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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruthy Hebard scored 30 points, Sabrina Ionescu had 18 points and added another milestone to her amazing collegiate career as third-ranked Oregon defeated No. 7 UCLA 80-66 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two women's teams in the Pac-12 Conference. Ionescu — who also had eight assists and seven rebounds — joined former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot as the only players in NCAA history to have 2,000-plus points and 1,000-plus assists. Michaela Onyenwere led UCLA with 23 points and Japreece Dean added 14. The Bruins were a woeful two of 23 on 3-pointers.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lexie Hull scored 24 and Kiana Williams added 19 to lift No. 8 Stanford to a 97-64 win over Utah on Friday night. Fighting to keep pace with UCLA and Oregon at the top of the Pac-12 standings, the Cardinal (22-3, 11-2 Pac-12) ran off quick outlets on rebounds and 11 steals into a 22-2 advantage on fast break points. Ashten Prechtel scored 16 points on a variety of post moves as the Cardinal outscored Utah in the paint, 42-20 and finished with their most points in a conference game since 2011.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season, and Southern California beat No. 11 Oregon State 72-66. Aliyah Jeune added 12 points for USC, which also beat top-10 ranked UCLA earlier this year. Mikayla Pivec scored 16 points, and Taylor Jones added 12 for Oregon State. Destiny Slocum, averaging 14.6 points per game, also scored 12. Pivec scored 12 points in the first half and Jones added 10 as Oregon State led 35-32. Pili led the Trojans with 11 points.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald scored nine of her 19 points in the third quarter when No. 12 Arizona pulled away from Washington for a 64-53 victory, the Wildcats' 20th win of the season. The Wildcats shot 49% and made half of their 18 3-point attempts. Leading 32-26 at halftime, Arizona used a 9-0 run in the third quarter to go ahead by double figures. Another 9-0 surge gave the Wildcats their largest lead of 19 with just under four minutes left in the game. Amber Melgoza scored 22 points for the Huskies.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Reili Richardson scored 13 of her 22 points in the final five minutes to help No. 22 Arizona State take the lead and hold off Washington State 62-59. Ula Motuga tied it at 50 with a 3-pointer for Washington State with 3:20 left in the game. Richardson answered with back-to-back 3s to make it 56-50 and made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 28 seconds to secure the win for the Sun Devils, even as the Cougars rallied twice to within a point. Ja'Tavia Tapley added 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Robbi Ryan scored 10 for Arizona State.
UNDATED (AP) — A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday. That will allow him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminate the need for the catcher to relay the call with hand signs. Sign stealing has come to the fore since the Houston Astros were found to have used electronics to steal signs in 2017 and 2018.
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