No. 20 Arizona State snaps three-game losing skid, edges Colorado
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Katie Hempen scored 13 points and No. 20 Arizona State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-51 win against Colorado Friday night.
Kelsey Moos broke a tie at 49 on a basket with 1:04 to go, before Hempen added a pair of free throws following a Colorado turnover for a 53-49 lead with 33 seconds remaining.
Arielle Roberson's basket cut the lead to 53-51 with 23 seconds left, and the Buffaloes had a chance to tie or take the lead after Arizona State (21-6, 10-5 Pac-12) missed the front end of a 1-and-1. But strong Sun Devil defense prevented Colorado from a good look. Deja Mann secured the win, making two free throws with 4 seconds remaining.
Jen Reese led Colorado (14-12, 4-11) with 18 points. Lexy Kresl added 11.
Arizona State rebounded at home after dropping road contests to rival Arizona and ranked foes Stanford and California.
LOS ANGELES -- Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points and Bonnie Samuelson added 14 to help No. 5 Stanford beat Southern Cal 64-59 on Friday night.
Ogwumike scored 18 points in the second half as the Cardinal (25-2, 14-1) clinched at least a share of their 14th consecutivePac-12 regular season title and 23rd overall. It also secured the Pac-12 tournament's top seed.
She scored 12 of Stanford's first 17 points of the second half to help Stanford complete a comeback from 19 points down in the first half. She grabbed a steal at midcourt and drove for a basket to tie it at 43-43 and scored the next two baskets on a spin move and an uncontested layup to give Stanford the lead for good.
Ariya Crook led the Trojans (16-11, 9-6) with 24 points and Cassie Harberts scored 12. Crook made a 3-pointer to pull USC to 62-59 with 18 seconds remaining before Samuelson made two free throws.
Crook also twice pulled USC to four points down in the final 3:32. USC, looking to end a 13-game losing streak to Stanford, had a 32-13 lead in the first half.