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Kelsey Plum tops 3,000 career points, No 8 Washington women beat Arizona

In this Dec. 27, 2016 file photo, Washington’s Kelsey Plum, left, shoots against Washington State. The Huskies’ senior guard became the 12th women to surpass 3,000 career points on Friday in a 90-73 win over Arizona. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
In this Dec. 27, 2016 file photo, Washington’s Kelsey Plum, left, shoots against Washington State. The Huskies’ senior guard became the 12th women to surpass 3,000 career points on Friday in a 90-73 win over Arizona. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
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Kelsey Plum scored 36 points to become the 12th player in women’s basketball history to top 3,000 career points and No. 8 Washington rolled past Arizona 90-73 on Friday night in Tucson, Arizona.

The senior guard, the nation’s leading scorer at 30.7 points per game entering the contest, made 12 of 19 field goals and 10 of 11 free throws to lead the Huskies (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) to their third straight conference victory.

Plum became the first player, man or woman, to top 3,000 points since the conference became the Pac-12 and the first woman from a Pac-12 school to do it since Cheryl Miller of USC in 1986.

LaBrittney Jones scored 20 points for Arizona (10-6, 1-4).

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