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No. 5 Oregon women beat Washington in Pac-12 opener

January 5, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Erin Boley scored a career-high 28 points and Sabrina Ionescu had 20 points and 10 assists to help No. 5 Oregon outlast Washington 84-71 on Friday night.

Satou Sabally added 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Ducks (12-1, 1-0) opened defense of their Pac-12 title with their fifth consecutive victory. Ruthy Hebard had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

After the Huskies (7-7, 0-2) pulled within one point in the fourth quarter, Oregon finished on an 18-6 run. Sabally’s corner 3-pointer off Ionescu’s assist put the Ducks up 80-69 with 45 seconds left.

Alexis Griggsby led Washington with a career-high 26 points off the bench, and Amber Melgoza had 23.

NO. 20 MARQUETTE 96, NO. 24 DEPAUL 63

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman tied her career high with 32 points to help Marquette beat DePaul.

Hiedeman made five 3-pointers and had eight rebounds, six assists and six steals for the Golden Eagles (11-3, 2-0 Big East) Amani Wilborn added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Mart’e Grays had 23 points and 10 rebounds for DePaul (10-4, 1-1).

NO. 22 ARIZONA STATE 65, UTAH 63

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Reili Richardson hit an off-balance 20-foot bank shot as time ran out to lift Arizona State past Utah, knocking the Utes from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Utah (12-1, 1-1 Pac-12) came into the game as was one of four undefeated Division I teams left in the nation — Louisville, NC State and Ohio are the others.

Courtney Ekmark led Arizona State (10-3, 1-1) with 15 points.

Huff had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Utah.

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