Ify Ibekwe scored 24 points to help lead Arizona past Washington, 74-66, on Saturday for its third consecutive victory.
Ibekwe shot 7 of 13 from the field and made 9 of 12 free throws for Arizona (16-9 overall, 7-7 Pacific-10 Conference). Soana Lucet scored 14, and Brooke Jackson added 11 points.
Kristi Kingma scored 21 – 19 in the second half – to lead Washington (10-14, 5-10), which honored its graduating seniors before the game. Regina Rogers added 11 points, and Sarah Morton 10 for the Huskies, who lost their third in a row and dropped to 3-6 in Pac-10 home games. They finish the regular season with three road games.
The Wildcats, who were 24 of 48 from the field and made 21 of 25 free throws, won their second straight conference road game after losing their first five.
“We got them taking about the amount of shots we wanted them to take but they just weren’t missing any,” UW coach Tia Jackson said. “They played a heck of a game.”
Arizona led 63-50 with 5:40 left before the Huskies used a 9-1 run to cut the deficit to five with 2:05 remaining. But Ibekwe answered with a three-point play, and Shanita Arnold made a layup to help the Wildcats hold on.
Kingma, who came into the game as the second-leading scorer in the Pac-10, was 0-for-7 from the field in the first half. She finished 6 of 20 from the field, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers.
Arizona State 55, at Washington State 47: Kimberly Brandon scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds to rally the Sun Devils past the Cougars.
ASU (16-8, 8-6), which shot 26.7 percent, trailed by as much as seven before closing the game on a 17-3 run.
Rosetta Adzasu scored 11 points to lead the Cougars (8-19, 6-9), who shot 38.8 percent and committed 20 turnovers.
Arizona State trailed 44-38 with 6:12 to play before scoring the next nine points. After Washington State tied it at 47 with 2:01 left, Brandon made two free throws to give the Sun Devils the lead for good. WSU failed to score again.
Arizona State was just 7-for-31 from the field in the first half but trailed only 23-18 at intermission.
The Sun Devils outrebounded the Cougars 46-37 and outscored them at the free-throw line 21-7.
At Oregon State 61, Oregon 59: El Sara Greer had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Beavers erased a 20-point halftime deficit to beat the Ducks.
Greer hit a layup with 1:14 to go that tied it at 59, and Alexis Bostick hit a pair of free throws with just under a minute to go to give Oregon State (9-16, 2-12) the lead.
Amanda Johnson missed a 3-point attempt on the other end with 6 seconds left and time ran out for the Ducks (12-13, 3-11).