TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Robbi Ryan scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half, Jamie Ruden hit two big baskets late and Arizona State stormed back to upset No. 2 Oregon 72-66. Arizona State struggled shooting most of the night before going on a 16-2 run to turn a 13-point deficit into a 58-56 lead. Ryan hit six 3-pointers in the second half after starting 0 for 2 and Ruden scored twice inside in the final 1:13. Sabrina Ionescu kept Oregon in it by scoring eight of her 24 points after Arizona State made its run. The Ducks fell a night after No. 1 Connecticut's loss to Baylor.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Famer Tara VanDerveer became the first women's basketball coach with 500 regular-season wins in a single conference, and her No. 5 Stanford team beat California 73-40 in the first of two weekend meetings between the Bay Area rivals. It marked the debut matchup for first-year Cal coach Charmin Smith facing her former coach in VanDerveer, who improved to 500-78 in regualr-season conference play in the Pac-12 that was formerly the Pac-10. Freshman Haley Jones led Stanford with 17 points.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mikayla Pivec scored 17 points, including the go-ahead short jumper with 1.4 seconds left, and No. 3 Oregon State stayed undefeated with a 63-61 victory over No. 18 Arizona. Pivec shot 7 of 12 from the field and added 10 rebounds and six assists. Her biggest moment was in the final seconds when she got the ball in the paint, drove to the basket and finished the contested short jumper over Arizona's defense. Arizona had a chance to win in the final second, but Aari McDonald's 3-pointer was blocked. McDonald and Cate Reese led the Wildcats with 15 points.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored 18 points, Charisma Osborne had 17 and No. 8 UCLA routed Utah 84-54 to improve to 15-0, extending the best start in school history. Charisma Osborne added 17 points to help the Bruins go to 4-0 in the Pac-12. Julie Brosseau had 10 points for the Utes (7-8 , 0-4). They have lost four in a row. UCLA shot 81% in the fourth quarter to turn it into a blowout.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach says the opportunity to coach in a talent-rich area helped persuade him to leave Washington State for the chance to test himself in the Southeastern Conference. Leach agreed to a four-year contract that will pay him $5 million annually in base compensation. He spoke Friday to a standing-room-only crowd that filled the Seal Complex on Mississippi State's campus. Mississippi State President Mark Keenum gave Leach a taste of the Bulldogs’ football tradition by providing the new coach with his own cowbell.
SEATTLE (AP) — New Washington coach Jimmy Lake has made his first major coaching hire. The school says John Donovan will be the Huskies' new offensive coordinator. It's not as splashy a hire as some Washington fans were hoping for after Bush Hamdan was fired. Donovan has spent five years as a college offensive coordinator. He was at Vanderbilt for three years and spent two years at Penn State. Donovan was fired at Penn State after the 2015 season. He spent the past four seasons working on the offensive staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Donovan will also be Washington's quarterbacks coach.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford star cornerback Paulson Adebo will return to school for his senior season. Adebo has announced that he decided not to enter the draft even though he was considered one of the top cornerback prospects. Adebo has 38 passes defensed and eight interceptions in 22 games the past two seasons. He set a school record with 24 passes defensed in 2018 and was a first-team all-conference selection the past two years.