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Utah 72, No. 19 Oregon 62

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has had to travel a rocky road to rebuild a once-proud basketball program. The Utes have spent two seasons as a Pac-12 doormat and have often found themselves on the wrong end of blowout losses. All of those growing pains made the performance Utah turned in against No. 19 Oregon...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama beats La Grande for first-ever girls hoops state title

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It was a slower start than what the Mazama Vikings had been accustomed to in the tournament, but the end result was the same. In the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championship final, the Mazama Vikings won 53-43 over La Grande to claim the school’s first-ever girls basketball championship. After being...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama, La Grande play for championship

It’s state championship time, as the Mazama Vikings play La Grande in the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championship final tonight at 6:30 p.m. It is the first appearance in the title game for Mazama while La Grande’s only final came in 2002 when the Tigers lost to Wilsonville 41-34 in the 3A championship...
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Colorado crushes No. 19 Oregon

BOULDER, Colo. – Spencer Dinwiddie has been defying his coach’s orders and looking at bracketology projections in the middle of class, even. The swift Colorado guard just can’t help studying the reports, wondering what seed his team might draw. He thinks the Buffaloes have proven they belong in the NCAA tournament, especially after a 76-53...
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Utah 72, Oregon St. 61

SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points and collected 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season to help Utah run away from Oregon State for a 72-61 victory on Thursday night. Jason Washburn added 15 points and eight boards while Jarred DuBois chipped in 15 points and six assists for the...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama reaches state title game for first time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — While it wasn’t in as dominating fashion as the quarterfinal win the previous night, the Mazama Vikings carried the lead from start to finish to defeat Cascade 54-39 in the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships semifinals. The win moves the Vikings into the state title match-up for the first time...
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OSAA 4A: With one more win, Mazama makes first-ever title appearance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A dominating performance by the No. 1-ranked Mazama Vikings highlighted the opening day of the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships in Corvallis. Mazama built an 18-point halftime lead into a 76-37 win over Brookings-Harbor in the quarterfinals. The win was impressive by itself, but became even more so after the...
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Wazzu upsets No. 23 UCLA 73-61; Oregon controls destiny

PULLMAN, Wash. – No. 23 UCLA rolled into Pullman on Wednesday night as the hottest team in the Pac-12, and the Bruins hadn’t lost here since 1993. They rolled out of town as 73-61 losers to last-place Washington State, a defeat that seriously damaged the Bruins’ hopes of winning the conference title. ”The lesson learned...
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Grizzlies 91, Trail Blazers 85

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night. Memphis, which won its second straight and 10th in the last 11, rallied from 17 points down in...
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49ers release kicker David Akers

SAN FRANCISCO – On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next. The San Francisco 49ers released six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday, ending a two-year run of record-breaking highs and frustrating lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement, calling the kicker a ”true professional who represented...
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