GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Southern Cal 76, Arizona 67

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Alyson Miura hit four of her career-high five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points to help Southern California upset No. 4 Arizona 76-67.

Miura missed only one of her six 3-point shots and had a career-high six assists. Jordyn Jenkins added 14 points and Desiree Caldwell scored 12 for USC (8-4, 1-1 Pac-12).

Bendu Yeaney made 1-of-2 free throws to give the Wildcats a 59-58 lead with 5:28 to play but Miura answered with back-to-back 3s in the next 62 seconds and USC led the rest of the way. Miura hit two more 3-pointers just 35 seconds apart to give the Trojans a 73-63 lead with 1:05 to play.

"This is huge for us," Miura said, "so much confidence."

"When my team needs me, I'll knock (shots) down."

Cate Reese led Arizona with a season-high 29 points - one shy of her career best. Yeaney added 12 points, a career-high tying eight assists and two steals.

Jordan Sanders, USC's leading scorer this season at 11.9 points per game, did not play (knee) for the Trojans.

Arizona (11-1, 1-1 Pac-12) had its four-game win streak against the Trojans snapped.

The Wildcats have been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 poll for 41-straight weeks, the longest stretch in school history, and their No. 4 ranking is the highest regular-season ranking in program history.

Center Lauren Ware and point guard Shaina Pellington, who have 18 combined starts for Arizona this season, did not play.


Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Reese F 37 9-21 9-9 2-5 2-6 1 1 2 7 3 29
S. Thomas F 32 0-8 3-5 0-2 1-5 2 2 0 0 3 3
A. Copeland F 18 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-7 1 2 1 2 2 2
B. Yeaney G 36 4-7 3-4 1-3 1-3 8 0 2 4 4 12
H. Pueyo G 34 3-7 0-0 2-3 0-4 2 1 2 0 2 8
M. Conner 24 3-12 2-2 1-8 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 9
G. Sanchez 8 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 2
T. Chavez 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 2
A. Vonleh 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 0
K. Love 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 22-61
(.361)
17-20
(.850)
6-22
(.273)
14-36 15 6 9 14 21 67


USC
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Jenkins F 25 5-11 3-4 1-1 3-7 3 1 0 3 1 14
A. Pili F 20 4-12 0-0 1-2 1-6 0 1 1 0 3 9
T. Reed G 40 2-2 4-4 1-1 0-1 4 0 2 1 3 9
D. Caldwell G 34 2-5 8-10 0-1 0-6 2 0 0 3 4 12
B. Perkins G 21 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 2 3 0 2
A. Miura 25 5-8 0-0 5-6 0-1 6 0 0 2 0 15
C. Akunwafo 18 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 1 1 6
R. Marshall 18 3-10 3-3 0-1 3-6 3 1 1 2 2 9
Totals   201 25-55
(.455)
18-21
(.857)
8-14
(.571)
9-34 19 4 6 15 14 76


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