No. 1 Gonzaga extends winning streak to 27

Posted 2/17/17

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and No. 1 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 …

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No. 1 Gonzaga extends winning streak to 27

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and No. 1 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 games.

Przemek Karnowski added 23 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (27-0, 15-0 West Coast), which is seeking to become the first team since Kentucky in 2015 to go undefeated in the regular season.

Chase Foster had 15 points and Matt McCarthy added 11 for San Francisco (18-10, 8-7). San Francisco has dropped 11 straight to Gonzaga and 28 in a row in Spokane dating to 1989.

Williams-Goss, a junior guard, added six rebounds and seven assists as he torched the Dons for at least 30 points for the second time this season.

No. 5 ARIZONA 78

WASHINGTON ST. 59

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds to help Arizona overcome an early deficit.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright added a game-high 20 points for the Wildcats and hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Arizona (24-3, 13-1 Pac-12) trailed for just over 10 minutes in the first half, but carried a 16-6 run into halftime, when it led by nine.

Washington State’s leading scorer Josh Hawkinson struggled against Arizona’s interior size. He finished with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, and struggled in both matchups against the Arizona this season.

The Wildcats missed the defense of Kadeem Allen, who did not play due to a dislocated pinky.

Ike Iroegbu led the Cougars (11-15, 4-10) with 17 points.

No. 7 OREGON 79,

UTAH 61

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 20 points and Oregon extended its home winning streak to 41 games.

Jordan Bell added 17 points for the Ducks (23-4, 12-2 Pac-12), who wore new neon green uniforms that glowed under blacklights during player introductions.

Jayce Johnson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah (17-8, 8-6), playing without top scorer Kyle Kuzma because of a sprained ankle.

MICHIGAN 64

No. 11 WISCONSIN 58

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Moe Wagner scored 21 points and Zak Irvin broke out of a slump with 18 for Michigan.

The Wolverines (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) have won three straight to boost their chances at making the NCAA Tournament.

The Badgers (21-5, 10-3) have lost consecutive games for the first time this season, dropping them into a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings with No. 16 Purdue and No. 23 Maryland with five games remaining in the regular season.

Wisconsin was without senior point guard Bronson Koenig because of a calf strain in his left leg, breaking up a starting lineup that began the first 25 games of the season together.

Ethan Happ scored 18 points in the first half, making 8 of 9 shots, but was held to just four points after halftime and finished with 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting for the Badgers.

No. 22 SAINT MARY’S 81

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 48

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Saint Mary’s.

Evan Fitzner had a season-high 13 points — all in the first half — and Calvin Hermanson added 11 to help the Gaels (23-3, 13-2 West Coast Conference) to their eighth win in nine games.

Playing for the first time since losing to No. 1 Gonzaga last week, Saint Mary’s showed no lingering effects and led by as many as 38 points while extending its winning streak to 11 straight against Loyola Marymount.

Brandon Brown scored 10 points for Loyola Marymount. The Lions (12-14, 5-10) have lost 22 of their last 23 against the Gaels.

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