Women's Basketball Scoreboard: Nov. 21-27
Sunday, November 27
Oregon 95, Nicholls State 76
EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon women's basketball team defeated Nicholls State, 95-76, to win the Global Sports Cage Classic title on Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.
California 59, #22 Virginia 50
HONOLULU - The California Golden Bears earned their first win over a ranked opponent since the 2009 post season with a 59-50 victory over the No. 22 Virginia Cavaliers and former Bear head coach Joanne Boyle. Junior guard Layshia Clarendon had a double double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Saturday, November 26
Rutgers 59, ASU 52
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Arizona State women's basketball team came up short in its upset bid of No. 13 Rutgers on Saturday, falling to the Scarlet Knights 59-52 at the San Juan Shootout.
Texas 61, California 60
HONOLULU - The California Golden Bears led up until the final minute of their matchup against the No. 24 Texas Longhorns. Even after losing the lead, the Bears had a chance to win with two seconds left, but ended up falling 61-60 in game two of the Waikiki Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Colorado 60, Valparaiso 32
BOULDER, Colo. - Colorado had its strongest defensive effort of the season, limiting Valparaiso to 32 points in a 60-32 Buffaloes win in the first round of the 25th Annual Omni Hotels Classic Friday evening at the Coors Events Center.
UCLA 68, Colgate 48
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Rebekah Gardner had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 25 UCLA to a 68-48 victory over Colgate in the consolation game of the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday night.
USC 82, Gardner-Webb 41
FREEPORT, BAHAMAS - The USC women's basketball team needed a breakthrough game in the Bahamas and found it in the form of an 82-41 win over Gardner-Webb today in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport.
South Alabama 61, Utah 53
SAN ANTONIO - The Utah women's basketball team closed out the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic with a 61-53 loss to South Alabama on Saturday evening.
San Diego State 63, Washington 51
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - When Washington women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff was asked to describe San Diego State before the game, he wondered aloud if this Aztecs group would be the fastest team the Huskies would face all season.
Washington State 90, Prairie View A&M 52
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Washington State closed out play at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament with a dominating 90-52 victory over Prairie View A&M University Saturday evening.
Friday, November 25
#3/5 Stanford 80, Xavier 64
CINCINNATI (AP) -- No. 3/5 ranked Stanford blew open a close game in the second half Friday by getting the ball inside to Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who scored a season-high 34 points and led the way to an 80-64 victory.
Arizona State 51, Illinois 50
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Janae Fulcher scored all eight of her points in the final 4:42, including the game-winning basket with 17 seconds remaining to help Arizona State defeat Illinois 51-50.
Utah 64, Detroit 55
SAN ANTONIO - Led by 19 points from Michelle Plouffe, the Utah women's basketball team defeated Detroit to open the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic, 64-55 on Friday evening in San Antonio.
#3 Notre Dame 80, USC 58
FREEPORT, BAHAMAS - The USC women's basketball team closed the gap to nine during the second half of its tropical tangle with No. 3 Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish would pull away and capture an 80-58 win over the Trojans on day one of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.
Colorado 60, Valparaiso 32
BOULDER - Colorado had its strongest defensive effort of the season, limiting Valparaiso to 32 points in a 60-32 Buffaloes win in the first round of the 25th Annual Omni Hotels Classic Friday evening at the Coors Events Center.
West Virginia 64, #25 UCLA 54
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Senior Rebekah Gardner led the Bruins in scoring for the third straight game with 19, while junior Atonye Nyingifa added 10, but the 25th-ranked Bruins fell to West Virginia 63-54 on Friday night at the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Basketball Classic.
Oregon 89, UC Irvine 77
EUGENE, Ore.- Oregon topped UC Irvine, 89-77, on the second day of the Global Cage Sports Classic at Matthew Knight Arena in front of a season-high crowd of 1,835.
California 69, Hawai'i 54
The California Golden Bears opened the Waikiki Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown with a 69-54 victory over host school Hawaii. Freshman forward Reshanda Gray led the Bears with 16 points.
Michigan 69, Washington State 39
ST. THOMAS, U.S.Virgin Islands -- Washington State University dropped a 69-39 contest to the University of Michigan in the second day of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Friday evening.
Thursday, November 24
Washington State 65, Marquette 52
ST. THOMAS, U.S.Virgin Islands -- Sophomore forward Sage Romberg scored a game-high 19 points to lead Washington State to a 65-52 victory over Marquette University in both teams' opening game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament Thursday evening.
Oregon 88, Weber State 73
EUGENE, Ore.- Five Ducks recorded double figures in the scoring column as Oregon rolled over Weber State, 88-73, in the second game of the Global Sports Cage Classic hosted by UO at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday.
Wednesday, November 23
Washington 46, UCSB 37
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The plan was simple as Kevin McGuff led the Huskies on the road for the first time this season. Amplify the effort, focus and intensity, and the results will come.
Tuesday, November 22
Oregon State 74, Eastern Washington 60
CHENEY, Wash. - Ali Gibson (Woodbridge, Calif.) tied her season-best with 21 points to pace the Oregon State women's basketball team to a 74-60 victory over Eastern Washington Tuesday night at Reese Court.
Monday, November 21
Arizona 84, New Mexico State 67
TUCSON - The University of Arizona Wildcat women's basketball team moved to 4-0 on the season and 3-0 on the road with an 84-67 win at New Mexico State on Monday. Four Wildcats scored in double digits while shooting 48 percent from the field.
#2 Connecticut 68, #3 Stanford 58
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Tara VanDerveer knows there will be very few things her Cardinal players will be able to learn from most opponents during the early part of Stanford's season.