Sunday, November 10, 2013
Jack goes on offense, No. 16 UCLA edges Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Freshman linebacker Myles Jack played offense, too, rushing for 120 yards on six carries, including a 66-yard touchdown run to help No. 16 UCLA beat Arizona 31-26 Saturday night.
On defense, Jack had eight tackles and recovered Ka'Deem Carey's fumble in the UCLA end zone.
Brett Hundley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-10) stayed a game behind first-place Arizona State in the Pac-12 South. Carey rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries for the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3), running his school-record string of consecutive 100-yard rushing games to 12.
Hundley threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans on UCLA's first offensive play. Evans also had a 4-yard scoring catch.
Arizona's B.J. Denker had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Nate Phillips.
Griffin, Redick lead Clippers past Rockets, 107-94
HOUSTON (AP) — Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick scored 22 points each to rally the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-94 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Jamal Crawford had 16 points, Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Clippers. Griffin also had seven rebounds and Redick shot 8 for 15 from the field.
Dwight Howard had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, but was just 5 for 11 on free throws. Chandler Parsons added 23 points and eight rebounds, while Patrick Beverley scored 19 points.
James Harden, who was a game-time decision with a bruised left foot, had 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting.
Randolph leads Grizzlies over Golden State
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 23 points and 11 rebounds, six Memphis players reached double figures and the Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 108-90 on Saturday night.
Mike Conley added 20 points and six assists, Marc Gasol had 18 points and Memphis won its 10th straight over the Warriors. Mike Miller finished with 15 points, connecting on all but one of his five shots outside the 3-point arc.
Stephen Curry, who returned after missing Friday night's loss at San Antonio with a bruised left ankle, led the Warriors with 22 points. Andre Iguodala had 19 points, hitting 8 of 10 shots. David Lee finished with 13 points and nine rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
Klay Thompson scored 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter for the Warriors.
Memphis dominated the inside game all night with a 54-18 advantage in the paint, outrebounding the Warriors 44-33.
GRAND CANYON-SAN DIEGO
San Diego defeats Grand Canyon 70-59
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Johnny Dee scored 17 points and hit three 3-pointers Saturday night to lead San Diego to a 70-59 win over Grand Canyon.
San Diego (2-0) had four players score in double figures. Dennis Kramer had 14 points and Christopher Anderson added 13. Both players had six rebounds. Duda Sanadze made two 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.
The game was tied at 18 in the first half before Dee hit two free throws to put the Toreros up for good.
The Toreros led by as much as 17 in the second half. Grand Canyon (0-2) went on a 7-0 run to make it 49-39, but would only get as close as eight points with 9:04 to play.
Demetrius Walker led the Antelopes with 19 points and three 3-pointers. Killian Larson was the other Antelope to score in double figures with 14 points, and he had a game-high 15 rebounds.
SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN-PEPPERDINE
Davis' 24 points lead Pepperdine over SDCC, 81-68
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Stacy Davis scored a career-high 24 points and Brendan Lane grabbed 14 rebounds as Pepperdine took on NAIA school San Diego Christian, 81-68 Saturday night.
Davis made 69.2 percent (9 of 13) of his field goals and the Waves finished 52.5 percent (31 of 59) as a team in their season opener. Lane's debut at Pepperdine ended with 12 points, seven blocks and 14 rebounds after transferring from UCLA and redshirting last year. Six of the nine Waves who scored in the first half were making their Pepperdine debut.
SDCC hung in with the Waves at the half, tying the score at 35. Andy Saharan led the Hawks in their exhibition game with 22 points. SDCC shot better percentages in both 3-pointers (35.7 percent compared to 22.2 for the Waves) and free throws (83.3 percent compared to 71.4) but trailed in field goals, finishing with 39.3 percent.
S DAKOTA ST-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Loyola Marymount races past S. Dakota State 98-89
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anthony Ireland's 20 points and 12 assists helped Loyola Marymount outdistance South Dakota State 98-89 on Saturday.
Ireland's fifth career double-double was part of a potent attack for the Lions (2-0), as Ben Dickinson added 22 points and six rebounds and freshman Gabe Levin added 20 points and six boards.
LMU went into intermission ahead 45-44 on three straight 3-pointers. The Lions led by as many as 15 in the second half and their shooting percentage of 57.6 percent was the best in four years.
Loyola Marymount committed 37 fouls, equaling a school-worst, and South Dakota State hit 37 of 50 from the line.
Jordan Dykstra led the Jackrabbits (0-2) with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 12th career double-double, scoring 11 from the free-throw line.
The game was close until four straight turnovers by the Jackrabbits fueled an 8-0 LMU run midway in the second half.
CAL ST-FULLERTON-MONTANA ST
Cal State Fullerton beat Montana State 84-55
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Alex Harris scored 20 points for first year head coach Dedrique Taylor as Cal State Fullerton easily handled Montana State 84-55 in a season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Fullerton returned two starters from a year ago, added eight new players and was expecting a difficult transition under Taylor — a former assistant at Arizona State.
The Titans did not miss a step shooting 54 percent from the field and a whopping 50 percent from beyond the 3-point line on 18 attempts. Harris made 8-of-13 baskets and Michael Williams pumped in 14 points for the Titans. Marquis Home was perfect from beyond the arc (3-for-3), scoring 13 points.
Montana State, with a more experienced returning crew, shot only 34 percent from the field and was off the mark on three-pointers hitting just 2-of-20. Paul Egwuonwu and Flavien Davis had 10 points each for the Bobcats.
HAWAII PACIFIC-LONG BEACH ST
Long Beach State gets by Hawaii Pacific 71-59
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mike Caffey had a career-high 27 points to lead Long Beach State to 71-59 win over Hawaii Pacific Saturday.
Caffey, a junior, also had 9 rebounds. He was 10 of 22 shooting from the floor. Senior Dan Jennings had a career-high 17 rebounds and contributed 10 points for a double-double.
Justin Long led Hawaii Pacific with 20 points. Darry Jones Jr. added 14 points.
Long's 3-point jumper put Hawaii Pacific in front to start the game. The Sea Warriors never led again as Long Beach State took a 39-31 lead into the half.
A 3-point jumper by McKay LaSalle pushed to lead to 46-36 with 16:29 remaining in the game. The Sea Warriors kept battling and cut the lead to 5, when Jones hit a jumper in the paint with 1:48 remaining. Long Beach State scored the final five points to thwart Hawaii Pacific's come-back bid.
Shawn Langdon wins Top Fuel season title
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Shawn Langdon won his first Top Fuel season title Saturday in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals, and Funny Car champion John Force topped qualifying with a track-record time.
Langdon qualified second for Sunday's eliminations at 3.750 seconds at 327.03 mph. His closest challenger, Antron Brown, was fifth, giving Langdon a 104-point lead with a maximum of 100 points available Sunday.
Brandon Bernstein topped the field with a 3.748 at 325.37.
The 64-year-old Force wrapped up his record 16th season title in the previous event in Las Vegas. He had the first 3-second Funny Car run at the historic dragstrip, finishing in 3.995 at 319.37 in a Ford Mustang. Mike Edwards topped Pro Stock qualifying and Hector Arana Jr. led the Pro Stock Motorcycle field.