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Tuesday, 23 December 2008 17:35
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 SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -Jeremiah Dominguez scored 25 points and Portland State upset No. 7 Gonzaga 77-70 on Tuesday night for its first win over a ranked team since it reinstated its basketball program for the 1996-97 season.
Portland State (9-3), which outrebounded the Zags 39-30, made 12 3-pointers.
The Vikings, who are 1-11 against nationally ranked teams, broke a 10-game losing streak to Gonzaga.
Matt Bouldin had 18 points for the Bulldogs (8-3), who were coming off an 88-83 overtime loss to No. 2 Connecticut in Seattle on Saturday.
It was the Zags' third home loss in 58 games since the McCarthey Athletic Center opened in 2004.
Jeremy Pargo's three-point play gave Gonzaga a 68-67 lead with 2:16 to go. Dominic Waters' runner tied the score at 69 with 1:45 left.
After a Gonzaga turnover, Phil Nelson's 3-pointer gave Portland State a 72-69 lead with 44 seconds left.
Pargo missed on the other end, and Portland State rebounded and Waters was fouled with 30 seconds left, making both for a 74-69 lead.
ington State last season and they had won 10 straight at home since.
No. 12 Georgetown 76, Florida International 38
WASHINGTON (AP) - Austin Freeman scored 17 points, Chris Wright had 14 and DaJuan Summers added 13 for Georgetown.
The Hoyas (9-1) won their sixth straight.
Michael Dominguez had 20 points for the Golden Panthers (4-9), losers of five straight and seven of eight who were held to the fewest points in their history.
Georgetown had a season-high 12 3-pointers.
Butler 74, No. 14 Xavier 65
CINCINNATI (AP) - Matt Howard and Gordon Hayward both scored 19 points, and Butler turned back one late Xavier rally after another.
Butler (10-1) hadn't beaten a ranked team since its 62-59 victory over No. 18 Maryland in the 2007 NCAA tournament.
Derrick Brown had 17 points for Xavier (9-2), which was coming off an 82-64 loss to Duke on Saturday that ended the second-best start in school history. It was the Musketeers' second loss in their last 31 games at the Cintas Center.
Xavier's final chance came after Brown made a 3-pointer with 1:52 remaining, cutting it to 68-65. Ronald Nored then made two free throws for the Bulldogs.
No. 20 Arizona St. 90, Idaho St. 55
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Rihards Kuksiks made five of Arizona State's school-record 17 3-pointers.
best start in 34 seasons. All five Arizona State starters hit double figures.
Kal Bay scored 12 points for the Bengals (2-9).
Illinois 75, No. 25 Missouri 59
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Demetri McCamey scored all but two of his 20 points in the first half as Illinois won its ninth straight in the annual Braggin' Rights game.
Leo Lyons had 22 points for Missouri (9-2), which flopped one day after cracking the Top 25 for the first time in nearly five seasons on the strength of a seven-game winning streak.
Illinois led by 20 points in the first half behind 55 percent shooting and cruised to its fifth straight victory overall.
Trent Meacham had 23 points for Illinois (11-1), which won the previous two games in the series by a total of four points.
The Fighting Illini shot 57 percent while the Tigers shot a season-worst 37 percent.
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