Washington Knocks Off No. 13 San Diego State 49-36
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points, and Washington held No. 13 San Diego State to a school record for fewest points in the Huskies' 49-36 win on Sunday.
Andrew Andrews added 13 points as Washington posted just its second win over a ranked opponent since 2011.
San Diego State shot just 20.4 percent. It was the lowest shooting percentage for the Aztecs dating to 1996 and the second time this season shooting under 25 percent in a game. San Diego State shot 24.6 percent in beating Cal State Bakersfield last month.
The 36 points were the fewest for San Diego State as a Division I program. The previous low was 38 against Utah in 1999.
Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the second half as Washington methodically pulled away. SEATTLE (AP) – December 8, 2014
Cowboys, Huskies To Meet In Cactus Bowl
Oklahoma State needed to win its final game to become eligible after losing five straight. The Cowboys did it in dramatic fashion, beating rival Oklahoma 38-35 in overtime after Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds left in regulation.
Washington won eight games in its first season under former Boise State coach Chris Petersen, most in school history for a first-year coach. The Huskies closed out the season with victories over Oregon State and rival Washington State in the Apple Cup.
The Cactus Bowl will be played Jan. 2 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - December 8, 2014
QB Stars When Florida St Meets Oregon In Rose Bowl
Jameis Winston won the last Heisman Trophy. It looks as if Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) is going to win the award this year.
And on New Year's Day, the two most decorated quarterbacks in college football will go head to head in the Granddaddy of Them All.
Defending national champion Florida State will face West Coast king Oregon in the 101st edition of the Rose Bowl. The tantalizing matchup was determined by the College Football Playoff committee on Sunday.
The schools will meet for the first time in a playoff semifinal that could be a showcase for Winston and Mariota, who both finished up their regular seasons by leading their teams to victories in their conferences' championship games. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - December 8, 2014
Mariners Sign Nelson Cruz To 4-Year Deal
Right-handed slugger led MLB with 40 home runs in 2014. Free agent outfielder/designated hitter Nelson Cruz has agreed to a 4-year contract with the Mariners."Our number one goal this off-season was to improve our offense, ideally by adding right-handed power, and with the addition of Nelson Cruz we think we've accomplished that goal," Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said.
Alan Williams scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead UC Santa Barbara over Seattle 87-46 on Thursday night.
Michael Bryson added 14 points and John Green and Gabe Vincent 11 apiece for the Gauchos (4-3), who made 36 of 61 shots for 59 percent, including 12 of 22 from 3-point range for 54.5 percent.
The Redhawks (3-4) had one player in double figures, Isiah Umipig, with 10 points. Seattle hit just 17 of 53 shots for 32.1 percent, making only 5 of 20 from beyond the arc.
The Gauchos sped to a 27-8 lead over the first 9 minutes of the game and led 49-19 at halftime.
Seattle, which opened with five games at home and then another in nearby Kent, Washington, had a two-game win streak snapped.
UC Santa Barbara has won four of its last five games. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – December 5, 2014