cially when it came down to the last minutes we knew they were going to throw it to her," Ibis said. "So we really keyed in trying to pressure whoever was throwing the ball to her. Reili came over on the last-second play and hit it right out of her hands. That was really exciting."
Richardson said, "I knew she was a key player for them. They were down one so I knew they were going to lob so I was just was in help side for my teammates."
More heroics for Richardson
Richardson came up big at the end for the second time in as many weeks.
At Utah on Jan. 4, she hit a gamewinning buzzer beater.
"They take things away from her (Ibis) so I just step up," the junior guard said.
Ibis finished with a game-high 26 points, four off her career high, and made a career-best four 3-pointers on as many tries. The senior forward also had 27 points at Colorado on Jan. 6 but only six against Stanford.
"Charli got at me and told me I needed to be more aggressive," Ibis said. "I need to step up and be a big playmaker for the team. I just told myself I"m going to aggressive and stay confident and not get in my head."
ASU shot 46.9 percent overall and 46.2 from 3-point after shooting 39.2 and 21.1, respectively, vs. Stanford.
"No one's going to make this into an offensive execution video, but we were better," Turner Thorne said. "We didn't as many early, quick shots. We were more patient. We're kind of hit and miss with our transition game. Reili is great in the open court, and we're just not taking advantage of that.
"You score 62 points and you don't have much transition (two fast-break points) and not that many free throws (10 of 15) that is good half-court offense. So thank you Kianna."
Mbulito contributes off bench
Other than Anigwe, only Jaelyn Brown (11 points) scored in double figures for Cal, which also lost 60-55 at Arizona on Friday.
Ibis was the lone double-figure scorer for ASU.
The Bears had a 32-31 edge in rebounding and turnover also were nearly even (ASU 13-12).
ASU freshman Iris Mbulito made a solid contribution off the bench with five points, five rebounds, five assists in 14 minutes. She also had four turnovers.
"Sometimes I'm a little quick to shorten her rotation, but I know when I just leave her out there she makes plays," Turner Thorne said of the Spanish guard. "She's such a great rebounder, such a great passer, she can get to the rim, and she's so long on defense. I'm still waiting for her to get her five steals. She played really good defense, a thousand times better than the Stanford game."
ASU plays two more games against nationally ranked teams, this time on the road. First up is No. 5 Oregon (15-1, 4-0) on Friday followed by No. 10 Oregon State (14-2, 4-0) on Jan. 20.