Cal: Cal has now dropped four consecutive games and will play a tough Arizona team who is up next on their schedule.
Trier and the Wildcats recovered from a dismal offensive start, shooting 9-24 (37.5 percent) against the Beavers' zone defense.
It wasn't enough to overcome their own shooting woes.
Sabrina Ionescu totaled 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Ruthy Hebard added 14 points and six boards to power the No. 8 OR women to a 62-44 victory over Arizona on Friday night. "I know we were good a year ago (en route to a Final Four), but we always felt this mentality and I guess getting our (butt) kicked was like a wakeup call for us".
"Robert Franks and Malachi, it's been a long time since the two of those guys have put a game together at the same time, and for robo to get into that type of groove for these guys to really look for him and help him get that record", said WSU coach Ernie Kent.
"Plus, they junked it up a little bit, but I don't think it bothered us. We just couldn't finish them off". "Credit them. They played their butts off". Ionescu's double-double was her eighth of the season. Borislava Hristova scored 14 points on a poor shooting night (5 for 19).More news: Katie Couric Opens Up About Matt Lauer's Firing From 'Today' Show
Sam Thomas topped Arizona with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Kat Wright and JaLea Bennett scored 12 and 10, respectively. Hebard was the difference inside against the Wildcats' tight zone in the second half with 10 points.
OR struggled to find the range on offense, shooting 38 percent (21 of 55) from the floor and 33 percent (12 of 36) from 3-point range, but the Ducks' defense clamped down and held the Wildcats to 29-percent shooting from the floor, including 3 of 18 from distance (17 percent).
No. 14 UCLA 81, Utah 74: Michaela Onyenwere and Jordin Canada scored 20 points each to lead UCLA.
The Oregon Ducks (12-5) have split their last four games.
Alkins' slam, in combination with a dynamic offensive performance turned in by fellow guard Allonzo Trier, propelled Arizona to a 70-62 victory, on a night with nearly as many turnovers (27) as field goals (44). Brown leads in rebounds with 7.5 while Pritchard tops in assists with 4.2 per game.
The Oregon Ducks showed just how lethal after beating No. 11 Arizona State 76-72 on Thursday night in Tempe, Ariz.More news: Inc. Acquires 300 Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)
Now to defend "The Bank", the Sun Devils face a defensively sound Oregon State team. Her left-handed drive on three defenders with 40 seconds left in the game gave the Beavers a 56-54 lead.
Ayton and Dusan Ristic had 10 points each to lead the Wildcats in first-half scoring, while New Mexico transfer Elijah Brown had 13 to lead OR despite committing a technical foul that resulted in two free throws by Allonzo Trier. Ayton leads the Pac-12 with 11.5 rebounds per game while ranking third with 20.0 points per game.
Holder is first in the conference in scoring and shoots 43.3 percent on 3-pointers.
Anigwe and Davidson combined to make 20 of 28 shots from the floor (71 percent), but the rest of the Golden Bears shot just 23.5 percent (8 of 34).
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