NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/20/2012 05:29 AM

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


EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Konner Tucker hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left in triple overtime to break open a one-possession game and lead UTEP to a 91-84 victory over Oregon last night. Damyean Dotson scored 20 points and Carlos Emory had 18 for the Ducks, who lost their first true road game of the year.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Eric Moreland and Roberto Nelson scored 14 points apiece to help Oregon State defeat Howard 69-53 last night. Devon Collier added 12 points for Oregon State, which won its fourth straight game and improved to 6-0 at home. Oregon State led by 10 at halftime and never let Howard get closer than eight in the second half.

SEATTLE (AP) – Chad Rasmussen scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Seattle to a 75-48 win over Northern Illinois last night. Prince Obasi added 13 points and three 3s of his own, plus eight rebounds and six assists, for the Redhawks, and Deshaun Sunderhaus chipped in 10 points. Seattle didn’t trail after the opening minutes, going on a 17-2 run en route to a 47-27 halftime lead and cruising from there.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have traded power hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Jason Vargas. Morales hit .273 with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs last season. He missed the entire 2011 season after breaking his leg early in 2010 while celebrating a game-ending grand slam against the Mariners.

UNDATED (AP) – Yahoo Sports is reporting that Oregon is likely headed toward a hearing with the NCAA committee on infractions after it could not resolve an investigation of the football coaching staff’s use of a scouting service. Yahoo cited two unidentified sources in a report yesterday. The NCAA investigated Oregon after questions arose over a 2010 payment of $25,000 to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service. Lyles had a relationship with a player from Texas who committed to Oregon.


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