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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Willie Cauley-Stein scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings bounced back from an embarrassing loss earlier in the week to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 86-82.
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bibbs scored 30 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 103-79 victory over Washington in the consolation game of the 2K Classic. Jaylen Nowell scored 21 points to lead Washington, which lost its second straight. Nahziah Carter had 12 points.
SEATTLE (AP) - No. 16 Washington finds itself in an unusual spot with two games left in the regular season. The Huskies' hopes of landing a spot in the College Football Playoff were dashed when they lost to Stanford. Their shot at playing in the Pac-12 championship game is completely out of their control. In the end, the Huskies may end up playing the role of spoilers, beginning with their game against Utah on Saturday.
COVALLIS, Oregon (AP) - The Arizona State Sun Devils head into their game against Oregon State on Saturday at 5-5 and needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Sun Devils have just two more games to get it done. Following the visit to Corvallis, Arizona State will host rival Arizona in the final game of the regular season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Seattle's Earl Thomas has been voted the NFL's top safety in The Associated Press positional rankings. The Seahawks' playmaking defensive leader easily beat out Minnesota's Harrison Smith and Kansas City's Eric Berry for the No. 1 spot. Thomas received six of 11 first-place votes in a 10-points-to-one-point system.
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