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Beavers lose for 1st time with Obama in the house

Akron beat Oregon State 83-71 in a first-round game of the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday.


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HONOLULU — Demetrius Treadwell scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and Nyles Evans added 17 points — including five three-pointers — as Akron beat Oregon State 83-71 in a first-round game of the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday.

President Obama and family were among the 8,694 fans. Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is the brother of first lady Michelle Obama. The Beavers (6-3) took their first loss with Obama in attendance after winning all four previous contests he took in, including a win at Maryland last month.

Akron (6-2) picked up its sixth straight win and has won 28 of 33 games dating to last season.

Pac-12 men

USC 79, at Dayton 76 (OT)

Pe’Shon Howard hit an off-balance three-pointer from the right wing as time expired to lift USC. After Dayton’s Devin Oliver had missed a reverse layup with the score tied at 76, USC (8-4) got the rebound and called a timeout with 4.7 seconds left. Howard took the inbounds pass, dribbled up the right side and let his shot fly over Dayton’s Vee Sanford for the win.

Dayton (9-3) took the lead twice in overtime on three-pointers by Jordan Sibert. The Trojans responded with two free throws and a three-pointer by Howard to lead 76-75.

Howard finished with 12 points, and backcourt mate Byron Wesley scored 26. Wesley, the Trojans’ leading scorer, came off the bench for the second straight game.

At UCLA 83, Weber State 60

Kyle Anderson scored a career-high 23 points for UCLA. The Bruins (10-2) were coming off a 17-point loss to No. 8 Duke but improved to 10-0 at Pauley Pavilion.

Weber State (2-5) took an early lead thanks to some hot shooting, but the Wildcats cooled down quickly. UCLA used a 22-5 run in the first half to build a 33-21 lead and was never threatened again.

At Creighton 68, California 54

Doug McDermott finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Bluejays (9-2) won their fourth game in a row and led from start to finish for a third straight. The Golden Bears (8-4) shot just 36 percent and were held 21 points below their average. Justin Cobbs led the Bears with 13 points.

Top 5 women

No. 1 Connecticut 80, No. 21 California 47

In New York, Breanna Stewart matched her career high with 29 points in Connecticut’s victory over California (7-3) in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. Stewart had 10 rebounds for the Huskies (12-0).

UConn led by 20 at halftime and Cal (7-3) could get no closer in the second half. Brittany Boyd, Cal’s star guard, had nine points on 3-for-23 shooting.

No. 2 Duke 69, at No. 5 Kentucky 61

Tricia Liston scored a season-high 28 points to help Duke beat Kentucky before 23,706 fans at Rupp Arena.

Five days after defending champion Connecticut soundly dealt the Blue Devils (12-1) their first loss, they used their size and length to hand the Wildcats (11-1) their first defeat before the largest crowd to see a women’s game in Kentucky.

At No. 4 Notre Dame 106, C. Michigan 72

Jewell Loyd had a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to help Notre Dame (10-0) rout Central Michigan (4-6) for the program’s 800th victory.

Other men

At Seton Hall 92, E. Washington 70

Freshman guard Jaren Sina scored 14 points and handed out eight assists and Eugene Teague scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half, powering Seton Hall over Eastern Washington.

Brian Oliver also had 16 points for Seton Hall (8-4), which had six players score in double figures. Parker Kelly had 17 points and Tyler Harvey scored 16 for EWU (5-5).

Note

• Notre Dame’s men will be without top scorer Jerian Grant for the rest of the season because of an academic problem.




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