Portland Defeats Rival Portland State 83-71

Alex Wintering scored a career-high 27 points to lead Portland to an 83-71 win over rival Portland State on Wednesday night. The Pilots (6-1), off to their best start since going 6-0 in 1995-96 when they last made the NCAA Tournament, were up 27 when the Vikings (4-2) went on a late 18-2 run to trail by 11 with 3:22 left, forcing Portland starters back into the game. Thomas van der Mars added 19 points and 14 rebounds for Portland, which had a 44-27 rebounding advantage with its 16 offensive rebounds matching PSU's defensive total. DeShaun Wiggins and Tieqbe Bamba had 13 each for PSU, which trailed 41-24 at the half. Bryce White and Tim Douglas had 12 apiece. The Vikings made 17 of 33 shots in the second half to finish at 40 percent but the Pilots shot 31-62 for the game, 16 of 28 in the second half. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – December 4, 2014

Payton II Leads Oregon St. Over MVSU 74-50

Gary Payton II had a career-high 24 points and 16 rebounds as Oregon State beat Mississippi Valley State 74-50 on Wednesday night. Daniel Gomis added 11 points and six rebounds for the Beavers (4-2). Jordan Washington scored 17 and DeAngelo Priar had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Delta Devils (1-7). The Beavers used a considerable height advantage to dominate the boards, and outrebounded MVSU 53-36. The Delta Devils' tallest starter was 6-foot-7. The Beavers jumped ahead 12-7 with 16:21 remaining in the first thanks to 10 quick points by Payton, including two 3-pointers. Oregon State led 40-28 at the break. The Beavers went on a 22-3 run to close the first half and open the second half, capped by Payton's rebound-dunk. Payton, a junior college transfer, is the son of former Oregon State All-American Gary Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – December 4, 2014

Oregon Romps Past NAIA Concordia (Ore.) 94-63

Joseph Young scored 20 points, Elgin Cook added 19 and Oregon weathered an early dismal 3-point shooting display for a 94-63 victory over Concordia on Wednesday night. Young misfired on his five 3-point tries but finished 10 of 13 inside the arc to lead the Ducks (5-2) with his fifth game of 20 or more points. Cook, the only Oregon starter to pass up a 3, was especially effective inside going 9 of 10 from the field. Thomas Pierce led the Cavaliers (8-2), an NAIA team from Portland, with 16 points, and Kory Kirwan added 12 off the bench. The Ducks made only two of their first 20 3-point attempts and finished 5 of 26 (19.2 percent). Two Oregon freshmen finished with double-doubles for the second consecutive game. Dillon Brooks had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jordan Bell added 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 4, 2014

Mariners Sign Seager to 7 More

seagerdec3Kyle Seager has agreed to a contract extension that keeps him in a Mariners uniform for at least seven more seasons, General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced Tuesday. The American League All-Star set career highs in several key offensive categories in 2014 while recording the highest fielding percentage (.981) of any third baseman in the Majors en route to his first career Gold Glove.

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No. 9 Gonzaga Beats SE Louisiana 76-57

Kyle Wiltjer scored 20 points as No. 9 Gonzaga used a big second half to beat scrappy Southeastern Louisiana 76-57 on Tuesday. Domantas Sabonis added 14 points and Kevin Pangos 12 for Gonzaga (7-0), which trailed after the first half. Joshua Filmore had 14 points and Zay Jackson and DeVonte Upson each scored 12 for Southeastern Louisiana (2-6) of the Southland Conference. This was the first game between the two schools Undersized Southeastern Louisiana played well in the first half, but Gonzaga's depth and rebounding overwhelmed the Lions in the second half. Gonzaga won the rebound battle 30-21 and shot 53 percent in the game to 49 percent for the Lions. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – December 3, 2014