Michelle Plouffe and Iwalani Rodrigues scored 17 points apiece as Utah upset Washington, 60-46, in Pac-12 women's basketball Friday night...
SALT LAKE CITY — Michelle Plouffe and Iwalani Rodrigues scored 17 points apiece as Utah upset Washington, 60-46, in Pac-12 women’s basketball Friday night.
Rachel Messer had 11 points and Taryn Wicijowski grabbed 11 rebounds for the Utes (15-11, 6-9 Pac-12), who trailed only once in the game — 19-17 with 7:52 left in the first half.
Jazmine Davis scored 22 points — becoming the second-fastest Husky to 1,000 career points — and Aminah Williams had 14 rebounds, but they couldn’t prevent Washington (19-7, 11-4) from falling back into a third-place tie with No. 17 UCLA in the Pac-12. The Huskies, who shot just 30.5 percent, had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Davis — who belied her team’s shooting woes by hitting 9 of 16 shots — drained a first-half jumper to reach 1,000. Only Jamie Redd reached the milestone in fewer games, needing 57 to Davis’ 58.
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Washington fell behind 8-0 in the opening minutes, briefly took the lead, then saw things go awry in the final minute of the first half. Washington held the ball in hopes of taking the half’s final shot, but Kristi Kingma’s three-pointer was waved off because of a shot-clock violation and the Utes hit a half-court shot at the buzzer, the six-point swing good for a 34-26 advantage.Things didn’t go any better in the second half, when UW hit just 8 of 32 shots and never got closer than four points.
Washington faces another tough road game in less than 48 hours, traveling to Boulder to take on No. 20 Colorado on Sunday. The Buffaloes, coming off a win over Washington State, can tie UW in the standings.
Percentages: FG .305, FT .667. Three-point goals: 6-24 (Walton 0-3, Williams 1-3, Wetmore 0-3, Kingma 1-6, Davis 3-5, Corral 1-4). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 1 (Gilling). Turnovers: 10 (Walton, Williams 2, Wetmore 2, Kingma, Davis 4). Steals: 5 (Wetmore 2, Kingma, Corral, Anderson). Technical fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .375, FT .647. Three-point goals: 7-19 (Plouffe 1-6, Rodrigues 3-7, Messer 2-3, Rodriguez 0-1, Wilson 1-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 10 (Wicijowski, Plouffe 4, Rodrigues, Rodriguez 4). Turnovers: 10 (Wicijowski 3, Plouffe, Rodrigues 2, Messer, Wilson 2, Dunbar). Steals: 4 (Plouffe, Messer, Rodriguez, Wilson). Technical fouls: None.
Attendance: 1,267. Officials: Robert Scofield, Michol Murray, Kenneth Nash.