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Motum selected player of week

Men’s college basketball: Washington State senior Brock Motum is the Pac-12 Player of the Week for his 23-point efforts against Gonzaga and Fresno State.

The Brisbane, Australia, native had a career-high five 3-pointers in the Cougars’ 71-69 loss to Gonzaga last Wednesday in Pullman. On Sunday, he added a team-best eight rebounds to his high-scoring effort in WSU’s 59-50 win over Fresno State.

The 6-foot-10 forward has 1,130 career points and is just 17 shy of reaching Steve Harriel for 20th on WSU’s career scoring list.

This is the second honor for Motum, who received Pac-12 Player of the Week last season during the same week, Dec. 5-11.

The Cougars take on Jackson State on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.

Seahawks, 49ers going prime time

NFL: The 49ers-Seahawks game that could decide the NFC West is moving to prime time.

The NFL said Monday that San Francisco’s matchup with Seattle on Dec. 23 would be on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The San Diego Chargers and New York Jets were originally in that slot, but both teams have losing records.

Starting in Week 11, the league’s flexible scheduling policy allows it to move a more appealing game to Sunday night. This is the first time this season a switch has been made.

The 49ers are 9-3-1 heading into their trip to New England for the first of what will be two straight Sunday night appearances. The Seahawks are 8-5 and play Buffalo in Toronto this weekend.

Another matchup with major playoff implications, Giants-Ravens, shifts to 1:25 p.m. PST on Fox in Week 16. The Chargers-Jets game moves to 10 a.m. on CBS.

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