Hamblin's big game sends OSU past Utah
CORVALLIS — Ruth Hamblin scored 17 points with 14 rebounds as Oregon State used a late surge to top Utah 60-47 on Monday.
Utah led by as much as seven in the first half, but then missed eight shots over almost 5 minutes and Gabriella Hanson's trey for the Beavers with 43 seconds left earned a halftime tie at 24.
Oregon State (15-9, 7-5 Pac-12) used a 14-5 run, including 6 of 6 from the line and a jumper by Sydney Wiese, to go up 10 with 3:45 remaining. Utah (10-13, 3-9) then missed six straight shots until Michelle Plouffe's layup with 12 seconds left as Oregon State cruised to the win.
The Beavers shot 42 percent, including 5 of 14 from beyond the arc and held a 41-28 rebound advantage. Hanson finished with 14 points while Wiese had 13.
Plouffe led Utah with 17 points and Cheyenne Wilson added 13 points.
Colorado 81, Oregon 75
At Eugene, Jen Reese scored 18 points as Colorado topped Oregon 81-75 on Monday.
Colorado scored the first seven points of the game, including a trey by Brittany Wilson, and led by as much as 15 before settling for a 41-32 halftime lead.
Oregon opened the second half with a 14-4 run which erased the Colorado advantage, but the Buffaloes scored the next nine points and led 54-46 with 13:42 left. The lead hit 10 on Reese's jumper with 11:51 to go but Oregon ran off nine unanswered — the last on Ariel Thomas' trey — to lead 69-66 with 4:48 left.
With the score tied at 73 with 1:46 left, Rachel Hargis scored inside for Colorado and it finished the game on an 8-2 run for the win.
Arielle Robinson added 17 for Colorado (14-9, 4-8 Pac-12).
Oregon (13-10, 4-8) was led by Chrishae Rowe's 23, while Thomas finished with 18.