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Sanders, Idaho beat Montana 81-77 in Big Sky Tournament

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Victor Sanders scored 19 more, including five in the last 1:33, and No. 5 seed Idaho beat Montana 81-77 on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament.Brayon Blake had 12 points while Pat Ingram and Nate Sherwood scored 10 apiece for Idaho (18-12), which will play top-seeded North Dakota in the semifinals Friday.

Utah Valley handles Seattle in WAC quarterfinals, 65-53

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Poydras scored 15 points and Andrew Bastien grabbed 10 rebounds as Utah Valley pulled away from Seattle. in the second half of their Western Athletic Conference quarterfinal matchup, earning a 65-53 win at Orleans Arena Thursday afternoon.The No. 4-seeded Wolverines had a two-point lead at intermission and pulled away from No. 5-seeded Redhawks in the second half to earn a semifinal berth against top-seeded Cal State-Bakersfield.

Former Blazer Robinson hospitalized with undisclosed illness

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Portland with and undisclosed illness.Robinson's family issued a statement confirming that the 50-year-old former forward was being treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center."He is grateful for the support of family and friends. We ask for privacy during this time," the statement said.

North Dakota cruises past Portland State in Big Sky tourney

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Corey Baldwin had his first career double-double, Quinton Hooker scored 17 points with seven assists and No. 1 seed North Dakota cruised to a 95-72 win over Portland State on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

No. 5 Oregon beats Arizona State 80-57 in Pac-12 quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and No. 5 Oregon pulled away in the second half to beat Arizona State 80-57 Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.Oregon (28-4) tightened up defensively after a tight first half, holding Arizona State to 8-of-33 shooting in the second. That set up transition baskets and allowed the Ducks to pull away from the Sun Devils.

Trail Blazers and Timberwolves rescheduled for April 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers that was postponed because of a wet court has been rescheduled for April 3.It's the same night as the NCAA men's national championship game, a night the NBA typically avoids scheduling games. The Blazers will play in Utah the next night, while the Wolves have to fly to the Bay Area to play the Golden State Warriors.

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P12-WASHINGTON-USCUSC tops Washington in Pac-12 tourney, boosts NCAA hopesLAS VEGAS (AP) — Chimezie Metu had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Southern California boosted its postseason hopes by holding off Washington 78-73 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chimezie Metu had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Southern California boosted its postseason hopes by holding off Washington 78-73 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. Bennie Boatwright added 13 points for the sixth-seeded Trojans, who rallied from 10 points down in the first half and then withstood a sloppy finish in advancing to play No. 3 UCLA on Thursday night.

USC tops Washington in Pac-12 tourney, boosts NCAA hopes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chimezie Metu had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Southern California boosted its postseason hopes by holding off Washington 78-73 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.Bennie Boatwright added 13 points for the sixth-seeded Trojans, who rallied from 10 points down in the first half and then withstood a sloppy finish in advancing to play No. 3 UCLA on Thursday night.

Colorado rallies for 73-63 win over Washington State

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derrick White scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half, Xavier Johnson added 19 and Colorado rallied from a shaky first half to beat Washington State 73-63 Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.Colorado (19-13) got off to a miserable start at both ends as Washington State raced out to a 19-point lead. The seventh-seeded Buffaloes whittled into the lead by halftime and overtook the Cougars in the second behind White, who made 8 of 15 shots.

Wednesday's Scores

Beaverton 56, Westview 42Jefferson PDX 77, Grant 61Class 5A TournamentConsolation SemifinalPendleton 61, Crescent Valley 56Summit 68, South Albany 47GIRLS PREP BASKETBALLClass 5A TournamentQuarterfinalBend 46, Marist 26La Salle 62, Putnam 25

Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wake Forest star Tim Duncan, Gonzaga's John Stockton and Duke standout Jay Williams headline the seven-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame later this year.The 12th induction class was announced Wednesday.

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TRAIL BLAZERS-THUNDERTrail Blazers overcome Westbrook's 58 to top Thunder 126-121OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's career-high 58 points to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-121 on Tuesday night.Allen Crabbe scored 23 points, Damian Lillard had 22 and C.J. McCollum 21 for the Trail Blazers, who won their third straight. Portland shot 55 percent from the field.

Sacramento State rolls to 91-76 win over Idaho State

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Hornsby and Marcus Graves combined for 29 second half points and finished with 18 apiece to lead No. 7 seed Sacramento State to a 91-76 win over tenth-seeded Idaho State in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference tournament Tuesday night.

No. 4 Gonzaga beats No. 19 Saint Mary's 74-56 in WCC final

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 22 points, Przemek Karnowski added 15 and No. 4 Gonzaga won its fifth straight West Coast Conference Tournament title by beating No. 19 Saint Mary's 74-56 Tuesday night.Gonzaga (32-1) was not particularly sharp in the WCC semifinals, beating Santa Clara by nine to reach the title game for the 20th straight season.

Trail Blazers overcome Westbrook's 58 to top Thunder 126-121

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's career-high 58 points to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-121 on Tuesday night.Allen Crabbe scored 23 points, Damian Lillard had 22 and C.J. McCollum 21 for the Trail Blazers, who won their third straight. Portland shot 55 percent from the field.

North helps Portland State earn a rematch with North Dakota

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Deontae North scored 25 points and had three steals as Portland State shot 54 percent and forced 19 turnovers to defeat Northern Arizona 80-67 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

Barta scores 37, Gonzaga tops Saint Mary's for WCC crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jill Barta scored 22 of her career-high 37 points in a dominating first half, and Gonzaga earned its first NCAA Tournament bid in three years by holding off Saint Mary's 86-75 on Tuesday in the West Coast Conference final.Kiara Kudron added 14 points and nine rebounds and Laura Stockton, daughter of Hall of Famer John Stockton, had eight assists as the Bulldogs (26-6) withstood a shaky third quarter to earn their sixth WCC Tournament title in nine years.

Kurt Busch wins 59th Daytona 500

Kurt Busch wins the 59th annual Daytona 500, marking the first victory in NASCAR's 2017 season-opening race.