Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 Thursday.
BOULDER, Colo. — Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 Thursday night for its first conference win of the season.
Bey added 10 rebounds for his seventh career double-double. D’Shawn Schwartz added 16 points and McKinley Wright IV had 10 for Colorado (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12), which had opened conference play last week with losses at Arizona and Arizona State.
It was the fifth straight loss for Washington State, which was held to a season low in points and remained winless away from home this season, dropping to 0-7. Washington State (7-8, 0-2) also was without its leading scorer, Robert Franks Jr., who missed a fourth game due to a hip contusion.
Marvin Cannon had 14 points to lead the Cougars, who have yet to win in eight trips to Boulder. Jeff Pollard and Isaiah Wade added 12 points apiece.
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“They ran waves and waves of athletes at us and really took control of the game again,” Cougars coach Ernie Kent said. “It’s a learning lesson for particularly these new guys. We are going to have to regroup out here on the road and play with a lot more toughness.”
Trailing by 16 at the half, the Cougars put together a 7-0 burst, including a three-pointer by Ahmed Ali, to narrow the deficit to 43-34. But the Buffaloes regrouped after a timeout, scoring nine of the next 11 points, with Schwartz chipping in a couple of baskets as Colorado rebuilt its lead to 14.
By the time Bey converted a three-point play with 7:16 left, the Buffaloes were in front by 26 points and Washington State was without Wade and CJ Elleby after they fouled out.
UCLA beats Oregon in OT
EUGENE, Ore. — Prince Ali had 22 points, including four in overtime, and UCLA scored the final seven points to outlast Oregon 87-84.
Jaylen Hands added 16 points and hit the go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left for the Bruins (10-6, 3-0), who won in Eugene for the first time in five years. Moses Brown, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds, made one of two free throws for the final point.
UCLA trailed by 17 in the second half and was down 76-68 with 45 seconds to go in regulation when Hands made a three-pointer and a three-point play to cut the deficit to two. The Bruins outscored Oregon 12-4 to finish regulation at 80-80.
Freshman Louis King scored a season-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon (9-6, 0-2), and Victor Bailey Jr. had 20 points.
Beavers win in OT
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Stephen Thompson Jr. scored a career-high 34 points with five three-pointers and 10 rebounds as short-handed Oregon State beat USC 79-74 in overtime.
Ethan Thompson added 13 points and Gligorije Rakocevic had 10 points for the Beavers (10-4, 2-0 Pac-12).
Bennie Boatwright had a career-high 37 points with four three-pointers and eight rebounds and Jonah Mathews added 13 points off the bench for the Trojans (9-7, 2-1).
Eastern Washington wins
CHENEY — Mason Peatling tossed in 17 points to lead five players in double figures and Jesse Hunt grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds — nearly half of Eastern Washington’s total — as the Eagles defeated Montana 78-71.
Peatling made 6 of 8 shots and added three steals for the Eagles (4-12, 2-3 Big Sky Conference), while Hunt’s effort for EWU on the boards left the Grizzlies (10-6, 3-2) with only a 32-31 rebound advantage. Tyler Kidd finished with 13 points and five assists.
No. 1 women beat No. 2
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68.
Brianna Turner added 16 points and Jackie Young had 14 for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They regained the top spot in the AP poll this week and won their eighth straight since an 89-71 loss to Connecticut.
Asia Durr had 29 points for Louisville (14-1, 2-1).