Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points to lead No. 5 Stanford past seventh-ranked California 62-53 in a Pac-12 women's game.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and Amber Orrange added 15 to help No. 5 Stanford pull away from seventh-ranked California for its 81st straight victory against a Pac-12 opponent, 62-53 over the Golden Bears on Tuesday night.
After having its 82-game home winning streak snapped late last month against Connecticut, the Cardinal (14-1 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) made sure it wouldn’t see another long run of dominance come to an end.
Ogwumike provided much of the scoring and helped limit the Bears (12-2, 2-1) to 30 percent shooting at the other end to win for the 10th straight time in this rivalry. Stanford’s last loss to Cal — or any conference team — came nearly four years ago, on Jan. 18, 2009, in Berkeley.
“The Connecticut game was a big low,” Ogwumike said. “I’m just really proud of how we bounced back.”
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Layshia Clarendon scored 17 points to lead the Bears, whose only losses this season are to Stanford and at No. 4 Duke. Cal hasn’t beaten a top-five team since a victory over No. 2 Rutgers in 2008.
It was the first of two straight meetings between the Bay Area rivals who figure to be competing for the conference title. The return game is Sunday at Stanford.
“I think it probably will be a better game for both teams,” Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer said.
Other Top 5 women
No. 2 Notre Dame 75,
at South Florida 71 (OT)
Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) overcome cold shooting and hold off the Bulls (11-3, 0-1).
Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and Jewell Loyd finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Notre Dame.
Andrea Smith tied a career high with 33 points and 11 rebounds for USF.
Other Pac-12 women
At No. 23 Colorado 67, Utah 57
Chucky Jeffery had a season-high 28 points with 12 rebounds as the Buffaloes (12-2, 1-2 Pac-12) used a 20-3 run in the second half to defeat the Utes (9-5, 0-3).
Taryn Wicijowski and Michelle Plouffe scored 17 points apiece for Utah, which has lost four in a row and five of seven.
Top 10 men
At No. 1 Duke 68, Clemson 40
Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points and the Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) held the Tigers (8-6, 0-2) to their lowest-scoring half in 12 years.
Ryan Kelly scored 12 points in the first half but sat out the second with what Duke officials said was a right-leg injury.
Devin Booker had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Clemson, which had season lows for points and shooting percentage (28 percent). The Tigers had 10 points at halftime, their fewest since scoring nine against Wake Forest in 2001.
At No. 10 Missouri 84,
Jabari Brown had career bests of 22 points and five three-pointers and Phil Pressey added 11 points and 13 assists to lead the Tigers (12-2) past the Crimson Tide (8-6) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.