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Posted on March 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 16 at 2:04 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Damyean Dotson and E.J. Singler scored 14 points each and Oregon raced away from Utah early for a 64-45 win last night in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. The third-seeded Ducks built a 14-point lead in the first half and kept the cushion near double figures the rest of the way to earn a spot in tonight's title game against No. 21 UCLA.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coach Mark Few says he doesn't buy the argument that No. 1 Gonzaga doesn't deserve to hold on to the No. 1 seed when the NCAA tournament field is announced tomorrow. Critics of the Zags have one major argument: Gonzaga doesn't face a tough conference schedule in the West Coast Conference. Few says he doesn't know how many major conference teams would be able to go undefeated in the WCC.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle right-hander Jeremy Bonderman allowed two runs in four innings in his second spring start to help the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 yesterday. Julio Morban hit a two-run shot off Angels starter Tommy Hanson in the second for his first homer of the spring, and added another two-run blast off Billy Buckner in the eighth. Seattle didn't fare as well against the Netherlands, which bested the Mariners 8-1 last night.

SEATTLE (AP) — The heated competition in Cascadia is set to begin tonight when the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers. Seattle has two tasks today: Erase the taste of a disappointing season-opening home loss to Montreal and start down the road of re-claiming the Cascadia Cup that Portland won a year ago. The Timbers have not won in Seattle since joining the MLS.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Joey Benik and David Morley had a goal and two assists each to lead St. Cloud State to a 6-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff win over Alaska-Anchorage yesterday. UAA got a goal from Scott Warner and 26 saves from Rob Gunderson. The Seawolves have lost eight straight games.

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