Tillie helps No. 6 Gonzaga edge San Diego 77-72
SAN DIEGO (AP) Killian Tillie scored 17 points, Rui Hachimura added 16 and No. 6 Gonzaga beat San Diego 77-72 on Thursday night to clinch at least a share of the West Coast Conference title.
Olin Cater III led San Diego with 21 points.
After trailing at halftime and falling behind by eight points in the second half, the Bulldogs didn't seize the lead until midway through the second half, when Tillie's 3-pointer made it 52-51.
Edwards was 11 for 19 from the field and 14 for 16 at the line in the first 40-point game for Purdue since Glenn Robinson scored 44 points in a victory against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament in 1994.
Leron Black led Illinois (13-17, 3-14) with 28 points, notching his fourth consecutive 20-point game.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive spurt, and the Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut for their fifth straight win over the Huskies.
The Bearcats (24-4, 13-3 American Athletic) recovered from a loss at Houston that ended their 16-game winning streak and a 76-72 loss to Wichita State that snapped their 39-game winning streak at home. They play back-to-back games against conference also-rans before finishing at Wichita State on March 4, a rematch that could decide the league title.
Clark had 10 points as Cincinnati surged ahead 34-19.
Christian Vital scored 15 points and Terry Larrier had 14 for the Huskies (13-15, 6-9), who shot 29.5 percent from the field against the nation's second-stingiest defense.
NO. 14 ARIZONA 75, OREGON STATE 65, OT
Trier was declared ineligible by the NCAA after a trace amount of a banned substance was found during a late January drug screening, according to a university statement.
Ethan Thompson had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Beavers (13-14, 5-10). Tres Tinkle added 14 points, six rebounds and six assists.
NO. 22 SAINT MARY'S 75, PEPPERDINE 61
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Ford had 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and Saint Mary's rolled to the victory.
Ford shot 7 for 11 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range.
Trae Berhow and Knox Hellums each scored 13 points for Pepperdine (4-25, 1-16).
Rivers also grabbed nine rebounds and Thornton made four 3-pointers for the Tigers (17-11, 8-7 American Athletic Conference).
Rob Gray had 30 points and seven assists for Houston (21-6, 11-4), which entered the Top 25 this week for the first time this season. Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis Jr. each scored 15 points.
The Cougars led 43-37 at halftime, but they shot 32.3 percent from the field in the second half.