Top 25 CapsulesBy The Associated Press , Associated Press
Jan. 4, 2014 2:45 AM ET
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had 33 points and 14 boards to become the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder, and No. 4 Stanford beat Oregon 96-66 on Friday night in the conference opener for both schools.
Bonnie Samuelson came off the bench to match her career best of six 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 21 points as the Cardinal (12-1, 1-0 Pac-12) kicked off the conference schedule with a dominant win at Maples Pavilion after another impressive preseason.
Ogwumike shot 15 for 19 in her team's 11th straight win since losing at No. 1 Connecticut on Nov. 11, an unbeaten run that includes a 76-70 victory against then-No. 3 Tennessee on Dec. 21.
Jillian Alleyne had 26 points and 13 rebounds for much-improved Oregon (9-3, 0-1), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 55, No. 12 COLORADO 45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cassie Harberts had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Southern California past Colorado.
Harberts gave USC a 46-45 lead after converting two free throws with 3:08 to play. Brianna Barrett added a bucket and Harberts sunk three free throws and Desiree Bradley added two more free throws to seal the victory. USC outscored Colorado 11-0 over the final 4:01 of the game.
Bradley scored 11 points for the Trojans (9-5). The team shot 31 percent from the field overall and 76 percent from the line.
USC was dealt a blow in the first minute of the game as Trojans leading scorer Ariya Crook, who averages 16.3 points per game, left the game with a leg injury and did not return.
Brittany Wilson led Colorado (10-2) with 13 points and her twin sister Ashley added 12 points.
No. 23 CALIFORNIA 72, OREGON STATE 63
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Boyd scored 25 points, seven in the final six minutes as California held off Oregon State.
Boyd, an All-Pac 12 player a year ago, converted a three-point play with 5:42 left to lift the Golden Bears into a tie at 48, then converted a pair of layups as part of a 11-1 run that put Cal in control of the game. Cal converted 9 of 11 from the line to secure the victory.
Boyd was 9 of 16 from the field, 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and had seven steals to lead Cal (9-3, 1-0).
Jamie Weisner scored 14 of her 22 points in the first half to lead Oregon State (8-5, 0-1).
WASHINGTON STATE 85, No. 24 ARIZONA STATE 78
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Lia Galdeira scored 27 points as Washington State beat its second ranked opponent this season.
Tia Presley had 17 points for the Cougars (7-6, 1-0 Pac-12). Sage Romberg scored 10 points and Mariah Cooks added 11.
Kelsey Moos scored 17 points for the Sun Devils (11-2, 0-1). Arizona State was one of three schools entering the night with only one loss.
The Cougars took a 50-45 lead early in the second on a 3-point jumper by Presley. The Sun Devils kept it close — coming within one point of tying the game — but were never able to regain the advantage.
Arizona State jumped to an 11-2 advantage early in the first period. Washington State answered with an 18-5 surge to lead 30-28 with just over four minutes left before halftime.