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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — CJ Elleby scored a career-high 34 points to lead Washington State to a 79-67 victory over in-state rival Washington. Elleby made 9 of 16 from the field, including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc, and hit 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. Nahziah Carter made a layup for Washington to cut the Cougar lead to 69-65. On the next play, Elleby answered with a basket to extend the lead to six and put the Huskies away. Carter led the Huskies with 18 points.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 19 points to lead five Oregon players in double figures as the third-ranked Ducks cruised to a 79-48 victory over No. 19 Arizona State. Oregon had only 27 points in the first half before erupting for 30 in the third quarter and 22 in the final period of its 10th consecutive victory. The Ducks' last loss was 72-66 to the Sun Devils last month. Arizona State finished with a season low for points while shooting 40% from the field and committing 18 turnovers. Ja’tavia Tapley and Eboni Walker each had eight points to lead the Sun Devils.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere hit a go-ahead jumper in the paint with 25.7 seconds left and scored seven of her 22 points in overtime, and No. 10 UCLA held off California for a 74-70 win. The Bruins completed an impressive Bay Area sweep after beating No. 6 Stanford on Friday night. Jaelyn Brown's 3-pointer for Cal tied it with 1:37 left and Charisma Osborne missed from the top of the arc before CJ West grabbed another timely rebound for the Golden Bears. But Cal couldn't capitalize and a jump ball went UCLA's way with 17.6 seconds left.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Arizona to a 65-58 overtime victory over No. 9 Oregon State. The Wildcats snapped an 11-game losing streak against Oregon State dating to the 2011-12 season. Arizona never trailed in overtime, and the key shot was a 3-pointer from Sam Thomas with 1:16 left that extended its lead to 61-56. The Wildcats turned up their man-to-man defensive pressure in the overtime and the Beavers managed just one field goal. Mikayla Pivec led the Beavers with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Hull had 14 points and six rebounds, Nadia Fingall and Ashten Prechtel each scored 11 points and sixth-ranked Stanford overpowered USC 79-59 in a Pac-12 game. The Cardinal (21-3, 10-2) have won 10 straight against USC (12-11, 4-8) and improved to 63-20 all-time against the Trojans. USC’s last win against Stanford came in the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament. Alyssa Jerome, Kiana Williams and Anna Wilson each added eight points for the Cardinal. Alissa Pili scored 12 points and Aliya Jeune had 11 for USC, which lost for the third time in four games after winning three straight.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings. The Bears are the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The preliminary rankings are based on games through Friday. They are designed to be a sneak peek at the selection process before the official seeds are revealed on Selection Sunday, which is March 15. The Final Four is March 27-29 in Atlanta.
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