Daybreak 2

Portland Hits 15 3-Pointers In 97-65 Win Over Alcorn State

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - D'Marques Tyson made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading four bench players in double figures as Portland rolled to a 97-65 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday night.

Portland (3-2) made 15 of 31 3-point attempts and 36 of 66 (55 percent) overall. The Pilots had 11 makes on 20 3-pointers by halftime en route to a 58-33 lead and their second straight win by 30-plus points.

Jarrel Marshall had 11 points while Jazz Johnson and Rashad Jackson contributed 10 points apiece, joining Tyson off the Pilots bench in double figures. Tyson finished 6 of 10 on 3s and 7 of 11 overall.

Patrick Onwenu had 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and eight rebounds for Alcorn State (0-3). Devonte Hampton had 18 points, and Reginald Johnson added 13 points and 10 rebounds, five offensive.

Portland's bench outscored Alcorn State's 54-19.

November 25, 2015

Peters Has Double-Double, Valparaiso Beats Oregon St. 63-57

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Alec Peters scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Valparaiso beat Oregon State 63-57 on Tuesday night.

Shane Hammink and Tevonn Walker added 15 points apiece for Valparaiso (6-1). Gary Payton II had 25 points, 11 rebounds and three steals for Oregon State (4-1).

Valparaiso led 34-25 at halftime. Jubril Adekoya made four free throws and Hammink a layup to stretch the Crusaders lead to 48-31 with 12:28 remaining.

Stephen Thompson Jr. made two 3-pointers as part of a 13-3 surge to pull the Beavers to 61-55 with 35 seconds left. Peters split a pair of free throws, Thompson missed a 3-point attempt, and Hammink made a free throw to make it 63-55 with 15 seconds left.

Payton dunked with nine seconds left to cap the scoring.

It was the 100th program victory for Crusaders head coach Bryce Drew, and the first meeting between the schools.

November 25, 2015

Seattle Releases DT A.J. Francis, Signs RB Bryce Brown

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks waived defensive tackle A.J. Francis on Tuesday and re-signed running back Bryce Brown for additional depth in the backfield.

The Seahawks also placed linebacker Nick Moody on injured reserve and signed wide receiver B.J. Daniels from the practice squad. Moody was hurt in Sunday's win over San Francisco.

Brown is in his second stint with the Seahawks, but could be active for the first time this season with Marshawn Lynch not expected to play on Sunday against Pittsburgh. Seattle played last week against San Francisco with just two running backs active, Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson.

The signing of Daniels may be protective in case Doug Baldwin is slowed this week by an ankle injury suffered against the 49ers.

November 25, 2015

Mayfield, Nassib, Falk Finalists For Burlsworth Trophy

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Penn State defensive end Cal Nassib and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk are the finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player to begin his career as a walk-on.

Mayfield walked on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma and is now a Heisman Trophy contender for the fifth-ranked Sooners.

Nassib leads the nation in sacks (15.5) in his first season as a starter. Falk leads the nation with 4,266 yards passing.

The Burlsworth Trophy honors the late Brandon Burlsworth, a walk-on at Arkansas who became a three-year starting offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1999, but was killed in a car accident 11 days later.

A film about Burlsworth called "Greater" will be released Jan. 22.

November 25, 2015

Sports Briefs

sports6Washington St AD Says QB Luke Falk Is Doing Well

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says quarterback Luke Falk is doing well and might be able to play in Friday's Apple Cup against Washington. Falk appeared to suffer a head injury and was carried off the field during No. 20 Washington State's victory over Colorado on Saturday.Coach Mike Leach refuses to discuss injuries, so the extent of Falk's injury is not clear.

Thomas Rawls Likely To Get Call At RB Again For Seattle

Uncertainty surrounding the health of Marshawn Lynch will likely mean rookie running back Thomas Rawls will start for a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that it's unlikely Lynch would be able to play this week against Pittsburgh.

Carroll is unsure of when Lynch will even play again as he deals with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Sunday's win over San Francisco. Lynch traveled to Philadelphia and was scheduled to meet with Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday to discussion options for the lower abdominal injury, including possible surgery.

Seattle University Clips Eastern Washington 58-52

Crook scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Seattle University to a 58-52 win over Eastern Washington on Monday night. After Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 52 with 2:57 left, the Redhawks (1-3) closed the game on a 9-0 run to seal it.This was the second meeting in five days between the schools. Eastern Washington beat Seattle 76-70 on Wednesday.

Boise State blows out Concordia (Ore.) 100-53

Chandler Hutchison scored 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field to help lead Boise State to a 100-53 win over NAIA Concordia University on Monday night. Paris Austin and Lonnie Jackson each added 15 points and Mikey Thompson had 13 and five assists for Boise State (2-2), which has won both its home games early this season.

November 24, 2015 – AP News