Evan Roquemore, Brandon Clark and Jared Brownridge each scored 20 points for Santa Clara in a 76-68 victory at Portland on Monday.

Santa Clara (8-7, 1-1 West Coast Conference) scored 12 straight points to build a 52-37 lead with 13:17 left in the game. Portland (8-6, 0-2) closed within 58-55, but Santa Clara answered with a 10-3 run and made eight free throws in the final 2 minutes.

The Broncos shot 12 of 23 from 3-point range, and Roquemore was 5 of 7 from long distance.

Gonzaga 69, USF 41: Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, as the short-handed No. 24 Bulldogs (12-2, 2-0 WCC) beat the Dons (8-6, 1-1) in Spokane, Wash.

Avry Holmes led cold-shooting USF (8-6, 1-1) with 16 points. The Dons made just 25.5 percent of their shots.

Gonzaga's top three scorers are battling injuries, including starting guard Gary Bell Jr., who has a broken hand and will miss four to six weeks.

Louisville: Junior forward Chane Behanan was dismissed from the team for another violation of university policy. Behanan was a key member of Louisville's national championship squad and was named to the Final Four all-tournament team.

Record start: Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College in Baton Rouge, La. The Jaguars broke the all-divisions record that was held by Seton Hall, which scored the first 34 points against Kean College on Nov. 19, 1998.


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Saint Mary's 80, Portland 65: Danielle Mauldin had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Gaels (12-1, 2-0 WCC) beat the Pilots (8-5, 1-1) in Moraga. Mauldin, who recorded her 10th double-double of the season, was named National Player of the Week by espnW.com after her 24-point, 23-rebound performance in Saturday's 79-78 overtime win over then-No. 24 Gonzaga.

Santa Clara 81, USF 72: Ruta Zurauskyte scored 21 points and Nici Gilday 20 as the Broncos (5-7) beat the visiting Dons (5-7) in both teams' WCC opener.