Latest Northwest Sports News 11/21

sports2LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 last night for their eighth straight win. Wesley Matthews had 15 points, all in the first half, to help Portland complete a sweep of a four-game Eastern Conference road trip. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of 12 to start the season.

Haiden Palmer scored 25 points and No. 24 Gonzaga had no problem with Eastern Washington, rolling to a 78-58 win last night. Palmer made 10 of 15 shots and got plenty of help as the bench for Gonzaga (3-1) outscored the reserves for Eastern Washington (0-3) 42-17.

Stefanie Dolson recorded the second triple-double in Connecticut history, with a career-high 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists as the top-ranked Huskies ran away from Oregon 114-68 last night. Breanna Stewart had 28 points and eight rebounds and Bria Hartley added 17 points, six rebounds, and six assists for UConn (5-0).

The Pac-12 has eight bowl-eligible teams and could get up to 10 if Washington State and Utah finish strong. Problem is, the conference may have too many teams vying for bowl slots. The Pac-12 has seven bowl tie-ins, including the Rose Bowl. But with perhaps 75 or more teams eligible for the 35 bowls, some Pac-12 teams may get left out.

The 19 Washington State seniors who will be playing their final home game Saturday have been through some rough times on the football field. The team's record during their four seasons is 14-32. But this year's seniors are enjoying a season in which the Cougars are 5-5 and one victory away from qualifying for a bowl game. They host Utah on Saturday.

November 21, 2013/AP