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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:23

COL BKB San Diego St 63 Boise St 62

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Chase Tapley hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds to play Wednesday, giving No. 25 San Diego State a 63-62 victory over Boise State.

Tapley's game-winning shot came after Derrick Marks had missed a free throw that would have given Boise State a three-point lead with 11 seconds to play.

The 3-pointer by Tapley was the only one he made in five attempts and he finished with 12 points. James Rahon led the Aztecs with 16 points and Jamaal Franklin added 14.

San Diego State is tied for third place in the Mountain West Conference race, 1 1/2 games behind front-running New Mexico. The Aztecs advanced to 17-5 for the season and to 5-3 in conference play.

Boise State (15-7, 3-5) was led by 16 points from both Marks and Mikey Thompson.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 04:11

Arrest in slaying of former ASU player

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Arizona said they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of former Arizona State University wide receiver Tyrice Thompson.

Scottsdale police said they arrested Ian McDonald, 26, of Tempe, Wednesday, 10 days after Thompson was stabbed during a fight among customers at Martini Ranch, a Scottsdale nightclub where Thompson worked as a bouncer.

Thompson, who was 27, was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center for treatment of stab wounds in the back, hip and arm. He died Feb. 2.

Police said Thompson was not able to identify his attacker, The Arizona Republic reported.

Police had arrested McDonald Jan. 29, two days after the attack but released him after questioning. Police said he acknowledged getting into a fight with Thompson but denied stabbing him. No one working at the nightclub saw who stabbed Thompson and investigators were unable to find the weapon at Martini Ranch, police said.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 12:55

COL BKB Illinois 74 Indiana 72

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A layup by Tyler Griffey on an inbounds play at the buzzer Thursday gave Illinois a shocking 74-72 win over top-ranked Indiana.

The Hoosiers held a 13-point lead midway through the second half, but eventually became the latest team to be defeated soon after reaching the No. 1 spot.

D.J. Richardson scored eight straight points during an 11-1 run that brought Illinois back in the game and the Illini's Brandon Paul tied it on two free throws with 37 seconds to play.

Indiana then tried to work for the final shot, but Richardson stole the ball from Victor Oladipo and headed down the court toward a potential game-winning layup. Oladipo, however, caught up and managed to knock the ball out of bounds with nine-tenths of a seconds remaining.

Illinois then ran a special inbounds play that fooled the Hoosiers and created the winning points.

The Illini set up three players on the right side of the basket and it appeared Brandon Paul would inbound the ball to one of them. Griffey, however, came running down the lane past Indiana's Cody Zeller, took a bounce pass from Paul and laid the ball in for the victory.

Richardson led Illinois in scoring with 23 points and Paul had 21. Griffey added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Illinois had lost its previous three games and this was only its third Big Ten Conference victory in 10 tries. The Illini are 16-8 for the season.

Indiana (20-3, 8-2) fell back into a first-place tie in the league race with Michigan and Michigan State. The Hoosiers were paced by Zeller with 14 points and nine rebounds.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:59

COL BKB Texas AM 70 Missouri 68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A 3-point shot by Fabyon Harris with 11.1 seconds remaining Thursday lifted Texas A&M to a 70-68 victory over No. 20 Missouri.

The Aggies owned a 10-point lead midway through the second half, but the Tigers fought back to go in front at 68-67 on Laurence Bowers' 3-pointer with 51 seconds to go.

Missouri's Phil Pressey then stole the ball from Harris, but promptly turned it over himself with a bad pass. That gave the ball back to the Aggies with 24 seconds left and they worked it to Harris for what turned out to be his third 3-pointer of the game.

Pressey then missed a 3-point try for Missouri, which lost for the second time in five games.

Harris finished with 17 points and Elston Turner added 15 for Texas A&M (14-8, 4-5 Southeastern Conference). The Aggies had lost five of their previous six.

Missouri (16-6, 5-4) was led by 15 points from Alex Oriakhi.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:06

COL BKB Duke 98 North Carolina State 85

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Mason Plumlee led Duke to a monster first half Thursday and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils went on to down North Carolina State 98-85.

The Wolfpack shocked Duke in Raleigh on Jan. 12 when the Blue Devils were ranked No. 1 in the country, but this game was different from the start.

Duke raced to a 20-5 lead and opened a 58-37 advantage at halftime. Both teams shot 53 percent from the floor, but the Blue Devils made 32 free throws to just 11 for North Carolina State.

