Lia Galdeira scored 27 points, Mariah Cooks chipped in 15 more and Washington State edged Colorado in a 73-68 comeback win Sunday in Pullman.
Trailing by eight late in the second half, WSU (13-6, 4-4 Pac-12) edged into its first lead of the game during a 13-0 run that included four straight free throws from Galdeira following a technical foul on Colorado, making it 70-65 with 1:42 left. Lexy Kresl quickly cut the gap back to two with a 3-pointer at the other end but the Cougars hung on, clinching the win from the free-throw line down the stretch.
Galdeira finished 12 of 14 from the line and Tia Presley added 14 points for the Cougars, who shot just 26 percent from the floor but had 11 fewer turnovers to win their third straight.
Jamee Swan led the Buffaloes (9-10, 2-6) with 28 points and Kresl finished with 15.
Washington 63, Utah 51: Kelsey Plum scored 26 points, half of them from the free-throw line, to lead the Huskies’ win in Seattle.
Chantel Osahor added 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and grabbed nine rebounds for Washington (16-4, 5-3 Pac-12), which shot 34 percent from the floor on 56 attempts and never trailed.
Tanaeya Boclair led Utah (6-13, 0-8) with 14 points and Cheyenne Wilson added 13 points.
(9) Oregon State 68, (13) Arizona State 57: Jamie Weisner scored 21 points to help the Beavers defeat the Sun Devils and take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.
Oregon State (18-1, 8-0) used a 14-0 run early in the second half to pull away from Arizona State (18-2, 7-1) to win its eighth in a row and end the Sun Devils’ 14-game winning streak.
Center Ruth Hamblin added 12 points for the Beavers, who scored 28 points in the lane, taking advantage of their height advantage. Weisner also hit 3 of 4 from beyond the arc for Oregon State.
Katie Hempen led Arizona State with 22 points.
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