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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:03 PM


Completely healthy Seahawks conclude 2nd practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch returned to being a full participant in practice yesterday as the Seattle Seahawks had their second workout of Super Bowl week.

Lynch was given Wednesday off as has been his typical regimen for most of the season. He was a full participant yesterday as the Seahawks were as healthy as they have been all season just a few days before facing Denver.

Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Brandon Mebane were all full participants as well.

Seattle took the field around 4:30 p.m. and went for 90 minutes at the New York Giants' indoor practice facility. The Seahawks again opened the doors of the building to let cold air in and try and simulate the expected temperatures on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.


Both Lillard and Aldridge make All-Star Team

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Damian Lillard have both been named reserves for the NBA All-Star game.

Aldridge, given his third All-Star nod by a vote of Western Conference coaches, is the 11th Blazer to make multiple All-Star teams, and the fifth to be named at least three times.

In his seventh NBA season, Aldridge is averaging career highs of 24.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Lillard, last season's Rookie of the Year, is making his first All-Star game appearance. He played in the game between rookies and second-year players last season.

He is averaging 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

The game is scheduled for Feb. 16 in New Orleans.


Wear hits putback and UCLA beats Oregon 70-68

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Travis Wear's putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon last night.

Jordan Adams finished with 19 points for UCLA (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12), which has won five of its last six games to sit at second in the league's standings behind top-ranked Arizona.

Joseph Young had 25 points for Oregon (14-6, 2-8), which was coming off a 71-44 victory over Washington State that snapped a five-game losing streak, the team's longest since 2011. The string of losses stopped a 13-game winning streak that had Oregon ranked as high as No. 10 in the rankings.

The Bruins were coming off a 76-64 victory at home over California last Sunday.

Norman Powell's three-point play gave UCLA a 62-52 lead — its largest of the game — with 7:20 left.

Oregon rallied and took a 66-65 lead with 1:40 left when Jason Calliste hit a 3-pointer.


Nelson leads Oregon St. past USC 76-75 in OT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Roberto Nelson scored four of his 24 points in overtime, including the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds remaining, to lift Oregon State past USC 76-75 last night.

Pe'Shon Howard had a chance to pull USC even after making the first of two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, but missed the second and Devon Collier grabbed the rebound for Oregon State.

Angus Brandt finished with 14 points and Eric Moreland grabbed 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Beavers (12-8, 3-4 Pac-12), who trailed 39-36 at halftime.

Byron Wesley led USC (10-11, 1-7) with 23 points as the Trojans lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Tied at 74-74, the Beavers ran an isolation play for Nelson, who started near the top of the lane and then weaved his way through three defenders before laying the ball in off the glass for the game-winning basket.


Portland St. shocks Northern Colorado 80-57

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gary Winston finished with 19 points and six assists and Portland State beat Northern Colorado 80-57 last night.

Winston scored the final five points in a 14-4 run by Portland State (10-8, 5-4 Big Sky) to open the game. Connor Osborne pulled Northern Colorado within nine, 28-17, with 5:34 left in the first half but Winston knocked down a 3-pointer to spark a 15-5 run to close out the period. The Vikings led 43-22 at the intermission.

Portland State, which shot 54.7 percent (29 of 53) from the floor and 47.4 percent (9 of 19) from 3-point range, led by as many as 27.

Marcus Hall scored 17 points and Kyle Richardson added 16 in the win.

Derrick Barden finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (13-5, 7-2), who made 22 of 56 (39.3 percent) field goals and 2 of 15 (13.3 percent) from deep.


North Dakota defeats Eastern Washington 73-61

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Aaron Anderson scored 17 points and Troy Huff added 15 with nine rebounds as North Dakota defeated Eastern Washington 73-61 last night.

North Dakota (9-10, 6-3 Big Sky) shot 46.7 percent from the field and outscored EWU 18-0 on fast breaks. Alonzo Taylor and Jaron Nash each chipped in 11 points for North Dakota.

Venky Jois scored 15 points for the Eagles (8-12, 3-6), Ognjen Miljkovic had 14 and Drew Brandon contributed 11 with 13 rebounds. Tyler Harvey, the Big Sky's leading scorer, was held to 7 points on 3-of-12 shooting.

North Dakota led by eight early in the second half, but EWU used a 9-0 surge capped by a Harvey 3-pointer to grab a 45-44 lead. Huff responded, hitting two layups and converting a three-point play to spark a 19-4 run and make it 63-49 with 4:14 remaining.

EWU couldn't pull closer than 12 the rest of the way.


No. 22 Gonzaga stifles Santa Clark 89-37

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Shelby Cheslek led a balanced attack and No. 22 Gonzaga used its defense to smother Santa Clara 89-37 yesterday.

The Bulldogs (19-3, 9-1) won their ninth straight game and have not allowed more than 50 points in improving to 11-0 at McCarthey Athletic Center. Santa Clark (7-14, 3-7) is the fourth team the Zags have held to less than 40 points.

Keani Albanez had 13 points, Jazmine Redmon 12 and Haiden Palmer 10 as all 12 players scored.

No player reached double figures for the Broncos.

Gonzaga had two 10-0 runs and a 9-0 run in racing to a 45-17 lead at the half. Santa Clara had 15 turnovers and finished with 29.