No. 13 Beavers beat cold-shooting UCLA
LOS ANGELES — Jamie Weisner scored 17 points, Sydney Wiese added 16 and Gabriella Hanson 11 — each knocking down at least a trio of treys — as 13th-ranked Oregon State defeated UCLA 65-47 Saturday night.
Wiese drained 4 of 9 3-pointers.
Oregon State (11-1, 1-0 Pac-12) is off to its best start in school history. The Beavers are aiming for a rare sweep in L.A., taking on USC Monday (The last sweep came during the 2000-2001 season).
Oregon State scored six 3-pointers in its first seven shots, taking an early 20-10 lead on the Bruins (5-8, 1-1) at Pauley Pavilion. The Beavers lofted 28 3-pointers, making 12.
UCLA made only three 3-pointers, shot 25 percent on the game (15-60), and were outrebounded 51-31.
Still, the Bruins came as close as 37-29 when Nirra Fields, who led with 20, scored her 1,000th career point on a layup with 16:14 to play.
USC 70, OREGON 54: At Los Angeles, Jordan Adams scored 13 points to lead four other USC players in double figures against Oregon.
McKenzie Calvert had 12 points — all in the first half — to help USC to a 37-29 lead at the break. Courtney Jaco, Brianna Barrett and Kaneisha Horn finished with 10 points apiece, and Alexyz Vaioletama led the Trojans (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12) with 13 rebounds.
Oregon's Janitah Iamaleava made a basket with 14:05 left to play to bring the Ducks within eight, 49-41, but USC responded with seven-straight points. The Ducks scored three points to break up the run, but then went the next 4:45 without a basket, trailing by as many as 20 points.
Jillian Alleyne scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Ducks (7-5, 0-1), and Katelyn Loper added 16 points.