Arizona’s Aari McDonald was 7-for-8 from the foul line in the final minute to cap a 36-point effort and the Wildcats held off No. 24 Cal 60-55 in Tucson on Friday night.
Arizona (13-2, 3-1 Pac-12), coming off a loss at Utah that snapped its school-record 11-game winning streak, used a 9-0 run in the first period to take control early. A 14-1 run in the second period helped push the lead to 14 before halftime.
Cal (10-4, 1-2), which has lost four of its past five, answered behind Kristine Anigwe. She tied the score 53-53 with a jumper with 1:08 to play, but Arizona closed with a 7-2 run, thanks to McDonald’s free-throw shooting.
“My teammates did a good job of finding me, setting screens and my coach just made some great play calls,” McDonald said. “I give all the credit to my teammates.”
Anigwe finished with 19 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocked shots.
“I think we did a good job” guarding Anigwe, Arizona head coach Adia Barnes said. “It’s funny, you look at the stat sheet, and I’m like, ‘We did a great job and she got 19 and 20.’ But that’s how good she is.”
#5 Oregon 93, USC 53: Satou Sabally scored 26 points and Sabrina Ionescu added 17 as the visiting Ducks (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12), routed the Trojans (10-5, 0-4). The 40-point victory tied the third-largest victory margin by the Ducks in conference play, equaling Sunday’s 98-58 win against Washington State.
#10 Oregon State 83, UCLA 73: Destiny Slocum scored 22 points and Mikayla Pivec added 21 as the visiting Beavers (13-2, 3-0 Pac-12) topped the Bruins (9-7, 2-2).
Utah 72, Washington State 68: Megan Huff scored 21 points and Dre’Una Edwards added 20 to pace the visiting Utes (14-1, 3-1 Pac-12) in a win over the Cougars (6-9, 1-3).
Washington 68, Colorado 58: Amber Melgoza scored 15 points to lead the host Huskies (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) by the Buffaloes (10-5, 0-4).
#22 Indiana 78, Maryland 75: Bruno Fernando had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Anthony Cowan Jr. added 24 points as the host Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) defeated the Hoosiers (12-4, 3-2).
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