Oregon State Rolls Past Depaul

sports3Victor Robbins scored a career-high 27 points as Oregon State dominated DePaul 90-59 on Thursday night. Olaf Schaftenaar added a career-high 21 points and Gary Payton II had 15 points and five steals for the Beavers (8-2). Jamee Crockett had 14 points for the Blue Demons (6-4). Schaftenaar scored 11 of the Beavers' first 13 points to give Oregon State a 13-6 lead at the 15:47 mark. A Robbins 3-pointer stretched the margin to 42-21 with 3:23 remaining in the half.

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Tollefsen, Pinkins Both Score 23 In Dons' 77-40 Win

Mark Tollefsen and Kruize Pinkins both scored 23 points and San Francisco smothered Portland State 77-40 on Thursday night. Tollefsen added 10 rebounds for his first double-double this season with Tim Derksen adding 10 points. The Dons (6-5) shot 48.3 percent, including 10 of 24 3-point attempts (41.7 percent). They had a 44-32 rebounding advantage, made nine steals and took advantage of 14 Vikings turnovers. The Vikings (5-4) were a frigid 20 percent from the floor on 10-of-50 shooting. DaShaun Wiggins bucked the trend, making 4 of 6 3-pointers en route to 18 points. The Vikings were missing two double-figures scorers, Tiegbe Bamba and Bryce White, both injured. The Dons led 46-22 at halftime after shooting 59.3 percent and making 6 of 12 3-point attempts. San Francisco opened the second half with a 10-0 run to go up by 34 points. The Dons' largest lead was 45 with 6:50 left. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – December 19, 2014

Idaho Coasts To 86-39 Win Over Lower-Division Walla Walla

Connor Hill scored 19 points, hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to help propel Idaho to an 86-39 win over Walla Walla University on Thursday night. Sekou Wiggs contributed 13 points and dished out five assists. Chad Sherwood and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 12 points apiece, and Victor Sanders had 10 for Idaho (5-5), which shot 52.3 percent from the floor and gave coach Don Verlin a program record with 102 wins. The Vandals held Walla Walla, an NAIA team, to just 26.4 percent shooting and enjoyed a 48-24 rebounding advantage. Walla Walla sank the opening bucket, a 3-pointer from Ethan Osias, but quickly fell behind as Idaho responded with an 18-5 run to take control with a lead that was never challenged. The Vandals took a 49-18 advantage into the break and continued to pull away in the second half. Jordan Spady led Walla Walla with 11 points. MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – December 19, 2014

Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu Won't Play Against FSU

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month. Helfrich acknowledged the senior All-America's college career is over after he was injured during a noncontact drill on Tuesday. The coach wouldn't disclose the nature of the injury. But a person with knowledge of the injury had previously told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Ekpre-Olomu had hurt his right knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the program does not discuss injuries. Ekpre-Olomu has been a cornerstone of the Ducks' secondary with 63 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups this season. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 19, 2014

Seahawks Keeping K.J. Wright

kjwrightThe Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced this afternoon. "In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time," said Executive Vice President & General Manager John Schneider. "The timing of this signing gives us the ability to keep

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