RG3 hurt, Seattle tops Redskins 24-14 in playoffs
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 132 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home.
Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.
The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.
Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back.
Source: Chip Kelly staying at Oregon
Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision.
The decision was first reported by ESPN.
Kelly had lengthy interviews this weekend with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, and also talked to the Buffalo Bills. Last year, he had talks with Tampa Bay.
The 49-year-old coach earned a base salary of $2.8 million last season at Oregon and has five years left on his contract.
The Ducks, known for the innovative offense that Kelly devised, beat Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night to finish the season 12-1.
Oregon defeats Oregon State 79-66
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
E.J. Singler added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (12-2).
Ahmad Starks had 22 points, and Roberto Nelson 18 for Oregon State (10-4).
Dotson, a freshman guard, scored seven points in Oregon's 15-2 run to open the second half, helping the Ducks turn the tide and take a 43-36 lead.
Oregon State came right back, with Devon Collier scoring seven consecutive points to tie the game.
The Beavers took a 47-46 lead on Starks' two free throws with 11:02 remaining.
But Oregon took the momentum for good, scoring nine straight points over 3½ minutes. Arsalan Kazemi's basket off an offensive rebound gave the Ducks a 55-47 lead with 7:34 remaining.
Oregon State got no closer than five after that.
No. 16 UCLA women defeat Oregon State 68-64
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Alyssia Brewer scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 16 UCLA over Oregon State 68-64 Sunday.
Brewer was 7 of 13 from the field for the Bruins (11-2, 2-0 Pac-12).
Atonye Nyingifa scored 14 points and Markel Walker had 13.
Oregon State led 34-29 at halftime. Oregon State shot 40.6 percent from the field for the game, while UCLA shot 37 percent. But the Beavers had 24 turnovers.
Ali Gibson led Oregon State with 15 points, and Jamie Weisner had 13 points. Alyssa Martin had 11. Deven Hunter had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Beavers (6-8, 0-2).
UCLA has won the last eight meetings against Oregon State.
Washington defeats Arizona 76-65
SEATTLE (AP) — Talia Walton and Jazmine Davis scored 20 points apiece to lead Washington over Arizona 76-65 Sunday.
Walton also had 13 rebounds for a double-double. Davis was 6 of 14 from the field for Washington (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12).
Kristi Kingma had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mercedes Wetmore had 10 points. Aminah Williams had 17 rebounds and eight points.
Washington took the lead at 4:55 in the first half and never looked back, leading 37-31 at halftime. Washington shot 38.8 percent from the field for the game, while Arizona shot 35 percent.
Davellyn Whyte led the Wildcats with 17 points and 10 rebounds, reaching her second-consecutive double-double. Alli Gloyd had 11, and Cheshi Poston and Kami Griffitts scored 10 points apiece.
Erica Barnes had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-5, 1-1).
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Washington State women defeat Arizona State 77-65
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tia Presley scored 27 points Sunday and Washington State defeated Arizona State 77-65.
Sage Romberg and Taylor Edmondson scored 17 points apiece for the Cougars (5-8, 1-1 Pac-12). Edmondson made all three of her 3-point attempts and Washington State was 7 for 11 from behind the arc.
Janae Fulcher led the Sun Devils (8-6, 0-2) with 23 points. Joy Burke added 14 points and Jada Blackwell had 11 points.
Washington State took the lead for good with just over a minute left in the first half on Presley's three-point play.
That made it 34-32 Cougars and they led by as many as 14 in the second half.
USC holds strong to defeat Oregon 67-62
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Cassie Harberts and Ariya Crook scored 16 points apiece to lead USC over Oregon 67-62 on Sunday.
Alexyz Vaioletama had 10 points, and Brianna Barrett had 10 points and nine assists for the Trojans (5-8, 2-0 Pac-12). Christina Marinacci had 11 rebounds and seven points.
USC led 32-30 at halftime and never trailed in the second half, but the Ducks tied the game three times in the final 5 minutes.
Oregon shot 39 percent from the field for the game — compared with just 33 percent for USC — and outrebounded the Trojans 49-40. Oregon committed 17 turnovers, which USC converted to 19 points.
Amanda Delgado and Ariel Thomas scored 15 points apiece for Oregon (2-12, 0-2).
Thomas also had seven assists. Jillian Alleyne had nine points and 10 rebounds.