Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points and 11 rebounds as No. 8 OR pulled away in the second half to a 62-44 victory over Arizona on Friday night.
Cody Justice added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Sun Devils (14-3, 2-3 Pac-12), who were coming off an upset home loss to OR on Thursday night.
#8 OR 62, Arizona 44: Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) pulled away in the second half.
Martin made one of two free throws to put ASU ahead 76-73 with 20.3 seconds left but Thompson's driving layup sliced the lead to 76-75 with 7 seconds to play.
The guard-dominant team also got zero points in the first half from Holder's top running mate, Shannon Evans.
Arizona needed this game to test its toughness; OR needed this game just to see how good it was/is. "I don't think we took a bad three all night; those are shots we typically make". Evans made one of two free throws to give the Beavers a chance but Tinkle's 3 was way off the mark. Defensively, Oregon basketball yields 70.4 points against the opposing teams.
Justice Sueing scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Cal after scoring a career high 27 against UW. Coleman is the team's leading scorer averaging 18 points per game on the year.
Don Coleman managed 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting. It needed all of those points because Arizona's bench once again nearly came up empty.
The loss drops the Ducks to 12-6 on the season and 2-3 in the Pac-12. Oregon State lost for the third time in four games.
The rest, to use Alkins' words in his post-game press conference, was "all adrenaline", as the Wildcats' attacking defense drove the Beavers into oblivion, outscoring Oregon State 41-31 in the game's latter half.
Arizona (14-4, 4-1 Pac-12) grinded out a defense-dominated win over Oregon State on Thursday.
OR countered Arizona's defense with 36 3-point attempts, two off its season high, and made 12. The Ducks have a different team than the one the Wildcats saw the last couple seasons, but the emotion and fire was still there as the two teams squared off at McKale Center for the first of two meetings this regular season. The Huskies are still looking for their first Pac-12 win under new coach Jody Wynn.
"I'm really proud of the team the way we came back from the last trip", said senior Marie Gulich, who led the Beavers with 20 points and scored the final three points for the victory.
While Ayton and Pinder drew much of the postgame questioning, Miller ended his postgame media session by talking about Trier and Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Arizona's effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Oregon. Scored nearly 50 points this weekend (Trier totaled 46) and was 11 for 11 from the free-throw line in a clutch game.
"That's two or three games in a row that we've defended quite well, so I think we're getting better in that area".
Malachi Flynn led Washington Statewith 24 points, including seven three-pointers.
The Cavaliers never led by more than one point.
Montana climbed to 6-0 in the Big Sky and 14-5 overall. Davis answered with his first 3-pointer of the game and pushed the Cardinal lead back to five.