BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Carlon Brown scored 18 points and Colorado
used balanced scoring to defeat Washington 87-69 on Thursday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Austin Dufault had 13 points each Colorado
(10-4, 2-0 Pac-12), which had five players in double figures. Askia
Booker added 12 and Nate Tomlinson 11 for the Buffaloes, who won
their fifth straight.
Tony Wroten led Washington (8-6, 2-1) with 21 points. C.J.
Wilcox had 19 and Terrence Ross 13 for the Huskies, who had their
three-game winning streak snapped.
Washington has dropped all three of its road games this season.
The Huskies made a minor dent in a 10-point halftime deficit
when Ross made two layups in the first two minutes to cut the lead
to 42-36.
The Buffaloes regained a double-digit edge, 48-37, on a
fast-break basket by Tomlinson and a free throw by Dinwiddie with
16:46 left, and Washington never threatened again.

Hallam, Denver squeeze past Arkansas State 53-50
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – Chase Hallam scored 15 points and Brian
Stafford hit the go-ahead basket with 1:32 left to give Denver a
53-50 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.
Chris Udofia added 14 points for the Pioneers (12-3, 2-1 Sun
Belt), who have won seven of their last eight. Stafford finished
with eight points.
The Red Wolves (7-9, 1-1) got 16 points from Marcus Hooten.
Both teams scored 20 baskets, but the Pioneers gained an
advantage by going 8 of 19 from 3-point range, while the Red Wolves
made 3 of 5. Arkansas State held a 29-22 rebounding edge.
Neither team led by more than five in the second half.
Hooten’s 3-pointer broke a 45-45 tie with 3:06 left.
But Stafford’s layup trimmed it to 48-47, and then his jumper
put Denver ahead to stay 49-48 with 1:32 left.
With Arkansas State down 53-50, Hooten missed a 3-pointer at the

Washington women knock off unbeaten Colorado 75-67
SEATTLE (AP) – Jazmine Davis scored a career-high 27 points to
lead Washington past previously undefeated Colorado 75-67 on
Thursday night.
Davis scored 21 points in the second half for the Huskies (9-4,
1-2) and added five rebounds. Regina Rogers chipped in 13 points
and Aminah Williams had 11, all in the first half.
Chucky Jeffery led Pac-12 newcomer Colorado (12-1, 1-1) with 20
points. Julie Seabrook scored 18 and Brittany Wilson added 10 for
the Buffaloes.
Charmaine Barlow deflected the ball off Jeffery’s knee with
Washington leading 63-59. Davis followed with a banked-in foul-line
jumper with the shot clock winding down to extend Washington’s lead
to 65-59.
Barlow forced Jeffery to travel the next possession, and Davis
hit another jumper for a 67-59 Huskies lead.
The Buffaloes pulled within 70-67 with 35 seconds left, but the
Huskies hit enough free throws to seal the win.

Broncos sport NFL’s top ground game but TDs rare
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos boast the best
running game in the NFL.
The numbers are a bit deceiving, though. They pile up yards on
the ground but not points.
The Broncos led the league with a 164.5-yard average and set a
franchise mark with 2,632 yards rushing. Yet, they ran for just 11
touchdowns, including six by scrambling quarterback Tim Tebow and
four by resurgent running back Willis McGahee.
And they’re unbalanced.
While the Broncos run roughshod over opponents, their passing
game is 31st in the league, better only than Jacksonville’s abysmal
That’s something the Broncos (8-8) trust can be remedied Sunday
when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) in a first-round
playoff game.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Cotton Bowl is being played this
evening in Arlington, Texas. This year’s game features Kansas State
of the Big 12 against the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks. Each school
has a record of 10-2.

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) – The 2012 PGA season starts today with the
opening round of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The field
consists of winners from the PGA Tour last year. The winner of the
event a year ago was Jonathan Byrd.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – It’s being reported that Penn State
has decided on who will be the school’s new football coach.
Multiple media reports are saying New England Patriots offensive
coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to take over the scandal-ridden
program. O’Brien first joined New England in 2007 following 14
seasons as a college assistant.

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – With the Australian Open right around the
corner, Roger Federer may have some concern. The winner of 16 Grand
Slam tournaments was forced to pull out of his semifinal match at
the Qatar (GUH’-tur) Open against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG’-guh)
with a back injury.

ATLANTA (AP) – Earlier in the week the Atlanta Hawks handed the
Miami Heat their first loss of the season. They met again last
night and despite the fact Miami was without starters Dwyane
(dwayn) Wade and LeBron James, they stopped the Hawks, in triple
overtime, 116-109. Chris Bosh led the way for the Heat with 33
points while Mario Chalmers added 29.