Kristine Anigwe scored 27 points, Mikayla Cowling made a go-ahead three-point basket with 5.2 seconds left and host California escaped with a 74-71 Pac-12 basketball victory over Washington State.
BERKELEY, Calif. – Kristine Anigwe scored 27 points, Mikayla Cowling made a go-ahead three-point basket with 5.2 seconds left and California escaped with a 74-71 Pac-12 basketball victory over Washington State on Friday night.
Cowling, along with Courtney Range, added 18 points for Cal (11-9 overall, 2-7 Pac-12). The Golden Bears snapped a five-game losing streak while giving the Cougars (12-8, 3-6) their third straight loss.
Anigwe made 10 of 12 shots from the field.
Alexys Swedlund had a career-best 16 points for Washington State. Borislava Hristova added 15 points, Louise Brown scored 14 and Mariah Cooks had 10 for the Cougars.
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Cal had not trailed before Washington State went on a 13-2 run late in the second half.
Hristova’s turnaround jumper gave the Cougars a 71-69 lead with 15.3 seconds left. But Cowling’s three from the right wing put the Bears back in front and Brown turned the inbounds pass over to Cal at midcourt.
Hristova had a decent look from 25 feet that would have tied the score at the buzzer, but missed.
“I thought our team played their hearts out — every one of them,” WSU coach June Daugherty said. “We executed the game plan the way we wanted. Our team left it all out on the floor.”
California hurt itself with 27 turnovers, compared with 18 for the Cougars.
No. 8 Arizona St. 63, at Oregon 58
Kelsey Moos, a Reardan High School graduate, scored 17 points and the Sun Devils (18-3, 9-0) beat the Ducks (14-6, 3-6). Arizona State tied a school record with its 15th straight victory.
Jillian Alleyne led Oregon with 19 points and 21 rebounds for her 17th double-double of the season.
At No. 9 Oregon St. 71, Arizona 43
Sydney Wiese returned to the starting lineup after a hand injury and had 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Beavers (17-3, 8-1) overwhelmed the Wildcats (11-10, 2-7).
“Just the speed of the game was Syd’s speed,” said Beavers coach Scott Rueck. “That ball moved so quickly offensively.”
Deven Hunter added 12 points and nine rebounds for Oregon State, which didn’t have leading scorer Jamie Weisner.
Weisner, who is from Clarkston, missed the game because of illness.
No. 15 UCLA 82, at Colorado 64
Nirra Fields scored 17 points to lead the Bruins (15-5, 7-2) past the Buffaloes (5-15, 0-9).
Haley Smith, a graduate of Skyline High in Sammamish, led Colorado with 17 points.
USC 70, at Utah 59
Sadie Edwards scored 24 points to help the Women of Troy (16-5, 4-5) defeat the Utes (12-8, 4-5).