Sunday college women's basketball — The No. 11 Oregon Ducks had an emphatic answer to consecutive losses, dominating a young and short-handed California team, 100-41.
Six of the 11 Ducks who scored reached double figures.
Oregon was 42 of 80 from the floor including 7 of 21 from 3-point range. Te-Hina Paopao had 13 points, seven assists and only one turnover. Nyara Sabally had 13 points and six rebounds in 14 minutes.
Off the bench, Taylor Chavez hit 6 of 7 shots for 13 points and Kylee Watson hit 6 of 8 shots for 12 points and had two steals and two blocked shots.
Saturday, Jan. 9
College men's basketball — The 17th-ranked Oregon Ducks played a strong second half to pull out a 79-73 win Saturday at Utah.
Chris Duarte continued his strong play, scoring 25 points for Oregon (9-2, 4-1 Pac-12). Eric Williams Jr. scored 11 of his 19 in the second half, and finished with six rebounds and three blocked shots. LJ Figueroa scored 15 points but left with an ankle injury in the second half. Point guard Amauri Hardy added 13 points and four assists.
The key was 25 points off 18 Utah turnovers, including 10 Oregon steals. Utah shot 56% in the game, but Oregon got up 10 more attempts and was 10 of 22 on 3-pointers. The Utes (4-4, 1-3) outscored Oregon 40-28 in the paint and outrebounded the Ducks 36-27.
The Ducks won despite an off night from Eugene Omoruyi, who was scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting.
Oregon trailed by 10 at halftime, but picked up the defensive intensity and opened the second half on a 7-0 run.
Timmy Allen scored 23 points for Utah, but was limited to six after halftime.
Gonzaga 116, Portland 88 — Joel Ayayi had the first triple-double in program history as the top-ranked Bulldogs rolled to a 28-point win over the Pilots at the Chiles Center. Ayayi had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. Drew Timme scored 26 and Anton Watson 23 for the Zags (12-0, 3-0 WCC).
Portland (6-5, 0-2) matched a season high in points and assists (16) and made a season-best 13 3-pointers. Ahmed Ali led the Pilots with 19 points.
Gonzaga shot 63% from the floor and outscored Portland 80-26 in the paint.
Gonzaga led 56-35 at halftime and by as many as 36 points in the second half. Portland fell to 0-9 all time against top-ranked teams.
Northwest Nazarene 75, Portland State 72 — In a non-conference game scheduled after the Vikings' Big Sky games with Sacramento State this week were canceled, PSU fell to the Division II Nighthawks at the Viking Pavilion.
Ezekiel Alley led Northwest Nazarene with 27 points and hit a tough running jumper to put the Nighthawks up 69-65 with 52 seconds remaining. It was the first game this season for Northwest Nazarene, and Portland State's first in 18 days.
Amari McCray had 21 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots for Portland State (2-5).
College women's basketball — Portland State completed a sweep of Sacramento State with a 74-64 road win.
Tatiana Streun had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Vikings (3-2, 2-2 Big Sky). Jada Lewis made four 3-pointers and had 14 points.
PSU got 25 points off the bench and outscored the Hornets (0-7, 0-4) 40-24 in the paint.
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