No. 8 Memphis 70, at UAB 56: Jeremy Hunt scored a career-high 30 points and Memphis limited UAB to 31 percent shooting. The Tigers (20-3, 10-0 Conference USA) blew the game open by going on a 24-5 run starting late in the first half for their 12th consecutive victory. Pete Campbell made eight 3-pointers – six in the first half – and finished with 28 points, and No. 10 Butler showed off its outside touch by making a school record 20 3s in a 92-50 blowout of Cleveland State on Thursday night. Ranked higher in the AP’s poll than at any time in school history, the Bulldogs (23-2, 11-1 Horizon League) extended their winning streak to nine in a row with an eye-popping display of offensive efficiency and marksmanship. No. 12 Nevada 81, at Fresno State 68: Nick Fazekas had a season-high 33 points, 15 rebounds and keyed a big run to open the second half that carried Nevada to a victory over Fresno State. At No. 13 Oregon 55, Arizona St. 51: Tajuan Porter scored 24 points and Oregon held on to beat Arizona State. Porter was 8-for-12 from the field with six 3-pointers for Oregon (20-4, 8-4 Pac-10), which scored its fewest points of the season. At No. 14 Washington State 58, No. 25 Stanford 45: Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver each scored 12 points and Washington State used smothering defense to beat Stanford to reach 20 wins for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Ivory Clark scored 11 points and Robbie Cowgill 10 as Washington State (20-4, 9-3 Pac-10) remained second in the conference. No. 24 Arizona 72, at Oregon State 66: Marcus Williams scored 23 points in another big performance for Arizona against Oregon State. Ivan Radenovic had 19 points, making 13 of 16 free throws, and Jordan Hill added 12 points and 11 rebounds in his fourth start for the Wildcats (16-7, 7-5 Pac-10). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The expectation is that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is a finalist for the Arizona Cardinals’ open head coaching position, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.Rapoport notes that his expectation is Shurmur will be a finalist and one of the coaches to participate in a second round of interviews by the Cardinals.Shurmur, of course, is one of the hottest names out there for head coach openings and Arizona isn’t the only team that is high on him. The New York Giants is reportedly “in very good standing” inside the Giants’ building, better than most would expect.Shurmur is one of nine known candidates to interview for the Cardinals job. One of those other names is Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who Rapoport also believes is likely to get another interview.Wilks and Shurmur continue to generate buzz, as it’s a possibility for Wilks to have another interview with the Giants as well. It was reported that Wilks was expected to have an interview with the Colts, but that is no longer the case.The 52-year-old Shurmur is in his first year as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator after serving as the interim the season prior. His previous titles in the NFL include head coach of the Cleveland Browns and offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.Known for getting the best out of quarterbacks, Shurmur has had quarterback Case Keenum thrive this year with 3,547 passing yards for 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.Shurmur, along with six other known candidates, have playoff games to worry about this weekend. Wilks and Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher are the only two whose teams are not in the playoffs. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact From Up to the Minute Live: #Vikings OC Pat Shurmur is expected to be a finalist for the #AZCardinals, and he’s a strong candidate for the #Giants, as well. Could have options. pic.twitter.com/dWqzKeCUY9— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2018 8 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo