SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ruth Hamblin scored 14 points and Jaime Wesiner added 13 to help No. 7 Oregon State clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 title with a 52-42 victory over Utah on Sunday.
Oregon State can win its first title outright with either another victory in its final two games or a loss by Arizona State.
The Beavers (25-2, 15-1 Pac-12) shot just 38 percent from the field , but were able to survive behind a strong defensive effort against Utah.
Joeseta Fatuesi had 12 points to lead the Utes and Taryn Wicijowski added 10 points and eight rebounds. It wasn't enough to help Utah (9-18, 3-13 Pac-12) overcome its own offensive woes. Facing the Pac-12 leader in field goal percentage defense, the Utes shot just 34.7 percent from the field and missed all five 3-pointers they attempted.
No. 9 FLORIDA STATE 86, BOSTON COLLEGE 68
BOSTON (AP) — Leticia Romero scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead Florida State to a victory over Boston College.
It was the third straight win for the Seminoles (25-3, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) since losing to then-No. 17 North Carolina on Feb. 12 to snap a nine-game winning streak.
Adut Bulgak scored 19 points and Maegan Conwright scored 18 for Florida State.
Emilee Daley scored 17 for Boston College (12-15, 4-10). Kelly Hughes scored 16 with nine rebounds.
The 25th win is the third-most for the Seminoles under coach Sue Semrau. A victory in the remaining two games would be a school record for the regular season.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 72, No. 10 DUKE 59
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Miah Spencer scored 23 points and North Carolina State upset Duke.
Dominique Wilson added 18 points and hit four of the Wolfpack's 12 3-pointers, and Jennifer Mathurin finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
N.C. State (16-11, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fourth in five games overall and earned its first regular-season victory over Duke since 2001, though the Wolfpack did memorably knock the Blue Devils out of ACC tournaments in 2007 and 2012.
Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points, Rebecca Greenwell added 16 and Azura Stevens had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (19-8, 10-4), which lost its second straight.
N.C. State scored 28 points off 18 turnovers by the Blue Devils, who gave it away on five straight possessions down the stretch after they pulled within four with less than 9 minutes left.
No. 12 ARIZONA STATE 76, SOUTHERN CAL 73, 2 OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Promise Amukamara scored 20 points and Sophie Brunner added 14 as Arizona State beat USC.
Elisha Davis had 11 points and five assists as the Sun Devils (24-4, 13-3 Pac-12) won their third straight game.
Amukamara made a jumper to give Arizona State a 74-73 lead and Eliza Normen extended it to 76-73 with a running bank shot. USC twice had a chance to tie in the final 10 seconds but Alexyz Vaioletama's 3-point shot was blocked by Brunner and Normen made another block.
Vaioletama led the Trojans (15-12, 7-9) with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Courtney Jaco and Kaneisha Horn scored 11 points apiece. USC lost despite outscoring Arizona State, 18-4, on second chance points and a 45-33 rebounding edge.
Vaioletama made two free throws to tie it at 70 to force double overtime. Katie Hempen scored in the paint to put the Sun Devils ahead, 70-68, before Davis and Brunner missed jumpers.
There were 12 lead changes in the final 20 minutes.
No. 14 MISSISSIPPI STATE 57, ALABAMA 55
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dominique Dillingham came up with the key block with :06 left to help Mississippi State escape Tuscaloosa with a win over Alabama.
Victoria Vivians' jumper with 1:26 left gave Mississippi State a five-point lead, 57-52, but the Bulldogs did not score again and Alabama rallied. Sharin Rivers knocked down a 3-pointer with :55 left in the game to pull the Crimson Tide within two, 57-55, but Karyla Middlebrook had her shot to tie the game blocked by Dillingham, who grabbed the rebound to allow the Bulldogs to run out the clock.
Mississippi State (25-4, 10-4 SEC) is tied with Texas A&M for third place in the SEC.
Ashley Williams led Alabama (13-16, 2-12) with 21 points.
No. 15 TEXAS A&M 66, FLORIDA 46
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Williams led a balanced attack on Sunday with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists as Texas A&M beat Florida.
Achiri Ade added 10 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Aggies (22-6, 10-4 SEC), who won their 17th straight at Reed Arena. Khaalia Hillsman and Courtney Walker scored nine apiece, and Jordan Jones had eight points and six assists.
