MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored a career-high 24 points and dished eight assists in helping the No. 19 West Virginia women beat Kansas State 74-63 in a Big 12 opener. Gondrezick was 9-of-14 shooting, making half of her eight 3-point attempts. Tynice Martin added 18 points and Madisen Smith, with three makes from the arc, scoring 15. Peyton Williams, who has been averaging a double-double, had another with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats. West Virginia had the lead for good midway through the first quarter and led 37-22 at halftime.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There is a parity party in college basketball this season unlike perhaps any other year. Five different teams rose to No. 1 before New Year's Day, a record for the AP poll that began with the 1948-49 season. This past week brought losses to No. 4 Oregon, ninth-ranked Memphis and No. 10 Villanova — all to unranked teams. There are a multitude of reasons, ranging from more talent spread more evenly across college basketball to rule changes that include a deeper 3-point line. But regardless of the circumstances, one thing has become clear: Not even the bluest of the blue bloods is safe this season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf and Marshawn Lynch had a rushing score as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Eagles, 17-9 in Philadelphia. Wilson threw for 325 yards and led the team with 45 yards rushing. The Seahawks had a season-high seven sacks from six players, but the biggest hit was provided by Jadeveon Clowney. He knocked out quarterback Carson Wentz with a helmet-to-helmet hit in Philadelphia’s second series.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) —The Minnesota Vikings blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph for a four-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime to give the Vikes a 26-20 victory against the New Orleans Saints. Dalvin Cook gained 130 yards from scrimmage and scored a pair of touchdowns that put the Vikings ahead, 20-10. Will Lutz forced OT by nailing a 49-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored a career-high 32 points and 14th-ranked Michigan State improved to 12-3 overall with its seventh straight win, 87-69 over No. 12 Michigan. Xavier Tillman fell one point short of his career high with 20 to help Michigan State remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss. The Spartans were ahead the entire game and led by 13 in the first half before keeping the Wolverines in check.
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns took a break in their coaching search today but are scheduled to meet with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll today or tomorrow according to a person familiar with the meeting. Daboll was Cleveland's offensive coordinator under Eric Mangini in 2009-10. He was initially scheduled to meet with the Browns today. Cleveland is also expected to meet with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in the coming days.
NFL WILDCARD PLAYOFFS
Final Seattle 17 Philadelphia 9
Final Minnesota 26 New Orleans 20
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (14)Michigan St. 87 (12)Michigan 69
Final (20)Dayton 80 Saint Joseph's 67
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final L.A. Clippers 135 New York 132
Final Miami 122 Portland 111
Final Minnesota 118 Cleveland 103
Final Memphis 121 Phoenix 114
Final L.A. Lakers 106 Detroit 99