GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

UCLA 63, Arizona State 59

TEMPE, Ariz. - Lindsey Corsaro scored 14 points, hitting three 3-pointers in the final 3:11, to lift the No. 9 Bruins to a 63-59 Pac-12 victory over Arizona State.

Charisma Osborne had 14 points and Michaela Onyenwere had 10 for the Bruins (2-1, 1-1), who won their 10th straight game in the series, They led by 17 in the first half but surrendered the lead early in the fourth quarter before recovering.

Eboni Walker had 12 points and Jaddan Simmons had 10 for the Sun Devils (4-1, 1-1), who were attempting to start 5-0 for the first time since 2002-03.

Corsaro's last three-pointer gave UCLA a 61-57 with 1:08 left before Katelyn Levings' layup closed it 61-59 with 50 seconds left. UCLA committed a shot-clock violation on its next possession, but an ASU turnover returned the ball to UCLA with 14 seconds left.

After Arizona State committed five fouls in nine seconds frantically trying to get UCLA into the bonus, Osborne made two free throws with 3.3 seconds left. Osborne has made all 14 free throw attempts this season.

Onyenwere, a preseason All-American, was bothered by foul trouble and played only 23 minutes, five in the first half after picking up two fouls in the first quarter and a third in one minute in the second quarter. She was averaging 17.5 points and 12.5 rebounds a game.

The Sun Devils double-teamed Onyenwere on the low post for much of the game and also focused their defense on point guard Osborne.

The Sun Devils did not lead until freshman Simmons' layup on the first possession of the fourth quarter capped 12-2 run for a 49-47 lead.


Associated Press

December 6, 2020