Zags taken down

Portland St. tops No. 7 Gonzaga

Proctor's late block gives UMBC win

College Basketball

December 24, 2008|By From Sun news services

Jeremiah Dominguez scored 25 points, and visiting Portland State upset No. 7 Gonzaga, 77-70, last night for its first win over a ranked team since it reinstated its basketball program for the 1996-97 season.

The Vikings (9-3), who out-rebounded the Zags 39-30, made 12 three-pointers.

Portland State, which is 1-11 against nationally ranked teams, broke a 10-game losing streak to Gonzaga.

Matt Bouldin had 18 points for the Bulldogs (8-3), who were coming off an 88-83 overtime loss to No. 2 Connecticut in Seattle on Saturday.

It was the Zags' third home loss in 58 games since the McCarthey Athletic Center opened in 2004.

Gonzaga's last home loss was to Washington State last season, and it had won 10 straight at home since.

"We got what we deserve," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "They outhustled us, outrebounded us and outplayed us."

No. 9 Texas 74, Wisconsin 69: : Gary Johnson banked in a jump shot with 23.5 seconds left to help the visiting Longhorns (10-2) to a win over the Badgers (9-3).

A.J. Abrams scored 21 points to lead Texas.

No. 12 Georgetown 76, Florida International 38: : Austin Freeman scored 17 points, Chris Wright had 14 and DaJuan Summers (McDonogh) added 13 to lead the host Hoyas (9-1) past the Golden Panthers (4-6).

Butler 74, No. 14 Xavier 65: : Matt Howard and Gordon Hayward each scored 19 points, and the Bulldogs (10-1) turned back one late Musketeers rally after another to defeat host Xavier (9-2).

No. 20 Arizona State 90, Idaho State 55: : James Harden scored 18 points for the Sun Devils (10-1), and host Arizona made a school-record 17 three-pointers in a win over the Bengals (9-2).

No. 23 Minnesota 80, Southeastern Louisiana 71: : Reserves Blake Hoffarber and Lawrence Westbrook both scored 15 points to lift the host Golden Gophers (11-0) over the Lions (6-5) in Minnesota's first game as a ranked team in six years.

Illinois 75, No. 25 Missouri 59: : Demetri McCamey scored all but two of his 20 points in the first half as the Illini (11-1) beat the Tigers (9-2) to win their ninth straight in the annual Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis.

State

UMBC 66, Nebraska 64: : Darryl Proctor blocked a shot with one-tenth of a second left to preserve the visiting Retrievers' win over the Cornhuskers.

Chauncey Gilliam led UMBC (6-5) with 21 points. Proctor scored 15, Jay Greene added 13 and Matt Spadafora had 11 points for the Retrievers, who led 37-21 at halftime.

The Retrievers didn't score from the field in the game's final 6:34, but they made nine of 11 foul shots.

The Huskers' Steve Harley was fouled with five seconds left. He made the first and intentionally missed the second. The rebound went out of bounds, giving Nebraska (7-3) time for a final shot.

Harley drove into the right side of the lane, but Proctor blocked the shot.

La Salle 65, Mount St. Mary's 59:: Kelly Beidler, Jean Cajou and Jeremy Goode each had 11 points for the visiting Mount (3-8), which lost its sixth straight after a late rally by the Explorers (6-5).

A three-pointer by Goode gave Mount St. Mary's a 53-49 lead with 8:21 left in the game, but the Explorers ran off 11 straight points, six by Rodney Green, to take a 60-53 advantage.

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