Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Feb. 21, 2014
Originally published February 21, 2014 at 10:54 p.m., updated February 22, 2014 at 1:09 a.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points and Bonnie Samuelson added 14 to help No. 5 Stanford beat Southern California 64-59 Friday night.
Ogwumike scored 18 points in the second half as the Cardinal (25-2, 14-1) clinched at least a share of their 14th straight Pac-12 regular season title and 23rd overall. It also secured the Pac-12 Tournament's top seed.
She scored 12 of Stanford's first 17 points of the second half to help Stanford complete a comeback from 19 points down in the first half. She grabbed a steal at midcourt and drove for a basket to tie it at 43-43 and scored the next two baskets on a spin move and an uncontested layup to give Stanford the lead for good.
Ariya Crook led the Trojans (16-11, 9-6) with 24 points and Cassie Harberts scored 12. Crook made a 3-pointer to pull USC to 62-59 with 18 seconds remaining before Samuelson made two free throws.
No. 18 CALIFORNIA 77, UCLA 72
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittany Boyd stole the ball with 4 seconds left and made two free throws to seal California's win and season sweep of UCLA.
Boyd aggravated an ankle injury in the final minutes but played through it and finished with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals.
Cal (18-7, 10-4 Pac-12) trailed 72-71 when Afure Jemerigbe made two free throws to give the Golden Bears the lead for good with 1:48 left. She made two more to put Cal up 75-72 with 14.8 seconds left.
Jemerigbe led Cal with 15 points, Reshanda Gray had 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Gennifer Brandon had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Nirra Fields led UCLA (12-14, 6-8) with 30 points in a game with 16 lead changes. Atonye Nyingifa added 22 points and Thea Lemberger 17.
No. 20 ARIZONA STATE 55, COLORADO 51
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Katie Hempen scored 13 points and Arizona State snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Colorado.
Kelsey Moos broke a tie at 49 on a basket with 1:04 to go, before Hempen added a pair of free throws following a Colorado turnover for a 53-49 lead with 33 seconds remaining.
Arielle Roberson's basket cut the lead to 53-51 with 23 seconds left, and the Buffaloes had a chance to tie or take the lead after Arizona State (21-6, 10-5 Pac-12) missed the front end of a 1-and-1. But the Sun Devils' defense prevented Colorado from a good look. Deja Mann secured the win, making two free throws with 4 seconds remaining.
Jen Reese led Colorado (14-12, 4-11) with 18 points. Lexy Kresl added 11.
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