Andre Owens had 23 points and 11 rebounds, lifting Texas San Antonio to an 88-76 come-from-behind win over Cal State Fullerton in the opening round of the Florida International Holiday Classic on Tuesday night at Miami.
Texas San Antonio (4-5) plays St. Bonaventure tonight for the tournament title. Cal State Fullerton (5-3) plays the host school, Florida International, in the consolation round.
Cal State Fullerton led, 40-33, at halftime, but the Roadrunners opened the second half on a 19-11 run and took the lead for good on Roderick Rodgers' layup with 13:48 left.
Gabe Bernard had 15 points, Aldric Reynolds had 12 and Rodgers had 12 points and seven rebounds for Texas San Antonio, which ended a two-game losing streak.
Bobby Brown had a game-high 30 points for Fullerton, which also got 14 points from Jamaal Brown and 11 from Justin Burns.
Portland State 54, Oregon 52 -- Scott Morrison had 15 points and six rebounds to lift the Vikings (6-6) over the Ducks (6-6) at Eugene, Ore.
Bryce Taylor had 11 to lead Oregon. Aaron Brooks had 10 points, four assists and four steals. The Ducks played without leading scorer Malik Hairston, who sat out because of a sprained toe.
Providence 80, San Diego State 65 -- Jonathan Kale 15 points and 13 rebounds and Geoff McDermott had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Friars (6-4) defeat the Aztecs (6-5) at Providence, R.I. Brandon Heath led San Diego State with 22 points.
The time of the game between UC Santa Barbara and Fullerton at Titan Gym on Jan. 4 has been changed from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. The switch was made because of that night's bowl championship series title game between USC and Texas at the Rose Bowl.... New Mexico forward Joel Box, who saw his playing time steadily diminish this season, has quit the team, the school said. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Box averaged 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing an average of just under 10 minutes a game.... Junior guard Daryll Hill, St. John's leading scorer this season, will sit out two games because of a left knee injury, the school announced. Hill averages 13.7 points a game.