Blazers G Mccollum Out With Fractured FingerPortland 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
Kevin 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.
TCU Routs Washington State 81-54
Kyan 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.