Oregon St. women pull off Pac-12 opening upset of USC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Raegan Beers scored 18 points making 8 of 9 foul shots and Adlee Blacklock scored 15 and No. 11-seed Oregon State upset sixth-seed USC 56-48 in an opening round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament. Oregon State outscored USC 21-5 in the final 6:53 and made all eight of its final foul shots at the end to secure the win. Kadi Sissoko scored 16 points for USC.
Washington State women rally past Cal in Pac-12 Tournament
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charlisse Leger-Walker scored 23 points, Bella Murekatete had a double-double and Washington State rallied to defeat California 61-49 in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament. A layup by Jessica Clarke gave the Cougars a five-point lead with 6:10 to go in regulation. The lead reached 53-45 1 1/2 minutes later when Astera Tuhina connected on a 3-pointer, just WSU’s second of the game in 15 attempts. Tuhina added a jumper on WSU’s next possession and the lead was 55-45 with 3:32 remaining. Cal got within 55-49 on a fastbreak layup by Leilani McIntosh with 2:20 to go but the Golden Bears did not score again. Jayda Curry led Cal with 16 points.
Rogers rallies Oregon women past Washington 52-50 in Pac-12
Endyia Rogers scored 10 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter and ninth-seeded Oregon pulled out a 52-50 win over eighth-seeded Washington in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. The Ducks face top-seeded and sixth-ranked Stanford in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Rogers had two baskets in a 9-0 run that was capped by a Te-Hina Paopao 3-pointer that put the Ducks on top 45-43. Hannah Stines scored the next three baskets for Washington, one a 3-pointer, but Rogers did the same with her jumper giving Oregon a 51-50 lead with 1:28 to play. Haley Van Dyke led Washington with 12 points.
No. 21 UCLA women top ASU in OT in Pac 12 opener 81-70
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Emily Bessoir scored 17 points, including two critical 3-pointers in overtime, as fifth-seeded UCLA, which had a 19-point lead midway through the third quarter, turned back 12th-seeded Arizona State 81-70 in a Pac-12 Tournament first-round game. The Bruins face fourth-seeded Arizona, ranked No. 21, in a quarterfinal. Tyi Skinner scored 26 points for the Sun Devils. UCLA made all five of its shots in the extra session with Bessoir’s two triples, and was 7 of 8 from the foul line. Bessoir’s first 3 made it 69-66n. The Sun Devils were 1 of 7 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line in the extra session.