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VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Whitecaps have cleared many hurdles in their four Major League Soccer seasons. One hedge that has con

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VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Whitecaps have cleared many hurdles in their four Major League Soccer seasons. One hedge that has continually tripped them up is playing the L.A. Galaxy on the road. Vancouver has never beaten the Galaxy at StubHub Center, where they have lost four times and been outscored 10-1. Catch the game on TSN starting at 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt. "Thanks for reminding me," coach Carl Robinson said with a grin this week after his team practised at the University of British Columbia. "Its got to change at some stage." The Whitecaps (2-1-2) are aware of the challenge they face when they play the Galaxy (1-1-1) Saturday in Carson, Calif. The team is packing a sense of confidence for the road trip. The Whitecaps have managed a win and tie against the Galaxy at B.C. Place Stadium. Saturdays game is another chance to measure themselves against one of MLSs perennial powerhouses. "Both sides have good competitors," said Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit. "Them being one of the better teams its a time for us to raise our game and really test ourselves and see how good we are. "That creates that battle sense." The Whitecaps are coming off their first defeat of the season, a 2-1 home loss to the Colorado Rapids last week. Vancouver led 1-0 but, playing one man down, gave up two goals in as many minutes to Rapids midfielder Jose Mari. "Those things happen and you move on," said DeMerit. "Knowing the calibre of team we are up against this weekend, that should excite us. That should take our focus and make sure we are preparing right. If we do the right things we can beat anyone in this league." The Whitecaps will be without midfielder Matias Laba who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards against Colorado. He could be replaced by Nigel Reo-Coker who missed two games after tripping over a bike rack and bashing his head. The 29-year-old from London was back practising with the team this week sporting an ugly scar on his head and a desire to get back on the pitch. "Im excited," said Reo-Coker, who started the first three games of the season. "When you sit out and watch one or two games its not nice. "Im someone who is used to competing." DeMerit said Reo-Coker makes the Whitecaps more abrasive. "Nigel brings a grit, he brings competitiveness, he brings a toughness in the tackle," he said. "He can really help us going forward when he gets the ball at this feet and drives at the defence." The Whitecaps have been a tale of two teams this year. Both their wins have come at home where they have outscored their opponents 7-4 in three matches. On the road Vancouver has managed two draws and just one goal. Robinson relishes the challenge the Galaxy present. "Were a young evolving team," said the first-year head coach. "It will be a good test to see where we are. "Its important we go on the road and try and dictate what we can, control ourselves, deal with them attacking wisely but putting a focus on us attacking." The Galaxy won their first match of the season with a 3-0 defeat of Chivas USA last week. Captain Robbie Keane scored his second goal of the season in the match. Keane has 36 goals and 22 assists in 58 MLS games since joining the Galaxy in 2011. Forward Landon Donovan needs just one goal to reach 135. That would make him the MLS all-time regular-season leader in goals scored. Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted said he doesnt want to be the answer to a trivia question. "It would be nice not to be that guy," said Ousted. "I am trying to keep a clean sheet so it doesnt matter who scores." Donovan has scored four goals against the Whitecaps, the most of any L.A. player. Keane and Donovan combine for a dangerous one-two punch, but defender Andy OBrien said its dangerous to focus on them because the Galaxy have plenty of other players able to deliver a knockout blow. "If you emphasize on Keane there are 11 players on the pitch," said OBrien, who has been a teammate with Keane on the Irish national team. "Not only does Robbie score goals he creates goals. "We need to close him down. He is one of a number of players theyve got that can score goals. From a defensive prospective you try to make life difficult for him and stick to it." DeMerit agreed the Whitecaps cant become too focused on just two Galaxy players. "One of their best qualities is they have a lot of interchangeable parts," he said. "You will see guys on the left end up on the right and guys in the centre on the left. "Guys have to make sure they are sticking with their jobs and their spots on the field. They are going to try to get us moving and change around. 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Gonzaga (7-1) shot well inside, but went 4 for 17 from 3-point range and had two key turnovers late in overtime. Wesley had a chance to tie the game after being fouled on a 3-pointer, but was well short on his first attempt and clanged away the other two. Kyle Wiltjer led the Bulldogs with 15 points. Kevin Pangos had six assists, but was held to eight points on 3-of-10 shooting. NO. 7 VIRGINIA 74, VCU 57 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Justin Anderson scored 21 points, and Virginia ended VCUs 22-game home winning streak. Anderson showed no signs of the twisted right ankle that knocked him out of Virginias victory at Maryland on Wednesday night. He hit 6 of 7 shots while helping the Cavaliers move to 9-0 for the first time since 2001-02. Anthony Gill added 18 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 15 for the Cavaliers. Treveon Graham scored 17 for the Rams (5-3). Melvin Johnson had 15 points. NO. 8 WICHITA STATE 81, SAINT LOUIS 52 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Ron Baker scored 18 points, and Wichita State rebounded from Wednesdays overtime loss at Utah. Evan Wessel and Rauno Nurger had 15 points apiece for the Shockers (5-1). The setback against the Utes was Wichita States first regular-season loss since March 2, 2013. Baker, Nurger and Wessel were a combined 17 of 25 from the floor. Marcus Bartley scored 13 points for Saint Louis (5-3). NO. 10 VILLANOVA 74, SAINT JOSEPHS 46 VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Josh Hart scored 12 points for unbeaten Villanova, and Phil Booth and Darrun Hilliard each had 11. The Wildcats (8-0) scored the first eight points, led by 15 only 6 minutes into the game and treated the rest of the afternoon like a glorified exhibition against one of their biggest rivals. Villanova thumped Saint Josephs 98-68 last year and has remained the class of Philadelphias six Division I teams. Without a true No. 1 scorer, the Wildcats continue to play solid team ball under coach Jay Wright. Up 25 in the second half, no Wildcat had hit double-digit scoring. DeAndre Bembry led the Hawks (4-4) with 13 points. NO. 14 OHIO STATE 70, COLGATE 50 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- DAngelo Russell scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half and Marc Loving added 17 points, leading Ohio State to the win. The Buckeyes (6-1) lost at No. 5 Louisville 64-55 in their last outing in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night.dddddddddddd Ohio State used an 11-0 run to put Colgate away in the second half. Kam Williams capped the surge with a four-point play with 5:03 left and finished with 11 points. Ethan Jacobs had 18 points for Colgate (1-7), which has lost five in a row. Damon Sherman-Newsome scored 12, and Austin Tillotson had 11. GREEN BAY 68, NO. 15 MIAMI 55 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Carrington Love scored a career-high 20 points, and Green Bay deployed an effective zone defence in the second half on the way to the road win. 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NJIT sealed the win when Daquan Holiday corralled the ball with 4.3 seconds remaining and made two free throws. NO. 19 MICHIGAN STATE 85, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 52 EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Matt Costello and Travis Trice each scored 15 points to lead Michigan State to the easy win. Branden Dawson had 12 points and seven rebounds for Michigan State (6-3). Bryn Forbes added 12-points, making 4 of 7 3-point shots. The Spartans built a 34-point halftime lead and snapped a two-game losing streak against Kansas and Notre Dame. Marcel Mosely scored 19 points and Ghiavonnie Robinson had 13 for the Golden Lions (1-7), who have lost five in a row. NO. 21 MARYLAND 82, WINTHROP 62 COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Jake Layman scored 21 points for Maryland, and freshman Melo Trimble and Richaud Pack had 16 apiece. Jared Nickens added 12 points for the Terrapins (8-1), who bounced back from a double-digit home loss to No. 7 Virginia on Wednesday. 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