Antti Niemi earned his 30th NHL shutout, and third of the season, with 28 saves, Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game during a two-man advantage, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Melvin Gordon rushed for an Outback Bowl-record 251 and three touchdowns and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give No. 18 Wisconsin a 34-31 victory over No. 19 Auburn on Thursday.
Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points in his return from a six-game absence and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Russell Westbrook's first-half ejection to beat the Phoenix Suns 137-134 in overtime Wednesday night.
Playing like a team determined to show it should have been included in the four-team playoff, No. 6 TCU rode three touchdown passes from Trevone Boykin and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Mississippi in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday.