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Utes’ late run drops visiting Wildcats to 0-8 in Pac-12

2014-01-26T16:50:00Z 2014-01-26T21:13:12Z Utes’ late run drops visiting Wildcats to 0-8 in Pac-12The Associated Press The Associated Press
January 26, 2014 4:50 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — Michelle Plouffe scored 20 points, and fueled the go-ahead 13-2 run late in the second half, to lift Utah to a 60-57 win over Arizona on Sunday.

In a tight game where neither team broke open a double-digit advantage, Utah (9-10, 2-6 Pac-12) retook the lead for good on a three-point play by Plouffe that made it 56-53 with 4:17 to go.

Plouffee, who also had 13 rebounds, padded the advantage with a trio of free throws as Arizona sank a jumper and a layup down the stretch. Ciera Dunbar hit a free throw with 5 seconds left to extend Utah’s lead back to three and Arizona’s Candice Warthen missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Emily Potter contributed 15 points in the Utes first home conference win of the season.

Arizona (4-15, 0-8) retook the lead three times in the second half.

Kama Griffitts led the Wildcats with 13 points. Warthen added 12 for Arizona, which hosts Oregon at 7 p.m. Friday.

Pac-12

No. 14 Arizona State 68, Colorado 66: In Boulder, Colo., Promise Amukamara forced two turnovers in the finals seconds and Adrianne Thomas made the game-winning free throws with four seconds left as Arizona State (17-3, 6-2) won.

No. 19 California 69, UCLA 53: In Berkeley, Calif., Reshanda Gray had 32 points and 15 rebounds as the Golden Bears (14-5, 6-2) beat the visiting Bruins.

Oregon 101, Washington 85: In Eugene, Ore., Jillian Alleyne scored 34 points and grabbed 25 rebounds, both season highs, as Oregon (11-8,2 -6) won.

Oregon State 72, Washington State 57: In Corvallis, Ore., Deven Hunter scored 16 points and logged 10 rebounds in helping Oregon State (12-8, 4-4) win.

Other games

No. 1 Connecticut 81, South Florida 53: In Hartford, Conn., Breanna Stewart tied a career high with 29 points and Bria Hartley added 26 as top-ranked Connecticut (21-0, 8-0 AAC won.

No. 3 Duke 111, Pittsburgh 67: In Durham, N.C., Tricia Liston scored 23 points and became Duke’s all-time leader in career three-pointers (223) as the Blue Devils (20-1, 7-0 ACC) won.

No. 5 Louisville 88, Memphis 61: In Louisville, Ky., Shoni Schimmel scored 29 points, hitting a school-record nine nine-pointers, to lift Louisville (20-1, 8-0 AAC).

No. 9 Kentucky 68, Arkansas 58: In Lexington, Ky., Jennifer O’Neill scored 21 points to lead Kentucky (16-4, 4-3 SEC).

No. 10 South Carolina 61, No. 16 Vanderbilt 57: In Nashville, Tenn., Tiffany Mitchell scored on a driving layup with 50.9 seconds left to lift South Carolina (18-2, 6-1 SEC).

No. 11 Tennessee 76, No. 17 Texas A&M 55: In College Station, Texas, Meighan Simmons scored 26 points as Tennessee (16-4, 5-2 SEC) won.

No. 12 Baylor 69, No. 8 Oklahoma State 66, OT: In Stillwater, Okla., Odyssey Sims converted a three-point play with 3.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give Baylor (15-4, 6-1 Big 12) the win.

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