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UCLA's Tyger Campbell (10) blocks a basket by Oregon State's Alfred Hollins (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Smith helps UCLA hold off Oregon State 62-58

Jan. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chris Smith scored nine of his 15 points down the stretch, leading UCLA to a 62-58 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. The Bruins (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) made their last nine free throws in the last two minutes to stay in front. Zach Reichle made two free throws with 11.6 seconds...

Fitts has 18 points to lead Saint Mary's past San Francisco

Jan. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 18 points as Saint Mary's topped San Francisco 58-48 on Thursday night. Tanner Krebs had five steals for Saint Mary's (17-4, 4-2 West Coast Conference). Tommy Kuhse added seven of the Gaels' 11 assists. Jordan Ford, the Gaels' leading scorer at 22 points per game, went...

Ross lifts Pepperdine over Santa Clara 90-86 in OT

Jan. 24, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Pepperdine narrowly beat Santa Clara 90-86 on Thursday night. Kameron Edwards added 21 points for the Waves. Pepperdine (10-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) never led in the final 6:44 of regulation but scored the first four...

Indiana forward Race Thompson (25) blocks the shot of Michigan State forward Malik Hall (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana uses late charge to beat No. 11 Michigan State 67-63

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk made an immediate impact from the moment he arrived on Indiana's campus. Jerome Hunter needed to be more patient. On Thursday night, the graduate transfer from Butler and the redshirt freshman teamed up for the Hoosiers' final flurry. Brunk scored 14 points including a...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV jokes with teammates as he heads to the bench late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 78-56. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Siewert leads No. 23 Colorado past Washington State 78-56

Jan. 24, 2020 12:46 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert scored 16 points, D'Shawn Schwartz had 13 and No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 78-56 on Thursday night. Evan Battey added 12 points and joined Siewert in pulling down 10 rebounds for Colorado (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12), which bounced back...

Houston guard Nate Hinton (11) drives around Connecticut guard Christian Vital (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, Mills lead No. 25 Houston past UConn 63-59

Jan. 24, 2020 12:41 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston found a way to win, even without its best stuff. DeJon Jarreau had 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Caleb Mills scored 20 points and No. 25 Houston beat UConn 63-59 on Thursday night. “Sometimes when you don’t have your best stuff, and you’re in a fight...

Manuel scores 21, Montana turns back Idaho State 77-74

Jan. 24, 2020 12:40 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Kendal Manuel had 21 points as Montana held off Idaho State 77-74 on Thursday night. Tarik Cool made one of two free throws with nine seconds remaining to draw Idaho State within 75-74, then Josh Vazquez made two free throws with two seconds left to seal the win for Montana. Jared...

No. 9 Mississippi State women rally to beat Vandy 68-52

Jan. 24, 2020 12:31 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Mississippi State Bulldogs are known for playing pressure and man-to-man defense under coach Vic Schaeffer. With his team trailing Vanderbilt after three quarters, he finally listened to assistant Dionnah Jackson-Durrett, who kept telling him to switch to a match-up zone. That...

Toolson, Childs lead BYU past Pacific 74-60

Jan. 24, 2020 12:29 AM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jake Toolson scored a career-high 28 points with six 3-pointers and Yoeli Childs returned from injury to add 26 points and nine rebounds in a 74-60 victory over Pacific on Thursday night. The Cougars (15-6, 4-2 West Coast Conference) used a 21-0 run over more than six minutes of...

CSU Bakersfield holds on in OT to beat Utah Valley, 58-57

Jan. 24, 2020 12:26 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Ca. (AP) — Shawn Stith hit a free throw with 25 seconds left in overtime to put CSU Bakersfield in front and the Roadrunners held on to earn a 58-57 win over Utah Valley on Thursday night. Justin Edler-Davis hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Bakersfield up by six to open the extra period, but...