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Sunday sports updates: Ducks to Fiesta Bowl; PSU men sink Weber State; OSU women hoops shut down; Seahawks to playoffs.

Ducks in Fiesta Bowl — Oregon (4-2) will face Iowa State (8-3) in the Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Arizona (COVID-19 protocols allowing, of course).

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 2, on ESPN and pits the Pac-12 champion Ducks against the Big 12 runner-up Cyclones.

This is the third New Year's Six bowl for Oregon in the College Football Playoff era and follows a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin last season. The Ducks are 2-0 in Fiesta Bowls, and this will be Oregon's third appearance, each coming 10 seasons apart. Oregon beat No. 2-ranked Colorado in on Jan. 1, 2001, and No. 5 Kansas State on Jan. 3, 2011.

This is the first New Year's Six bowl for Iowa State, which is 4-11 all-time in bowl games.

It will be a homecoming for Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough and Iowa State QB Brock Purdy, who played against each other while in high school in Arizona.

Oregon and Colorado are the only Pac-12 teams scheduled to play bowl games this season. The 4-1 Buffaloes are slated to face Texas in the Alamo Bowl at 6 p.m. PT on Dec. 29.

USC, Washington, UCLA, Stanford, Utah and Washington State all opted not to play in a bowl game.

Men's college basketball — In a big turnaround from Friday, Portland State made the plays down the stretch to beat Weber State 74-72 on Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Viking Pavilion.

James Scott's three-point play with 31 seconds left put Portland State up 73-72.

PSU's John Hall blocked a shot at the rim and Patis Dawson made one of two free throws with four seconds left.

The Vikings led by 17 points early in the second half but were held scoreless for more than six minutes as the Wildcats rallied.

The win came after Weber State beat Portland State by 28 in Friday's Big Sky Conference opener.

Scott, who moved to point guard after playing on the wing in the opener, finished with 26 points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists.

Khalid Thomas finished 20 points and six rebounds and hit a key contested 3-pointer with 2:13 left to bring the Vikings to within two points.

PSU (2-3, 1-1 Big Sky) are scheduled to play at Oregon State at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Pac-12 Network).

College women's basketball — Oregon State's women's basketball game Monday at Washington has been postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test in the Beavers' program. OSU has suspended team operations indefinitely.

At 11 a.m. Monday, two unbeaten teams clash in Pullman when Oregon visits Washington State.

Seahawks playoff bound — It took sacks from L.J. Collier and Carlos Dunlap to finally stop a Washington Football Team comeback in the 20-15 road win that clinched a playoff berth for Seattle. Whether the Hawks are NFC West champions or a wild-card team depends on games Dec. 27 at home against the Rams and Jan. 3 on the road against the 49ers.

Seattle (10-4) is alone atop the division thanks to the Jets' upset win over the Rams in Los Angeles.

The Seahawks led Washington 20-3 after a 50-yard touchdown run from Carlos Hyde early in the third quarter. But Seattle didn't score again.

A 96-yard Washington drive cut the lead to 20-9 early in the fourth quarter, but a missed extra point proved critical. After Washington scored to pull within five, their 2-point try failed, meaning a touchdown was needed on the final drive.

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