Kerry Carter had 21 points, Brad Waldow added 14 points, and Saint Mary’s beat Portland 68-51 on Thursday in Moraga, California.
Saint Mary’s took control with an 18-0 burst, extending a one-point lead to 60-41. Carter hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Waldow capped the run with 8:19 left. The Gaels (20-6, 12-3 WCC) went 7 for 9 from the field during that stretch and 14 for 22 in the second half.
Thomas van der Mars had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Portland (16-11, 7-8), which lost its ninth straight to the Gaels.
BYU 75, San Diego 62: Tyler Haws scored 28 points, Kyle Collinsworth added 16 points and the Cougars beat the Toreros in Provo, Utah. Collinsworth also had 11 rebounds.
Anson Winder scored 15 for the Cougars (21-8, 11-5 West Coast), who avenged a Jan. 24 loss at San Diego.
San Diego (14-14, 7-9) pulled within 71-62 when Marcus Harris hit a free throw with 1:32 left, but got no closer.
Pepperdine 64, Santa Clara 55: Jett Raines scored 19 points and the Waves clinched their first winning season since 2004-05 with a victory over Santa Clara in Malibu, California.
Pepperdine (16-11, 9-7) received offense off its bench from Shawn Olden (16 points) and Lamond Murray Jr. (15).
Jared Brownridge scored 18 points and Denzel Johnson 13 for the Broncos (11-16, 5-10), who have lost six straight.
San Francisco 67, Loyola Marymount 45: Mark Tollefsen had 21 points, Tim Derksen added 19 points and the Dons took control early to cruise to a win over the Lions in Los Angeles. Kruize Pinkins had 12 points and Devin Watson added 11 with six assists for the Dons (11-16, 5-10). Godwin Okonji had 22 points for the Lions (8-20, 4-12).
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