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Troyer nets six 3s in Pacific's victory

O.J. Mayo, right, and USC drove past Calvin Haynes and Oregon State on Thursday night in Corvalis, Ore.  USC prevailed 68-44.
O.J. Mayo, right, and USC drove past Calvin Haynes and Oregon State on Thursday night in Corvalis, Ore. USC prevailed 68-44. AP

SANTA BARBARA -- Chad Troyer made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points to lead Pacific to a 71-58 over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday.

The Tigers (14-5, 5-1 Big West) shot 59.5 percent and outrebounded the Gauchos (14-5, 3-3) 37-27, with Anthony Brown getting a double-double of 12 rebounds and 10 points.

Santa Barbara shot just 24.1 percent in the first half to fall behind 26-17, and it finished at 32.1.

Troyer's last 3-pointer gave Pacific its biggest lead, 60-39, with 4:52 left.

Alex Harris, who had been ill all week, led the Gauchos with 15 points.

Pac-10 Men

USC 68, OREGON STATE 44, at Corvallis, Ore. -- A little controversy wasn't going keep the Trojans from beating the worst team in the Pac-10.

O.J. Mayo, the star freshman who played despite reports that he may have violated NCAA rules by accepting tickets to an NBA game, had 19 points to help USC (12-6, 3-3) spoil Kevin Mouton's debut as the Beavers' interim coach.

Lathan Wallace had 11 points for Oregon State (6-13, 0-7), which lost its ninth in a row.

ARIZONA 76, NO. 6 WASHINGTON STATE 64, at Tucson, Ariz. -- Jerryd Bayless scored 23 points, and the Wildcats used a barrage of 3-pointers (12 of 21, 57 percent) to upset the Cougars. It was Washington State's first double-digit loss since a 14-point defeat at Utah on Dec. 2, 2005.

No. 8 UCLA 80, OREGON 75, at Eugene, Ore. -- Freshman Kevin Love returned to his home state and had 26 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Bruins (17-2, 5-1) past the Ducks (12-7, 3-4).

Malik Hairston led Oregon with 18 points, but he went to the locker room for about seven minutes in the second half with an apparent injury before returning to the court.

WASHINGTON 72, NO. 24 ARIZONA STATE 61, at Tempe, Ariz. -- Jon Brockman had 21 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Huskies beat the Sun Devils for the 11th consecutive time, the longest such streak in the Pac-10. It was Arizona State's first home loss of the season.

Women

No. 2 TENNESSEE 98, ARKANSAS 55, at Knoxville, Tenn. -- Angie Bjorklund scored 29 points, Candace Parker had 24 and the Volunteers tied a team record with 13 3-pointers in a rout of the Razorbacks.

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