Oregon upsets No. 3 Arizona 64-57
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jason Calliste made the go-ahead jumper and free throw with 4:22 left and finished with 18 points as Oregon defeated No. 3 Arizona 64-57 Saturday for its seventh straight victory.
Johnathan Loyd added 16 points for the Ducks who greatly improved their chances of a bid in the NCAA tournament.
Aaron Gordon had 21 points for the Wildcats, who had already clinched the Pac-12 regular-season title heading into the conference tournament in Las Vegas.
The Ducks won 13 straight to start the season and got ranked as high as No. 10, but then they lost five straight to tumble out of the poll and fall in the Pac-12 standings.
But Oregon's six-game winning streak put them back in the conversation for a possible NCAA tournament bid and gave them their fourth straight season with at least 20 victories.
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Oregon State holds off Arizona State 78-76 in OT
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Roberto Nelson scored six of his 15 points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throw with 2:50 remaining, to pace Oregon State to a 78-76 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.
Jermaine Marshall's 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds to play in regulation time capped Arizona State's comeback from a 14-point deficit in the second half and forced overtime with the score tied at 67.
The Beavers earned a split of the two-game season series with ASU and snapped a four-game losing streak against the Sun Devils that had stretched over four seasons.
Jahii Carson led ASU with 24 points and Jonathan Gilling added 20 for the Sun Devils, who shot 41 percent to Oregon State's 47.5 percent and missed an opportunity to lock up the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament in Las Vegas.
Duhon lifts Chicago State past Seattle 67-53
CHICAGO (AP) - Nate Duhon scored 18 points to lead Chicago State to a 67-53 win over Seattle on Saturday.
Matt Ross added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Quinton Pippen had 14 points for Chicago State, which earned the third seed in the league tournament in Las Vegas.
Jarell Flora had 22 points for Seattle. He had 16 in the second half but he was the only effective player for the Red Hawks. Seattle shot 31.3 percent, going 9 of 22 from 3-point range but just 6-26 from inside the arc. The Redhawks also struggled from the foul line and had 24 turnovers.
Chicago State, which had never been as high as a three-seed in any conference it was in since joining the Mid-Continent Conference in 1994, made 12 of 16 free throws in the second half.
Miller, Saunders go deep as Mariners rout Giants
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez cruised through four scoreless innings to send a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
Ramirez earned his second victory in his third start of the spring by giving up one hit and walking one while striking out four.
Ryan Vogelsong struggled in his first start of the spring after two relief appearances for San Francisco. He gave up seven runs and six hits in 2 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
The Mariners scored four times in the first on the homers by Miller and Saunders. Seattle added five more runs in the third, helped by a pair of Giants errors.
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Seattle tops Kansas City 1-0 on late goal
SEATTLE (AP) - Chad Barrett scored off a wild scramble in the penalty area in the final moments of second half-stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in the Major League Soccer opener.
Seattle shocked Kansas City with a goal in stoppage time for the fifth time in the past eight matches. Barrett scored in his Sounders debut after Clint Dempsey's header clanged off the crossbar and goalkeeper Eric Kronberg was caught out of his net.
Kronberg had been solid in his debut for Kansas City, replacing long-time starter Jimmy Nielsen, but was caught out of position in the goal.
Dempsey came on in the 57th minute just a few days after playing 90 minutes for the U.S. national team in an exhibition loss to Ukraine in Cyprus.
Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead, reaches coast
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The first musher in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has reached the west coast of Alaska.
Aliy Zirkle (AL'-ee ZUR'-kahl) pulled into Unalakleet (YOO'-nah-lah-kleet) at 4:39 p.m. Saturday after a 90-mile run from Kaltag.
She had left the Yukon River community at 3:18 a.m. Saturday with a 2-hour, 16-minute lead over four-time champion Martin Buser (BOO-zer).
The 44-year-old Zirkle of Two Rivers, Alaska, has been Iditarod runner-up for the last two years.
Iditarod officials say she is down to 11 dogs.
The trail from Unalakleet turns north for the final 261 miles to Nome.
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