Pamplin Media Group – Oregon State Reaches NCAA Men’s Football Quarter-Finals
SCORE SHEET: Various daily news including Seattle Kraken scores and college grades.
SUNDAY NOV. 28
College Men’s Football – Mouhameth Thiam scored 10 minutes and seeded Oregon State survived a physical test on a visit to New Hampshire to win 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Both teams saw shots clear from the mouth of a goal during a very competitive second half.
The Beavers (14-2-3) will host No.8 seeded Clemson (15-5) in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 4.
Men’s College Basketball – A late-game flurry of 16-0 saw the Portland Pilots win 77-68 over Incarnate Word in Game 3 of three days in San Antonio, Texas.
At 7-2, Portland has already won more games than last season.
Mike Meadows scored 22 points and Tyler Robertson 16 for the Drivers.
Portland went more than 11 minutes without a placement, including a 20-2 start in the second half for Incarnate Word.
Women’s College Basketball – Alex Fowler scored 14 points to lead five Portland drivers in double digits in a 97-49 win over NAIA Evergreen State at the Chiles Center.
College volleyball –Oregon opens the NCAA tournament at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 in Omaha, Nebraska against Kansas. If they win, the Ducks will face Creighton or Ole Miss at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 3.
• The State of Portland is one of 31 teams selected to compete in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Vikings face Pacific in Stockton, Calif., At 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. Win that and they will face Weber State or CSU Bakersfield in the second round on Saturday.
SATURDAY, NOV. 27
Linfield Football Wins – The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Division III playoff quarter-finals with a 31-28 victory over St. John’s, Minnesota on Saturday in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Linfield (11-0) will face Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0) on December 4. The venue for this match will be announced on Sunday.
A 23-yard field goal by Andy Starkel provided the winning points on Saturday. That kick brought the score to 31-21 with one minute remaining.
Linfield scored two touchdowns in the second and third quarters to lead 28-14 to three.
Linfield quarterback Wyatt Smith scored 28 for 40 for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Joel Valadez caught 13 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Connor McNabb caught eight passes for 64 yards and ran for 73 yards and 3 yards 11 seconds before halftime to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead.
Men’s College Basketball –Tyler Robertson had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Pilots to a 74-68 victory over Southeast Missouri in the Incarnate Word tournament in San Antonio. Chris Austin had 16 points and seven rebounds and Moses Wood 16 points for the Pilots (6-2).
• Penn State 60, Oregon State 45 —In Niceville, Fla., Penn State ended the first half 14-1 to gain control. Jared Lucas scored 11 points for the Beavers (1-6).
Women’s College Basketball – The Oregon State rally in the fourth quarter narrowly came down in a 64-62 loss to Notre Dame in Daytona Beach, Fla. Talia von Oelhoffen scored 25 points for the Beavers (3-1), who trailed up to 22 points.
• Utah Valley 62, Portland State 43 — In Orem, Utah, the Vikings fell behind early and fell to 3-2. PSU Makes only 1 of 13 3-pointers. Esmeralda Morales scored 10 points.
Seafarer trade – Seattle acquired All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres in exchange for two prospects for left-hander Ray Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier. A 2021 All-Star who beat .305, Frazier turns 30 in December and is eligible for free agency after the 2022 season.
Kraken Victory –Seattle handed the Florida Panthers their first home loss of the season. Jordan Eberle scored twice in the Kraken’s 4-1 win and goalkeeper Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team.
FCS football qualifiers – The Big Sky conference will bring together four of the 16 teams in the second round of the FSC playoffs. Eastern Washington defeated Northern Iowa 19-9 to advance to Big Sky rival Montana, which was granted a first-round bypass. Montana State and Sacramento State also had first-round passes.
Sacramento State will face South Dakota State, which eliminated UC Davis 56-24 on Saturday and Montana State will face Tennessee Martin.
FRIDAY NOV. 26
Winterhawks fall in Kamloops – The Portland Winterhawks tested the Kamloops Blazers with a flurry of shots, but the Blazers showed why they are among the best teams in the Western Hockey League, rallying to two goals in third period Friday to beat the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Goals from Tyson Kozak, Marcus Nguyen and Kyle Chyzowski gave Portland a 3-1 lead going into the final period. But a shorthanded goal from Caedan Bankier 32 seconds into the third period helped the Blazers gain momentum. It was Kamloops’ first of three goals in the first 7:20 of the third period.
