EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Pete Carroll says the Seattle Seahawks are ready to go for the Super Bowl after their final walkthrough practice yesterday. The Seahawks first went to MetLife Stadium around 10:30 a.m. and hung out on the field for about 15 minutes. Seattle then boarded buses and went across the street to the New York Giants' practice facility. Seattle had brief meetings, took the official team picture and had a 35-minute walkthrough.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Damian Lillard hit a go-ahead free throw with 11.8 seconds and the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Toronto Raptors 106-103 last night. The Trail Blazers held off a furious second-half comeback by Toronto, which wiped out a 19-point deficit to take a 103-102 lead on two free throws by DeMar DeRozan with 25 seconds remaining. Lillard and Wesley Matthews scored 21 points apiece for Portland.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lindsay Sherbert scored a career-high 23 points, 18 in the second half when No. 22 Gonzaga outscored San Francisco 51-20 en route to a 101-66 win yesterday. Sunny Greinacher added 17 points for Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1 WCC), which has won 11 straight to reach 20 wins for the eight-straight year. Shaniqua Nilles scored a career-high 11 points and Kiara Kudron added 10, joining Sherbert to give the Bulldogs a 56-12 advantage in bench points.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joseph Young scored 21 points, including a key 3-pointer that touched off a 12-0 Oregon run midway through the second half, and the Ducks defeated the USC Trojans 78-66 last night. Jason Calliste had 18 points for Oregon (15-6, 3-6 Pac-12), which led by as many as 17 points. The Ducks had lost six of their last seven games after opening the season with 13 straight wins and climbing as high as No. 10 in the AP rankings.