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Posted on November 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 24 at 11:33 AM


Cougars rally to stun Huskies 31-28 in OT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Andrew Furney kicked a 27-yard field goal on Washington State's first possession of overtime, and the Cougars overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun rival Washington 31-28 in the Apple Cup on Friday, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

Washington quarterback Keith Price threw an interception on the first play of overtime that defensive lineman Kalafitoni Pole nearly returned for a game-ending touchdown, but he was caught at the 5.

The Cougars (3-9, 1-8 Pac-12) took possession and, after picking up a first down, Furney kicked a 27-yard field goal, leading to a crush of crimson and gray fans storming and celebrating at midfield.

Washington (7-5, 5-4) had a chance to win on the final play of regulation, but Travis Coons' 35-yard field goal attempt at the same end of the stadium was wide right after a bad snap.


Oregon looks for Civil War rebound

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — With so many scenarios for how the season may — or may not — play out, No. 5 Oregon was focused only on Oregon State and the 116th Civil War.

Oregon's march toward the national championship game detoured last Saturday with a 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford. Now, even the team's shot at the Pac-12 championship is in jeopardy.

Saturday's Civil War at Reser Stadium is a must-win for Oregon (10-1, 7-1) if they want to keep their hopes for a fourth straight Pac-12 title alive. But the Ducks will need UCLA to help with a victory over Stanford in Los Angeles. To be back in the mix for a national championship berth, they'll also need USC to topple undefeated and top-ranked Notre Dame.


Matthews helps Blazers top Timberwolves 103-95

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 30 points, rookie Damian Lillard had a career-high 28 points and eight assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Minnesota 103-95 on Friday night to send the Timberwolves to their fourth straight loss.

J.J. Hickson returned from a shoulder injury and had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Portland, which has won four of its last five games. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 despite missing stretches of the game due to foul trouble. Matthews made five of the Blazers' 11 3s.

Kevin Love had 24 points and 13 rebounds in his second game back for Minnesota, which is 1-5 after winning three of its first four this season. Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Luke Ridnour added 14 points.


No. 17 Gonzaga beats Oklahoma 72-47

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Elias Harris scored 18 points and No. 17 Gonzaga beat Oklahoma 72-47 in a semifinal matchup Friday night at the Old Spice Classic.

Kelly Olynyk, Gary Bell Jr., Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski each had eight points for Gonzaga (5-0).

Oklahoma (3-1) got 13 from Romero Osby. Isaiah Cousins had 10 points.

Gonzaga will play Davidson, which beat West Virginia 63-60, in Sunday night's championship game. Oklahoma will close out the tourney Sunday against the Mountaineers.


Oregon upsets No. 18 UNLV, 83-79

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Damyean Dotson scored a team-high 19 points, including a short jumper from the key to give Oregon the lead for good, in an 83-79 upset of No. 18 UNLV on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.

Dotson was one of four Ducks (5-0) to score in double figures. Carlos Emery had 16 points, Ben Carter added 12 and Dominic Artis contributed 11.

In a wild second-half that had 16 lead changes and five ties, the Runnin' Rebels (2-1) raced out with an 8-2 run to take a 45-42 lead at the 14:54 mark. But Oregon never lost focus and used a 13-5 run of its own to regain control.

UNLV was led by freshman Anthony Bennett, who scored 22. Katin Reinhardt scored all of his 18 points in the second half, while Justin Hawkins added 12 and Bryce Dejean-Jones put in 11.


Trasolini, Santa Clara defeat E. Washington 89-74

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marc Trasolini scored 25 points and Kevin Foster added 17 and Santa Clara posted an 89-74 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday.

Santa Clara (5-0) remained unbeaten by hitting 51 percent of its shots and converting 17 of 21 free-throw attempts.

Raymond Cowels III scored 12 points for Santa Clara, hitting four 3-point shots.

Eastern Washington (1-5) had a 27-19 scoring advantage off the bench, but could not remain in contention.

Collin Chiverton scored 19 points, including 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.

Eastern Washington had a 39-29 rebounding advantage, getting a game-high eight from Justin Crogsile.


Alaska-Anchorage rallies, beats UC Riverside 66-65

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kyle Fossman and Jalen Little scored 14 points apiece, and Alaska-Anchorage rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat UC Riverside 66-65 on Friday afternoon in a Great Alaska Shootout consolation matchup.

