Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

The Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament begins play tomorrow in Las Vegas. UCLA took the No. 1 seed followed by Cal, Oregon and Arizona. All four teams get a first-round bye. Colorado plays the Oregon State Beavers, which closed the regular season with a 64-58 win over the Buffs (2 p.m. – 960 the...
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Oregon’s Altman named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

BERKELEY, Calif. – Allen Crabbe has joined an exclusive California club that seems to be growing every March. The junior guard won Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year on Monday after leading the league in scoring. He is the seventh Cal player and third in the last four years to win the conference’s most prestigious...
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49ers acquire WR Boldin from Ravens

BALTIMORE – Here’s a Super Bowl twist: A guy who helped Baltimore beat San Francisco for the NFL title is now poised to join the 49ers. San Francisco acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick Monday. Boldin, a star in Baltimore’s run to the world championship last season, must...
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Source: Vikes trade Harvin to Seattle

The Seahawks and Vikings have agreed to a trade that would send wide receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle, has learned. The deal is contingent upon him passing a physical. Minnesota would receive Seattle’s first- and seventh-round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft and a mid-round pick in the 2014 Draft. Vikings star Adrian...
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Oregon Tech News & Notes

Off a weekend sweep of Eastern Oregon, the Oregon Tech softball team was chosen Cascade Collegiate Conference Team of the Week. The Owls won the games 9-3 and 12-1, getting 12 hits in the opening contest including a Jess Plummer grand slam. The wins moved OIT’s record to 20-5 on the year and 4-0...
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Hornets 98, Trail Blazers 96

NEW ORLEANS – In a 15-second span, Ryan Anderson produced a pair of pivotal plays to prevent the New Orleans Hornets from squandering a third double-digit lead in a week. Anderson highlighted a 20-point performance by hitting a 3-pointer with 15.6 seconds left, then a layup as he was fouled with 1.8 seconds to go....
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Oregon St. 64, Colorado 58

BOULDER, Colo. – Eric Moreland scored 17 points and Roberto Nelson added 15, helping Oregon State snap a five-game skid by holding off Colorado 64-58 on a snowy Saturday. It was the first-ever win in Boulder for the Beavers (14-17, 4-14 Pac-12). They were 0-6 before Nelson closed out a tight game on a layup...
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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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