MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 28 points, Malik Fitts had 12 of his 14 in the second half Thursday night and Saint Mary’s defeated Pacific 78-66. Ford’s 3-pointer with seconds left in the first half put the Gaels (15-9, 6-3 West Coast Conference) on top 42-39 at theRead More →

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers expected that a team like San Antonio would mount a rally. The key was withstanding it. CJ McCollum had 30 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Portland handed the Spurs their third straight loss with a 127-118 victory on Thursday night. The Blazers ledRead More →

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — T.J. Haws scored 22 points, Yoeli Childs added 17 points with 11 rebounds and BYU handed Portland its 11th straight loss, 83-48 on Thursday night. The Cougars (15-10, 7-3 West Coast Conference) had their best defensive half of the season, holding the Pilots (7-18, 0-10) toRead More →

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Nashville Predators know they might well end up seeing Dallas in the first round of the playoffs, and that made protecting home ice even more crucial after a loss here to the Stars only six days ago. Ryan Johansen scored 43 seconds into overtime andRead More →

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Trevelin Queen beat the overtime buzzer with a 3-pointer and New Mexico State rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat Cal State Bakersfield 71-70 on Thursday night. The game was tied at 68 with 21 seconds left in overtime before CSUB worked the last fewRead More →

Almost every team in the NHL was in action Thursday night — and most of them came away with at least a point. A record-tying eight games went to overtime. That tied the mark set Feb. 22, 2007, and matched Nov. 27, 2015, both when eight of 12 games requiredRead More →

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah scored 23 points, Jeremy Smith and Jordan Heading added 15 points each, California Baptist tied a school record with 18 3-pointers and walloped Chicago State 94-44 Thursday night. Acquaah scored 20 points by halftime when the Lancers (12-10, 4-5 Western Athletic Conference) drained 11Read More →

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored the go-ahead field goal at the basket and San Diego completed a season-sweep of Loyola Marymount with a 65-63 West Coast Conference victory on Thursday night. The Lions came into the game looking for their 11th home court win in 12 games. LMU’sRead More →

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Boone Jenner and Josh Anderson each tallied a goal and an assist, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. David Savard and Lukas Sedlak also scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots as the BlueRead More →

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane scored twice and added an assist in the San Jose Sharks‘ 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Tomas Hertl also scored twice, and Brent Burns added a goal, and Martin Jones made 36 saves. The Sharks have won four straight toRead More →

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Boone Jenner and Josh Anderson each tallied a goal and an assist, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. David Savard and Lukas Sedlak also scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots as theRead More →

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trade deadline came and went and Terrence Ross remained in Orlando, comfortable in his routine. Ross, whose expiring contract and big scoring production had set him up as a potential trade asset, scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to helpRead More →

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Jonah Radebaugh had a career-high 28 points, Jordan Davis added 25 points, and Northern Colorado beat Portland State 80-62 on Thursday night. Radebaugh made 8 of 10 shots, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and grabbed eight rebounds, Bodie Hume added 12 points for theRead More →

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Brandon Clarke had 20 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks as No. 4 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 92-62 on Thursday night for its 13th consecutive victory. Rui Hachimura added 17 points and Zach Norvell Jr. 16 for Gonzaga (22-2, 9-0 West Coast), which was No. 1Read More →

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Zach Jackson tossed in 27 points, Mitchell Hahn hit a big 3-pointer and scored 21 and KJ Robinson added 20 points and seven assists to help Omaha rally past South Dakota 107-102 in overtime on Thursday night at neutral-site Sanford Pentagon. Omaha took a 40-33Read More →

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 117-95 on Thursday night. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one shortRead More →

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in a three-goal second period for Vegas, and the Golden Knights beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday night. William Karlsson and Brayden McNabb also scored to help Vegas snap Detroit’s three-game winning streak. Gustav Nyquist, Michael Rasmussen and Thomas Vanek scoredRead More →

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — B.J. Stith and Ahmad Caver scored 21 points apiece as Old Dominion beat UAB 70-59 on Thursday night. Dajour Dickens had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Old Dominion (19-6, 9-3 Conference USA). Aaron Carver added nine rebounds. Old Dominion headed to the lockerRead More →