HOUSTON (AP) - Dwight Howard celebrated his 28th birthday in a big way, getting 20 points and 22 rebounds last night to lead the Houston Rockets over the Orlando Magic 98-88. James Harden scored 27 points and also had 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Terrence Jones contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pac-12 South Division champion Arizona State and Texas Tech have accepted invitations to play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30 at Qualcomm Stadium. It will be the fourth appearance for Arizona State (10-3) and the second appearance for Texas Tech (7-5).
ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Manziel might play his final college game in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. No. 20 Texas A&M, led by Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, will face No. 22 Duke in the New Year's Eve bowl at the Georgia Dome. Manziel is a third-year sophomore, making him eligible to enter the 2014 NFL draft. He hasn't revealed his plans for next season after guiding Texas A&M to an 8-4 record.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison had 18 points and eight rebounds yesterday to lead No. 3 Tennessee to a 75-61 victory over Texas. Nneka Enemkpali led Texas (6-3) with 12 points and 11 rebounds. All but two of her points came in the first half. Chassidy Fussell added 12 points despite shooting 1 of 10 from 3-point range.
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