Mar. 8 Sports Briefs

Friday, March 8, 2019

Jacobs leads Sacramento St. past Montana St. 70-67

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Chibueze Jacobs had 19 points off the bench to lift Sacramento State to a 70-67 win over Montana State on Thursday night. Osi Nwachukwu had 12 points for Sacramento State (14-14, 8-11 Big Sky Conference). Tyler Hall scored a seasonhigh 34 points and had six rebounds for the Bobcats (14-15, 11-8), while Harald Frey added 11 points and seven assists. Montana State finishes out the regular season against Portland State on the road on Saturday.

AP source: Broncos trading Keenum to Redskins

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is on the move again. The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Washington Redskins, a person with knowledge of the deal told The AP on Thursday. The teams will also swap 2020 draft picks, with Denver receiving a sixth-rounder and Washington a seventh-rounder, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be announced until next week. Keenum’s contract will be reworked with the Broncos and Redskins each picking up half of the $7 million he was guaranteed in 2019. The Broncos decided to move on from Keenum last month when they agreed to acquire Super Bowl-winning veteran Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens. Like the Keenum trade, the Flacco trade cannot become official until the start of the league year .March 13.

Portland St. tops Griz 81-69

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods had 20 points as Portland State stretched its home winning streak to seven games, defeating Montana 81-69 on Thursday night. Deante Strickland had 19 points for Portland State (15-15, 10-9 Big Sky Conference). Sayeed Pridgett had 28 points — 23 in the second half — for the Grizzlies (22-8, 15-4). Ahmaad Rorie added 13 points. The Vikings improved to 2-0 against the Grizzlies this season and dropped Montana into a tie with Northern Colorado for first place in the Big Sky. Montana plays at Sacramento state on Saturday and Northern Colorado hosts Northern Arizona to wrap up the regular season.

Westbrook, Thunder top Lillard, Trail Blazers in OT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 37 points and Paul George added 32 points and 14 rebounds for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a chippy 129-121 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. The victory gave the Thunder a four-game series sweep of the Blazers this season. Damian Lillard had 51 points for the Blazers, while Jusuf Nurkic added 13 points and 17 rebounds before he was sent off with his second technical with under a minute to go in regulation. The teams had gone into the game knotted for third in the Western Conference — along with the Houston Rockets — with identical 39-25 records. Regulation ended with a wild final minute when George appeared to elbow Nurkic, who was knocked to the floor as Terrance Ferguson made a layup that put the Thunder up 113-111. Portland players protested, but no call was made. Words were then exchanged between Nurkic and George under Portland’s basket. After a review both received offsetting technicals, and a foul was called on the Thunder. Because Nurkic already had a technical, he was ejected.