HONOLULU – Junior guard Tia Presley scored a career-high 29 points to lead Washington State to a 79-65 victory over Mississippi on Sunday.
The Cougars (2-3) were playing their third game in three days at the Rainbow Wahine Classic; they lost to Hawaii 77-66 on Friday and to West Virginia 88-66 on Saturday.
Presley, a graduate of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, made 11 of 21 shots from the field and 6 of 7 free throws against Ole Miss to surpass her previous high of 27 points set Jan. 6 against Arizona State.
Sage Romberg and Lia Galdeira added 14 points each for WSU, which hosts Fresno State on Friday.
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STANFORD, Calif. – Chiney Ogwumike collected 28 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 3 Stanford beat UC Davis 66-48. The senior has 62 double-doubles in her career.
In other games involving Pac-12 schools, 10th-ranked California beat Georgetown 67-52; No. 12 North Carolina defeated UCLA 78-68; Arizona State downed Texas Tech 85-77; and Sacramento State beat Oregon 97-85.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Bria Hartley matched a career high with 29 points to lead No. 1 Connecticut to a 72-51 victory over 13th-ranked Penn State.
UConn defeated three Top 25 opponents in a span of seven days, as it beat Stanford 76-57 on Monday and No. 8 Maryland 72-55 on Friday.
In games involving top-five teams other than UConn and Stanford, No. 2 Duke routed Alabama 92-57; fourth-ranked Tennessee beat Georgia Tech 87-76; and No. 5 Louisville outlasted No. 11 Oklahoma 97-92 in overtime.
Louisville’s Tia Gibbs scored 23 points as the Cardinals won the Preseason WNIT tournament title.