Chiney Ogwumike had 34 points and 16 rebounds to lead fourth-ranked Stanford to an 87-77 win over No. 17 Colorado on Sunday night in Boulder, Colo. It was the senior forward's sixth 30-point effort in the past seven games.
"We have a great player in Chiney, and she really battled in there tonight," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.
Karlie Samuelson had 17 of her 19 points in the first half for the Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12), which improved to 11-4 all-time against the Buffs.
Colorado (11-3, 1-2) got within seven points with just over a minute to go, but the Cardinal held on with Mikaela Ruef hitting 3 of 4 foul shots before two free throws by the Buffs' Lexy Kresl. Ogwumike added a jumper with 14 seconds left to cap the scoring.
Jamee Swann led Colorado with a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Cal 68, Utah 59: Brittany Boyd had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the No. 19 Bears to a win in Salt Lake City. Cal (12-3, 4-0 Pac-12) opened up an early lead with a 9-0 run capped by a Mikayla Lyles 3-pointer that made it 28-15, then held on the rest of the game against the Utes (7-8, 0-4).
Vanderbilt 74, Tennessee 63: Jasmine Lister scored 22 points and Christina Foggie added 21 as the host Commodores upset the No. 8 Lady Vols (13-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), giving Vanderbilt (14-3, 3-1) a win over its in-state rival.
Iowa 84, Ohio State 74: Roy Devin Marble scored 22 points, Aaron White added 19, and the No. 20 Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) ended the game on a 22-9 run to snap an eight-game losing streak to the No. 3 Buckeyes. LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points for host Ohio State (15-2, 2-2), which had opened with 15 consecutive wins.
Arizona 73, USC 53: Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored a season-high 19 points, and the No. 1 Wildcats (4-0 Pac-12) beat the Trojans (9-7, 0-3) to improve to 17-0 for the best start in school history. The 1931-32 Wildcats held the previous school record for best start at 16-0.
UCLA 87, Arizona State 72: Kyle Anderson scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds while leading the host Bruins (13-3, 2-1 Pac 12) to their seventh win in the past eight games against the Sun Devils (13-4, 2-2).
Louisville 71, SMU 63: Luke Hancock's career-high 23 points, including two free throws with 46 seconds remaining, helped Rick Pitino and the No. 12 Cardinals (14-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) hold off Larry Brown and the Mustangs (11-4, 1-2) in a meeting of Hall of Fame coaches.
Washington 71, Colorado 54: C.J. Wilcox set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Huskies (11-6, 3-1 Pac-12) ran away from the No. 15 Buffaloes.
Colorado (14-3, 3-1) never recovered after leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie left the game with a knee injury late in the first half.
Washington State 49, Utah 46: Que Johnson had 14 points and went 10 of 13 from the free-throw line to help the Cougars (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) come back from a 12-point deficit to beat the visiting Utes (12-4, 1-3).