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Colorado escapes Oregon State in overtime | Pac-12 women

By The Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Chucky Jeffery scored 25 points and Colorado rallied to beat Oregon State 66-63 in overtime for the Buffaloes' ninth consecutive win.

The Buffaloes (24-5, 13-5 Pac-12) trailed by 16 points in the first half, and by 10 with 11:46 to play. But Jeffery's three-pointer began a 15-2 run that saw Colorado take the lead for the first time.

Colorado led until Jamie Weisner's three-pointer with nine seconds left tied it at 56. In overtime, Brittany Wilson's three-pointer in the first minute put the Buffs ahead to stay. Arielle Roberson's two free throws with six seconds left ended the scoring.

Roberson finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds — eight on the offensive glass. Ali Gibson scored 15 points and Weisner had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Beavers (10-20, 4-14).

Other Pac-12 games

No. 17 UCLA 68,

at Arizona 57

Alyssia Brewer scored 22 points on 11-for-14 shooting and UCLA finished the Pac-12 regular season with a victory over Arizona.

Nirra Fields scored 21 and tied Brewer and Jasmine Dixon with a team-high eight rebounds for the Bruins (23-6, 14-4), who have won four in a row. UCLA is the third seed and will receive a bye in the Pac-12 tournament that begins Thursday in Seattle.

Markel Walker had 10 points and seven assists for the Bruins, who played without Thea Lemberger, who injured her elbow in Friday's win at Arizona State.

Davellyn White had 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Arizona (12-17, 4-14). The Wildcats have lost four in a row.

USC 67, at Arizona State 60

Cassie Harberts had 12 points and 10 rebounds and USC defeated Arizona State.

Christina Marinacci and Ariya Crook scored 13 points each for the Women of Troy (10-19, 7-11). Kiki Alofaituli scored 11 for USC.

The Trojans never trailed and led 34-23 at halftime, but the Sun Devils (13-17, 5-13) closed to four points four times in the second half, the last with 19 seconds remaining. Alexyz Vaioletama made one free throw and Marinacci made two to complete the scoring.

Janae Fulcher of Arizona State had game highs with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Promise Amukamara scored 10 points for ASU.

Utah 70, at Oregon 52

Taryn Wicijowski scored 18 points and Iwalani Rodrigues scored 17 to lead Utah over Oregon.

Wicijowski grabbed nine rebounds and Rodrigues added eight boards for the Utes (17-12, 8-10). Michelle Plouffe had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Cheyenne Wilson scored 12 points for Utah.

The Utes never trailed and led by as many as 25 points in the second half.

Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks (4-26, 2-16) with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Ariel Thomas had 12 points for Oregon, which has lost four in a row.

Top 5 women

At No. 5 Duke 65,

No. 15 North Carolina 58

Freshman Alexis Jones scored a season-high 22 points and Duke beat North Carolina for its Atlantic Coast Conference-record 17th regular-season league victory.

Elizabeth Williams scored 13 for the Blue Devils (27-2, 17-1).


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