2017 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament: UCLA holds off Arizona State comeback to advance
SEATTLE - Jordin Canada scored 24 points, Nicole Kornet scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half, and No. 15 UCLA used a huge first quarter to beat Arizona State 77-68 in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
The fifth-seeded Bruins led by 19 after one quarter and by as many as 26 in the first half, moving into a semifinal showdown with top-seed and sixth-ranked Oregon State. UCLA handed the Beavers one of their two conference losses during the regular season.
UCLA (23-7) was certainly impressive for three quarters in knocking out the fifth-seeded Sun Devils. Canada made 9 of 15 shots, added seven assists and four rebounds. Monique Billings added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bruins bested the Sun Devils for the second time in a matter of days. The Bruins won at Arizona State 55-52 in the regular season finale.
Sabrina Haines led Arizona State (19-12) with 14 points and Sophie Brunner added 13.
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