San Francisco Chronicle
Cooke steadies Gamecocks in OT to preserve streak
OXFORD, Miss. — Zia Cooke scored five of her 24 points in overtime to help No. 1 South Carolina remain unbeaten with a 64-57 victory over Mississippi on Sunday.
The defending national champion Gamecocks (27-0, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) got one of their biggest scares of the season before winning their 33rd straight game. The Rebels (20-7, 9-5) never trailed by more than six points in regulation. NO. 4 UTAH 74, ARIZONA ST. 69 Gianna Kneepkens scored 22 points and Jenna Johnson added 15 to push the visiting Utes to a victory over the Sun Devils.
Utah (23-3, 13-3), which had a seven-game winning streak stopped at No. 18 Arizona on Friday, struggled to put away Arizona State.
NO. 18 ARIZONA 61 NO. 21 COLORADO 42
Shaina Pellington scored 19 points with five assists and the Wildcats smothered the visiting Buffaloes, ending their fivegame winning streak.
Arizona held Colorado to its lowest point total of the season.
WASHINGTON 68, OREGON 60
Lauren Schwartz led the Huskies with 13 points in a home win over the Ducks, who have lost seven straight.
Te-Hina Paopao scored a game-high 22 for the Ducks.
WASHINGTON STATE 67 OREGON STATE 57
Senior Bella Murekatete scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the Cougars' win over the visiting Beavers, who have lost eight straight games.
MEN NO. 3 PURDUE 82, OHIO STATE 55
Zach Edey had 26 points and 11 rebounds for his 21st doubledouble this season to lead the Boilermakers past the Buckeyes at home.
Trey Kaufman-Renn scored 11 points and David Jenkins Jr. added nine points for Purdue.
NO. 23 N.C. STATE 77, UNC 69
Jarkel Joiner took over during a critical second-half stretch, matching his season high with 29 points to lead the Wolfpack past the rival Tar Heels in Raleigh, N.C.
Joiner had 20 of his points after the break for North Carolina State (21-7, 11-6 ACC).
WASHINGTON STATE 68 OREGON 65
Mouhamed Gueye scored a game-high 18 points, one of four Cougars in double figures in a home win over the Ducks.