Oregon women sprint past ASU
OREGON 74, Arizona State 64
OREGON STATE 88, Arizona 48
• No. 8 Oregon took control of the game and retained control of the conference lead with a big surge after halftime as they beat No. 18 ASU on Sunday night at Matthew Knight Arena.
Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard combined to make 20 of 24 fied-goal attempts and score 46 points for the Ducks.
Ionescu had 26 points on 11-for15 shooting, plus six rebounds and five assists.
Herbard was 9 for 9 and added six rebounds.
The Ducks improved to 6-0 atop the Pac-12 and 17-2 overall. Stanford is second at 6-1.
Oregon has won nine in a row and is 12-0 at home.
The Sun Devils slipped to 4-2, 13-5.
Oregon hit eight of its first 10 shots to lead 18-10 and went on to a 22-12 edge after the opening quarter.
But, despite 17 first-half points by Ionescu and after trailing by 13 points, ASU was able to pull to within 38-34 at the half.
Oregon outscored the Sun Devils 21-5 in the third quarter, though, and was able to coast to the win before a crowd of 4,416.
• The No. 22 Beavers outscored Arizona 73-33 over the final three quarters to win big before 4,226 fans at Gill Coliseum.
Kat Tudor led four Beavs in double figures with 18 points, making 6 of 8 from the field, all from 3-point distance.
Marie Gulich and Tata Corosdale each had 13 points, each with 11 in the first half, and Mikayla Pivec scored 10 points. Gulich had nine rebounds, and Pivec had nine rebounds and eight assists.
OSU raised its record to 4-2 in conference and 13-4 for the season.
UA fell to 0-6, 4-13.
After playing to a 15-15 tie through one quarter, the Beavers built a 38-27 halftime advantage, then buried Arizona with a pair of 25-point periods.