West Coast Conference
Ryan Nicholas scored a career-high 24 points to lead Portland to a 74-70 victory Wednesday night over Santa Clara in the opening game of the West Coast Conference tournament.
Rob Jones had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Saint Mary’s defeated Portland 70-43 on Thursday night to give the Gaels at least a share of the West Coast Conference title for the second straight season.
Taylor Darby had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Pepperdine opened the second half on a 14-2 run en route to a 63-57 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
Evan Roquemore had 21 points for Santa Clara (8-18, 0-13), which has lost 14 straight since beating Eastern Michigan on Dec. 29.
Matt Carlino scored a career-high 30 points, including a game-winning basket with 21 seconds remaining, as Brigham Young beat San Francisco 85-84 Thursday night for its sixth victory in seven games.
Jamie Katuna scored 21 points and Rheina Ale added 17 points and six rebounds as San Francisco upset No. 23 BYU
71-64 on Thursday night.
Drew Viney scored 17 points, Anthony Ireland had 16 and Loyola Marymount bounced back from one of its most lopsided losses of the season to beat No. 21 Saint Mary’s 75-60 on Wednesday night.
Cody Doolin scored a season-high 21 points, 12 of them in the final 6:03, and San Francisco beat Santa Clara 85-69 on Thursday night.
Matthew Dellavedova had 20 points for Saint Mary’s, which was just 5 of 21 from 3-point range.
Shaggy haired, do-everything guard Matthew Dellavedova is quick to point out he has little time to concern himself with appearances.