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01/21/2020   Seattle PI Huskies

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Eugene German scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Northern Illinois held off Kent State 76-69 on Tuesday night, handing the Golden Flashes their first home loss of the season.

Lacey James scored 16 points and made two steals and Darius Beane added 14 points with eight boards for the Huskies (10-9, 3-3 Mid-American Conference), who outrebounded the Golden Flashes 45-28. Trendon Hankerson scored nine points and Tyler Cochran had six rebounds.

Danny Pippen hit 3 of 8 3-pointers and scored 18 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks for Kent State (13-6, 3-3), which has lost three straight. C.J. Williamson scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots and Antonio Williams added 13 points with three assists.

Senior Philip Whittington scored eight points for Kent State, including his 1,000th career point, and Anthony Roberts had nine points.

Northern Illinois plays Western Michigan at home on Saturday. Kent State faces Buffalo on the road on Friday.

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01/19/2020   Seattle PI Huskies

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ja'Tavia Tapley and Robbi Ryan scored 20 points apiece and Reili Richardson had all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Arizona State rallied to defeat Washington State 65-56 on Sunday.

Washington State led by as many as 10 in the third quarter when Borislava Hristova had 11 of her 22 points, but Tapley and Ryan combined for all 18 of the Sun Devils points in the quarter and closed the deficit to 46-42.

The game was tight, but after Chanelle Molina's 3-pointer pulled Washington State within 57-56 at the 3:11 mark, the Sun Devils scored the last eight points. The Cougars missed their last four shots and had three turnovers.

Arizona State (15-4, 5-2 Pac-12 Conference), which has won five straight, shot 29% in the first half and 48% in the second.

Washington State (9-9, 2-4) shot 32% in the second half.

The Sun Devils went 2 of 16 in the first quarter and trailed 12-6.

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01/19/2020   Seattle PI Huskies

SEATTLE (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 25 points with nine rebounds and No. 21 Arizona bounced back from an early 19-point deficit to beat Washington 66-58 on Sunday.

Arizona (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) took a three-point lead into the final quarter and stretched it to 10 after a 7-0 run that McDonald capped with two free throws with 28 seconds remaining.

The Wildcats never led in the first half when the Huskies' Amber Melgoza scored 18 of her 24 points with Washington leading 27-9 after one quarter and 38-29 at halftime. But Arizona moved in front 49-46 with McDonald and Cate Reese scoring six points each in the third quarter.

Besides McDonald's 55th consecutive game scoring in double figures, Sam Thomas added 12 points and Reese and Helena Pueyo 10 each.

The teams combined to make only 5 of 33 from the arc but the Wildcats made 22 of 29 free throws to 7 of 10 for Washington (10-7, 2-4), which lost its fourth straight.

Haley Van Dyke added 11 points and nine rebounds for Washington.

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01/19/2020   Seattle PI Huskies

CHICAGO (AP) — Cam Allen scored a career-high 19 points off the bench to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a 72-54 win over Chicago State on Sunday.

Greg Lee also scored 19 points for the Roadrunners (9-10, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference) and Justin Edler-Davis added 11, also off the bench.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was delayed because of the weather.

The delayed didn't phase Bakersfield, which went 8 of 17 from 3-point range, shot 51% overall and had a 33-17 rebounding advantage. The Roadrunners only let the Cougars, who shot 41%, get one offensive rebound.

Rajeir Jones had 17 points for the Cougars (4-17, 0-6), whose losing streak reached 11 games.

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01/18/2020   Seattle PI Huskies

HOUSTON (AP) — Zach Nutall had 23 points as Sam Houston State rolled past Houston Baptist 95-75 on Saturday night.

Mark Tikhonenko had 13 points for Sam Houston State (13-6, 6-2 Southland Conference). Dajuan Jones added 13 points. Terryonte Thomas had 12 points.

Ian DuBose had 27 points and six rebounds for the Huskies (1-14, 1-5), whose losing streak stretched to four games. Noah Thomasson added 14 points. Myles Pierre had 12 points.

Jalon Gates, whose 17 points per game entering the matchup ranked second on the Huskies, was held to a season-low tying five points on 1-of-6 shooting. He was 0 of 4 from behind the arc.

Sam Houston State takes on Abilene Christian at home on Wednesday. Houston Baptist plays Nicholls State on the road on Wednesday.

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01/16/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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01/16/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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01/11/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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01/07/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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01/05/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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01/04/2020   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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12/26/2019   Yahoo! Husky Basketball
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