NW Sports from the AP

Date: 01/18/2016 05:00 AM

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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Panthers built a 31-point halftime lead before barely holding off Seattle’s relentless comeback, beating the Seahawks 31-24 yesterday to advance to the NFC championship game. Carolina (16-1) will host Arizona (14-3) next week for a trip to the Super Bowl.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Deven Hunter had 19 points and 12 rebounds and No. 12 Oregon State rallied from behind to beat No. 11 Stanford 58-50 last night. Jamie Weisner added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with just under a minute left, as the Beavers (14-3, 5-1 Pac-12) erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and No. 17 UCLA held on to beat Washington State 75-73 yesterday. Borislava Hristova had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a floater, then her open jumper from the wing rolled over the basket and fell away as time expired.

SEATTLE (AP) – Kelsey Plum scored 21 of her 32 points in the second half, Chantel Osahor had a double-double and Washington dominated the second half in a 67-57 win over No. 25 Southern California yesterday. Osahor had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (14-4, 5-2 Pac-12), who were 7 of 11 behind the arc, and shot 64 percent (14 of 22) in the second half.


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