Jill Barta made 8 of 10 shots from the field and finished with 26 points, including two late free throws, Elle Tinkle added 18 points and the Gonzaga women’s basketball team knocked off No. 11 Stanford 68-63.
STANFORD, Calif. – Jill Barta made 8 of 10 shots from the field and finished with 26 points, including two late free throws, Elle Tinkle added 18 points and the Gonzaga women’s team knocked off No. 11 Stanford 68-63 on Friday night.
Gonzaga beat the Cardinal for the first time in eight meetings.
“I am so proud of our team; we played tough mentally and physically,” Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said. “Stanford is as well-coached and talented as any team in the country. Everyone on our team made huge contributions tonight. Our team followed the game plan and this is a huge team win.”
Brittany McPhee, a graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, made a layup to give Stanford a two-point lead with four minutes remaining — but the Cardinal wouldn’t make another field goal.
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Tinkle made a layup and then assisted on a three-pointer by Laura Stockton that gave Gonzaga (3-0) a 64-61 lead with 3:07 left. McPhee made two free throws with 56 seconds left to make the score 64-63, but Barta and Stockton made two foul shots apiece in the final 16 seconds.
McPhee finished with 22 points and eight rebounds.
Gonzaga men romp
SPOKANE – Przemek Karnowski scored 22 points and Johnathan Williams added 20 to help the No. 14 Gonzaga men beat Bryant 109-70.
Zach Collins added 18 points for the Zags (3-0), who are seeking a 19th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament.
WSU women rout USF
PULLMAN – The Washington State women used a swarming defense to overwhelm San Francisco 73-35 and improve to 3-0.
WSU forced 35 turnovers and limited the Dons (2-1) to 24.1 percent shooting.
Ivana Kmetovska led the Cougars with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting in 14 minutes.
In other games involving a Pac-12 women’s team, No. 9 UCLA cruised past Southern 95-47; No. 24 Oregon State beat Portland 62-45; Oregon downed Cal State Bakersfield 77-62; California beat UC Riverside 71-56; and Arizona defeated George Mason 81-70.
No. 10 Arizona men win
TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points to lead six Arizona players in double figures and the No. 10 Wildcats routed overmatched Sacred Heart 95-65.
Fellow freshman Rawle Alkins added 18 points for the Wildcats (3-0). They led by as many as 25 points in the first half and 39 in the second.
Arizona’s Dusan Ristic had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
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• Lorenzo Bonam scored 19 points as host Utah beat Coppin State 94-51. The Utes started the game with a 19-3 run.
• Cameron Oliver scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting as Nevada cruised to an 83-58 victory against visiting Oregon State. The Wolf Pack led 48-25 at the half.
• USC used a 5-0 burst in the last 58 seconds to beat host Texas A&M 65-63. Chimezie Metu scored 14 points and Jordan McLaughlin added 13 for USC (3-0).
• Josh Hart scored a career-high 30 points with six three-pointers and No. 3 Villanova, the defending NCAA champion, powered past Wake Forest 96-77 to reach the finals of the Charleston Classic in South Carolina.
• Frank Mason III scored 18 points to help No. 7 Kansas beat visiting Siena 86-65.