Plum breaks NCAA scoring mark as Washington beats Utah 84-77

SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum was ready for her chase of the NCAA all-time scoring record to come to an end.

For the final regular season game of her college career, Washington’s star orchestrated the finest performance of her career and one of the best in NCAA history.

Plum hit 19 of 28 shots and was 13 of 16 at the free-throw line.

Plum tied Stiles’ mark with a hesitation drive and scoop over the outstretched arm of Utah center Emily Potter with 4:57 left in the game.

Plum scored 19 of Washington’s 22 points in the final quarter and now has 3,397 career points.

Neighbors also expects Plum to complain in the coming days about her three missed free throws that could have given her 60 and a share of the NCAA single-game scoring record.

The Utes must wait for the final day of the regular season to see results of other games before knowing what its seed will be for the conference tournament.

The Huskies will have a bye in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament and play in the quarterfinals

McClure's 12 blocks help lift WSU to 67-56 win over Colorado

(AP) — Nike McClure set a school record and tied a Pac-12 record with 12 blocks shots and grabbed 12 rebounds and Washington State’s defense stymied Colorado to hold the Buffaloes to 29 percent shooting in a 67-56 win on Saturday.

With her first career double-double, the 6-foot-3 McClure bested her previous school record of seven blocks she set against Arizona on Feb. 12.

Plum, Osahor, lead No. 11 Washington past Colorado 79-46

SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum continued her march toward the all-time career scoring mark with 25 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 20 rebounds to pace No. 11 Washington past Colorado 79-46 in a Pac-12 game on Thursday night.

Osahor, who entered as the nation’s leading rebounder, had a double-double in the first half with 19 points and 10 rebounds, including five offensive.

The Huskies pushed the lead to 59-39 after three quarters and then scored the first 10 points of the final period.

The Huskies have clinched a top-four seed and a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament, to be played at KeyArena in Seattle, March 2-5.

Huskies add former Oregon coordinator Matt Lubick to staff

UW head coach Chris Petersen confirmed the hiring of former Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick as the team’s new co-offensive coordinator/wide receiver coach Wednesday.

Romar's future at Washington could be tied to recruits

SEATTLE (AP) — On a recent Wednesday night at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Michael Porter Jr. walked out of the locker room with a security detail at his side, pausing only momentarily for a photograph with a fan in a purple Washington hat who had found his way into the hallway behind the court.

[…] Romar’s future is hazy as the Huskies are headed toward likely their worst of his 15 seasons, and a sixth straight season of missing the NCAA Tournament.

The potential of next year and the reality of this troubled season, combined with the past six seasons without an NCAA appearance, have created an uneasy dynamic with the Huskies headed into the final couple weeks of the regular season.

Washington is 2-13 in conference play, having lost nine straight, tied for the longest losing streak in school history.

In the past 12 months, the Huskies won a national title in women’s golf, and made deep NCAA tournament runs in volleyball, softball, baseball and men’s soccer.

If he can’t win with possibly the best recruiting class in school history — combined with a core group that played extensively during their freshman and sophomore seasons and should be better suited for complementary roles — it will be clear the Huskies should move on.

Washington's Plum moves into 2nd place on career list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 35 points to move into second place on the NCAA’s career scoring list and help No. 9 Washington beat Southern California 87-74 on Sunday.

The Huskies have clinched a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament, but they’ll try to improve their seeding for the NCAA Tournament.

USC will try to finish the regular season on a strong note by traveling to Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Sunday.

Lauri Markkanen carries No. 5 Arizona past Washington, 76-68

SEATTLE (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 21 points and No. 5 Arizona held off a challenge from Washington for a 76-68 victory on Saturday night.

Chance Comanche’s rebound and dunk with 52 seconds left finally gave Arizona enough of a cushion to hold on in the final moments.

Ojeleye, No. 19 SMU rally for 76-66 win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Semi Ojeleye had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 19 SMU rallied to beat Houston 76-66 on Saturday.

Rob Gray Jr. had 23 points to lead Houston (18-8, 9-5), which ended a five-game winning streak.

Iroegbu leads WSU to a 86-71 win over Arizona State

(AP) — Ike Iroegbu finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Washington State overcome an early 12-point deficit and beat Arizona State 86-71 on Saturday.

Conor Clifford had 19 points and Malachi Flynn added 14 points and seven assists for the Cougars, who nabbed their first season sweep of a conference opponent since 2011-12.

Washington State took an early five-point lead out of the gate, but Arizona State used a 10-0 run to go up 12 with 3:27 left in the first half.

After Andre Adams finished a baseline dunk, Clifford threw away the inbounds pass to Evans who immediately hit a corner 3 to cap the run.

Canada helps No. 18 UCLA women top No. 9 Washington 90-79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 22 points to lead UCLA to a 90-79 upset victory over No. 9 Washington on Friday night.

The Bruins (19-7, 10-5 Pac-12) weren’t even sure if Canada would play since she left the previous game with an ankle injury and didn’t practice all week.

UCLA: played well and put its unproductive four-game road trip, in which it lost three games, in the rear-view mirror with a good offense and doing just enough on the defensive end.

Freshman Moore scores 32, USC beats Washington State

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minyon Moore scored a season-high 32 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help Southern California beat Washington State 80-64 on Friday night.

Kristen Simon added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Courtney Jaco scored 12 for USC, which split the season series after a 74-57 loss on Jan. 8 in Pullman, Washington.

