NCAA Basketball News Roundup Before End Of 2019

Updated: December 29, 2019 Falls at Loyola Marymount Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton (3-10,0-0 Big Wes) 23 Vincent Lee. Credit Matt Brown Game Leaders full stats Posted: Dec 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES - Cal State Fullerton men's basketball held a six-point lead at halftime but went cold in the second half and ultimately fell at Loyola Marymount on Sunday afternoon by a score of 53-46. Eli Scott led the Lions with a game-high 26 points. Senior forward Jackson Rowe led the team in scoring with 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks. The Lions (6-7 overall) out-scored the Titans (3-10 overall) 36-23 in the second half to secure the win. Fullerton led 25-17 at 18:45 in the second half for its largest lead of the game but went cold, shooting just 6-23 (26. Read More... – There was a danger the Pacific men’s basketball team could have a let-down game going into the holiday week. The Tigers won a highly-charged game at UNLV on Wednesday and could have been looking forward to five days off instead of concentrating on Idaho State on Saturday. Head coach Damon Stoudamire was pleased to see his squad take care of business, beating the Bengals 77-66 at the Alex G. Spanos Center. “I’m happy about the win,” he said. “The guys did a good job. Read More... was nearly the perfect ending to the nonconference slate for Northern Arizona men’s basketball. The Lumberjacks led for nearly the entire second half, until Pepperdine outscored them 11-2 in the final three minutes and 30 seconds of the game to win 75-73 on its home court in Malibu, California. Northern Arizona led Pepperdine -- which was picked fourth in the West Coast Conference preseason rankings -- 42-37 at halftime after going back and forth with the Waves for much of the opening 20 minutes of Saturday's game. The Lumberjacks led for a total of 18:22 in the second half, but ultimately fell short due to three turnovers late. Northern Arizona led 71-64 after Cameron Shelton hit a circus shot, spinning to his left and making the bucket off the glass. Pepperdine (7-6) answered with a bucket, but Northern Arizona looked set with the lead. Read More... powers Houston to 81-56 victory over Portland Dec. 22, 2019 HONOLULU (AP) — Quentin Grimes had 18 points and six assists as Houston breezed past Portland 81-56 in the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday. Grimes knocked down 7 of 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, for the Cougars (8-3). He added five rebounds and two steals. Chris Harris Jr. came off the bench to score 13 on 5-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and three blocks. Read More... FRANCISCO (AP) — Malik Fitts and Jordan Ford combined to score 31 of their 44 points in the second half and Saint Mary's used a late 12-2 run to beat Nevada 68-63 on Saturday night at the Al Attles Classic. Fitts finished with 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting and Ford had 17 of his 21 after the break. Matthias Tass and Tommy Kuhse added 11 points apiece for Saint Mary's (12-2). Fitts made back-to-back baskets and Ford hit a jumper to give the Gaels a 60-57 lead with 3:30 to play. After Robby Robinson made a layup to pull Nevada within a point, Kuhse made a layup and Fitts and Ford each made a basket to make it 66-59 with 54 seconds left and Saint Mary's held on from there. Jazz Johnson led the Wolf Pack (8-5) with 22 points. Read More...

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