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MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Close losses for PSU, UO, OSU

THURSDAY SUMMARY

Portland State and Oregon State lost in overtime, and the Oregon Ducks came within two points at No. 2 Arizona but coughed up a five-point lead in the final 3 1/2 minutes.

  • Vikings fall in Missoula

    Montana avenged a three-overtime loss Jan. 11 at Portland State by trimming the Vikings 82-76 in OT.

    The Grizzlies' Keron DeShields' driving layup with 15.7 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 69-69, and Tim Douglas of PSU missed a jumper at the buzzer.

    The Vikings had rallied from a 47-38 deficit midway through the second half.

    DeShields made three driving baskets in the extra session and added six free throws.

    Portland State shot 49.1 percent from the field but was 20 of 31 at the free-throw line, missing eight in the second half.

    Montana hit 51.9 percent from the field and 20 of 27 free throws.

    Forward Kyle Richardson led the Vikings with 25 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks (all career highs), and Gary Winston added 16 points and four assists.

    PSU (6-5 in the Big Sky and 11-9 overall) goes to Montana State for a 6 p.m. PT game.

    Montana, North Dakota and Northern Arizona also are 6-5 in the conference and join PSU in a four-way tie for third place.

  • Ducks' upset bid comes up short

    Arizona pulled out a 67-65 win at Tucson.

    The Wildcats struggled in their first game without injured forward Brandon Ashley (gone for the season with a foot injury), missed 16 free throws and were 4 of 16 from 3-point range. They didn't take the lead for good until the closing 90 seconds.

    Oregon led by seven points midway through the second half and was on top 60-55 with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

    A couple of late turnovers and three missed foul shots out of four attempts down the stretch cost the Ducks.

    Joseph Young and Jason Calliste each scored 14 points for Oregon. Damyean Dotson added 12.

    Oregon fell to 3-7 in the Pac-12 and 15-7 overall, while Arizona improved to 9-1, 22-1, coming off a loss Saturday at Cal.

  • Sun Devils down OSU in OT

    ASU pulled away in overtime to beat Oregon State 86-82, despite Robert Nelson's game-high 26 points, 24 after halftime.

    The Beavers rallied from eight points down, with Nelson tying the score at 64-64 on a layup with 20 seconds left.

    Arizona's Jahii Carson missed a long jumper at the buzzer.

    Oregon State took a 67-64 lead in OT, but Arizona State made runs of 5-0 and 9-3 to take control.

    OSU fell to 13-9 overall and 5-5 in the Pac-12, and ASU improved to 17-6, 6-4.

    Nelson moved past Charlie Sitton and into fifth place on the all-time OSU scoring list with 1,566 points.

    Angus Brandt and Devon Collier each had 13 points for the Beavers, and Eric Moreland had 17 rebounds to go with his eight points. Hallice Cooke scored 11 for OSU.