January 11, 1998 in Sports

Big Sky Conference

 

Saturday’s results

N. Arizona 76, Montana St. 72

Weber St. 94, E. Washington 81

Portland St. 65, Sac. St. 52

Around the Big Sky

Jason Hartman led a balanced attack with 15 points as Portland State won on the road and took over sole possession of first place… . Kawina Akina had all four of his points plus two crucial steals in the final 3 minutes to help Northern Arizona knock off visiting Montana State.

West Coast Conference

Saturday’s results

Gonzaga 77, Pepperdine 64

Santa Clara 66, San Diego 64

Portland 67, Loyola Marymount 65

Saint Mary’s 85, San Francisco 68

Around the WCC

Frank Knight scored a career-high 23 points to lead St. Mary’s past San Francisco. The Gaels had lost six in a row without 7-foot-3 Brad Millard, but shot 56.9 percent and led 57-25 early in the second half… . Santa Clara shot 55.1 percent from the field to win on the road at San Diego. … Dionn Holton made a 15-foot jump shot with five seconds remaining and Troy Collins blocked a layup as time expired, giving Portland its win at LMU.

Big West Conference

Saturday’s results

Idaho 102, Cal Poly-SLO 71

Nevada 79, Pacific 71

Cal-Fullerton 72, North Texas 70

UC Irvine 62, New Mexico St. 55

Utah St. 69, Long Beach St. 55

Boise St. 89, UCSB 68

Around the Big West

Using a 35-19 scoring advantage in the second half, UC Irvine stunned New Mexico State, winning at the Aggies’ home for the first time since 1985… . Ike Harmon scored 23 points, including the game-winning tip with two seconds left, as Cal State Fullerton won on the road against North Texas… . Kevin Rice scored 18 points and Marcus Saxon 17 to lead Utah State… . Roberto Bergersen scored 20 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and Gerry Washington added 20 in Boise State’s home win… . Jimmy Carroll scored 22 points and Nevada overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to defeat visiting Pacific, which opens conference play at 0-2 after losing to the Wolf Pack and at Utah State.


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