College basketball: No. 11 Oregon loses Dillon Brooks to injury during win over Cal

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Oregon guard Dillon Brooks drives to the basket against California guard Grant Mullins during the first half Thursday.
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Jordan Bell scored a career-high 26 points, Casey Benson had 15 on five three-pointers and No. 11 Oregon rolled to an 86-63 victory over California on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore. 

The Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) matched a 104-year-old school record with their 15th consecutive win, but they lost preseason All-America Dillon Brooks to a lower leg injury late in the first half. 

Brooks, who had off-season surgery on his left foot, limped off the court as Oregon was building a 44-30 halftime lead. Oregon officials tweeted that Brooks had injured his lower left leg after he did not appear with his teammates for the second half. 

Jabari Bird had 21 points to lead the Golden Bears (13-6, 4-3), who had won three straight and eight of their last 10 meetings with the Ducks.


No. 4 Gonzaga 88, at Santa Clara 57: Przemek Karnowski scored 19 points on only seven shots from the field and the Bulldogs remained the only undefeated team in Division I w.

Karnowski made six shots against the undersized Broncos and added seven more points from the line to help the Bulldogs (18-0, 6-0 West Coast Conference) extend the best start in school history with another lopsided win. 

Zach Collins had 16 points and Nigel Williams-Goss added 11 points and 10 rebounds in Gonzaga’s 11th straight double-digit win. 

at No. 12 Louisville 92, Clemson 60: Deng Adel scored 18 points to match a career high and Donovan Mitchell scored 18 in the first half as Louisville closed on a 10-0 run. 


Playing their first game without injured point guard Quentin Snider (strained hip), the Cardinals (16-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) initially struggled to find a rhythm with numerous combinations. Mitchell scored their first six points to settle them down before adding eight during the pivotal spurt with consecutive 3-pointers, the last of which beat the buzzer and earned a 41-31 halftime lead. 

Marcquise Reed had 13 points and Donte Grantham added 11 for the Tigers (11-7, 1-5), who lost their fifth straight.

at No. 23 St. Mary’s 62, Pacific 50: Calvin Hermanson scored seven of his 17 points as part of a big run in the second half and the Gaels pulled away to beat the Tigers.

Jock Landale added 10 points and 10 rebounds while Joe Rahon had nine points and nine assists for St. Mary’s, which has won 10 of 11. 

The Gaels (16-2, 6-1 West Coast Conference) let most of a 19-point lead slip away and were up 35-30 early in the second half before Hermanson sparked a 17-4 run. Landale had four points during the run while Tanner Krebbs made two of his three three-pointers. 

T.J. Wallace scored 13 points for Pacific. The Tigers (8-12, 2-5) have lost eight straight and 10 of 11 in the series between the schools. 

No. 25 Maryland 84, at Iowa 76: Melo Trimble scored 20 points and Maryland rallied after blowing a 15-point lead for its fourth straight victory. 

Trimble hit consecutive three-pointers in the final three minutes to key the Terrapins (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who have also won three in a row on the road. 


Maryland was threatening to blow out the Hawkeyes (11-9, 3-4) before they went on a 10-0 run midway through the second half. The Hawkeyes went ahead 72-69, but an 8-0 spurt fueled by Trimble’s three-pointers gave Maryland a lead it did not relinquish. 

Anthony Cowan had 15 points and six assists for the Terrapins, who shot 56.6% from the field. Peter Jok, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, had 14 points for Iowa on 4-of-12 shooting.

Stanford 62, at Oregon State 46: Michael Humphrey had 21 points and Marcus Allen added a career-high 12 to lead the Cardinal to the victory, keeping the Beavers winless in Pac-12 Conference play. 

It was the third straight win for the Cardinal (11-8, 3-4), coming off a pair of victories at home last week against the league’s Washington schools. 

Stephen Thompson Jr. led the Beavers (4-15, 0-6) with 15 points. Oregon State, which trailed by as many as 17 points late after jumping out to an early nine-point lead, has lost six in a row. 



at Brigham Young 99, Pepperdine 70: Jeremy Major became the Waves’ all-time leader in assists, but short-handed Pepperdine endured a defeat in West Coast Conference action on Thursday night. Major had four assists on the night, giving the senior guard 452 for his career.


San Diego 69, at Loyola Marymount 62: Brett Bailey scored 23 points with nine rebounds to lead the Toreros to a victory over the Lions. Cameron Neubauer scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half with San Diego finishing the final six minutes on a 14-2 run, capped by a Bailey three-pointer to lead, 35-22.

at Long Beach State 81, UC Santa Barbara 76: Temidayo Yussuf scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-12 shooting, Roschon Prince had his third-consecutive double-double and the 49ers held on for a win over the Gauchos. Prince finished with 14 points and 10 boards.

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