Huskies losing key assistant Bush Hamdan to NFL's Falcons

In a move that had been rumored for days, UW wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Bush Hamdan will leave the Huskies to be become the quarterbacks coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Graham scores 29 as Arizona State tops Washington 83-81

The freshman guard, who entered the evening as the Pac-12’s leading scorer at 23.2 points per game, missed the previous two games with a sore knee.

Fellow freshman Carlos Johnson pitched in a career-high 19 points for Washington, which lost its eighth consecutive game.

David Crisp tied the score at 39 with a reverse layup and Fultz gave the Huskies their first lead with a long jumper shortly afterward, setting the halftime score at 41-39.

ASU seemingly had the game wrapped up when Fultz was blocked at the rim with 9.8 seconds remaining, only for a technical foul to be assessed to Holder in the ensuing scramble for the ball.

Smith scores 27 and No. 10 Stanford beats Cal 72-66

(AP) — Alanna Smith scored a career-high 27 points and Erica McCall made a few big plays in the final minute, lifting No. 10 Stanford over California 72-66 on Thursday night.

Brittany McPhee padded the lead for Stanford (23-4, 13-2 Pac-12) by scoring a layup off an inbound play with 11 seconds left.

[…] on the next possession, she fouled out, and Mikayla Cowling converted all three free throws for Cal (17-10, 5-10), tying the score at 64-all.

McPhee, who scored 26 points last week against Colorado, missed her first nine shots and wound up with seven points on 3-for-15 shooting.

Markannen leads No. 5 Arizona past Washington State

(AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds to help No. 5 Arizona overcome an early deficit and breeze past Washington State 78-59 on Thursday night.

Washington State’s leading scorer Josh Hawkinson struggled against Arizona’s interior size.

The Wildcats lead Oregon by a game for first place in the Pac-12 standings, and checked in as the ninth overall seed in the selection committee’s top-16 projections.

A road sweep in Washington would keep Arizona first in the conference, but it still needs to play USC and No. 6 UCLA next week.

The Wildcats play Washington in Seattle then return home to host USC and No. 6 UCLA.

Washington's Fultz likely game time decision vs. Arizona St

Washington’s Fultz likely game time decision vs.

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington star freshman Markelle Fultz will likely be a game-time decision when the Huskies play Thursday night against Arizona State.

7 Huskies, 2 Cougs to audition for pro scouts at NFL combine

Each of the nine invited Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars players — the most since 10 were invited in 2004 — have a chance to stake their claim as draftable players with strong performances at the NFL scouting combine, which starts later this month.

White leads Colorado past Washington State, 81-49

Washington State beat the Buffs 91-89 in overtime last month, but the Cougars’ poor ball-handling quickly drained any drama from this rematch.

Josh Hawkinson, the Cougars’ leading scorer with a 16-point average, scored Washington State’s only points in that span.

Gordon (7 points) and Johnson (4 points) had missed Colorado’s last two games for violating unspecified team rules and the Buffs split those games, beating Washington and losing at Cal, their only blemish during a resurgence following an 0-7 start to league play.

The Buffaloes have almost recovered from their 0-7 stumble to start league play, and their final road trip takes them to Oregon and Oregon State, schools they beat at home in January to spark their turnaround.

The Buffaloes visit Oregon State on Thursday night in the opener of their final road trip before playing their last three Pac-12 games at Coors Events Center, where they’re 9-3.

Plum's 29 leads No. 10 Washington past Arizona State 70-57

SEATTLE (AP) — National scoring leader Kelsey Plum had 29 points, Chantel Osahor added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 10 Washington beat No. 23 Arizona State 70-57 on Sunday night.

Sophie Brunner led Arizona State (16-9, 7-7) with 16 points as the Sun Devils fell to 3-7 this season against ranked opponents.

Plum now has 3,241 career points, leaving her 42 points behind Brittney Griner for No. 2 on the all-time NCAA scoring list and 152 points from tying Jackie Stiles for the top spot with four regular season games remaining.

Plum got started early against the Sun Devils, scoring 12 of Washington’s first 16 points, but it was a run at the end of the first half that gave the Huskies a 13-point cushion at the break that Arizona State could never overcome.

The Sun Devils second-leading scorer at 10.3 points per game was limited to just 14 minutes by the foul trouble.

No. 9 Oregon State defeats No. 15 UCLA 68-61

(AP) — Kobie Orum and Mikayla Pivec each scored 12 points and No. 9 Oregon State rebounded from a loss to unranked USC on Friday with a 68-61 victory over No. 15 UCLA on Sunday.

Sydney Wiese had 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Oregon State (23-3, 12-2 Pac-12).

Kennedy Burke had 18 points while Monique Billings added 17 for UCLA (18-7, 9-5), which was hurt when it lost top scorer Jordin Canada to injury late in the first half.

Canada was knocked to the floor on the Bruins’ end and appeared to hit her head.

The Beavers, who claimed a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title last year before winning the conference tournament, host Stanford during the final weekend of the regular season.

Sunday’s win guarantees Oregon State with a first-round bye for the Pac-12 tournament.

The Beavers, who claimed a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title last year before winning the conference tournament, host Stanford during the final weekend of the regular season.

Jones, Washington help Arizona women snap losing streak

(AP) — LaBrittney Jones scored 22 points and grabbed a career-tying 15 rebounds, Malena Washington added 21 points and Arizona beat Washington State 70-62 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Nike McClure made a career-high seven blocks for the Cougars and scored 11 points as did Alexys Swedlund.