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Vikings visit San Francisco, Baltimore hosts Tennessee

UNDATED — The NFL’s divisional round has begun in Santa Clara, California, as the San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings.

The 49ers enjoyed a 24-10 lead over the Vikings with under 3 ½ minutes left in the third quarter. Tevin Coleman has a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Niners, one in each half.

The 49ers walked off the field with a 14-10 halftime lead. Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-poh-loh) engineered a touchdown drive on the Niners’ first possession, capped by his three-yard scoring pass to Kendrick Bourne. The Vikings quickly tied it on Kirk Cousins’ 41-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs later in the first quarter, but the 49ers regained the lead on Coleman’s one-yard run midway through the second period.

The second game of the day as the Tennessee Titans visiting the AFC’s top-seeded Baltimore Ravens.


Baylor beats Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Baylor ended a host of losing streaks while improving to 13-1 this season.

Jared Butler scored 22 points and MaCio Teague added 16 as the Bears stifled No. 3 Kansas in Lawrence, 67-55. Freddie Gillespie had 13 points for Baylor, which held Kansas under 40% from the field and turned 14 Jayhawks turnovers into 21 points.

It’s the first victory by the Bears in 18 games at Allen Fieldhouse since the building opened in 1966. Baylor also beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 attempts and won a fifth consecutive game against a ranked team for the first time in school history.

Isaiah Moss scored 15 points for the Jayhawks, who had won 28 straight home games.

In other top-25 games:

— Filip Petrusev scored 16 points and Corey Kispert added 15 in top-ranked Gonzaga’s 31st consecutive regular-season victory in West Coast Conference play, 87-62 victory over Loyola Marymount. Ryan Woolridge scored 13 and Admon Gilder added 12 as the Bulldogs won their 10th straight overall and 22nd consecutive against the Lions.

— Fifth-ranked Auburn Blew out Georgia, 82-60 behind a 40-13 run bridging the two halves. Samir Doughty had 17 points to help the Tigers remain one of two unbeaten teams in Division One.

— Ohio State absorbed its fourth consecutive loss as Devonte Green scored 19 points and Rob Phinisee added 13 in his first start of the season to help Indiana hold off the 11th-ranked Buckeyes, 66-54. The Hoosiers went cold at the start of the second half before a 12-0 run put them in control.

— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-ah) led three Louisville players in double figures with 20 points in a 67-64 triumph over Notre Dame. Reserve guard Ryan McMahon scored 17 points and Dwayne Sutton had a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds for the 13th-ranked Cardinals.

— Kentucky picked up its 1,000 SEC victory as Immanuel Quickley scored the game’s final five points and finished with 19 to send the 14th-ranked Wildcats past Alabama, 76-67. Ashton Hagans had 15 points, including a big 3 late after the Crimson Tide cut a 15-point, second-half deficit to 63-60.

— Obi Toppin scored 16 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in the second half of 15th-ranked Dayton’s 88-60 pounding of UMass. Toppin returned to the bench with a protective boot on his left foot and watched the final minutes.

— Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points to lead No. 16 Villanova to an 80-66 win over Georgetown. Bey finished 10 of 15 from the floor and made five free throws to help the Wildcats move to 12-3.

Joseph Girardi III furnished 19 points and six rebounds for unranked Syracuse in a 63-55 downing of No. 18 Virginia. Elijah Jones contributed 18 points and nine boards for the Orange, who had lost its previous two ACC games by a combined five points.

— Micah Potter scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over No. 20 Penn State 58-49. Brad Davison had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the 10-6 Badgers.


North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Dakota State has captured its eighth FCS national championship in nine years.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, including a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter of the Bison’s 28-20 win over James Madison. James Hendricks preserved the victory with an interception at the goal line in the final seconds for the 16-0 Bison.

North Dakota State stretched its FCS-record winning streak to 37 in a row and completed the first 16-win season in any division since Yale in 1894.


Wake Forest QB Newman transferring to Georgia for final year

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is getting an experienced quarterback after losing Jake Fromm to the NFL draft.

Jamie Newman announced Saturday he will transfer to Georgia from Wake Forest for his final college season. Newman is coming off his first full year as the Demon Deacons’ starter, completing 60.9% of his passes for 2,868 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 574 yards and six TDs.


Boeser scores twice in Canucks’ 6-3 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have stopped a two-game skid that followed their season-high, seven-game winning streak.

Brock Boeser (BEH’-sur) and Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN’-ehn) scored 1:24 apart in the third period of the Canucks’ 6-3 win at Buffalo. Boeser had two goals and Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 shots to improve to 7-1 in his past eight games.

Bo Horvat (HOHR’-vat) and J.T. Miller also scored for Vancouver, which had dropped consecutive games by a combined 14-4.

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