lead Nevada (9-6, 5-2) to an 84-73 victory over Nevada Las Vegas (4-7, 1-4) in Big West play at Reno. . . . Steve Nash scored 40 points and Santa Clara (12-3, 4-0) ended a 34-game home winning streak for Gonzaga (11-4, 0-3) with a 73-68 victory in overtime in West Coast Conference play. . . . Rick Brainard’s 18 points led Portland (12-3, 3-0) to a 90-69 victory over St. Mary’s (6-8, 1-3) in a West Coast Conference game. . . . Marc Carter scored 17 points and San Diego State (7-8, 2-5) shot 73% in the second half of a 69-49 victory over Air Force (5-10, 1-5) in WAC play. . . . David Evans scored 22 points to lead Colorado State (11-5, 3-3) to an 80-72 WAC victory over Brigham Young (14-4, 5-1) at Ft. Collins.