Jan 09, 2020 10:40 AM

Thursday Sports Headlines

Posted Jan 09, 2020 10:40 AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Devon Dotson had 20 points and six assists, David McCormack added 16 points and seven rebounds and No. 3 Kansas routed Iowa State 79-53. The Jayhawks closed the first half with a 21-3 run to take a 20-point lead. They improved to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12, handing Iowa State its most-lopsided loss in the series since an 89-66 setback Feb. 12, 2011, in Lawrence. Kansas held star Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton to five points.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored 22 points and Oklahoma pulled away late for a 72-62 win over Texas. The Sooners snapped a four-game losing skid on their rival's home court. Oklahoma seized control with an 11-2 run that built a 61-53 lead, Texas fell to an 0-2 start in the Big 12 for the first time under coach Shaka Smart and the first time since 2014. Jericho Sims had his third straight double-double for Texas with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has fined West Virginia coach Bob Huggins $10,000 for referring to an officiating crew as “three blind mice” after a recent loss at third-ranked Kansas. The league announced the fine in a statement that also issued a public reprimand. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the fine and reprimand were appropriate because it was Huggins' third such incident. Huggins made the comments in a postgame radio interview Saturday after the 60-53 loss in Lawrence, Kansas.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu played so well for the Houston Texans last season that the Kansas City Chiefs signed him to a $42 million, three-year contract. He's lived up to every dollar of it, getting voted second-team All-Pro at safety and first-team All-Pro at defensive back. And now, Mathieu will lead his new team against his old one when Kansas City welcomes the Texans to Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday.

National Headlines

UNDATED (AP) — Both No. 6 seeds advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, marking the first time that's happened in consecutive seasons since the NFL instituted the current 12-team format in 1990. First, the Tennessee Titans sent the New England Patriots to their earliest exit in a decade. Then, the Minnesota Vikings knocked off the New Orleans Saints. No. 6 seeds are 10-4 in the wild-card round since 2013. But no No. 6 seed has reached the conference championship since 2010 when the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers both did it.

UNDATED (AP) — LSU’s Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press all-bowl team. The two connected for four first-half touchdowns in a College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Holiday Bowl victor Iowa, Cotton Bowl champion Penn State and Alamo Bowl winner Texas join LSU in having multiple selections on the informal team announced each year by the AP.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge is the new head coach of the New York Giants and has the task of turning around a franchise that has made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012. Judge spent this season as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach under New England coach Bill Belichick and was on the Patriots’ staff for eight years after a three-year run working for Alabama coach Nick Saban. He replaces Pat Shurmur, who was fired a week ago Monday after only winning nine games in two seasons.

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says in an Instagram post to fans that he still has more to prove following a season that ended with his team failing to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2015 season. Brady's current contract ends in March. If he's not re-signed he could become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year career. The 42-year-old Brady threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions during the 2019 regular season.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is giving up his senior season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Fromm threw for a career-high 2,860 yards this season with 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions, but he posted the lowest completion percentage and quarterback rating of his college career. He was 35-7 record as the Bulldogs' starter, including three straight appearances in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has received a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season. Counsell just led the Brewers to consecutive postseason appearances for the second time in team history and first since 1981 and '82. He was hired to replace Ron Roenicke a month into the 2015 season and is the longest-tenured manager in the National League.

Wednesday Scores

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2)Duke 73 Georgia Tech 64

Final (3)Kansas 79 Iowa St. 53

Final (5)Auburn 83 Vanderbilt 79

Final (7)San Diego St. 72 Wyoming 52

Final (10)Florida St. 78 Wake Forest 68

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Miami 122 Indiana 108

Final San Antonio 129 Boston 114

Final OT Toronto 112 Charlotte 110

Final Orlando 123 Washington 89

Final Denver 107 Dallas 106

Final Houston 122 Atlanta 115

Final New Orleans 123 Chicago 108

Final Utah 128 New York 104

Final Milwaukee 107 Golden State 98