at Long Beach State 75, UC Riverside 35: The balanced 49ers shot 53% and handed the Highlanders their seventh loss in a row. It was the fewest points Long Beach (16-9, 12-2 Big West) has given up since UC Irvine scored 26 in 1980. Tony Freeland scored 14 points and James Ennis had 12 for the first-place 49ers, who had a 31-19 halftime lead and closed the game with a 28-5 run. Riverside (5-20, 2-11) shot 24%.
St. Mary’s 61, at Loyola Marymount 50: The Gaels used an early 14-0 run to hand the Lions their 10th consecutive loss. Anthony Ireland had 19 points for Loyola Marymount (8-18, 1-12 West Coast Conference) but was only two for 11 from the floor, part of a 30% team shooting effort. Stephen Holt made six of eight shots and scored 16 points for St. Mary’s (22-5, 11-2), which swept the season series with the Lions and stayed 1 1/2 games behind No. 5 Gonzaga for first place in the conference.
at Nevada Las Vegas 72, San Diego State 70: Anthony Bennett had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Rebels (19-7, 6-5 Mountain West) hung on in the final seconds. After a 14-0 run gave UNLV its largest lead at 67-57, the Aztecs (18-7, 6-5) came back and had a chance to go ahead in the final seconds, but Jamaal Franklin was called for traveling with two seconds remaining. Chase Tapley led the Aztecs with 22 points and six rebounds. JJ O’Brien added 15 points, all in the first half, and 11 rebounds.