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SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Stewart scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Quade Green added 14 points and Washington rebounded from a loss to open conference play with a 72-40 win over Southern California. Stewart was again dominant on the interior despite sitting the final 9 minutes of the first half with foul trouble. The freshman post was 6-of-12 shooting and had two of Washington’s 12 blocked shots. Fellow freshman Jaden McDaniels added 11 points despite an off shooting night, but also had seven rebounds and six blocks. USC freshman Onyeka Okongwu had 12 points and nine rebounds, but was the only Trojans player in double figures. The Trojans had their seven-game win streak snapped.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 24 points, Tres Tinkle hit a go-ahead layup with 2:25 remaining and Oregon State rallied from 12 down in the second half to stun Colorado 76-68 on Sunday night. Trailing 53-41 with 13:21 left, the Beavers turned up the pressure to win their second straight in Boulder. They forced the Buffaloes into mistake after mistake and bad shot after bad shot down the stretch. Tyler Bey had 20 points for Colorado. McKinley Wright IV added 14 points and 10 assists.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored 18 points and added 13 rebounds to lead No. 10 UCLA to a 70-58 win over Arizona in a matchup that featured undefeated teams. UCLA extended its best start in program history to 14-0 and is first in the Pac-12 at 3-0. Chantal Horvat and Charisma Osborne each added 10 points. Aari McDonald had 19 points for No. 18 Arizona (13-1, 2-1 Pac-12) and Cate Reese added 10.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 17 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 2 Oregon rout Utah 88-51. Ruthy Hebard had the 46th double-double of her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Minyon Moore added 15 points as the Ducks (12-1, 2-0) never trailed in handing Utah (7-7, 0-3) its worst Pac-12 defeat, in its ninth year in the conference. Lola Pendande had 12 points to lead the Utes, who were coming off a 29-point defeat at Oregon State and suffered their worst loss by margin since a 42-point loss to Western Kentucky in 1993.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kiana Williams keyed a decisive stretch late in the third quarter with three quick baskets to finish with 20 points and nine assists, leading No. 5 Stanford to a 77-56 win against Washington. Lexie Hull added nine points and 11 rebounds while freshman Haley Jones blocked three shots as the Cardinal (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12) won their third consecutive game since the team's lone defeat at Texas on Dec. 22. Fans were in for a postgame treat, too. After the final buzzer, Stanford's players joined the adult dancing group for an impromptu performance at midcourt.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Mikayla Pivec had 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists to lead No. 3 Oregon State to a 72-60 victory over Colorado. The Buffaloes, who were coming off Friday’s 104-46 loss at No. 2 Oregon, stayed within striking distance of Oregon State until midway through the fourth quarter. Colorado, which trailed by 10 points at halftime, closed to 50-46 after three quarters. Pivec scored six points during an 11-4 to open the fourth quarter and that help extend the program’s longest winning streak to 14 games. Peanut Tuitele led the Buffaloes with 15 points.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There is a parity party in college basketball this season unlike perhaps any other year. Five different teams rose to No. 1 before New Year's Day, a record for the AP poll that began with the 1948-49 season. This past week brought losses to No. 4 Oregon, ninth-ranked Memphis and No. 10 Villanova — all to unranked teams. There are a multitude of reasons, ranging from more talent spread more evenly across college basketball to rule changes that include a deeper 3-point line. But regardless of the circumstances, one thing has become clear: Not even the bluest of the blue bloods is safe this season.
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