SEATTLE (AP) - Kiki Alofaituli scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half, and Southern California earned its first Pac-12 Conference tournament title by rallying for a 71-62 win over Oregon State last night. Ariya Crook had 16 points as the Trojans claimed their first Pac-12 title since winning the regular-season crown in 1994. Deven Hunter led Oregon State (23-10) with 19 points.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter against his old team and Joe Johnson added 18 points, helping the Brooklyn Nets overcome an injury to Paul Pierce in a 104-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings last night. DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points and 28 rebounds to lead the Kings, and Rudy Gay added 20 points.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings won their seventh straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night. Alec Martinez and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings, who have their longest winning streak since taking nine in a row from Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched five innings in his penultimate tuneup for the season opener in Australia, giving up five hits to a split squad of San Francisco Giants during their 3-2 victory yesterday over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Hicks in the second.
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