T25-Gonzaga-Pepperdine

gonzagabd2Kyle Wiltjer scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half when No. 3 Gonzaga survived a scare before beating Pepperdine 78-76 Thursday night for its 27th straight victory over the Waves. Freshman Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Zags (17-1, 6-0 West Coast) in a game delayed 33 minutes after they were late arriving because of a traffic accident that caused lengthy delays on Pacific Coast Highway.

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WI Radio Station Bans WA Music

A Milwaukee radio station is saying "no to Seattle" until after the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship Game on Sunday. For now, WLWK-FM says it is banning all Seattle artists from its airwaves. WLWK midday host J. Pat Miller says that means no Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Heart, Paul Revere and the Raiders or Jimi Hendrix until Monday. Miller says normally, those bands are in regular rotation on the station's adult-hits format. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the station - known as 94.5 The Lake - is calling the stunt "Say No to Seattle." WLWK is owned by Journal Broadcast Group, which is part of Journal Communications, which also owns the Journal Sentinel. MILWAUKEE (AP) – January 16, 2015

Oregon St-Washington

Mike Anderson scored all 11 of his points in the second half, Andrew Andrews added 12 off the bench, and Washington snapped a four-game losing streak with a 56-43 win over Oregon State on Thursday night. After an ugly first half, Anderson came up big in the second half as the Huskies (12-4, 1-3 Pac-12) avoided starting Pac-12 Conference play 0-4. Anderson knocked down a trio of 3-pointers, and his last with 2:50 remaining gave Washington a 49-41 lead. Robert Upshaw added 12 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks for Washington. Malcolm Duvivier and Jarmal Reid led Oregon State (11-5, 2-2) with 10 points each, but the Beavers were unable to build on last Sunday's upset of Arizona. SEATTLE (AP) – January 16, 2015

E Washington-Portland St

basketball genericTyler Harvey scored 23 points on 7 of 15 shooting from the field and added six rebounds and five assists to lead Eastern Washington to a 92-85 victory over Portland State on Thursday night. Parker Kelly finished with 19 points, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and Bogdan Bliznyuk had 18 points off the bench for the Eagles (13-4, 4-0 Big Sky Conference).

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Portland-Loyola Marymount

Ayodeji Egbeyemi scored 22 points, Marin Mornar added 21 points with 10 rebounds and Loyola Marymount beat Portland 80-68 on Thursday. The Lions shot 51 percent from the floor and were 8 of 12 on 3-pointers. Loyola Marymount (5-13, 1-5 West Coast) used a 14-2 run midway through the first half - including a pair of 3-pointers by Matt Hayes - to open a 12-point lead, and led 36-26 at the break. Portland (11-7, 2-4) cut the deficit to one on Gabe Taylor's jumper with 11:02 left, but the Lions responded with a 13-0 run to go up 62-48 with 7:20 left. Portland whittled that lead down to eight with 2:09 remaining, but Loyola made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to ice it. Alec Wintering paced Portland with 17 points and seven assists. Taylor and Volodymyr Gerun had 12 points apiece and D'Marques Tyson added 11. LOS ANGELES (AP) – January 16, 2015