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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.

 

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