PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Monta Ellis hit a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory last night. Ellis finished with 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 28 for the Mavericks' third straight win. Damian Lillard had 32 points for the Blazers, including a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left that tied it at 106. It was just the second loss at home this season for the red-hot Blazers.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Sam Dower Jr. scored 22 points, Gerard Coleman added 21 and No. 19 Gonzaga overcame a slow start to hold off New Mexico State 80-68 last night. Kevin Pangos added 15 points for Gonzaga, which was plagued by poor shooting in the first half. Gonzaga leads the nation in field goal shooting at 55.8 percent.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - DaVonte Lacy scored 23 points and D.J. Shelton added 10 points and 14 rebounds and hit two key free throws to help Washington State beat Idaho 67-66 yesterday. Steven Madison hit two free throws with 30 seconds remaining in the game to put the Idaho up by one, 66-65. Royce Woolridge added 13 points as Washington State recovered from a ten-point, second-half deficit.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Thomas van der Mars scored 19 points, 17 in the second half, and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Portland to a 92-76 win over Portland State last night. The 6-foot-11 center from Gouda, the Netherlands, was 6 of 8 from the field and 7 of 9 from the line to help power the Pilots to the finish. David Carr converted five of six shots from the free throw line in the final nine seconds.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Courtney Williams scored 13 points as No. 23 Texas A&M outlasted Washington 74-68 last night. Texas A&M used an 11-2 first-half run on their way to a 36-28 lead at the break. The Aggies jumped on Washington to start the second half, ripping off an 11-0 run to take a 47-28 lead. Davis finished with 21 points while Talia Walton added 15 for Washington. Both players took 21 shots.
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