The Winterhawks are 7-10-3 (17 points). The Blazers improved to 16-2-0-0 (32 points), second in the Western Conference behind Everett, leader of the American division.
Portland dominated Kamloops 46-34 but got 0 for 4 on the power play with the critical shorthanded goal.
Winterhawks goaltender Dante Giannuzzi made 30 saves. Kamloops goaltender Dylan Ernst made 43 saves, including 19 in the third period.
Portland’s extended home game continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 against Prince George.
College football – Washington State’s 40-14 victory over Washington on Friday means Oregon State cannot represent the Pac-12 North Division in the Conference Championship game. If Oregon beats Oregon State on Saturday (12:30 p.m. ESPN), the Ducks will face Utah for the Pac-12 title. If Oregon State wins, the Beavers, Cougars and Ducks will all finish tied for top of the North Division at 6-3 in Pac-12 games and WSU will represent the division in the Championship game via tiebreakers.
• The State of Oregon has announced a contract extension until 2027 for football coach Jonathan Smith. In his fourth season, Smith has the Beavers at 7-4 entering Saturday’s game at Oregon and is eligible for the first time since 2013. The new contract also includes increases for football staff and assistant coaches.
Men’s College Basketball –Montana State defeated Portland 69-66 on day one of the Incarnate Word tournament in San Antonio, Texas. Moses Wood led four double-digit drivers with 20 points (and eight rebounds) and Tyler Robertson scored 16. Kristian Sjolund’s 3-point equalizer at the buzzer rebounded as Portland (5-2) saw his winning steak of five games and. The Pilots face Southeast Missouri at noon on Saturday and finish the tournament Sunday at noon against Incarnate Word.
• Iowa escaped in the second half to beat visiting Portland State 85-51. The 85 points were the lowest this season for the Hawkeyes 6-0. The Vikings were within eight points at the start of the second half before the Iowa offense accelerated it. Marlon Ruffin led PSU (2-3) with 18 points. James Jean-Marie caught 15 rebounds.
Women’s College Basketball – Michigan’s No.12 defeated Oregon State’s No.16 61-52 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kennedy Brown had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Beavers (3-1). Michigan won by edging OSU 21-12 in the fourth quarter.
Kraken loses – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 17 saves for his 200th Tampa Bay goal victory as the Lightning beat Seattle 6-13-1) 3-0. The Kraken is in Florida at 3 p.m. Saturday.
WEDNESDAY NOV. 24
Winterhawks fall in overtime – The Vancouver Giants scored the winner in overtime on a rebound to beat the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Gabe Klassen and Luca Cagnoni scored for Portland, who dominated Vancouver 43-28, including 10-2 in the third period. But the Giants had more possession in overtime and Alex Cotton scored a rebound after a strong rush from Justin Sourdif that forced a tough save from Dante Giannuzzi.
In the end, Portland’s 1v8 power play night hurt the Winterhawks.
Portland continues its extended home stand at 4 p.m. Friday when the Kamloops Blazers visit the VMC.
Men’s College Basketball – For the third time in eight days, Oregon was uncompetitive. Wednesday was a 78-49 loss to 12th-place Houston in the Maui Invitational third-place game in Las Vegas.
The Ducks (3-3) have gone from a team on the sidelines of the top 10 to one that looks lost and likely to miss the NCAA tournament. Oregon don’t share the ball in attack and give up high-quality looks to opponents with astonishing consistency.
The next home game against Montana is on Monday, November 29.
Kraken Victory – Marcus Johansson scored with 3:08 left and Seattle (6-12-1) beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 at Climate Pledge Arena. Carolina (14-3-1) has the best record in the NHL. Former Winterhawk Seth Jarvis had two shots on goal in 13:08 of ice time for Carolina.
MONDAY NOV. 22
2022 Timbers Open – The Portland Timbers will open the 2022 MLS season on Saturday, February 26 against the New England Revolution in Providence Park.
The league announced the home opener for each team on Monday. The 2022 season, the 29th in MLS history and the 12th MLS season for the Timbers, will start as soon as possible as the schedule is adjusted to accommodate international windows during a World Cup year .
The Timbers, of course, are trying to extend their 2021 run for as long as possible. Next is a Thanksgiving game in Colorado in the Western Conference semifinals.
Lillard recognized – Trail Blazers goaltender Damian Lillard is the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 21.
Lillard averaged 28.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in home wins over Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, including a high of 39 points on Nov. 20 against Philadelphia.