BOULDER, Colo. – Afure Jemerigbe’s layup with seven seconds left earned No. 19 California a come-from-behind, 57-55 basketball victory over 17th-ranked Colorado on Friday.
Down by 10 points with under six minutes to play, the Golden Bears (11-3 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) battled back to take the lead at 54-53 on two Courtney Range free throws with 1:58 remaining.
Arielle Roberson’s free throws with 16 seconds left gave Colorado a 55-54 lead, but Jemerigbe got to the basket on the break for the winning basket.
The Buffaloes (11-3, 1-2) called a timeout with five seconds left, but Range got a hand on the inbounds pass and ran down the loose ball before drawing a foul and making the first of two free throws.
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California has won 18 consecutive regular-season Pac-12 games.
Cal’s Rashanda Gray had 15 points, and Brittany Boyd added 13 points and eight boards.
Roberson led Colorado with 21 points.
No. 4 Stanford 87, at Utah 61
Chiney Ogwumike had 30 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added nine rebounds to help the Cardinal (14-1, 3-0) rout the Utes (7-7, 0-3).
Amber Orrange scored 14 points for Stanford, which improved to 17-0 against the Utes. The Cardinal shot 57.4 percent (35 of 61) from the field.
Emily Potter had 16 points and eight rebounds for Utah.
At No. 23 Ariz. St. 94, USC 86 (OT)
Katie Hempen made a three-pointer with 3:34 left in overtime to give Arizona State the lead and the Sun Devils (13-2, 2-1) made 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Women of Troy (10-6, 3-1).
Deja Mann led Arizona State with 21 points.
Alexyz Vaioletama had 21 points for USC. She forced overtime, making a three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 77.
UCLA 67, at Arizona 61
Thea Lemberger had 19 points to lead the Bruins (8-8, 2-2) past the Wildcats (4-10, 0-3).
|Friday’s resultsStanford 87, Utah 61Arizona St. 94, USC 86 (OT)UCLA 67, Arizona 61California 57, Colorado 55|