Seahawks pull out win over Packers...Rockets hammer Warriors...Tech, Purdue advance...Upsets in NYC
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson hit Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown with 5:08 to send the Seattle Seahawks past the visiting Green Bay Packers, 27-24. Wilson threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns while helping Seattle overcome a 14-3 deficit. The Seahawks’ defense stiffened in the second half, holding the Packers to 114 total yards. Aaron Rodgers was 21 of 30 passing for 332 yards and two scores, while Adams had 166 yards on 10 receptions.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden poured in 27 points and the Houston Rockets opened the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run to take an 88-65 lead in a 107-86 rout of the Warriors. James Ennis III had 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting for Houston, which reached the .500 mark at 7-7 despite a 1-4 start. Kevin Durant had 20 points for the Warriors on a night they were just 4 of 18 on 3-pointers. Golden State is 2-2 since Stephen Curry suffered a groin injury.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Purdue have advanced to the Charleston Classic semifinals by winning on Thursday. Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points for the 16th-ranked Hokies in a 73-64 victory over Ball State. Carsen Edwards scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half of the Boilermakers’ 92-70 rout of Appalachian State.
NEW YORK (AP) — There were a couple of top-25 upsets in the 2K Classic in New York. Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert scored 16 points each to lead Connecticut’s 83-76 triumph over No. 15 Syracuse. Tarin Smith added 14 points off the bench as the Huskies improved to 3-0 under first-year coach Dan Hurley. Iowa pulled off the other stunner as Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead the Hawkeyes past 13th-ranked Oregon, 77-69.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in a 91-second span of the second period to lead the Lightning past the Pens, 4-3. It was the sixth-fastest three goals by a single player in NHL history, and the second-fastest since the 1967 expansion. Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd) also had a power-play goal, Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) picked up added three assists and backup goalie Louis Domingue (doh-MIHNG’) made 28 saves to help the Lightning win for the fifth time in seven games.