Ogwumike leads No. 4 Stanford women past Utah
SALT LAKE CITY -- Chiney Ogwumike had 30 points on 13 of 17 shooting and added nine rebounds to help No. 4 Stanford rout Utah 87-61 on Friday night.
Amber Orrange had 14 points for the Cardinal (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12). Stanford improved to 17-0 against the Utes, shooting 57.4 percent (35 of 61) from the field and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from 3-point range.
Emily Potter had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Utes (7-7, 0-3). Michelle Plouffe added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Utah shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the field.
The Cardinal opened the game by making four consecutive baskets and took a 15-4 lead. Utah cut it 21-13 on Devri Owens' 3-pointer, but Stanford pulled away again.
The Cardinal rattled off one 3-pointer after another to fuel a 14-0 run to take a 35-13 lead with 8:09 left in the half.
Utah cut it to 44-27 on Potter's two free throws. Stanford then scored five points in a row - capped by Ogwumike's layup off her steal - to go back up by 22 at 49-27 with 36 seconds remaining in the half.
Utah trailed by less than 20 points only twice after halftime. The final time occurred when Danielle Rodriguez made a jumper to cut Stanford's lead to 59-41 with 14:12 left.
The Cardinal answered with a 9-0 run, going ahead 68-41 when Sara James finished the spurt with a 3-pointer with 11:45 remaining.
No. 19 Cal earns 57-55 win at No. 17 Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. -- Afure Jemerigbe's layup with seven seconds left earned No. 19 California a come-from-behind 57-55 win against No. 17 Colorado on Friday night.
Down by 10 points with under six minutes to play, the Golden Bears (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12 ) battled back to take the lead on a pair of Courtney Range free throws with 1:58 remaining, 54-53.
Arielle Roberson's free throws with 16 seconds left gave Colorado a 55-54 lead, but Jemerigbe got to the basket on the break for the game-winner.
The Buffaloes (10-4, 1-2) called time out with five seconds left, but Range got a hand on the in-bounds pass at mid-court and ran down the loose ball before drawing a foul from Roberson and making the first of two free throws.
Cal's Rashanda Gray had 15 points and Brittany Boyd added 13 points and eight boards. Range pulled down nine rebounds.
Roberson led Colorado with 21 points.
No. 23 Arizona State holds off Southern California in OT 94-86
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Katie Hempen made a 3-pointer with 3:34 left in overtime to give Arizona State the lead and the Sun Devils made 6 of 8 free throws to hold off Southern California 94-86 on Friday night.
Deja Mann led the Sun Devils (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12) with 21 points.
Alexyz Vaioletama had 21 points for USC (10-6, 3-1). She forced overtime, hitting a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 77.
Vaioletama hit a jumper early in overtime to tie it at 79, and Courtney Jaco gave the USC an 81-79 lead.
Adrianne Thomas had a layup to give Arizona State a three-point lead and added a pair of free throws to make it 89-85 with 46 seconds left. Promise Amukamara made 3 of 4 from the line to make it 92-86, and Joy Burke capped the scoring with a layup in the closing seconds.