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No. 11 Arizona escapes with 75-73 OT win over Santa Clara

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Gabe York scored seven of his 11 points in overtime, and No. 11 Arizona escaped with a 75-73 victory over winless Santa Clara on Thursday night in the opening round of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.

Ryan Anderson led the Wildcats (5-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Tollefsen added 13 points before fouling out in overtime, and Kaleb Tarczewski had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Jared Brownridge scored a career-high 44 points for the Broncos (0-6), hitting seven 3-pointers and making all 15 of his free throws. He surpassed James Harden's tournament record of 40 points set with Arizona State.


Cardinals place OLB Woodley on IR, sign DT Bryant

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Lamarr Woodley on season-ending injured reserve with a chest injury and signed defensive tackle Red Bryant.

Woodley appeared in nine games, six as a starter before being injured in the Cardinals' Nov. 15 game at Seattle. The nine-year NFL veteran had 14 tackles, four solo, and one sack.

The 6-foot-4, 323-pound Bryant started all 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, when he had 22 tackles, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss.

Bryant, in his eighth NFL season, spent his first six with the Seattle Seahawks, who drafted him in the fourth round out of Texas in 2008.

He was in Buffalo's training camp before being released by the Bills on Sept. 5.


Vermette, Duclair, Domi lead Coyotes to 4-2 win over Ducks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Antoine Vermette has been around long enough to know scoring droughts happen from time to time.

That only makes them a little easier to endure.

Vermette scored his first goal of the season in the second period and ended Anaheim's comeback bid with an empty-netter, lifting the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Vermette returned to Arizona after winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago last season.

The Coyotes had beaten the Ducks twice already this season behind Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and Martin Hanzal. Domi and Duclair were at it again, combining for three points — including a goal in the third period shortly after Anaheim cut the lead to two.

Duclair has scored five of his eight goals against the Ducks this season and has combined with Domi for 11 points in three games.

Michael Stone also scored and Mike Smith stopped 29 shots for the Coyotes.


Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Suns, 120-114

PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Davis crashed to the floor going for a rebound of a missed shot in the closing seconds of the New Orleans Pelicans' game against the Phoenix Suns game. It was a hard fall.

Davis got back to his feet and finished the game, his tip-in with 20.6 seconds left having already put the Pelicans on track for a 120-114 victory Wednesday night. He had 26 points and 17 rebounds.

The Pelicans trailed by as many as 17 points before rallying to beat the Suns for the second time in four days.

Brandon Knight scored 29 points, 20 in the first quarter, and had 10 assists. Jon Leuer added 20 points, 13 in the fourth quarter, and 12 rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe and T.J. Warren each had 18 points.

The Suns, who lost at New Orleans on Sunday night, dropped their third straight to fall to 7-8.

The Suns had their second-highest point total in a quarter this season with 39 in the first, but the Pelicans whittled a 17-point deficit in the second quarter to two with Ish Smith's 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer.

The Suns host Golden State Friday night.