Blazers Down The Raptors 102-97 In OT

basketball genericDamian Lillard had 26 points and nine assists and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 in overtime on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, who returned after missing three of the last four games because of an upper respiratory illness, had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who won their fourth straight. The Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter after trailing by 13 points, but Amir Johnson's short jumper for the Raptors tied the game 87-87 and sent it to overtime.

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Umipig Scores 33, Lifts Seattle Past UC Davis 76-67

Isiah Umipig hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 33 points to help Seattle beat UC Davis 76-67 on Tuesday night. Umipig was 11 of 21 from the field, including 7 of 15 from beyond the arc, and also dished out six assists. Jarell Flora scored 15 points and made 4 of 6 from long range, and William Powell added 13 points for Seattle (7-6). UC Davis led 18-16 with 11:50 left in the first half before Umipig drained four treys and made a free throw, sparking an 18-4 run to help Seattle build a 39-30 halftime lead. Flora's 3-pointer and a pair of Umipig free throws stretched the Redhawks' lead to 63-45 with 10:19 remaining. Avery Johnson's 3-pointer pulled UC Davis within 73-65 with 1:17 to go. Josh Ritchart scored 21 points and Corey Hawkins chipped in 14 to lead the Aggies (9-3). SEATTLE (AP) – December 31, 2014

Oregon State Defeats UC Santa Barbara 76-64

Gary Payton II had 14 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead Oregon State past UC Santa Barbara 76-64 Tuesday night. The Beavers (9-3) had six players score in double figures, including Jarmal Reid with 16 points and Olaf Schaftenaar with 14. Alan Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Michael Bryson added 16 for the Gauchos (5-7). The Beavers were outrebounded by UC Santa Barbara 30-26, but forced the visitors into 18 turnovers. UC Santa Barbara led by 16 early after a Gabe Vincent 3-pointer made the score 26-10 at the 8:55 mark. Oregon State responded with a 14-0 run, capped by a Payton steal and Langston Morris-Walker lay-in-and-one with 4:31 left in the first half. The game turned into a back-and-forth affair afterward, and the Beavers led 37-36 at the break and Oregon State began to pull away in the second half. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – December 31, 2014

No. 7 Gonzaga Beats San Diego

basketball genericKyle Wiltjer scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and No. 7 Gonzaga built a big enough lead to withstand a 7-minute scoring drought in the second half and beat San Diego 60-48 on Monday night. Gonzaga (13-1, 2-0 West Coast Conference) won for the sixth time since its only loss, a 66-63 overtime defeat at Arizona on Dec. 6. A year ago, the Toreros pulled off a 69-66 home upset of the Zags.

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Oregon Outlasts UC Irvine 69-67 In Overtime

Dwayne Benjamin scored 18 points and Joseph Young hit an insurance 3-pointer late in overtime to lead Oregon to a 69-67 victory over UC Irvine on Monday night. Dillon Brooks added 15 points and Elgin Cook had 14 for the Ducks (10-3), who closed out their nonconference schedule with their second straight overtime win. Alex Young led the Anteaters (6-6) with 12 points, and Travis Souza and Jaron Martin added 11 each. After Brooks made 1 of 2 free throws with 5.4 seconds left for the final point, Young had a shot at the win, but his pull-up 3 was long at the buzzer. Benjamin helped force overtime when his corner 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 57. It was Oregon's fifth 3 of the game and its fourth of the second half. Young made the Ducks' final 3 with 23.4 seconds left in overtime to put them up 68-64 before Souza's 3 cut the margin to one with 6.0 seconds to play. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 30, 2014