Filip Petrusev scored 21 points to lead the second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs to an 85-67 home victory over the visiting Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday in Spokane, Wash.
The win was the Bulldogs' (24-1, 10-0 West Coast Conference) 23nd straight over the Lions, their 16th straight this season and 36th consecutive at home.
Drew Timme got the start for Killian Tillie and recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Tillie, the Bulldogs' third-leading scorer, missed his second straight game due to an ankle injury. Admon Gilder scored 17 off the Gonzaga bench. Ryan Woolridge added 12 points and Corey Kispert had 11 points and five steals.
Eli Scott led the Lions (8-16, 2-8) with 15 points, but committed six turnovers. Ivan Alipiev added 12 for the Lions.
No. 23 Arizona 85, USC 80
The Wildcats went the final 8:20 without a field goal and nearly coughed up a 20-point second-half lead, but held off the visiting Trojans in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona (16-6, 6-3 Pac-12) went on a 10-0 run in the early second half to pull ahead, 61-41. But behind Nick Rakocevic, who scored 14 of his 18 points after halftime, USC (17-6, 6-4) chipped away to cut the gap to as few as three points.
Zeke Nnaji and Josh Green both scored 18 points for the Wildcats. Nnaji recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds. Stone Gettings scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, five on the offensive end. Mannion dished seven assists.
No. 24 Colorado 71, California 65
Tyler Bey produced 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Buffaloes past the Golden Bears in the Pac-12 game in Boulder, Colo.
The Golden Bears (10-12, 4-5 Pac-12) remained close throughout the game despite falling to 0-6 on the road. Matt Bradley led Cal with 17 points. Paris Austin scored 15 points and Andre Kelly added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Colorado (18-5, 7-3) has won consecutive games after losing at UCLA last week. McKinley Wright added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Buffaloes, and D'Shawn Schwartz added 14 points.
No. 25 Houston 75, Tulane 62
Caleb Mills poured in 18 points off the bench as the host Cougars built a big first-half lead and easily held on to hand the Green Wave their sixth straight loss in their American Athletic Conference matchup.
The Cougars led by 18 at halftime but Tulane cut the advantage to as few as 10 points on two occasions in the second half, the latest on a 3-pointer by Jordan Walker with 10:54 to play. The Green Wave were within 62-50 with six minutes left before Houston made a 9-2 run over the ensuing two minutes to secure the win.
Quentin Grimes added 15 points, and Nate Hinton scored 12 points and took 12 rebounds with seven assists for Houston (18-5, 8-2 AAC). Teshaun Hightower paced the Green Wave (10-12, 2-8) with 17 points, with K.J. Lawson adding 13 points.
--Field Level Media