Plumlee scored 30 points while hitting 9-of-11 from the field and 12-of-16 from the foul line. Seth Curry added 26 points and Quinn Cook had 21 for the Blue Devils (20-2, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Duke is two games behind league-leading Miami, which has yet to lose a conference contest.

North Carolina State (16-7, 5-5) was led by Richard Howell with 23 points. It was the third loss in a row for the Wolfpack.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:29

COL BKB Colorado 48 Oregon 47

EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Andre Roberson rebounded his own missed shot and scored on a layup with 26 seconds left Thursday to bring Colorado a 48-47 upset of No. 19 Oregon.

The Ducks took a seven-point lead on Carlos Emory's dunk with 4:31 to play and they did not score again. They missed five shots and turned the ball over four times while collapsing down the stretch.

Oregon won its first seven Pacific-12 Conference games this season, but has now lost three in a row to Stanford, California and the Buffaloes.

Roberson had a layup attempt blocked by Arsalan Kazemi with time running down, but grabbed the rebound and laid it in to put Colorado in front. Oregon's E.J. Singler missed a turnaround jumper with 4 seconds remaining.

Roberson, with 10 points, was the only Colorado player in double figures during the defensive struggle. Oregon scored just 19 second-half points, both sides shot 36 percent from the field and the teams combined to make 7-of-27 shots from 3-point range.

The Buffaloes improved to 15-7 and are 5-5 in Pac-12 play. Singler and Emory both scored 14 points for the Ducks (18-5, 7-3).
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:05

COL BKB Gonzaga 82 Pepperdine 56

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Pangos and Kyle Dranginis combined to make seven 3-pointers Thursday and No. 6 Gonzaga overcame lukewarm shooting to defeat Pepperdine 82-56.

The Bulldogs made almost as many shots from long range (12) than they did from inside the arc (14) while keeping their lead in the West Coast Conference.

Gonzaga won for the 13th time in their last 14 games, the lone loss in that stretch coming against Butler.

Pangos scored 14 points and had four 3-pointers. Dranginis had three long-range shots among his 11 points and Kelly Olynyk added 13 points and five rebounds.

Gonzaga made only 41 percent of its shots through the game's first 30 minutes before a late flurry pushed them past the 80-point mark. The Bulldogs improved to 22-2 and are 9-0 in conference play, a half game in front of St. Mary's.

Stacy Davis scored 16 for Pepperdine (10-13, 2-8).
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 01:49

Svindal wins mens downhill gold

SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- World Cup points leader Aksel Lund Svindal added a gold medal to his spectacular season Saturday, winning the downhill at the Alpine world championships.

The Norwegian veteran barreled down the mountainside at Schladming, Austria, in 2 minutes, 01.32 seconds to grab the gold medal by 0.46 seconds over Italy's Dominik Paris.

David Poisson of France was third, 0.97 seconds behind Svindal. Klaus Kroell of Austria took fourth and Andrew Weibracht, the top U.S. finisher, came in 22nd with a 2:04.57.

Weibracht said the lighting and the condition of the course were challenging.

"There was definitely more chop today," he said."The snow started out pretty soft and got harder as the week went on. It was one of the rougher courses we've skied."
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 02:01

Chile 12 soccer fans killed in bus crash

TOME, Chile, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- At least 12 people were killed Saturday when a bus carrying fans of Chile's top soccer teams drove off a mountainside road, officials said.

The driver of the bus -- which was carrying 45 fans of the O'Higgins soccer team, from the city of Rancagua -- lost control of the vehicle at about 2 a.m. near the town of Tome, CNN reported.

The fans had just attended a game in Talcahuano where O'Higgins defeated Huachipato, 2-0.

The bus plummeted almost 100 feet, said Felipe Martinez Parra, a regional police officer.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:35

COL BKB Wisconsin 65 Michigan 62 OT

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ben Brust forced overtime with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and then sank a 3-point shot in overtime Saturday to clinch Wisconsin's 65-62 win over No. 3 Michigan.

Brust stole the ball and scored to break a 62-62 tie with 43 seconds to play in overtime.

Michigan (21-3, 8-3 Big Ten) had two field goal attempts in the closing seconds but could not convert.

Brust scored 14 points in the game to lead the Badgers (17-7, 8-3), who have won three consecutive games. Jared Berggren came away with 13 points and eight rebounds, and Sam Dekker scored 12 points.

Trey Burke scored 19 and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 18 for the Wolverines, who shot 39.4 percent from the field and scored only one basket in overtime.
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