Mckissic Scores 17 Points And Arizona State Wins 73-55

Shaquielle McKissic scored 17 points and Arizona State made eight first-half 3-pointers in a 73-55 Pac-12 win Wednesday night over Oregon State. Gary Payton II had 23 points to lead the Beavers (14-6, 5-3), who had won three straight and came into the game with the Pac-12's top-ranked 3-point defense. Arizona State (11-10, 3-5) used an 18-3 run early to take a 40-23 lead into the break and extended it to as many as 22 points in winning its third game in the last four. Oregon State never got closer than 15 in the second half. Bo Barnes, who hit 3 of 7 from beyond the arc, added 11 points for Arizona State. Four Sun Devils had at least two 3-pointers. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - January 29, 2015

No. 6 Wildcats Race Away From Ducks Early In 90-56 Rout

Gabe York scored 16 points, Brandon Ashley added 13 and No. 6 Arizona put on an offensive show to dismantle Oregon 90-56 Wednesday night. After routing Oregon earlier this season behind its defense, Arizona (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12) ran away from the Ducks a second time with one of its best offensive performances of the season. The Wildcats had their way with Oregon inside and out, shooting 59 percent while outscoring the Ducks 44-18 in the paint. Arizona led by 15 in the first half and crushed Oregon's hopes with a big run midway through the second to win its 33rd straight home game.

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Seattle Storm Trade

seatte stormThe Seattle Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. The Storm already have the No. 1 pick. Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery

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Full Health: Entire Seattle Roster Participates In Practice

hawks12All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman were full participants as the Seattle Seahawks held their first full Super Bowl practice of the week. Seattle's entire 53-man roster took park in Wednesday's practice at Arizona State University. Thomas dislocated a shoulder in the NFC championship game win over Green Bay and sat out two days of practice last week. Thomas was limited in Seattle's last practice before leaving for Arizona.

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Lynch's Next Scripted Answer: 'You Know Why I'm Here'

seahawksparadeA day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had another scripted answer to any questions. Lynch said "you know why I'm here" to every question except one. He stayed for five minutes. He came out to a podium instead of his original assigned spot on Wednesday.

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