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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Cameron Rising pitched for three touchdowns and Tavion Thomas ran for 142 yards and another score to carry Utah’s No. 16 to a 28-13 victory over Colorado. The Utes (9-3, 8-1 Pac-12), who won their fifth straight game, rushed for 265 yards and held the Colorado (4-8, 3-6 Pac-12) 148 yards from total offensive with the Pac -12 championship game looming. The rise was 14 of 23 for 179 passing yards. TJ Pledger added 103 rushing yards. Brendon Lewis of Colorado was harassed the entire game and finished with 84 passing yards, 9 for 23, with four sacks.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Stanford football has become a landing point for Latter-day Saints players who have returned from their two-year missions. Cardinal’s coach David Shaw embraces these players and encourages them to share their voices and experiences with the group. Defensive coordinator Lance Anderson is one of the main reasons players come to the Bay Area as he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a major recruiter in Utah, where many players live. The players say there is a special sincerity that earns them respect, even if they don’t share the same beliefs.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Jacob Hutson scored a career-high 26 points on a 9-on-13 shot to help Loyola Chicago defeat Arizona State 77-59 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Ryan Schwieger added 11 points for the Ramblers. They picked up a three-day victory at the Atlantis Resort by shooting 50%. This included 12 for 26 on 3 points. Jay Heath scored 16 points for the Sun Devils. Arizona State shot 42 percent but only managed 3 of 11 3-pointers and missed all five second-half tries. The loss makes Arizona State the only team to go 0-3 in the annual tournament.
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands (AP) – Cate Reese scored 19 points and Arizona No.9 escaped a home and away game against DePaul for a 75-68 victory in the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament. Shaina Pellington scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half as the Wildcats struggled with another pesky opponent to stay undefeated. Lauren Ware added 12 points and Ariyah Copeland had 10 for Arizona, who faced the Blue Demons through six leader changes and eight draws before taking control. Freshman Aneesah Morrow had 24 points and 16 rebounds for DePaul.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – NaLyssa Smith scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and No.6 Baylor beat Arizona State 62-52 on Day 2 of the Cancun Challenge. The Bears held the Sun Devils shooting for three quarters, then resisted a late push. Mael Gilles scored 10 points and took 14 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who led by 22 points in the last minute of the third quarter but slipped closer to eight with 2:33 left. Smith responded with a drive and after two free throws from ASU, Ja’Mee Asberry hit a decisive 3 point with 1:13 remaining.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Isaiah Mobley scored 18 points and tallied 12 rebounds and USC’s No.24 stifling defense earned him a 58-43 victory over San Diego State on Friday night in the Paycom Wooden Legacy title match. Drew Peterson scored 16 points and Chevez Goodwin added 10 as the Trojans improved to 6-0. They held the Aztecs 32.1 percent from shots and just 15 points in the first half. Trey Pulliam has 11 points, while Lamont Butler and Aguek Arop each have nine for San Diego State.
SEATTLE (AP) – Washington State is looking to end its seven-game losing streak to rival Washington in Friday’s Apple Cup. If the Cougars can win in Seattle for the first time since 2007, they’ll keep their hopes of winning the Pac-12 North division alive. If Washington State wins and Oregon State defeats Oregon on Saturday, the Cougars will face Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Washington is looking to end its season on a high after losing three straight games. The Huskies will finish with a losing record for the first time since 2009.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jaxson Dart was there when BYU upset Southern California in 2019, a rookie watching from the stands as the Cougars disrupted the Trojans Air Raid offense by letting eight defenders cover themselves. Now a freshman quarterback at USC, Dart will have to deal with that plan and whatever No.13 BYU throws at him to help save a disappointing, exhausting and frustrating season by keeping the path to bowl eligibility intact. BYU is looking for its fifth win over the Pac-12 this year.
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