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Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:30 AM


No. 14 Creighton tops Arizona State 87-73

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 27 points with nine rebounds to lead No. 14 Creighton over Arizona State 87-73 to win the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday night.

McDermott, the tournament's MVP, was 10 of 19 from the field for the Bluejays (6-0).

Ethan Wragge added 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers for Creighton.

Freshman Jahii Carson led Arizona State (4-1) with a season-high 30 points. He also had seven assists and four steals. He was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line.

Carrick Felix finished with 17 points and five rebounds for Arizona State.

After trailing 45-36 at halftime, the Sun Devils cut it to 59-53 on Carson's three-point play with 12:21 to play. The Bluejays answered with the next eight points as the Sun Devils never came closer than six the rest of the game.


Northern Arizona downs Campbell 70-62

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gaellan Bewernick, Gabe Rogers and DeWayne Russell each scored 13 points and Northern Arizona shot 56 percent from the floor en route to a 70-62 victory over Campbell on Saturday at the Global Sports Classic.

Max Jacobsen added 11 points for the Lumberjacks (2-3), who hit 6 of their first 11 3-pointers and led 39-28 at halftime. Bewernick also had nine rebounds as Northern Arizona held a 38-18 edge on points in the paint.

Darren White led Campbell (2-5) with 17 points. Trey Freeman added 15 points and seven assists, while Marvelle Harris had 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Fighting Camels shot 41 percent from the field but hit just 5 of 23 3-pointers. They pulled within 65-60 with 2:57 to play on a Reco McCarter 3-pointer, but Jacobsen scored on the next possession and the Camels never got closer than seven down the stretch.


Taylor, Hogan lead Cardinal over Bruins 35-17

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stepfan Taylor rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Hogan passed for 160 yards and another score, and No. 11 Stanford beat No. 15 UCLA 35-17 Saturday to earn the Pac-12 North title.

Stanford (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) will host a rematch with the Bruins Friday in the Pac-12 Conference championship game.

The win was the sixth straight for Stanford and their fourth in a row over UCLA, which had a five-game winning streak snapped — its longest in seven years.

UCLA was held to 334 yards of total offense while Stanford gained 381 yards overall.

Leading 21-10, the Cardinal broke the game open by scoring twice in a 13-second span midway through the third quarter. Taylor scored on a 1-yard run four plays after Jordan Richards intercepted Brett Hundley's pass at the UCLA 42-yard line, and Alex Debniak forced a fumble by Kenneth Walker on the ensuing kickoff and Usua Amanam returned it 11 yards for another TD.


Camacho dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho has died after being taken off life support at his family's direction. The 50-year old had been unconscious since being shot in the face in a parked car outside of a bar Tuesday night. He was declared clinically brain dead by doctors on Thursday.

Camacho went into cardiac arrest Saturday morning and was taken off life support shortly after that.

Camacho's three decade boxing career was marked by high profile fights with the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Roberto Duran. He won world championships in three different weight classes. He ended his career in 2010 with a record of 79-6-3, with 36 knockouts.