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Women's highlights: UW women knock off No. 20 Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. - Cameo Hicks had 27 points, six rebounds and six assists to help Washington overcome a 19-point second-half deficit and beat No. 20 California 79-76 in overtime Thursday.

Andrea Plouffe added 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Huskies (15-10, 8-6), who won their second in a row after losing six of seven in Pac-10 play.

Devanei Hampton led Cal (18-6, 8-5) with 25 points and 13 rebounds, but was just 3-of-8 from the foul line.

The Bears were only 12 of 26 (48 percent) in free throw shooting and the Huskies were 13 of 16.

Cal had a 19-point lead with 10:56 remaining, but Washington upped the defensive pressure and cut into the Bears' lead.

The Huskies tied the score against Cal with 1:48 to go on Emily Florence's 3-pointer, and took the lead for the first time when Plouffe followed a miss by Breanne Watson with 23 seconds to go.

But Cal's Ashley Walker, who finished with 19 points, made one of two free throws with 6.4 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Washington took the lead in extra time on a Hicks' layup with 3:02 remaining, and never trailed after that.

No. 11 Stanford 60, Washington State 34

At Stanford, Calif., freshman Jayne Appel had 19 points and season-best 14 rebounds for her first career double-double and Stanford handed last-place Washington State its 13th straight loss.

Candice Wiggins had 16 points and four rebounds while playing point guard most of the game in place of injured freshman JJ Hones, helping the Cardinal (20-4, 12-1 Pac-10) bounce back after a tough loss to rival California on Sunday. Brooke Smith added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Amanda DuRocher scored 10 points for cold-shooting Washington State (5-19, 1-13).

No. 10 Arizona State 61, Oregon 48

At Tempe, Ariz., Aubree Johnson scored 17 points, Emily Westerberg added 14 and Arizona State overcame its worst first half of the season.

The Sun Devils (22-3, 12-2 Pac-10) had more turnovers (nine) than buckets (eight) on their way to a 26-18 halftime deficit.

Kaela Chapdelaine and Carolyn Ganes each scored 10 points for the Ducks (13-10, 5-8).

Arizona 65, Oregon St. 61

At Tucson, Ariz., Joy Hollingsworth scored 20 points as Arizona rallied to give coach Joan Bonvicini her 600th win.

Bonvicini, in her 27th year, has a 600-270 record, which makes her the 18th winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball.

Hollingsworth had a lay-in and Amina Njonkou connected from down low to give Arizona (9-17, 3-11 Pac-10) its biggest lead at 63-57 with 1:33 remaining.

Casey Nash led Oregon State (8-14, 3-10) with 15 points.

Top 25

No. 1 DUKE 64, No. 2 N. CAROLINA 53

At Chapel Hill, N.C., Abby Waner scored six of her 16 points during a key second-half spurt for Duke. Wanisha Smith added 17 points, all in the first half, for the Blue Devils (25-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Camille Little scored a season-high 21 points and Erlana Larkins had 14 rebounds for the Tar Heels (24-1, 8-1).

No. 3 Tennessee 72, Auburn 62

At Auburn, Ala., Candace Parker had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee.

No. 4 Ohio State 70, Minnesota 67

At Minneapolis, Marscilla Packer had 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead fourth-ranked Ohio State to its 28th consecutive Big Ten win.

No. 6 Maryland 78, Virginia Tech 59

At College Park, Md., Kristi Toliver scored 19 points, Crystal Langhorne had 15, and Maryland used impressive shooting to coast past Virginia Tech.

No. 7 LSU 79, Florida 66

At Baton Rouge, La., Quianna Chaney scored 14 points, highlighted by her personal 7-0 run late in the second half.

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