NW Sports from the AP

Date: 01/20/2014 04:59 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship yesterday. Seattle will meet Denver for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Roberto Nelson scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and anchored a stellar defensive effort that carried Oregon State to an 80-72 victory over Oregon last night. Eric Moreland added 15 points, 11 coming from the free throw line, and had 13 rebounds for Oregon State (10-7, 2-3 Pac-12). The Beavers beat their in-state rivals at Gill Coliseum for the first time since 2010.

SEATTLE (AP) – Kelsey Plum scored a career-high 35 points as Washington beat its first ranked opponents in six years, 81-71 over No. 21 Colorado yesterday. Washington led 39-27 at halftime, but Colorado opened the second half on a 10-3 run. But Plum scored the Huskies next five points to put them up by 10 again.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cassie Harberts scored 30 points, leading Southern Cal to a 109-85 win over Oregon yesterday. USC (13-6, 6-1 Pac-12) used a 12-1 run to break a tie at 13 and the Ducks (9-8, 0-6) never recovered as the Trojans opened a 50-32 halftime lead. USC shot 64.3 percent from the field and reached the century mark for the first time since 2007.


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