President Obama — whose
sister is married wife is the sister of Oregon State coach Craig Robinson — was in the house as the Beavers knocked off host Towson 66-46 on Saturday afternoon. (Pardon my brain freeze).
— Oregon State 66, Towson 46: Devon Collier scored 15 points and Jared Cunningham and Roberto Nelson each had 12 as the Beavers (5-1) breezed to victory in front of celebrities in the crowd. Besides the President, comedian Bill Murray was on hand. Murray’s son Luke is an assistant coach at Towson.
— USC 63, South Carolina 60: Maurice Jones scored 28 points (including 7 for 7 from the 3-point arc) and Dewayne Dedmon had a career-high 15, leading the Trojans (3-4) to victory in the Las Vegas Invitational.
— UNC Asheville 87, Utah 65: Josh Watkins and Jason Washburn each had 21 points, but the Utes (1-5) shot 3 for 18 from 3-point range and had 16 turnovers while losing the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Utah has lost five in a row.