Oklahoma State Pulls Away From Oregon State 66-53

Phil Forte scored 13 points in the second half Monday night to lead Oklahoma State to a 66-53 victory over Oregon State in the opening game of the MGM Grand Main Event. The Cowboys (5-0) will meet the winner of the tournament's second game between Auburn and Tulsa for the championship Wednesday night. Forte, Oklahoma State's leading scorer, made just one of his first five shots but then came on strong in the final half, finishing with 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting. His steal and drive with 5:03 left in regulation gave the Cowboys a double-digit lead, 55-45, and they coasted to the finish. Le'Bryan Nash led Oklahoma State with 19 points, although he was plagued by foul trouble in the second half. Jeffrey Carroll added 13, and Anthony Hickey had 12. Forward Victor Robbins led the Beavers (3-1) with 16 points. LAS VEGAS (AP) – November 25, 2014

Eastern Washington Rallies To Stun Hoosiers 88-86

Drew Brandon scored a career-high 27 points, and Eastern Washington used a late 9-0 run to stun Indiana 88-86 on Monday night. Tyler Harvey had 25 points to help the Eagles (4-1) get their first win against a Big Ten foe and their first win in front of a crowd of 10,000 or more. Eastern Washington is now 1-13 all-time against the Big Ten and 1-20 in front of big crowds. Indiana (4-1) was led by Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell with 27 points and Troy Williams with 19. But the Hoosiers blew a 12 -point second half lead and couldn't close it out after taking a 78-75 lead with 2:12 to play. Instead, Eastern Washington scored nine straight to take control and then closed it out at the free-throw line. The result also ended Indiana's 43-game home winning streak against non-conference foes. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – November 25, 2014

Wiggins Scores 32, Leads PSU Over SIUE 90-87, OT

DaShaun Wiggins scored a career-high 32 points and gave Portland State its first overtime lead in in a 90-87 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Monday night. Wiggins' three-point play with 1:21 left put the Vikings (3-0) ahead for good at 87-84. Tiegbe Bamba extended the lead on 1 of 2 free throws with 29 seconds left. Donivine Stewart scored and drew a foul with 23 seconds left for SIUE (1-3). He missed the free throw, but Keenan Simmons got the offensive rebound and Stewart went back to the line, making 1 of 2 to cut the deficit to one. Tim Douglas made both free throws for PSU with 8 seconds left and Stewart missed a difficult 3-pointer at the buzzer. Douglas had 17 points and Braxton Tucker added 13 points and nine rebounds. Kris Davis had 25 points, Keaton Jackson scored 16 and Michael Messer added 10 for the Cougars. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 25, 2014

Wilson, Seattle D Lead Seahawks Past Arizona 19-3

hawks112314Russell Wilson found backup tight end Cooper Helfet for a 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter, Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, 19-3 on Sunday. Wilson was sacked a season-high seven times by Arizona's ultra-aggressive defense

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Blazers Beat Celtics, Extend Win Streak To 7

LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points. Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger had 19 points apiece for Boston, which dropped its fifth in six games. Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo each scored 13. Rondo added eight assists and six rebounds. The game was tied at 72-all after three quarters before the Trail Blazers took charge with a 17-5 run to start the fourth. Wesley Matthews and Lillard each hit a 3-pointer just over a minute apart. BOSTON (AP) – November 24, 2014