DAILY LINKS: SDSU rallies from 21-point deficit to win in OT

Aztecs survive sorry start, defeat UNLV in OT – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State beat UNLV 62-52 in overtime Wednesday in the opening round of the Mountain West tournament by playing maybe its worst half in a decade followed by maybe its best, or at least its guttiest.

By looking completely over this season, done, finished, kaput, checked out, then suddenly morphing into a team that doesn’t want it to end.

By overcoming its largest second-half deficit (21 points) in 20 seasons and likely longer (SDSU didn’t keep that stat going back any farther) and outscoring the Rebels 12-2 in OT.

VIDEO: Aztecs Rally From 21-Point Deficit To Beat UNLV 62-52 In OT
After perhaps the worst first half of the season (and there have been many others), the Aztecs rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat UNLV 62-52 in overtime in Wednesday’s play-in game of the Mountain West Tournament. With the win, the Aztecs advance to the next round and will play Boise State Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Gull Fest – SanDiegoGulls.com
Tyler Morley scored the game-winning goal with 9.4 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the San Diego Gulls (33-14-3-2, 71 pts.) to a back-and-forth 7-6 win over the San Jose Barracuda (34-12-2-4; 74 pts.) in front of 5,842 fans at Valley View Casino Center on Wednesday night. The 13 combined goals between the two clubs are the most scored in a game in Gulls franchise history.

Teams, agents suspect that Chargers are talking to Okung’s advisor – Pro Football Talk
The Chargers reportedly are interested in tackle Russell Okung. Since he does not have an agent, they can’t talk to him until the new league year begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Some agents and teams suspect (they don’t know, but they suspect) that the Chargers are communicating with Okung’s advisor, former NFLPA-certified agent Jimmy Halsell. Because Halsell isn’t currently certified by the union, however, teams can’t talk to him on Okung’s behalf before the new league year opens.

Ravens to sign running back Danny Woodhead – NFL.com
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Ravens are signing running back Danny Woodhead, according to a source informed of the situation.

Woodhead, who spent the past four seasons in San Diego with the Chargers, suffered a season-ending ACL injury last September in the team’s Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rapoport reports Woodhead is now fully healthy after undergoing surgery to repair the tear.

PODCAST: The Vision For SoccerCity In San Diego Is Growing
The President of Univision Deportes, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, joins the Unnamed Soccer Podcast to provide further details on the vision for SoccerCity in San Diego

Xolos 1, Club América 0 – Copa MX: Highlights and box score – FMF State of Mind
A great goal from San Diego-native Paul Arriola was all that Club Tijuana needed to move on to the Copa MX quarterfinals.

AUDIO: AJ Preller On 2017 Expectations, Bethancourt Experiment & Strength Of Bullpen
Padres general manager A.J. Preller on expectations for the young Padres, reasoning behind the Christian Bethancourt experiment and how much interest they’re getting in the back end of their talented bullpen.

Lockett making most of opportunity in spring – MLB.com
Walker Lockett rose four levels in the Padres’ system last year, finishing the season as the Game 1 starter for Triple-A El Paso during its playoff run.

Lockett tossed a pair of scoreless innings in his first spring start as the Padres topped Team Mexico, 7-3, on Tuesday. He doesn’t have much of a chance to crack the Opening Day rotation. But given how quickly he’s moved through the Minors, a big league debut doesn’t seem far off.

AUDIO: Mark Medina On Lakers Ownership Drama & Early Returns On Magic Johnson
Daily News Lakers beat reporter Mark Medina on the power struggle between Jim and Jeannie Buss, if the league could intervene and early returns on Magic Johnson.

 

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