No. 8 Stanford 97, Utah 64
SALT LAKE CITY — Lexie Hull scored 24 and Kiana Williams added 19 to lift No. 8 Stanford to a win over Utah.
Fighting to keep pace with UCLA and Oregon — who played later on Friday — at the top of the Pac-12 standings, the Cardinal (22-3, 11-2 Pac-12) ran off quick outlets on rebounds and 12 takeaways into a 25-2 advantage on fast break points.
It was the most points Stanford had scored in a conference game since 2011.
Ashten Prechtel scored 16 points on a variety of post moves as the Cardinal outscored Utah in the paint, 40-16.
Kemery Martin matched her career high with 15 points, Lola Pendande had 12, and Daneesha Provo tallied 11 for the Utes (12-12, 5-8 Pac-12).
No. 12 Arizona 64, Washington 53
TUCSON, Ariz. — Aari McDonald scored nine of her 19 points in the third quarter when No. 12 Arizona pulled away from Washington for the Wildcats’ 20th win.
Helena Pueyo had four 3-pointers and 14 points for the Wildcats (20-4, 9-4 Pac-12), who have won seven of their last eight games. Cate Reese had 13 points and a game-high seven rebounds, Amari Carter scored 10 points and Sam Thomas blocked a career-high six shots.
The Wildcats shot 49% and made half of their 18 3-point attempts.
No. 13 DePaul 89, Butler 60
CHICAGO — Sonya Morris scored 23 points, Kelly Campbell had nine points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, and DePaul beat Butler to snap the Bulldogs’ five-game winning streak.
It was a matchup of the top-scoring offense in the league against the best defense. DePaul entered averaging 84.9 points per game and the Bulldogs allow just 58.7 points.
Deja Church added 19 points and Chante Stonewall had 17 points for DePaul (22-3, 12-1 Big East), which has never lost to Butler in 19 all-time games. The Blue Demons’ only conference setback was a 63-61 loss to Creighton.
No. 22 Arizona State 62, Washington State 59
TEMPE, Ariz. — Reili Richardson scored 13 of her 22 points in the final five minutes to help No. 22 Arizona State take the lead and hold off Washington State.
Ula Motuga tied it at 50 with a 3-pointer for Washington State with 3:20 left in the game. Richardson answered with back-to-back 3s to make it 56-50 and made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 28 seconds to secure the win for the Sun Devils (17-8, 7-6 Pac-12), even as the Cougars (11-14, 4-9) rallied twice to within a point.
Ja’Tavia Tapley added 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Robbi Ryan scored 10 for Arizona State. Richardson also had five rebounds and five assists.
Borislava Hristova had 15 of her 22 points in the second half to help Washington State rally from a 12-point deficit early in the third quarter.