PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Harrison Barnes had 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off a furious rally by the Portland Trail Blazers for a 96-95 victory that ended when Damian Lillard missed a 3-pointer at the final buzzer last night. Deron Williams added 23 points for the Mavericks, who led by 25 early in the third quarter. Lillard finished with 29 points.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Zach Collins scored 21 points as undefeated and No. 7 Gonzaga beat South Dakota 102-65 last night for the best start in program history. Collins made all nine of his field goal attempts for Gonzaga (12-0), which has won its first 12 games for the first time in a century of basketball. Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 points for Gonzaga.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mikayla Pivec had seven of her 17 points in the fourth quarter when Oregon State pulled away and the Beavers beat previously unbeaten Oklahoma State 73-54 in the Play 4 Kay Shootout championship game last night. The Beavers (10-1) had a 9-0 run to lead 59-43 early in the fourth quarter and mostly traded baskets from that point on to earn their seventh straight win.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maddie Manning scored 17 points with three 3-pointers and a career-high 10 steals and No. 20 Oklahoma overcame poor first-half shooting to rally for a 74-60 win over Portland State last night at the Puerto Rico Classic. T’ona Edwards added 12 points for the Sooners (9-3).
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Makayla Epps scored 20 points, Evelyn Akhator had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 18 Kentucky held on to beat Washington State 69-67 yesterday. Alexys Swedlund hit her sixth 3-pointer of the game for the Cougars with 1:12 left to tie it at 67-all.
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