TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Kimani Lawrence had 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks, DJ Horne also had 14 points and Arizona State was never behind when the Sun Devils beat the Grand Canyon 67-62. Marreon Jackson was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 28 seconds and finished with 13 points for Arizona State (4-6). Holland Woods Jr. tripled to make the score 42-41 with 9:19 left, but Lawrence and Horne scored the next 13 points for Arizona State before Heath laid down to take the lead to 57-48 with 3 minutes to go. Woods finished with 20 points and Blacksher added 18 for Grand Canyon (8-2).
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California catcher Drake London has declared his eligibility for the next NFL draft after three seasons with the Trojans. London was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the year despite playing just 7 1/2 games for the Trojans before breaking his right ankle in a game against Arizona in late October. Before his injury, London was one of the best receivers in the country for the Trojans. He had 88 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. He produced five games with at least 10 receptions and six games with at least 130 receiving yards.
NO DATE (AP) – Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has been named the Associated Press college football player of the year. That gives Crimson Tide its second consecutive winner. Young received 42 of 53 first-place votes from 25 AP Top 25 voters to easily finish ahead of Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, who got four first-place votes. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett was third, followed by Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. and Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud. Young also won the Davey O’Brien Award for best quarterback in the country.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Shaina Pellington scored 16 points, her best of the season, Cate Reese added 13 and No. 6 Arizona beat North Dakota state 59-47. The Wildcats are 8-0 for the fifth time in school history and the second time in three seasons, but they looked like a team playing their first game in 12 days. Arizona lost starting forward Lauren Ware to injury in the first minute of the game. The Wildcats shot 34.9%, their worst rate in six games, and were 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Heaven Hamling scored 14 points for the Bison.
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