Jed Conklin, Associated Press
Pepperdine's Nikolas Skouen (31) misses the block as Gonzaga's Mathis Keita (22) sinks a 3-point basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 73-45.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Christian Watford scored 25 points, and Verdell Jones broke a late tie with four straight points to help No. 12 Indiana beat No. 16 Michigan 73-71 on Thursday night.

Indiana (14-1 2-1 Big Ten) stayed perfect at Assembly Hall and beat a third ranked team this season — its most in one season since 2005-06.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points for Michigan (12-3, 2-1) while Jordan Morgan added 12. The Wolverines have lost 14 of their last 15 at Indiana since 1996.

NO. 17 UNLV 89, CAL ST. BAKERSFIELD 57: At Bakersfield, Calif., Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins both scored 17 points and UNLV won its seventh straight game.

NO. 24 SAN DIEGO STATE 83, SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN 52: At San Diego, junior guard DeShawn Stephens scored a career-high 18 points for San Diego State. Garrett Green added 14 points for the Aztecs (13-2).

NO. 25 GONZAGA 73, PEPPERDINE 45: At Spokane, Wash., freshman Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points and Gonzaga beat Pepperdine for the 21st consecutive time. Robert Sacre and Kevin Pangos each scored 11 points for Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference), which has won seven straight.