Women's Basketball Scoreboard: Jan. 2-8
Saturday, January 7
California 90, Oregon 67
BERKELEY - The Golden Bears outgunned the Oregon Ducks, 90-67, in the Bears highest-scoring game of the year. Cal's starting posts combined for 34 points and 32 rebounds while sophomore Mikayla Lyles' hot outside shooting added to the Bears' dominant performance.
#4 Stanford 67, Oregon State 60
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Tara VanDerveer called her team casual, with an early defensive performance that lacked intensity. Yet again, the Hall of Fame coach praised Stanford's star Ogwumike sisters for carrying the load.
USC 72, Arizona 67
TUCSON, ARIZ - The USC women's basketball team capped off a road sweep through Arizona by staving off comeback efforts by the host Wildcats and securing a 72-67 win on Saturday afternoon in Tucson.
Colorado 57, Washington State 56
PULLMAN, Wash.- Freshman Jen Reese recorded her first career double-double and Colorado fought back from a second half double-digit deficit for the second time in three road games to clip Washington State 57-56 Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum.
UCLA 64, Arizona State 48
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore Thea Lemberger recorded a game-high 22 points, junior Markel Walker had her second straight double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds and senior Rebekah Gardner added 16 points and eight boards, as the Bruins defeated Arizona State 64-48 on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Utah 49, Washington 36 (OT)
SEATTLE - The Utah women's basketball team picked up its first-ever Pac-12 victory with an overtime win over Washington, 49-36 on Saturday evening.
Thursday, January 5
Arizona 66, UCLA 63
TUCSON, Ariz. - Behind junior guard Davellyn Whyte's double-double, the University of Arizona Wildcat women's basketball team picked up a win over the UCLA Bruins for the first time since the 2006-07 season and for the first time in Tucson since the 2004-05 season. With Thursday's 74-66 win, UA moved to 12-2 overall and 1-1 in Pac-12 play as UCLA fell to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in league action.
USC 60, Arizona State 48
TEMPE, Ariz. - The USC women's basketball team pinned up its largest win in Tempe, Ariz., since 1999 with a solid 60-48 win over host Arizona State. In doing so, the Trojans dealt the Sun Devils their first home loss of the season and first to an unranked opponent.
California 73, Oregon State 56
BERKELEY, Calif. - Three-point shooting from sophomore guards Lindsay Sherbert and Mikayla Lyles and three post players in double figures helped California Golden Bear head coach Lindsay Gottlieb notch the first Pac-12 conference victory of her career, a 73-56 win over the visiting Oregon State Beavers Thursday night at Haas Pavilion.
Washington 75, Colorado 67
SEATTLE, Wash. - The key theme to Kevin McGuff's first season at Washington has been to respect the process. Throw all of that out of the window; the first-year coach just wanted a win.
No. 4 Stanford 93, Oregon 70
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Fourth-ranked Stanford took a page out of the Oregon playbook and outmaneuvered the Ducks at their own game.
Washington State 60, Utah 43
PULLMAN, Wash. - Sophomore guard Brandi Thomas scored a career-high 18 points and keyed a 23-0 run for Washington State University in the second half run to help the Cougars improve to 3-0 in Pac-12 Conference play with a 60-43 victory over University of Utah Thursday evening.