Urlacher Voted Washington AP Player Of The Year

Chiawana running back Austin Urlacher has been voted The Associated Press Washington state player of the year for 2014 after setting a single-season, 11-man state record for yards rushing.
Urlacher was voted the state player of the year for all classifications and the Class 4A player of the year in voting that was announced on Tuesday. Voting was conducted by sports writers and editors from around the state and done in collaboration with the Yakima Herald-Republic.

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No. 13 Washington Holds Off Tulane 66-57

basketball genericShawn Kemp Jr. scored 16 points, Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 and No. 13 Washington remained undefeated, pulling away in the second half for a 66-57 win over Tulane on Monday night. The Huskies improved to 11-0, matching the best start in Lorenzo Romar's tenure as Washington's coach. The Huskies also started 11-0 during the 2005-06 season.

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Oregon Tops UC Santa Barbara 82-78 In OT

Jalil Abdul-Bassitt scored the game's last seven points to rally Oregon to an 82-78 overtime victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night. Abdul-Bassit finished with 20 points for the Ducks (9-3), who won their fourth straight. Joseph Young led Oregon with 25 points and Dillon Brooks added 12. Abdul-Bassit tied the score at 78 with a 3-pointer with 2:18 left in overtime and put Oregon ahead with a jumper 50 seconds later. He added two free throws with 7.8 seconds left for the final points of the game. Alan Williams led the Gauchos (5-6) with 26 points and 12 rebounds for his 40th career double-double. Michael Bryson added 21 points and John Green had 18 for UCSB, which scored the first eight points of the second half to erase a 36-30 deficit at the start of a 28-10 run. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 23, 2014

Harvey Hits 8 3s, Lifts E Washington Past Lewis-Clark 87-81

Tyler Harvey hit 8 of 10 3-pointers to set the program mark for career treys and scored 34 points to lead Eastern Washington to an 87-81 win over Lewis-Clark State on Monday. Venky Jois added 13 points for the Eagles (9-4), surpassing 1,000 points for his career. Bogdan Blilznyuk had 13 points off the bench, Ognjen Miljkvic added 11 and Drew Brandon had 11 assists. Jacob Wiley and Brady Bagby had 19 points for the NAIA Warriors (13-3). Eastern never tailed and was up 43-30 at the half behind Harvey's 23 points. The Warriors came back after falling behind by 20 midway through the second half, shooting 54.5 percent in the second half and finishing 13 of 16 from the foul line. LCSC also outrebounded the Eagles, who shot 54.2 percent for the game, 35-31, led by Wiley's eight. Harvey now has 191 treys, eight more than Marc Axton drained from 2002-05. CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – December 23, 2014

Portland State Rips Walla Walla 94-52

DaShaun Wiggins scored 23 points and Portland State ripped NAIA-member Walla Walla University 94-52 on Monday. Wiggins was 8 of 15 from the floor, leading Portland State (6-4) to a 58 percent shooting night. The Vikings were 9 of 21 from beyond the arc. Tim Douglas made four 3-pointers and had 16 points, Gary Winston had 13 and Sebastian Suarez added 11 points. Jordan Spady paced Walla Walla with 22 points while Ethan Osias had 12 and Luke Spady added 10 points and seven rebounds. Walla Walla jumped out 4-0 but that was quickly erased and they never led again. A 16-4 run by Portland State helped them to a 46-29 lead at the break. The lead grew to 30 midway through the second half on a Wiggins layup and free throw, which was part of a 20-0 run. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – December 23, 2014