Los Angeles Times
Bakersfield surprises Irvine
The Cal State Bakersfield women’s team, which won three conference games all season, got 19 points from Taylor Caldwell and 18 from Kayla Morris to stun topseeded UC Irvine 61-59 in double overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament on Wednesday in Henderson, Nev.
Freshman guard Garrisen Freeman played all 50 minutes and delivered nine points and six rebounds for the Roadrunners (8-22), who will face UC Santa Barbara on Friday at noon.
In the first overtime, Irvine’s Nyagoa Gony made a baseline jumper at the buzzer to tie it at 55-55 and force a second OT.
Irvine (24-6) led 59-56 in the second overtime but went scoreless for nearly the last four minutes.
Bakersfield got a threepointer from Morris with 2:45 left to tie the score, and then went ahead when Caldwell made a jumper with 22 seconds left.
Long Beach State 55, UC Riverside 49:
Tori Harris scored 14 points as the Beach (23-8) held off the Highlanders (6-26) in a quarterfinal game in the Big West tournament.
Hawaii 82, Cal State Fullerton 75 (2 OT):
Lily Wahinekapu scored 20 points to lead the Rainbow Wahines (15-14) over the Titans (14-15) in a Big West quarterfinal game.
California Baptist 81, Utah Tech 72:
Chloe Webb scored 17 points as the Lancers (18-12) beat the Trailblazers
(19-12) in a quarterfinal game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Las Vegas.
No. 21 Nevada Las Vegas 71, Wyoming 60:
Desi-Rae Young had 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Runnin’ Rebels (31-2) knocked off the Cowgirls (22-10) in the final of the Mountain West tournament at Las Vegas to clinch the conference’s automatic NCAA berth.
Sacramento State 76, Northern Arizona 63:
Jordan Olivares scored a career-high 26 points as the Hornets (25-7) earned their first trip to the NCAA tournament by beating the Lumberjacks (21-13) in the Big Sky tournament final at Boise, Idaho.
Colorado 74, Washington 68: Julian Hammond III scored a career-high 21 points and Luke O’Brien made a go-ahead threepointer with 59.8 seconds left to help the Buffaloes (17-15) fend off the Huskies (16-16) in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at Las Vegas. Colorado will face UCLA in a quarterfinal Thursday.
Washington State California 52:
69, TJ Bamba scored 17 points and the Cougars (17-15) knocked off the Golden Bears (3-29) to advance to the quarterfinals against Oregon.
Stanford 73, Utah 62:
Brandon Angel had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Cardinal (14-18) beat the Utes (1715) to reach the quarterfinals against Arizona.
Arizona State 63, Oregon State 57:
Warren Washington scored 15 points and the Sun Devils (21-11) held off a late charge by the Beavers (11-21) to advance to the quarterfinals against USC.
Montana State 85, Northern Arizona 78:
Raequan Battles scored 25 points to lift the Bobcats (25-9) over the Lumberjacks (12-23) in the championship of the Big Sky tournament to earn an NCAA bid.