No. 17 Washington Stays Undefeated With Late Rally

Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson hit 3-pointers in the final 1:16 to cap a big comeback and No. 17 Washington beat Eastern Washington 81-77 on Sunday night. Robert Upshaw led Washington with a career-high 21 points and added nine rebounds and six blocks. Williams-Goss had 19 points and Andrew Andrews 18 for the Huskies. Eastern Washington led by double-digits with about 11 minutes to play when Washington started to rally. Upshaw's tip-in with 1:42 to play gave the Huskies their first lead since midway through the first half, 71-70. Drew Brandon had an airball on a 3-point attempt for Eastern Washington and Williams-Goss then hit his 3-pointer from the left elbow to push the lead to four points. After a pair of free throws by Eastern Washington, Johnson hit another 3-pointer with 53 seconds left. Andrews sealed the win by making all four of his free throws in the last 33 seconds. Tyler Harvey had 21 points for Eastern Washington, and Drew Brandon added 16. SEATTLE (AP) – December 15, 2014

Portland Never Trails, Holds Off Sacramento State 80-75

Thomas van der Mars shot 9 of 10 from the field to score 20 points and Portland led wire-to-wire to hold off Sacramento State 80-75 on Sunday night. Bobby Sharp scored 16 points for the Pilots, including four straight free throws in the final nine seconds after the Hornets cut the lead to one, 76-75. Portland led by 11 points early only to have Sacramento State battle, cutting the Pilots' lead to 39-37 in the final minute of the first half. Bryce Pressley hit a pair of free throws and van der Mars converted a three-point play to push the lead to 44-39 at intermission. Mikh McKinney led the Hornets with a career-high 32 points, while Eric Stuteville added another 14. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – December 15, 2014

E Washington Over San Francisco

basketball genericOgnjen Miljkovic scored 20 points and Eastern Washington knocked off San Francisco 81-76 on Thursday. Venky Jois' three-point play with 2:56 gave Eastern a 70-67 lead, Parker Kelly's trey extended the lead to six, and the Eagles made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to ice it. Jois - who was coming off back-to-back 38 point games - finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Maxwell Award

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's outstanding player. Mariota was presented with the prize Thursday night during the 24th College Football Awards Show at Disney. It was his third major award of the night. Earlier in the evening he received the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. He was also selected as the Walter Camp player of the year in a separate announcement. On Saturday night, Mariota hopes to become the first player to win the Maxwell Award and the Heisman Trophy in the same season since Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. Mariota was chosen over Maxwell finalists Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the award in 2013. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – December 12, 2014

Attorney Files Motion To Dismiss Case Against Solo

The attorney for Hope Solo is asking the court to dismiss domestic violence charges against the U.S. national team goalkeeper. Attorney Todd Maybrown filed his request in Kirkland, Washington, Municipal Court, claiming that the victims in the case have not allowed depositions that were granted the defense. Solo was charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault following an altercation with her half-sister and nephew at a party in June. Solo has pleaded not guilty. She claimed in the documents filed Wednesday that she was defending herself against her 17-year-old nephew, who is 6-foot-9 and weighs 280 pounds. She claims she was hit over the head with a broom handle. Solo's relatives have claimed she attacked first. Their attorney was not in the office and did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The trial is scheduled for Jan. 20. KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) – December 12, 2104