OSU women's basketball: Beavers overcome tough week to pick up big win

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   A scuffle for a rebound between Arizona's Rawle Alkins and Oregon State's Drew Eubanks

Simon Asher A scuffle for a rebound between Arizona's Rawle Alkins and Oregon State's Drew Eubanks

The loss drops the Ducks to 12-6 on the season and 2-3 in the Pac-12.

A third time put OR away.

Ionescu had 14 points by halftime, but she said the missed 3-pointers and early foul trouble for Hebard and freshman Satou Sabally had a snowball effect on Oregon's offense.

OR (12-6, 2-3) rallied from double-digit deficits three times, but couldn't muster a final comeback to leave the desert with a split between the Pac-12's two Arizona schools.

USC 86, Colorado 51: Aliyah Mazyck poured in 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kristen Simon added a double-double to power the visiting Trojans (12-4, 2-3 Pac-12). In 40 minutes, she collected 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 4 threes with 2 turnovers. The Ducks are 5-0 in conference play for the first time and 11-0 at home this season. "I think we will start clicking better throughout the next games". The Ducks had no answer for Ayton, who muscled his way to 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 10-of-11 at the free-throw line. The Huskies are still looking for their first Pac-12 win under new coach Jody Wynn.

Aside from the big lead OSU gave up, this loss will hurt the Beavers because Arizona State's best players were limited for so long.

Working the ball inside for shots at the rim and kickouts, the Wildcats jumped on the Ducks after opening with consecutive turnovers.

Tinkle's inside basket gave Oregon State a 22-15 lead 5:30 before the break but the Beavers never scored again in the half.

"Those are some pretty big guys inside there", McIntosh said.

Evans made two free throws and a driving layup, then capped it with a three-pointer in the 10-0 surge that put Arizona State ahead 73-68 with 1:07 remaining. They led No. 17 Arizona for much of Thursday's nine-point defeat and looked like the better team for much of Saturday's defeat before being doomed by poor offensive execution. OR took its turn, tying the game at 55-all.

The guard-dominant team also got zero points in the first half from Holder's top running mate, Shannon Evans. It's why we won so many close games. Stanford raced past Washington State on Thursday and took advantage of a lengthy second-half scoring drought by Washington to pull away for its fourth straight victory.

After trailing early by seven points, OR rode a 14-2 run to lead 19-14 after one quarter.

Davis was the star, playing a few miles from where he was a prep star at Garfield High School and on the court he was originally slated to play collegiately.

Davis was the subject of boos and chants from Washington fans throughout, but he silenced those same fans hitting a 3-pointer with 3:23 left to push Stanford's lead to 65-60.

Senior point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright deserves a ton of credit as well, finishing with 10 points and six assists with ZERO turnovers!

Pinder said matching up with the Ducks was somewhat easier without Jordan Bell around this time, collecting two blocks and a steal in his 18 minutes. Hannah Johnson and Mai-Loni Henson each scored 13, with Johnson adding 11 rebounds. The "first two plays of the game didn't have a lot to do with zone". He wanted them to learn to fight through it, and they may have to if they can't get more consistent scoring.

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