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SAN DIEGO -- Arizona avoided becoming the latest and biggest upset victim in an NCAA tournament thats been filled with them. LeBron James Team USA Jersey . The Wildcats will have to play a little better if they want to keep going in the bracket. Nick Johnson scored 18 points, Aaron Gordon added 16 and top-seeded Arizona overcame a shaky start and a late run by Weber State to beat the Wildcats 68-59 in the West Regional on Friday. The first full day of the tournament was a wild one filled with upsets, and the bracket-busting trend continued early Friday, when Mercer, a No. 14 seed, knocked off mighty Duke. Arizona (31-4) appeared to be next in line, falling into an 8-point hole in the opening 6 minutes. Arizona closed in around Weber State (19-12), shutting down the Wildcats during two big first-half runs, seemingly putting the fairytale to bed. Comfortably ahead, Arizona let off the gas late, allowing Weber State to trim a 21-point lead down to nine before pulling it out. Solid, but not great, particularly since the next game -- against Gonzaga or Oklahoma State on Sunday -- is the spot the Wildcats have been picked to go down. Weber State put up a fight in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007, clearly not intimidated by Arizona and its cast of future NBA players. The Wildcats just didnt have the manpower to keep up with the long, athletic Cats during their big runs and nor did they have enough left climb all the way back after clawing back in the second half. Davion Berry scored 24 points and Richaud Gittens added 12 for Weber State. Arizona had been in this spot before, facing a quick-trigger 3-point shooting team in the opening round. A year ago, Belmont was a popular bracket buster pick against the Wildcats because of its ability to shoot the 3, but Arizona turned the slight into motivation and ran over the Bruins. Even after an opening day of upsets in the bracket, there were no calls for an upset against Arizona this year. But just as Mercer was busy taking down Duke, Weber State gave the 16-over-a-1-seed miracle a glimpse of life, holding Arizona without a field for nearly 5 minutes during a game-opening 10-2 run. The dream popped with a flurry of blocked shots, steals and runouts the other direction. After falling into the early hole, one of the nations best defences flexed its muscles against the Big Sky-champion Wildcats, jumping into passing lanes, swatting shots, turning nearly every possession into a fight against the shot clock. Weber State missed 12 of 13 shots as Arizona went on two big runs and shot 6 of 24 in the first half with nine turnovers that Arizona turned into 12 points. The desert Wildcats shook off their early offensive funk with an array of dunks and 3-pointers, racing past Weber State with runs of 14-2 and 13-3 to go up 32-20 at halftime. Arizona looked as if it was going to run away with it early in the second half, only to watch Weber State scratch a huge lead to under double digits with 4 1-2 minutes left. Arizona turned back every attempt Weber State made after that to pull out the victory, but will likely face more upset predictions in the next round after this one. Harrison Barnes Team USA Jersey . -- Charles-David Beaudoin and Jerome Verrier scored in the third period to lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs past the Victoriaville Tigres 3-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play Sunday. DeMar DeRozan Team USA Jersey .com) - The Ottawa Senators will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they face the Chicago Blackhawks who are trying to secure their place in the post-season.ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This season is beginning to resemble 2006-07 for All-Star forward Corey Perry, one of five Anaheim Ducks holdovers who helped them win their only Stanley Cup title seven years ago. Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen won his sixth straight game to start his NHL career, making 35 saves in place of ailing Jonas Hiller, and the league-leading Ducks extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. "If you look around this room, weve got a lot of new faces," Perry said. "But theres a lot of guys in here with a lot of character that want to win and prove that they belong here and go out there every night working as hard as they can. Theyre playing every game like its their last. And if we keep doing that, were going to be successful." Perry had a goal and an assist, Nick Bonino got the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the second period and Andrew Cogliano added an empty-netter, helping Anaheim improve the NHLs best record to 15-3-1 and the best home start in franchise history to 8-0. "Its surprising, but its a nice surprise," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The way our training camp ended, with us losing the last three games -- then losing to Colorado 6-1 in the opener -- boy, I wouldnt have thought that we would have put this kind of string together. But then they started to compete, started playing for each other and started battling for jobs." The Ducks are the leagues only undefeated team on home ice, and the first to win their first eight home games since the 2010-11 Los Angeles Kings. Anaheims 31 points through its first 19 games eclipsed the previous club mark of 30 set in that 2006-07 championship season. Andersen became the first goalie to win his first six NHL games since Damian Rhodes did it for Toronto from March 1991 to December 1993. According to a Ducks spokesman, Hiller was under the weather -- but available to play. He sat by the locker room watching the game at the end of the runway leading to the bench area. Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf, who had his first career hat trick Friday night in a 6-2 victory over Buffalo, was scratched for the first time this season because of an upper-body injury. Mathieu Perreault took his place on the teams top line between Perry and Dustin Penner. "When youre missing the second-leading scorer in the league, one of the best players in the world -- and your captain -- youre always going to miss him," Boudreau said. "But I thought we did a great job of battling. The team wanted to show that we can survive injuries because weve got good depth. It gave other guys a chance to play, and they stepped up. Delon Wright Raptors Jersey. " Tom Sestito scored his first goal of the season for the Canucks, back at Honda Center for the first time since beating Anaheim 5-0 last January in the Ducks lockout-delayed home opener. "Its been a struggle the past two games here," said coach John Tortorella, whose team lost 5-1 to the Los Angeles Kings the previous night. "We know what they are as players, we know what they are as people, and they are going to be the players we know they are. They are going to bounce out of it." The Canucks have played three consecutive games without a goal or an assist from either of the Sedin twins for the first time since last January, the second week of the lockout-delayed season. "When you keep them off the scoresheet, youre probably going to win," Bonino said. "Daniel Winniks line did a great job against them, and when other guys found themselves out there against them, they were aware. But you cant run at them. Thats the biggest thing. They want you to come flying at them because they can spin off and make plays. So you have to play under control, but also get on them quick. We did that, and Freddie shut the door." Eddie Lack made 20 saves in his fourth NHL start, all of them on the road -- including overtime victories against Calgary and St. Louis. The 25-year-old rookie played the final 28 minutes of Saturdays game, stopping 13 of 14 shots after Roberto Luongo was pulled from a game for the first time since April 3, 2012, against the Ducks. Anaheim led 2-1 after two periods despite getting outshot 29-16. Bonino slammed his fifth goal into a wide-open net after Emerson Etem got the puck from Perry in the left circle and drew Lack out of the crease. Perry opened the scoring 8 1/2 minutes into the middle period with his 11th goal. Sestito tied it at 14:09 with his sixth goal in 77 NHL games. The Ducks were 0 for 2 on the power play. The Canucks, who came in with a league-best penalty-killing percentage of 89.1, have killed off all 22 short-handed situations over their last seven games. NOTES: Ducks assistant coach Scott Niedermayer was in Toronto on the eve of his induction into the Hall of Fame. ... Andersen became the first Ducks goalie to win his first six NHL games. Viktor Fasth, who hasnt played since Oct. 16 due to a lower-body injury, was 8-0 in his first nine appearances last season. ... Luongo is 1-5-2 with a 4.09 goals-against average in his last 10 games against Anaheim. ... The Canucks begin a six-game homestand Thursday night against San Jose. The Ducks start a four-game road trip Tuesday at Florida. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Authentic China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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