Ducks, Beavers just miss in Arizona
ARIZONA 90, Oregon 83
ARIZONA STATE 77, Oregon State 75
Montana 92, PORTLAND STATE 89
Pacific 66, PORTLAND 54
SAINT MARTIN'S 75, Concordia 62
Lewis & Clark 76, Pacific Lutheran 73
EASTERN OREGON 82, Warner Pacific 79
COLLEGE OF IDAHO 95, Multnomah 50
• Arizona pulled away in the final three minutes to turn back Oregon on Saturday at Tucson.
Oregon fell to 12-6 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-12.
Arizona went to 14-4, 4-1 in the conference.
Senior guard Eljah Brown led the Ducks with 25 points. Senior forward MiKyle McIntosh added 20 with a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard had 12 points and a team-best seven assists.
The Ducks shot 48.2 percent from the field to Arizona's 53.2 percent. From 3-point range, Oregon was 8 of 26, Arizona 6 of 16. At the foul line, Oregon made 21 of 24 while Arizona dropped 34 of 37.
Oregon and Arizona went back and forth in the first half, with the Wildcats leading most of the way and 41-38 at the break despite a 13-0 Ducks run.
The second half was just as up and down, with UA leading 51-40 before a Ducks surge gave UO a 75-71 advantage. But the Wildcats took the lead for good at 78-77 with 2:53 remaining.
• Oregon State nearly made it a sweep of ASU by the Oregon schools, but the Sun Devils hit on nearly every possession down the stretch to avert another upset.
Arizona State, which had lost to Oregon on Thursday, trailed by 13 points midway through the second half and led for only 10 of the 40 minutes.
Stephen Thompson Jr. and Tres Tinkle led OSU on offense with 21 and 18 points, respectively. Tinkle added a game-high 10 rebounds, but missed on a hurried 3-point try off the dribble in the final second. It would have given OSU the lead.
The Beavers led 34-33 at the half — without shooting a free throw. ASU was 6 of 9 from the foul line in the half.
A 15-3 run early in the second half got the Beavers a 12-point lead.
ASU finished with a big edge at the free-throw line, making 16 of 22 to OSU's 6 of 9.
The Beavers fell to 2-3 in the Pac-12 and 10-7 overall.
Arizona State improved to 14-3 for the season and 2-3 in league games.
• Portland State dipped below .500 in the Big Sky with a loss Saturday afternoon on its temporary home floor at Lewis & Clark.
The Grizzlies' Michael Oguine, a 6-2 junior guard, poured in 39 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Portland State's scoring leaders were Deontae North with 18 points, Bryce Canda with 17 and Holland Woods with 16. Canda had 12 rebounds.
In the first half, the teams were tied nine times and the lead changed hands 15 times before PSU went to the locker room on top, 48-42.
Montana climbed to 6-0 in the Big Sky and 14-5 overall.
PSU dropped to 2-3 in the conference and 12-6 for the season.
The Vikings also fell to 5-1 at L&C.
• In the battle of former Trail Blazers guards turned coaches (Terry Porter of Portland, Damon Stoudamire of Pacific), the Pilots fell by 12 at Chiles Center.
UP's biggest lead was only two points, early in the contest.
For Portland, D'Marques Tyson scored 14 points and Malcolm Porter and Marcus Shaver Jr. each had 12. Philipp Hartwich of UP grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds.
The Pilots fell to 6-13 overall and 0-6 in the West Coast Conference, while UOP climbed to 9-10, 4-2 WCC.
• Concordia got 20 points from Hunter Sweet and 12 points and 10 rebounds from Christopher Edward in losing at Saint Martin's.
The Cavaliers never led by more than one point.
The Cavs, who have dropped 12 in a row, are 4-12 overall and 0-8 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
The Saints are 11-5, 4-4 GNAC.
• Lewis & Clark got its first Northwest Conference victory of the season, downing PLU.
Andrew Vickers led L&C with 22 points. Nico Bricker and Mak Hutson each added 16, and Kyle Owens had 11.
L&C had a nine-point lead with 16 seconds to go.
The Pioneers improved to 5-10 overall and 1-5 in the NWC, while Pacific Lutheran slipped to 4-10, 1-5.
• Warner Pacific, coming off a league loss at NAIA Division II No. 8-ranked College of Idaho, got outscored 49-29 in the second to cap an 0-2 weekend on the road.
Collin Malcolm led 16th-ranked WPC with 20 points, and Xavier Cannefax scored 16. Malcolm also had a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Knights slipped to 13-6 overall and 8-3 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Eastern Oregon is 16-3, 8-3.