Elleby nets 25, Washington State shocks No. 8 Oregon 72-61
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — CJ Elleby scored 25 points and Washington State beat a Top-10 team for just the third time, surprising No. 8 Oregon 72-61 on Thursday night.
Elleby, who was held to a season-low six points in his last game, helped Washington State (11-7, 2-3 Pac-12) to its first win over a Top-10 opponent since 2007.
Payton Pritchard had 22 points and five assists for Oregon (14-4, 3-2), which had its three-game winning streak halted. Chris Duarte had 15 points for the Ducks.
Washington State then went on a 9-0 run that closed out Oregon.
NO. 1 GONZAGA 105, SANTA CLARA 54
Corey Kispert added 16 points for Gonzaga (19-1, 5-0 West Coast).
Josip Vrankic scored 12 points and Trey Wertz 11 for cold-shooting Santa Clara (15-4, 2-2), which is off to its best start in decades. But the Broncos have lost 20 straight to Gonzaga, dating to 2011.
The Broncos were doomed by 30% shooting in this game, including 3 of 25 from 3-point range.
Gonzaga has won 11 games in a row since its only loss to Michigan.
NO. 20 COLORADO 68, ARIZONA STATE 61
Colorado (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) won its first road game in conference play and has won seven of eight overall. Siewert hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and Bey made his only attempt from long range to give the Buffaloes some much-needed offense.
Arizona State (10-7, 1-3) has dropped five of its last seven.
Remy Martin scored 25 points and Romello White had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who shot just 30% from the field in the second half, including 4 of 19 (21%) from 3-point range.
Jarrron Cumberland, the defending American Athletic Conference player of the year, led Cincinnati (10-7, 3-2) with 19 points, while Keith Williams scored 12, going 4 of 14 from the field, part of the Bearcats struggling to a 30% shooting night from the field.