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Oregon State avenges earlier loss to Howard

CORVALLIS — Omari Johnson scored 18 points to lead Oregon State to a 90-54 win over Howard on Saturday night.

Johnson also grabbed six rebounds, blocked two shots and was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc for Oregon State (4-5). Rickey Claitt scored 15 points for the Beavers, and was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers.

Oregon State shot 64.2 percent from the field (34 of 53) in the win, avenging a 47-45 loss at Howard on November 14.

The Bison (1-7) haven't won since.

Eugene Myatt scored 13 points to lead Howard, while Paul Kirkpatrick added 11.

Howard shot 34.5 percent in the game (20 of 58).

A 14-for-20 night from 3-point range helped the Beavers in the rout of the Bison, who shot just 5-for-22 from beyond the arc.

Stanford 65, Northwestern 59.

At Stanford, Calif., Anthony Goods scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Mitch Johnson matched his career high with 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute and the undefeated Cardinal held off a late Northwestern rally.

Stanford (7-0) made eight of its first 11 3-point tries and shot 9-for-18 from long range overall, including four each by Goods and Johnson.

No. 20 Arizona St. 77, BYU 76.

At Glendale, Ariz., referees overturned a basket by BYU's Charles Abouo at the buzzer, preserving Arizona State's come-from-behind victory over the previously unbeaten Cougars.

USC 61, North Dakota St. 57

At Los Angeles, freshman DeMar DeRozan made the go-ahead basket to cap a career-high 18-point performance as Southern California rallied against a stubborn opponent.

UNLV 79, Arizona 64

At Las Vegas, UNLV's Wink Adams scored a season-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, as the Runnin' Rebels pulled away in the second half.

California 75, Nevada 66.

At Berkeley, Calif., Jerome Randle had 23 points and tied a season high with eight assists, Patrick Christopher scored 16 points and California overcame a sloppy offensive performance in the first half.

No. 14 UCLA 76, Mercer 59.

At Los Angeles, Darren Collison scored 20 points, Michael Roll added season-high 16 in his first start in almost two years, as UCLA registered its fourth straight victory.

Washington 83,E. Washington 50

At Seattle, Jon Brockman rallied after a slow start to score 17 points to lead Washington in a scrimmage-like setting before a tiny crowd reduced by a snowstorm.

Brockman missed five of his first six shots, and the nation's leading returning rebounder had a season-low five boards. But he scored 12 points in the second half, padding a rout that had started midway through the first half.

Isaiah Thomas and Justin Dentmon added 13 points each for Washington (7-3), which has won five consecutive games against lightly regarded competition.