State colleges: Damian Lillard scores 18 point to lead Weber State over Northern Arizona
Flagstaff, Ariz. • Damian Lillard scored 18 points and Kyle Bullinger added a season-high 16 as Weber State beat Northern Arizona 67-49 on Thursday night.
Byron Fulton contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Wildcats (19-4 overall, 11-1 Big Sky), who beat the Lumberjacks for the eighth straight time.
Durrell Norman scored 11 points for Northern Arizona (5-20, 1-12), which has lost 12 straight, its longest losing skid in 23 years.
Lillard, the nation's leading scorer at 25.5 points per game, scored seven straight points to put Weber State up 28-14 with 4:23 left in the first half.
Southern Utah 60, Western Illinois 44 • In Cedar City, Jackson Stevenett had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the Thunderbirds (13-12, 8-7 Summit League) shot 63.2 percent from the floor in the second half.
Utah Valley 99, NJIT 97 (OT) • In Newark, N.J., Ben Aird had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Geddes Robinson scored 17 points and grabbed five offensive boards, to help Utah Valley (16-10, 6-0 Great West Conference) beat New Jersey Institute of Technology in overtime.
Westminster 72, Rocky Mountain College 59 • In Billings, Mont., Jake Orchard scored a team-high 17 points for the Griffins (18-8, 6-4 Frontier Conference), who shot a season-best 64.6 percent to help avenge a home loss to Rocky earlier in the season.
Utah 50, Arizona State 46 • Michelle Plouffe scored 14 points and tied a career best with four blocks to lead the Utes over the Sun Devils in Pac-12 Conference action. Taryn Wicijowski had 10 rebounds, six points and three blocks for the Utes (11-12, 4-8), who limited Arizona State to just 5-of-30 shooting in the first half.
La. Tech 82, Utah State 76 • In Logan, despite a team-high 22 points by Devyn Christensen, the Aggies (15-7, 6-2) couldn't overcome the Bulldogs' 37-24 rebounding advantage in a Western Athletic Conference game that had 13 lead changes.
Eastern Washington 78, Weber State 45 • In Cheney, Wash., the Eagles handed the Wildcats their 14th straight loss, dropping WSU to 2-21 overall and 0-10 in Big Sky Conference play.
NJIT 48, Utah Valley 46 • In Orem, the Wolverines (11-11, 3-2) made just 7 of 26 field goals in the second half in Great West Conference action.
Westminster 50, Rocky Mountain College 38 • In Billings, Mont., the No. 19-ranked Griffins (16-7, 9-1 Frontier Conference), held an opponent to less than 40 points for the second time this season for their fifth straight win.
College of Southern Idaho 69, USU-Eastern 52 • In Twin Falls, Idaho, the Golden Eagles (13-11, 5-2 Scenic West Athletic Conference) lost their third straight game.