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Boise State gets some consolation in bowl win

Doug Martin shook Boise State out of its brief postseason funk with an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the 10th-ranked Broncos dominated the rest of the way Wednesday night to beat No. 20 Utah 26-3 in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas.

Boise State had turned the ball over three times and was trailing 3-0 when Martin went up the middle and outran Utah defenders down the left side to give the Broncos a much-needed spark. From there, Boise State's defense shut the Utes out and Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes as the Broncos cruised to an easy win.

The victory was small consolation for Boise State, which lost out on a chance at a Rose Bowl berth.

Meanwhile, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton added AP Player of the Year to his collection of postseason awards, receiving 51 of a possible 60 votes.


Syracuse beats Drexel for 13th straight

Kris Joseph had a career-high 25 points, Scoop Jardine added 21 and Rick Jackson had his ninth double-double of the season as No. 5 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 93-65 victory over Drexel.

It was the final nonconference game for Syracuse (13-0), which begins Big East play on Tuesday, at home against Providence.

Elsewhere in college basketball, Brad Wanamaker scored 19 points and led a first-half surge in as No. 6 Pittsburgh beat American 61-46 for their 200th victory under coach Jamie Dixon.


Daemen basketball posts win over Toronto

Daemen College defeated the University of Toronto, 75-55, Wednesday on the second day of the Daemen Can-Am Classic at Lumsden Gymnasium. Jim Regan (Nichols) scored 16 points as freshman Aaron Davis (North Tonawanda) added 11 in the win. Also for the Wildcats (7-7) Dominic Mazzocchi scored 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting.

Casey Sheehan earned Can-Am Classic MVP honors after totaling 29 points and 14 assists in Daemen's two wins.


Driver who killed Adenhart gets 51 years

A construction worker who was on probation for felony drunken driving when he ran a red light and killed rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people was sentenced in Santa Ana, Calif. to 51 years to life in prison.

A judge sentenced Andrew Gallo, 24, amid sobbing from the victims' family and friends.

From News and wire service reports.

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