No. 9 Gonzaga Beats Washington State 81-66

basketball genericPrzemek Karnowski tied a career high with 22 points and No. 9 Gonzaga beat Washington State 81-66 on Wednesday night. Kyle Wiltjer added 21 points and Byron Wesley had 20 for Gonzaga (8-1), which was coming off an overtime loss at No. 3 Arizona. Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State (4-5), which has lost four straight to the Bulldogs.

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Wiggins, Wolves Stun Blazers 90-82

Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Portland Trail Blazers with a 90-82 victory on Wednesday night. Corey Brewer had 19 points eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time since Ricky Rubio went out with an injured ankle on Nov. 7. They outrebounded Portland 56-38 to overcome four key players being out with injuries. Damian Lillard had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers. But LaMarcus Aldridge managed just 10 points on 3-for-14 shooting and Portland turned the ball over 20 times while shooting 38.8 percent. The Blazers scored 16 points in the second quarter and 15 in the third, their two lowest outputs of the season and lost for just the second time in 16 games. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – December 11, 2014

Oregon State Hires Wisconsin's Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has stepped down to become the head coach at Oregon State. Andersen, Wisconsin's coach for the past two seasons, informed the team of his decision on Wednesday afternoon, the school announced. Wisconsin (10-3) is scheduled to play in the Outback Bowl against Auburn (8-4) on Jan. 1. It was not immediately clear who would coach the Badgers in the bowl game. The team scheduled a news conference for later Wednesday. Oregon State did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Andersen replaces Mike Riley, who left the Pac-12's Beavers to accept the head coaching job at Nebraska after the dismissal of Bo Pelini. Oregon State finished this season 5-7 and had two conference wins, but one came at home against then-No. 7 Arizona State. Oregon – December 11, 2014

Presley Leads Washington St. Past Gonzaga 59-58

basketball genericFormer Gonzaga University women's basketball coach Kelly Graves never recruited Tia Presley, even though Presley starred at nearby Gonzaga Prep. "His loss, not mine," the fiery Presley once said. Presley reaped revenge on the Bulldogs on Tuesday night. Washington State's senior guard scored 18 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds left,

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Timbers Shore Up Defense With Borchers

The Portland Timbers shored up their defense with the acquisition of veteran center back Nat Borchers and now wait to see the outcome of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft. The trade for Borchers was one of several player moves the Timbers made on Monday during the league's half-day trade window. Portland also signed Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey from the Norwegian Premier League, Colombian winger/forward Dairon Asprilla, and Brazilian defender Jeanderson Salvador Pereira. The Timbers sent allocation money to Real Salt Lake in exchange for Borchers, the bearded starter who was a key contributor to the 2009 MLS Cup-winning team. Borchers has started for RSL for the past seven seasons. He'll help a team that gave up 52 goals in 24 matches last season. Sports – December 10, 2014