MOSCOW - Raheem Appleby scored 28 points and made seven 3-pointers to lead first-place Louisiana Tech over Idaho 67-61 on Saturday night.
Kenyon McNeail added 11 points and Kenneth Smith seven points and 10 assists for the Bulldogs (23-3, 14-0 WAC), who overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to win their 15th straight game.
Kyle Barone had 19 points and Stephen Madison added 13 for the Vandals (9-16, 5-10). Mansa Habeeb had 10 points and Mike McChristian had nine points and 10 rebounds.
NO. 24 COLORADO ST. 89, AIR FORCE 86
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Larry Eustachy wants 24th-ranked Colorado State to be better than good. The Rams' first-year coach had bigger goals in mind after his squad held off a gritty Air Force squad.
"I'm talking to our team about being great, not good, but great," Eustachy said. "I've had two great teams, and I'd like for them to be my third great team. We've got a long way to go to do it, but I think they're willing to do it.
"We want to be special, and they all buy into it."
A road win over the Falcons was a step in the right direction, as Air Force (15-9, 6-5 Mountain West) entered the game 11-1 at home. Colorado State (21-4, 8-2) trailed 23-19 in the first half, but used its size en route to a 39-23 rebounding advantage and 18 second-chance points.
UNLV 72, SAN DIEGO ST. 70
LAS VEGAS - Anthony Bennett had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and UNLV hung on in the final seconds.
After a 14-0 run gave UNLV its largest lead at 67-57, the Aztecs came back and had a chance to go ahead in the final seconds, but Jamaal Franklin with whistled for a traveling violation with two seconds remaining.
Khem Birch added 16 points for the Rebels (19-7, 6-5 MW). Chase Tapley led the Aztecs (18-7, 6-5) with 22 points.
WYOMING 55, FRESNO ST. 51 (OT)
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Cowboys received a big boost from the bench, rallying from 14 points behind in the second half to defeat Fresno State.
Leonard Washington had 14 points and 13 rebounds and became the first Wyoming player to collect a double-double in three consecutive games since 2005-06. Derrious Gilmore had 12 points and hit a free throw to send the game into OT. Reserve Nathan Sobey scored a career-high 10 for Wyoming (18-7, 4-7 MW).
Kevin Foster scored 14 points and Tyler Johnson added 13 to lead the Bulldogs (8-16, 2-9).
NO. 5 GONZAGA 71, SAN FRANCISCO 61
SAN FRANCISCO - Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris bullied and bruised USF's frontcourt on both ends of the floor to help the Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 West Coast) snap a three-game losing streak at War Memorial Gym.
Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds to dominate the Dons inside.
NO. 23 OREGON 79, WASHINGTON STATE 77 (OT)
PULLMAN - E.J. Singler made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left as Oregon held on to first place in the Pac-12.
Singler scored 25 points to lead Oregon (21-5, 10-3), which has won three in a row since a three-game losing streak dropped them from the Top 10. Royce Woolridge had a career-high 36 points for Washington State (11-15, 2-11).
MONTANA 61, IDAHO ST. 54
POCATELLO - Mathias Ward scored 12 points and Montana (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) got back on the winning track with a victory over Idaho State. The Grizzlies were coming off a loss at Weber State that snapped their record 25-game Big Sky win streak. Melvin Morgan scored 14 points and Chris Hansen had 12 for Idaho State (5-20, 4-12).
BYU 86, PORTLAND 72
PROVO, Utah - Tyler Haws scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead BYU over Portland. Haws was 13-of-19 from the field, while Brandon Davies added 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Cougars (19-8, 9-4 West Coast).