NW–SportsMinute/345 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – Kevin Pangos scored 23 points and hit the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left, Kelly Olynyk scored all 21 of his points in the second half and No. 10 Gonzaga edged No. 22 Oklahoma State 69-68 last night to spoil one of the Cowboys’ most anticipated nonconference games at Gallagher-Iba Arena in decades. Marcus Smart led Oklahoma State with 23 points but missed two free throws with 8.7 seconds left with the Cowboys trailing by two.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 13 points each for Oregon, which will take a perfect home record into the new year following a 56-43 win over Nevada last night. Dominic Artis scored 10 for Oregon, which has won all 10 games at Matthew Knight Arena this season. Emory, who started the second half in place of injured forward Arsalan Kazemi, scored nine of his 13 points after halftime. His 3-pointer with 9:26 to play snapped an 8-0 run by the Wolf Pack.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Ahmad Starks had 21 points and Oregon State pulled away from Texas-Pan American in the second half yesterday afternoon for a 84-59 win. Joe Burton had 18 points and tied a season high with 10 rebounds for Oregon State, which bounced back from its first home loss of the season to heavy underdog Towson just two days ago. Hurley Johnson had 14 points and Aaron Urbanus 11 points and five assists for Texas-Pan American, whose three-game losing streak was broken.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points and No. 1 Connecticut celebrated its return to the top of the rankings with a 95-51 victory over Oregon yesterday. Earlier in the day, the Huskies took over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press poll for the first time since the end of the 2010-11. They followed with their 12th win to remain undefeated. Stefanie Dolson had 16 points and Caroline Doty had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.