Texas A&M stretched its lead to 54-33 midway through the second half with a 15-2 run. Florida (12-15, 4-10) got no closer than 56-41 on Ronni Williams' basket with 6:02 left.
Williams had 14 points and Haley Lorenzen scored 10 to lead the Gators.
Both teams went without a 3-pointer — Florida with eight missed attempts and A&M with six.
The Aggies have trailed at halftime in their first seven SEC games this season and led in the seven games since.
No. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 66, MIAMI 65
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie Mavunga scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and North Carolina held on to beat Miami.
North Carolina (22-6, 9-5 ACC) remains in sixth place in the conference, while Miami (18-9, 8-6) drops into a tie with Pittsburgh for seventh.
Leading 64-62 with :28 left, UNC's Allisha Gray tried to shoot between Erykah Davenport and Jessica Thomas and Davenport got the block, leaving the door open for Miami.
Yet the Hurricanes could not get off a shot despite calling two timeouts. Davenport threw a cross-court pass to Necole Sterling, who caught it out-of-bounds with 3.1 seconds left. Davenport quickly fouled Jamie Cherry, who made a pair of free throws. The Hurricanes' Jessica Thomas then banked in a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer.
CALIFORNIA 63, No. 18 STANFORD 53
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Mercedes Jefflo scored a key basket with 1:59 to play, and California beat Stanford to deny the Cardinal a chance at winning their 15th straight regular-season conference title.
Jefflo finished with 15 points, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run, and Cal (20-7, 12-4 Pac-12) earned a split with its rival in the second meeting over a five-day span and spoiled the Cardinal's senior day.
Amber Orrange kept her team close late on the way to 11 points in her final conference game at Maples Pavilion, and freshman Brittany McPhee scored a season-best 24 points and played her most minutes yet for the Cardinal (20-8, 12-4).
MICHIGAN STATE 60, No. 19 RUTGERS 50
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 18 points and matched a career-high with 18 rebounds for her 20th double-double of the season to help Michigan State upset cold-shooting Rutgers.
Powers has now scored 600 points this season, breaking the school's single-season scoring record.
Rutgers (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) falls into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Ohio State for third place in the conference. Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) is now 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.
Rutgers shot 20 of 64 from the floor (31 percent). Tyler Scaife, who averages 43 percent shooting per game, was held to just two points on 1-of-14 shooting.
Tori Jankoska finished with 21 points for the Spartans, who led 27-20 at the break, and had its largest lead, 52-38 with 3:41 left.
Scarlet Knights' center Rachel Hollivay left the game with 3:41 remaining after injuring her left knee.
HOFSTRA 63, No. 23 JAMES MADISON 62
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ashunae Durant scored 12 points, including two free throws with nine seconds left, and Hofstra held on to upset James Madison.
After Durant's free throws made it 63-60, Precious Hall missed a 3-pointer and Da'Lishia Griffin had a putback at the buzzer.
The loss ended a 14-game winning streak and kept the Dukes (23-3, 14-1) from clinching the Colonial Athletic Association outright title. Hofstra (18-9, 11-5) has won five in a row.
Hofstra led 38-32 at halftime and stretched that to 17 with 12:32 to play on a Durant layup. Then the Dukes came back behind Hall, who had 16 of her 26 points after that.
Jazmon Gwathmey's basket tied the game at 59 with 1:15 left but Anjaleace White, who had 13 points, made two free throws to put the Pride back in front with 40 seconds to go. After a Hall miss and a Hofstra turnover, Hall was fouled with 14 seconds left but she missed the second free throw, forcing the foul on Durant.
No. 25 SYRACUSE 68, PITTSBURGH 54
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Brianna Butler sank five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help Syracuse to a win over Pittsburgh.
Briana Day added 15 points while pulling down 18 rebounds and Alexis Peterson had 14 points for Syracuse (20-8, 10-5 ACC), which was held to just 33.9 percent shooting from the floor. The Orange held a 10-4 edge in buckets from behind the arc and a 16-6 advantage in made free throws.
Pittsburgh (18-9, 8-6) pushed back into the lead midway through the second half with Yacine Diop's layup that made it 50-48 with 11:41 left but then missed its next seven shots. Syracuse reclaimed the advantage for good with an 8-0 run fueled by Day and Cornelia Foundren. The Orange continued to pad their lead down the stretch.
Monica Wignot led Pittsburgh with 14 points, Diop had 12 and Brianna Kiesel 11. Stasha Carey had 11 rebounds.