Cal can’t hold lead at ASU, loses 16th in a row

Luguentz Dort had 22 points and Rob Edwards scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as host Arizona State rallied to extend Cal’s losing streak to 16 games with a 69-59 victory Sunday.

The Sun Devils (19-8, 10-5 Pac-12) made up a six-point halftime deficit against the Bears (5-22, 0-15), who have lost 23 straight in conference play and 18 straight on the road.

Cal freshman Matt Bradley had his first double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Paris Austin added 10 points.

The Bears staged a 20-7 run to close the first half and go into the break leading 34-28, but Arizona State came out hot in the second half. The Sun Devils put together a 28-10 run over the first 12-plus minutes after intermission to take a 12-point lead. They were 16-for-28 from the field, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range, after halftime.

Cal has three games left to prevent the first winless conference season in school history. Twice the Bears have gone 1-11, in 1948-49 and 1954-55.

#10 Michigan State 77, #7 Michigan 70: Cassius Winston had 27 points and eight assists as the visiting Spartans (23-5, 14-3) beat the Wolverines (24-4, 13-4) to move into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.

Xavier 66, #17 Villanova 54: Naji Marshall scored 17 points to help the host Musketeers (15-13, 7-8 Big East) defeat the Wildcats (20-8, 11-4).

Women

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Sabrina Ionescu recorded her NCAA-record 17th triple-double, Erin Boley scored 32 points and No. 2 Oregon snapped a two-game losing streak by racing past visiting USC 96-78.

Ionescu had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists for the Ducks (25-3, 14-2 Pac-12) in her seventh triple-double of the season — another NCAA record.

Mariya Moore scored 30 points for the Trojans (15-12, 5-11).

#3 UConn 68, Tulsa 49: Megan Walker scored 21 points as the Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic) defeated the host Golden Hurricane (11-15, 5-8).

#4 Louisville 87, Boston College 51: Asia Durr scored 23 points and the host Cardinals (25-2, 12-2 ACC) overwhelmed the Eagles (14-14, 3-12).

#6 Mississippi State 86, Vanderbilt 70: Teaira McCowan scored 23 points, Anriel Howard and Andra Espinoza-Hunter both added 20, and the host Bulldogs (25-2, 13-1 SEC) topped the Commodores (6-20, 1-13).

#9 N.C. State 74, No. Carolina 69: Kiara Leslie scored 21 points and made the go-ahead jumper with 37.7 seconds remaining to lead the visiting Wolfpack (24-3, 11-3 ACC) past the Tar Heels (17-12, 8-7).

#12 Oregon State 75, UCLA 72: Aleah Goodman scored 11 of 21 points in the fourth quarter and the host Beavers (23-5, 13-3 Pac-12) topped the Bruins (17-11, 10-6).

Utah 75, Washington State 67: Megan Huff had 25 points and 12 rebounds as the host Utes (20-7, 9-7) downed the Cougars (9-18, 4-12).

Washington 60, Colorado 46: Amber Melgoza and Mai-Loni Henson scored 17 points apiece to help the visiting Huskies (9-18, 2-13) stop the Buffaloes (12-15, 2-14).

Sidelined: Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, who this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the rest of the regular season on the advice of doctors. The announcement came three days after Stringer, 70, missed a game at Michigan. Stringer is expected to coach the Scarlet Knights in the NCAA Tournament if the team, as expected, is part of the field.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Cal-can-t-hold-lead-at-ASU-loses-16th-in-a-row-13641548.php.

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