NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/23/2012 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk each scored 13 points to help No. 17 Gonzaga beat Clemson 57-49 in a first round game last night at the Old Spice Classic. Olynyk was in the starting lineup after missing the previous three games due to a violation of the student code of conduct. Sam Dower had 11 points for Gonzaga, which will go against Oklahoma in today’s semifinals.

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) – Sara Hammond scored 17 points and Shoni Schimmel added 15 to help No. 7 Louisville beat Oregon State 61-43 last night to win the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. The Cardinals led 37-32 with 13:22 left before going on a 16-2 run over the next 5 minutes to take command of the game.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The stakes are high for this year’s Civil War tomorrow between Oregon and Oregon State. Fifth-ranked Oregon needs a win over the No. 16 Beavers for a shot at its fourth straight Pac-12 championship. The Ducks also need No. 11 Stanford to lose to southern division winner UCLA in Los Angeles tomorrow

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington may be short-handed for today’s Apple Cup against Washington State, with quarterback Connor Halliday and defensive end Travis Long possibly missing the game with injuries. During the past four weeks, the Cougars have matched the longest regular season win streak in more than a decade and put the Huskies on the brink of their first eight-win season since 2001.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Warren Niles scored 33 points and Oral Roberts beat Loyola Marymount 75-66 last night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout. ORU led 30-27 and built a lead as big as 18 points before Loyola Marymount closed in. The Golden Eagles shot 52 percent from the field – 64 percent in the second half.


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