Briana Gilbreath scored 13 points and Jacki Gemelos and Cassie Harberts had 11 apiece to help USC beat Washington, 60-51, Sunday in Seattle for its sixth straight win.
USC (10-3 overall, 2-0 Pacific-10 Conference) is off to its best start since starting the 1996-97 season with an 11-3 mark.
Kristi Kingma scored 18 and had a career-high eight rebounds to lead Washington (5-6, 0-2), which lost its third game in a row. Marjorie Heard added 12 points and Mackenzie Argens had 10.
The Trojans won despite 19-of-67 shooting (28 percent) from the field.
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Gilbreath had 11 points in the second half to help hold off a comeback by the Huskies, who cut the lead to one midway through the second half.
USC led 30-24 at halftime.
No. 8 UCLA 80, at Washington State 55: Jasmine Dixon and Darxia Morris each scored 12 points to help the Bruins beat the error-prone Cougars.
UCLA (12-1, 2-0) has won 21 straight in the series since 2001.
Washington State (2-12, 0-2) has lost six consecutive games, but stayed close in the first half until poor shooting took a toll. Freshman Ireti Amojo was the only Cougars player in double figures with 13 points.
No. 9 Stanford 78, at California 45: Jeanette Pohlen scored 15 points and the Cardinal (10-2, 1-0) followed up its streak-busting win over Connecticut by knocking off the Bears (8-4, 0-1) to open conference play.
At Arizona State 86, Oregon 67: Kimberly Brandon scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils (10-2, 2-0) over the Ducks (9-4, 0-2).
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At No. 1 Duke 74, Miami 63: Nolan Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help the Blue Devils (13-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Hurricanes (11-4, 0-1) in the ACC opener for both.
At No. 3 Kansas 83, Miami (Ohio) 56: Markieff Morris had 20 points and twin brother Marcus added 18 to help the Jayhawks (13-0) beat the Redhawks (5-9).
At No. 8 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65: Corey Stokes scored 23 points and Corey Fisher had 19 as the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0 Big East) beat the Scarlet Knights (9-4, 0-1) and won their seventh straight game.
At No. 21 Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86: Antonio Barton scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, including two key free throws with 17 seconds left, as Memphis (11-2) beat Tennessee State (6-8).
At Stanford 82, California 68: Jeremy Green scored 21 points and Dwight Powell had 20 to lead the Cardinal (8-4) to a victory over the Golden Bears (7-6) in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
At Pepperdine 84, Seattle 64: Mychel Thompson and Lorne Jackson each posted their first double-double and the Waves (6-11) pulled away late to defeat the Redhawks (5-11).
Sterling Carter made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points for the Redhawks. Aaron Broussard added 15 points.