Top 25 Women's Capsules
SEATTLE (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had a double-double by halftime, finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds and No. 4 Stanford remained perfect against Washington State with a 79-60 win Friday night in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.
The Cardinal won their 15th straight and improved to 55-0 all-time against the Cougars. They will play No. 18 Colorado in the semifinals on Saturday night after the Buffaloes beat Washington 70-59
It was Ogwumike's second 20-20 this season. She had 27 points and 24 rebounds against Oregon.
Lia Galdeira led Washington State with 18 points. The Cougars had coach June Daugherty back on the bench a day after she underwent an emergency appendectomy.
Sara James added 17 points — 14 in the second half — and Joslyn Tinkle scored 10 for the Cardinal. Stanford beat Washington State last Saturday in Pullman 72-50 for its 54th straight win over the Cougars.
Ogwumike finished the first half with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
NO. 5 CALIFORNIA 78, USC 59
SEATTLE (AP) — Gennifer Brandon has 17 points and 16 rebounds, and California scored the first 11 points on its way to a rout of USC in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
California, the No. 2 seed despite sharing the regular season crown with Stanford, will face No. 14 UCLA in the semifinals after the Bruins beat Utah 54-43.
Brandon led a balanced scoring attack for the Golden Bears, who clinched a share of their first conference title in school history last Saturday with a win over Washington. Afure Jemerigbe and Brittany Boyd both added 15 as California (28-2) won its 16th straight.
Cassie Harberts led USC (11-20) with 24 points.
NO. 14 UCLA 54, UTAH 43
SEATTLE (AP) — Jasmine Dixon and Atonye Nyingifa both scored 11 points, and UCLA held off Utah's second-half rally to reach the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.
The Bruins will play No. 5 California in the semifinals on Saturday night. UCLA (24-6) was swept by California during the regular season, including a 28-point loss at home last month.
Alyssia Brewer added 10 points for the Bruins, but missed a large portion of the game after leaving with an injury midway through the first half. She limped off the court with 8:59 left in the first half, but returned early in the second half.
Michelle Plouffe had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Utah (18-13), but made just 3 of 13 shots.
NO. 18 COLORADO 70, WASHINGTON 59
SEATTLE (AP) — Chucky Jeffery scored 19 points, including a game-clinching uncontested layup with 59 seconds left, and Colorado survived a frigid-shooting first half to beat Washington in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament.
The Buffaloes (25-5), the tournament's No. 4 seed and winners of 10 straight, face top seed and No. 4-ranked Stanford in the semifinals Saturday.
Jazmine Davis scored 17 points for the fifth-seeded Huskies (20-11), who will have to hope for an at-large bid if it they are to play in their first NCAA tournament since 2007.
Jamee Swan added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Colorado.
NO. 6 DUKE 79, N.C. STATE 65
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 10 of her 26 points during a timely run that carried Duke past pesky North Carolina State in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.
Freshman Alexis Jones added 17 points for the top-seeded Blue Devils (28-2). They shot just under 44 percent and made a season-high 12 3-pointers, advancing to face No. 23 Florida State (22-8) on Saturday in the semifinals.
Marissa Kastanek scored 18 points for the eighth-seeded Wolfpack (16-16), who were ahead 57-53 with about 7 minutes left. But Duke broke off a 24-5 run during the next 6-plus minutes, with Liston doing most of the damage.
NO. 10 MARYLAND 92, WAKE FOREST 81, OT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in ACC tournament history, leading Maryland over Wake Forest in the quarterfinals.
Thomas had a career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple-double this season for the second-seeded Terrapins (24-6).
Maryland scored the first 10 points of OT, with Thomas starting the run by hitting a twisting layup with 3:45 left. Eight of her points came in overtime to send the Terps into a semifinal matchup against No. 15 North Carolina, which beat Boston College 62-57.
Chelsea Douglas scored a career-high 31 points for the Demon Deacons (13-19).
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 62, BOSTON COLLEGE 57
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 19 points to help North Carolina beat Boston College in the ACC quarterfinals.