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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 23 points and nine assists, breaking the Pac-12's career assist record, and No. 4 Oregon held off a late rally for a 76-64 victory over No. 7 Oregon State in the first game of consecutive meetings between the rivals. Satou Sabally added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Ducks, who have won four straight. Ionescu broke Gary Payton's conference record of 938 assists on the first basket of the game when she dished to Ruthy Hebard for a layup. Freshman Taylor Jones had 21 points for Oregon State, which has lost three of its last four.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 31 points and No. 10 UCLA used an 8-1 run in overtime to seize control and beat Washington 85-80. Natalie Chou added 18 points off the bench for the Bruins. Amber Melgoza had 14 points and Missy Peterson added 13 for Washington.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Orlando has been named Southern California's defensive coordinator. The veteran assistant coach spent the last three seasons in the same job at Texas. Helton fired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast on Dec. 28 after four seasons together. The 48-year-old Orlando accepted a job as Texas Tech's linebackers coach and assistant head coach after the Longhorns fired him last month. But he soon emerged as a top candidate to join Helton's staff alongside offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, a former Texas Tech quarterback.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert leads the South team into the Senior Bowl and Utah State's Jordan Love heads the North. The game Saturday in Mobile, Alabama showcases some of the top senior NFL prospects. Both Herbert and Love are trying to cement first-round status. Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, and Colorado's Steven Montez are also quarterbacks for the South. The other North passers are Washington State's Anthony Gordon and Michigan's Shea Patterson.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald had nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 rebounds to help No. 18 Arizona beat No. 16 Arizona State 59-53. Dominique McBryde's 3-pointer with 3:05 to go sparked a 7-0 run for the Wildcats (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) that ended at 52-42 with 1:36 to go. Robbi Ryan led the Sun Devils with 25 points with four 3-pointers. She hit a pair of 3s in the final 1:15 that helped the Sun Devils (15-5, 5-3) cut the deficit to four.
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