No. 16 Stanford pulls away from Washington State 69-52

bb ball netSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Lili Thompson scored 24 of her career-high 30 points in the second half as No. 16 Stanford overcame a poor start Sunday to defeat Washington State 69-52.

Erica McCall had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kaylee Johnson had a season-high 19 rebounds to go with seven points for the Cardinal (17-5, 7-3 Pac 12), who improved to 60-0 against the Cougars. Stanford had a 46-26 rebounding advantage.

Washington State (12-9, 3-7) took an 18-11 lead in the first quarter, holding the Cardinal to nine free throws before a basket by Thompson, after eight team misses, with 31 seconds left. A corner trey by Mariah Cooks gave the Cougars a 27-25 lead at the half.

Thompson, who had 10 points in the third quarter for a 45-39 lead, made all five of her 3s and was 9 of 11 in the second half.

Cooks led the Cougars with 12 points.

February 1, 2016

UCLA posts victory over Washington State 83-50 to gain split

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA built an early 20-point, second-half lead to cruise past last-place Washington State 83-50.

Saturday's victory snapped UCLA's two-game skid.

Isaac Hamilton scored 11 of his 22 points in the final 5 ½ minutes for UCLA.

Bryce Alford added 12 points, making all seven of his free throws, and the Bruins (13-9, 4-5 Pac-12) went 24 of 28 from the line in salvaging a split after losing to first-place Washington 86-84 on Thursday.

Thomas Welsh had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Holiday added 10 points in avenging an 85-78 road loss to the Cougars earlier this month. In shaking up his lineup, coach Steve Alford didn't start Tony Parker for the first time in 22 games this season. The senior had 11 points off the bench.

Ike Iroegbu scored 16 points to lead Washington State, which has lost seven in a row.

February 1, 2016

Seattle post win over unbeaten WAC leader Grand Canyon, 59-57

PHOENIX (AP) - With just four seconds left, Emmanuel Chibuogwu made a layup to lift Seattle to a 59-57 win over Grand Canyon.

The loss Saturday night was the Antelopes first in Western Athletic Conference play.

The loss knocks Grand Canyon (19-3, 6-1) into a tie with New Mexico State atop the WAC standings. Seattle (10-11, 4-3) climbs to third place behind CS Bakersfield.

William Powell fouled Joshua Braun in the backcourt and Braun knocked down all three free throws to pull Grand Canyon within one, 55-54. Brendan Westendorf got to the basket for a layup to push the Seattle lead back to three, but Braun hit from deep to tie the game at 57-57 with 1:38 to play.

Both teams missed opportunities to take the lead in the final minute.

Westendorf scored 14 points to lead Seattle.

Braun scored 17 points and Grandy Glaze added 16 for Grand Canyon.

February 1, 2016

USC downs Washington 98-88 behind Jovanovic's 28

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Southern California has avenged an earlier loss with a 98-88 victory over Washington.

Nikola Jovanovic scored a season-high 28 points and Jordan McLaughlin added 21 in Southern California's victory Saturday.

The Trojans (17-5, 6-3 Pac-12) led 44-33 at halftime and remained ahead the entire second half. They moved into a tie for second place in the Pac-12 with the win.

Bennie Boatwright scored 15 points, Katin Reinhardt had 11 and Elijah Stewart added 10 for USC.

Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray had 18 points apiece for the Huskies (14-7, 6-3). Pac-12 leading scorer Andrew Andrews scored 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting.

Washington shot 36.4 percent from the field and was 8 for 32 from 3-point range.

The Huskies on Jan 3 overcame a 22-point deficit with 14 minutes remaining to beat the Trojans 87-85 in the first matchup between the teams.

February 1, 2016

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