Sunday, January 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — San Diego took advantage of Andy Dalton's three turnovers in the second half, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended the Cincinnati Bengals' streak of playoff misery to 23 years and counting. Philip Rivers donned gloves and made accurate throws in the January rain, leading the Chargers to their fifth straight win, this one over the last team to knock them off. They'll play next Sunday in Denver, the AFC's top seed.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Xavier Thames scored 16 points, four on free throws in the closing seconds, and No. 21 San Diego State held on to beat No. 16 Kansas 61-57, ending the Jayhawks' 68-game non-conference winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse. The Aztecs fouled rather than allow Kansas to attempt a tying 3-pointer. Frank Mason missed the first and made the second, and Thames made two more foul shots with 4.6 seconds left to seal the win.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Reshanda Gray scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 23 California overcame a late rally from Oregon for a 101-98 overtime victory. Brittany Boyd made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds as Cal held off Oregon. Boyd had 17 points and nine assists and Courtney Range scored 12 points to go along with 13 rebounds for Cal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Anderson scored 23 points and Jordan Adams added 21 as UCLA handily beat USC in a Pac-12 Conference opener, 107-73. UCLA scored 11 of the game's first 13 points and never looked back. The Bruins led by 25 points in the first half, and were able to score 56 points by intermission. The Trojans spent most of the first half trying to cut into their deficit, only to watch the Bruins respond by pushing the lead back to double digits.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former major league ballplayer whose pro career was interrupted by two wars, has died after a brief illness. He was 89. Padres president Mike Dee says Coleman died at a hospital this afternoon. Coleman spent more than 70 years in pro baseball, a career that included four World Series titles with the New York Yankees.