Blazers G Mccollum Out With Fractured Finger

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers did not say when McCollum was expected to return, but he will be reevaluated in four weeks. McCollum broke his finger when he grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled by Eric Gordon in the fourth quarter. The second-year guard was averaging 5 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.1 minutes so far this season for Portland. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014

No. 13 Gonzaga Beats No. 22 SMU 72-56

gonzagabd3Kevin Pangos made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points as No. 13 Gonzaga shut down No. 22 SMU 72-56 on Monday night. Domantas Sabonis added 13 points for Gonzaga (2-0) whose defense especially stymied the Mustangs in the second half. Ben Moore scored 11 points and Nic Moore 10 for SMU (1-1), which is in its third season under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.

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TCU Routs Washington State 81-54

cougsWSUKyan Anderson led TCU with 16 points, six assists and four steals in 23 minutes as the Horned Frogs beat Washington State 81-54 Monday night. TCU (2-0) started the game shooting 7 of 9 from the floor, and Brandon Parrish's 3-pointer gave the Frogs a 17-2 lead less than five minutes into the game. Meanwhile, Washington State (0-2) didn't score its first field goal until Josh Hawkinson's layup with 15:50 to play.

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E. Washington Runs Away From Utah Valley, 75-50

Tyler Harvey led four scorers in double figures as Eastern Washington ran away from Utah Valley, posting a 75-50 win. Eastern Washington raced off to a 22-7 lead midway through the first half and led 38-25 at intermission. Harvey's 3-pointer with 11:40 left made it a 21-point lead for the Eagles, 55-34. Harvey finished with 18 points, leading four starters into double figures, Ognjen Miljkovic finished with 16 points, Venky Jois added 13 and Drew Brandon added another 10. Eastern Washington (2-0) shot 54.5 percent from the field, hitting 30 of 55 field goal attempts, and was 11 of 26 from long range. Zach Nelson had 12 points for Utah Valley (1-1) and Jaden Jackson came off the Wolverines' bench to add another 10. Utah Valley shot 19 of 54 (35.2 percent) from the field and was 6 of 13 from three-point range. CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – November 18, 2014

Trail Blazers Rally For 102-93 Win Over Pelicans

Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to help the Blazers win their fifth straight. Anthony Davis had 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, who couldn't hold a 16-point, third-quarter lead. Wesley Matthews hit a 3 to tie it at 91, and Robin Lopez's layup gave Portland its first lead of the second half with 2:23 left. Lillard's 3-pointer put the Blazers in front 96-93, and they made free throws the rest of the way for the final margin. Aldridge returned after sitting out a game because of an upper respiratory illness. Portland starting forward Nicolas Batum missed his fourth straight game because of a bruised right knee. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 18, 2014