Tahlequah Daily Press

January 21, 2014

Tourney time for Keys

Local and national briefs


— Both Keys basketball teams will tip off today at the Old Fort Classic in Fort Gibson. The Keys girls will play Bishop Kelley at 4:30 p.m. with the boys the follow at 5:50 against Sand Springs.

The Lady Cougars (7-4) are coming off a 45-33 win over Vian on Monday night. Taylor O'Donnell led the Lady Cougars — who took over with a 16-4 third quarter with 14 points — while Sydni Rainbolt had 10 points. The Bishop Kelley girls are ranked 10th in Class 5A and are 6-5.

The Keys boys are still looking for their second win of the season, while Sand Springs enters at 4-8 and on a three-game losing streak.

The championship semifinals of the tournament will play Thursday, while the consolation games will be played on Friday.

Ratings way up for NFL championship games

NEW YORK — The NFL conference title games' television viewership is up big from last season.

The Broncos' 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That's up 22 percent from the early game a year ago between San Francisco and Atlanta.

The Seahawks' 23-17 victory over the 49ers in the NFC averaged 55.9 viewers on Fox, up 17 percent from Ravens-Patriots in the late window in 2013.

CBS said Monday that Denver's win had a 28.1 rating and 51 share - the second-highest rating for the AFC game in 17 years, behind a 28.3 for Jets-Steelers in 2011. Seattle's victory drew a 28.5/44, the highest-rated non-overtime NFC game since 1997.

Ratings measure the percentage of households with televisions watching a program, while shares represent the percentage of TVs in use at the time.