Cal committed 22 fouls on its way to losing its 12th straight game, 79-71 on Saturday against an Oregon State squad that was eager to erase the memories of a 23-point loss to Stanford on Thursday.
Ethan Thompson scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 21 with three 3-pointers and Tres Tinkle added 19 points and three steals for the host Beavers (15-8, 7-4 Pac-12).
Justice Sueing and Darius McNeill each scored 16 points and Connor Vanover tied a career-high with 15 points and added four blocks for Cal (5-18, 0-11).
The Bears went on a 6-0 run to trail 65-62 with 6:50 left, and trailed 73-71 after a 3-pointer by Vanover with 1:45 left.
But Ethan Thompson was fouled and made both free throws, then a Cal 3-point attempt was off the mark on the subsequent possession. Kylor Kelley put back his own missed shot with 40 seconds left to give the Beavers a 77-71 lead and a comfortable cushion.
#4 Gonzaga 94, St. Mary’s 46: Brandon Clarke scored 24 points and blocked three shots as the host Bulldogs routed the Gaels for their 14th consecutive victory.
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Rui Hachmiura added 18 points and Filip Petrusev had 15 for Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 WCC), which is likely to move up in the AP poll after No. 3 Virginia lost to No. 2 Duke earlier Saturday.
Tommy Kuhse scored 12 points and Malik Fitts 11 for St. Mary’s (15-10, 6-4), which has lost 14 of its past 17 games against Gonzaga.
St. Mary’s Jordan Ford, the WCC’s leading scorer, was held to eight points.
Boise St. 105, San Jose St. 57: Derrick Alston scored 33 points as the host Broncos (11-13, 6-5 Mountain West) routed the the Spartans (3-19, 0-10), who have lost 13 games in a row. Michael Steadman had 16 points for San Jose State.
St. Mary’s 80, San Diego 49: Jasmine Forcadilla scored 19 points and Sydney Raggio had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead a balanced effort as the visiting Gaels (16-8, 9-4 WCC) cruised past the Toreros (8-16, 1-12).
Loyola Marymount 73, USF 66: Chelsey Gipson scored 27 points for the visiting Lions (14-10, 8-5 WCC). Nia Alexander posted her first career double-double with a career-high 20 points and career-high 11 rebounds for the Dons (6-17, 2-10 WCC), who had a season-high 43 renounds, including 21 on the offensive end.
Pepperdine 76, Santa Clara 74: Barbara Sitanggany’s layup with six second remaing was the difference, and Yasmine Robinson-Bacote had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Waves (15-8, 9-4 WCC). Ashlyn Herlihy, who had 17 points, led four players in double-figure scoring for the Broncos (10-13, 3-9).
Boise St. 83, San Jose St. 69: Braydey Hodgins had 21 points and A’Shanti Coleman added 20 for the visiting Broncos (19-3, 10-1). Analyss Benally led the Spartans (2-19, 1-9) with 17 points.
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