Freshman guard Lindsey Sherbert scored 20 points, and sophomore forward Talia Caldwell recorded her third double-double (13 points, 18 rebounds) of the season as host Cal walloped Arizona 80-60 on Saturday in a women's basketball game at Haas Pavilion.
Sherbert hit two 3-pointers in the opening minute, helping the Bears (10-4, 2-1 Pac-10) jump to a 8-0 lead, and connected on 6 of 8 during the contest. After the Wildcats (11-2, 2-2) ran off eight straight points to tie the game, Layshia Clarendon hit back-to-back jumpers to start a 15-3 run for Cal, and the Bears never were seriously challenged again.
Clarendon finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Bears. Caldwell's 18 rebounds were a career-high and the most for a Cal player since Gennifer Brandon had 21 against UC Davis in the opening round of last season's Women's NIT.
No. 4 Stanford 82, Arizona State 35: Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored all 16 of her points in the first half and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Cardinal (12-2, 3-0 Pac-10) earned its 54th straight home victory at Maples Pavilion with a methodical rout of the Sun Devils (10-4, 2-2).
Jeanette Pohlen added 18 points -- 14 in the first half -- to go with three steals and three assists for the Cardinal in its 10th straight win in the rivalry.
Saint Mary's 72, Pepperdine 68: Jasmine Smith scored 24 points, and Louella Tomlinson added 20 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks to help the host Gaels (9-8, 1-1 West Coast Conference) hold off the Waves (10-6, 1-1). Tomlinson's jumper with 8:21 left gave Saint Mary's a 54-39 lead, but Pepperdine went on a 16-4 run over the next four minutes. But Danielle Mauldin (St. Mary's High) made two free throws, and Smith converted a lay-up and two more free throws to turn the momentum back to the Gaels.
Santa Clara 69, USF 50: Lena Gipson scored 17 points and added seven rebounds, and the visiting Broncos (5-10, 1-0 WCC) took control in the second half to beat the Dons (3-12, 0-1). Santa Clara stretched a 36-27 halftime advantage to 20 points midway through the second half. USF never got closer than 10 after that, despite holding the Broncos scoreless over a six-minute stretch. Kelly Jo Mullaney led USF with 10 points.
Other Pac-10: Jasmine Dixon scored 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, and host No. 12 UCLA (13-1, 3-0 Pac-10) beat USC 61-42 for its 11th straight conference victory dating to last season. The Trojans (10-4, 2-1) had a six-game winning streak snapped. ... Nia Jackson and Nicole Canepa combined for 37 points as host Oregon (11-4, 2-2) beat Washington (6-7, 1-3) 68-64 in the final game ever played at 84-year-old McArthur Court. ... Sage Romberg scored 21 points, and visiting Washington State (3-13, 1-3) held Oregon State (7-8, 0-4) to just two field goals over the final 11 minutes in a 58-50 victory.
Top 25: With 6-foot-8 star center Brittney Griner on the bench with foul trouble, No. 1 Baylor (14-1, 1-0 Big 12) completed a 17-3 run and held off visiting Iowa State 70-58 in its first-ever game as the nation's top-ranked team. Griner finished with 25 points. ... Kelly Faris' layup with 14 seconds left capped a 20-point afternoon and helped No. 2 Connecticut (14-1, 4-0 Big East) escape with a 79-76 victory over No. 13 Notre Dame (13-4, 2-1).
Idaho 75, San Jose State 67: Jeff Ledbetter scored seven of his 13 points in the final 4:33, and five players reached double figures for the visiting Vandals (9-6, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference), who won their third straight on the road. Adrian Oliver scored 25 points for the Spartans (8-7, 0-4 WAC), who have lost a season-high four in a row.
Pac-10: Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and host No. 23 Washington (12-3, 4-0) beat Oregon State 103-72 for its best conference start since going 6-0 in 1984. Washington scored 75 points over the final 23:25 for its 11th straight Pac-10 win, the Huskies' longest run since the conference was formed in 1978. Jared Cunningham (San Leandro High) led Oregon State (7-8, 2-2) with 21 points. "... Reggie Moore sparked a 10-0 first-half run with a 3-pointer and four free throws to lead host Washington State (12-4, 2-2 Pac-10) to a 77-63 win over Oregon (7-9, 0-4).
Top 25: San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard overcame shortness of breath at a high altitude to score 20 points, and visiting No. 6 San Diego State (17-0, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) beat Utah 71-62. "... Kemba Walkermade a desperate from-the-hip 3-pointer, then nailed the game-winner from about 15 feet with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 8 Connecticut to a tough 82-81 victory over host No. 12 Texas. ... Up-and-coming Georgia recorded the biggest win of Mark Fox's two-year coaching tenure, upsetting No. 10 Kentucky (12-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) 77-70. The Bulldogs' nine-game winning streak is their longest since their 1983 Final Four season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.