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Ducks hold off Beavers

Mon., Jan. 7, 2013, midnight

Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 in Corvallis, Ore., on Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.

E.J. Singler added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (12-2).

Ahmad Starks had 22 points, and Roberto Nelson 18 for Oregon State (10-4).

The Beavers took a 47-46 lead on Starks’ two free throws with 11:02 remaining. But Oregon took the momentum for good, scoring nine straight points over 31/2 minutes. Arsalan Kazemi’s basket off an offensive rebound gave the Ducks a 55-47 lead with 7:34 remaining. Oregon State got no closer than five after that.

Arizona St. 65, Colorado 56: Carrick Felix scored 20 points, Jordan Bachynski had 16 points and eight blocked shots, and Arizona State pulled away from cold-shooting Colorado down the stretch at Tempe, Ariz.

Jonathan Gilling added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who started conference play 2-0 for the first time in five years.

Spencer Dinwiddie led the Buffaloes with 19 points.

Pac-12

Conf. All
Arizona 2-0 14-0
Arizona St. 2-0 13-2
UCLA 2-0 12-3
Oregon 1-0 12-2
Washington 1-0 9-5
California 1-1 9-5
USC 1-1 6-9
Oregon St. 0-1 10-4
Washington St. 0-1 9-5
Colorado 0-2 10-4
Stanford 0-2 9-6
Utah 0-2 8-6

Sunday’s results

Arizona St. 65, Colorado 56

Oregon 79, Oregon St. 66

WCC

Conf. All
Gonzaga 2-0 15-1
BYU 2-0 12-4
Saint Mary’s 1-0 12-3
San Diego 1-0 8-8
Santa Clara 1-1 12-4
Pepperdine 1-1 9-6
Loyola Marymount 0-2 7-8
San Francisco 0-2 7-8
Portland 0-2 7-10

WAC

Conf. All
Utah State 4-0 13-1
Louisiana Tech 3-0 12-3
San Jose St. 3-1 8-6
Denver 3-1 7-7
Idaho 2-1 6-7
New Mexico St. 2-2 8-8
Texas-Arlington 1-2 6-6
Seattle U 0-3 5-8
UT San Antonio 0-4 4-10
Texas State 0-4 4-12

Sunday’s result

Denver 75, UT San Antonio 50

Around the league

Marcus Byrd had 12 points as Denver defeated visiting Texas-San Antonio. The Pioneers have won three in a row. Denver made 14 3-pointers in the game, with nine players having at least one.

Big Sky

Conf. All
Weber St. 4-0 9-3
Montana 4-0 8-4
Southern Utah 3-0 5-7
Montana St. 2-2 5-7
Northern Arizona 2-2 5-9
Sacramento St. 1-2 6-5
North Dakota 1-3 4-9
Portland St. 1-3 3-8
Northern Colorado 1-3 3-9
EWU 1-3 3-11
Idaho St. 1-3 2-11


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