Pilots lose tough one; Williams-Goss leads UW over OSU
Hot shooting gave No. 24 Concordia a 97-72 win over Warner Pacific in their Cascade Collegiate Conference showdown and gave coach Brad Barbarick his 300th career victory.
Portland State was a 67-64 winner at home over Southern Utah. Marcus Hall hit a 3-pointer for a 66-64 lead with 28 seconds left.
The University of Portland lost on a controversial call at home and to a tough San Diego team 65-63.
Oregon State fell 87-81 at Washington. Huskies freshman guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who is from Happy Valley, poured in a UW frosh-record 32 points.
Lewis & Clark finished an 0-2 road weekend with an 81-65 loss at Northwest Conference leader Whitworth.
VIKINGS 67, THUNDERBIRDS 64
Portland State was down 64-63 when Marcus Hall one of five guards on the floor hit his go-ahead 3 against Southern Utah at Stott Center.
Southern Utah traveled, then fouled Andre Winston, who made one free throw as PSU improved to 3-4 in the Big Sky and 8-8 overall.
The Viks, 7-3 at home, were trailed 56-52 with 6:03 left, when Hall subbed for center Kyle Richardson and, at 6-4, became the tallest player on the floor for Portland State.
DaShaun Wiggins led the Vikings with 15 points, Gary Winston added 13, Andre Winston had 11, and Tim Douglas scored 10.
The Thunderbirds fell to 1-16, 0-8 in the conference.
CAVALIERS 97, KNIGHTS 72
Concordia shot 65.5 percent from the field and rode senior Adam Herman's game-high 26 points to its ninth consecutive victory.
Concordia is 18-4 overall, 7-3 in the CCC.
Warner Pacific, which had won five in a row, fell to 12-10, 6-4. Ryan Parks led the Knights with 16 points.
The Cavaliers are second in the conference to College of Idaho (9-2). Southern Oregon and Northwest are 7-4.
The Cavs play at C of I on Saturday. They beat the Yotes 95-89 at Portland on Jan. 4.
TOREROS 65, PILOTS 63
San Diego shot 50 percent from the field and made 8 of 12 from 3-point range in winning a tight game at Chiles Center.
UP fired at a 38-percent clip.
Portland guard Alec Wintering was fouled on a driving basket, but the score was not allowed because the foul was ruled to be a block before the shot. The basket would have tied the game at 63-63 with 10 seconds left. Instead, Wintering missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Pilots were forced to foul after the rebound, and San Diego held on.
Kevin Bailey's 21 points paced Portland, and junior center Riley Barker added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Portland slipped to 4-5 in the West Coast Conference and 12-9 overall, while USD climbed to 3-6, 12-10.
HUSKIES 87, BEAVERS 81
Oregon State faltered in the second half at Seattle's Alaska Airlines Arena.
Guard Roberto Nelson scored 31 points for Oregon State, but UW guard Nigel Williams-Goss, from Happy Valley, had a school freshman-record 32 points.
Williams-Goss was 10 of 15 from the floor.
Nelson was 11 of 21 from the field. He became the sixth OSU player to reach the 1,500-point mark and has 1,504 in his OSU career.
Devon Collier added 23 points for the Beavers (11-8, 3-4 Pac-12).
Nelson was a workhorse for the Beavers, converting on 11-of-21 shots from the field, including two three-pointers for his 31 points. He now 1,504 career points and became just the sixth Oregon State player to reach the 1,500-point mark.
Washington (13-8, 5-3) outscored the Beavers 52-34 in the paint.
PIRATES 81, PIONEERS 65
At Spokane, Wash., Lewis & Clark trailed 42-28 at the half and never recovered.
Whitworth leads the Northwest Conference with a 7-1 record and is 13-4 overall.
The Pioneers are tired for third at 5-3 in the NWC and are 12-5 for the season.
Kurt Parker led L&C with 15 points, and Connor Freeberg had 14.