Teancum Stafford added 10 points for the Division II Seawolves, including a 3-pointer with 2:29 left that gave Anchorage the lead for good, 64-62. Riverside had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Chris Harriel's 3-point attempt was off the mark.

The Highlanders (1-5) had led 56-45 after Dayton Boddie's layup with 8:56 to play before Anchorage closed the game on a 21-9 run.

Chris Patton led Riverside with 16 points and eight rebounds, Harriel added 12 points and Austin Quick had 11.

The Seawolves move on to face Loyola Marymount in the consolation final on Saturday, while the Highlanders will play Texas State.


Loyola Marymount stops Texas State 78-63

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anthony Ireland scored 23 points and Ashley Hamilton scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Loyola Marymount defeat Texas State 78-63 in Friday's second round of the 2012 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

LMU (3-2) will play Alaska-Anchorage in the winner's bracket on Saturday, and Texas State (2-3) will meet UC Riverside in the loser's bracket.

Anthony reached the 1,000-point level for his career. He also had seven rebounds and four assists.

Ayodeji Egbeyemi was the third LMU player in double digits with 18 points and six rebounds.

The Lions led 35-33 after a Texas State free throw just two minutes into the second half. The Lions then went on an 8-1 run to go up 43-34 on an Ireland jumper.

Vonn Jones scored 14 points to lead Texas State.


California women beat Eastern Washington 91-58

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Talia Caldwell scored 15 and made nine rebounds to help No. 11 California beat Eastern Washington 91-58 on Friday in the California Classic.

Gennifer Brandon also scored 15. Brittany Boyd had 13 points, 10 assists and eight steals. Afure Jemerigbe was 3 of 4 from 3-point range, adding 11 points. Reshanda Gray came off the bench and scored 10 points.

California was up 43-37 at halftime. The Golden Bears shot 56.9 percent from the field for the game, scoring 28 points off turnovers.

Aubrey Ashenfelter and Chenise Pakootas led the Eagles with 12 points each. Laura Hughes, shooting 5 of 6 from the field, added another 12 points for the Eagles (1-3). The Eagles shot 46 percent from the field for the game.

California's win makes it 4-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 Sweet 16 team began its season 7-0.


Lynch still carries Seattle's offense

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is the horse that drives the Seattle Seahawks' offense.

Despite the emergence of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the offense revolves around the running game and the physical style of Lynch.

Lynch has the second-most carries of any running back in the league through 11 weeks, trailing only Houston's Arian Foster. Lynch has 212 carries for 1,005 yards, the fourth 1,000 yard season of his career, and trails only Foster and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson in the race for the rushing title.

Lynch has been listed on the injury report for all but two weeks this season with back and wrist injuries, but it hasn't hampered him on Sundays. Lynch runs as hard as any running back in the league, routinely earning extra yards, but he also takes more blows than just about any back in the league.


Alaska-Anchorage, Bemidji St. skate to 2-2 tie

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Austin Coldwell's goal late in the third period was the equalizer and the Seawolves and Bemidji State skated through a scoreless overtime to tie 2-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Coldwell's goal at 15:29 came just 4 minutes after Jeff Jubinville had scored his second goal of the game to give the Beavers a 2-1 lead.

Blake Tatchell scored for the Seawolves (2-3-4, 0-2-3), whose winless streak stretched to five games.

Mathieu Dugas made 30 saves for the Beavers (2-5-2, 0-2-3), who played in their third straight overtime game. They lost the previous two 5-4 and 2-1.

Rob Gunderson had 30 saves for UAA.


Minn. Duluth beats St. Cloud St. 2-1

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Wade Bergman's third-period goal lifted Minnesota-Duluth to a 2-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over St. Cloud State.

Bergman scored at 3:55 of the third period on Friday to snap a 1-1 tie and Aaron Crandall made nine of his 27 saves in the third period for the Bulldogs (3-6-2, 1-4-2), who are 5-0-1 in their last six home games.

St. Cloud State (6-5-0, 4-3-0) took the early lead on Kalle Kossila's goal just 5:26 into the game.

UMD's Tony Cameranesi tied it late in the second period, and Bergman's power-play goal broke the tie.

Ryan Faragher stopped 13 of his 27 shots in the third period.