In a matchup of women’s basketball teams that entered with 5-0 records, host Oklahoma State defeated Washington State 70-60 on Monday night.
STILLWATER, Okla. – In a matchup of teams that entered with 5-0 records, Oklahoma State defeated the Washington State women 70-60 on Monday night.
It was a physical, sometimes sloppy game. Washington State forced 27 turnovers by the Cowgirls, but made 25 itself.
Oklahoma State had a 44-34 rebounding advantage and an 18-7 edge in second-chance points.
The Cowgirls were 20 of 31 from the free-throw line. WSU shot a mere 13 free throws, making nine.
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Borislava Hristova led the Cougars (5-1) with 22 points and four steals.
Brittney Martin of Oklahoma State (6-0) had game-high totals of 24 points and 11 rebounds. She made 8 of 12 shots from the field and was 8 for 10 from the free-throw line.
No. 1 Kentucky men win
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky coach John Calipari took heart in his young Wildcats absorbing Illinois State’s best shots before getting off the deck to inflict some aggression of their own.
He expected some struggles with point guard Tyler Ulis sidelined by injury but was glad top-ranked Kentucky eventually figured things out.
Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray added 16 and the Wildcats overcame a sluggish first half to win 75-63 and improve to 7-0.
The Redbirds are 3-5.
At No. 15 Oregon 78, Fresno St. 73
Dillon Brooks had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Ducks (6-0) staved off a late charge by the Bulldogs (5-1). Chris Boucher and Elgin Cook added 14 points each for Oregon, which led 70-52 with 6:35 to play before Marvelle Harris scored 13 points in a 16-2 run by Fresno State that cut the deficit to four.
Other Pac-12 women
At Oregon 104, San Jose St. 74
Jillian Alleyne and Lexi Bando had huge nights as the Ducks (6-0) routed the Spartans (1-4).
Senior Alleyne collected 26 points and 20 rebounds for her 22nd straight double-double — surpassing her own Pac-12 record of 21 set during her sophomore and junior seasons.
Bando, a sophomore, scored a career-high 35 points on 12-for-17 shooting.
• The top-ranked Connecticut women romped 79-31 at Chattanooga to improve to 4-0 and extend their winning streak to 41.
• Gonzaga’s men, who lost to Texas A&M on Thursday in the Bahamas, dropped from No. 10 to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 media poll and from 11th to 12th in the coaches poll.