GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

UCLA 60, Arizona State 57

LOS ANGELES - Charisma Osborne scored 27 points and fifth-ranked UCLA survived a second-half comeback try and beat Arizona State 60-57.

Osborne scored 20 or more points for the fifth straight game. The sophomore guard is second in the Pac-12 with six 20-point games.

UCLA (10-2, 8-2 Pac-12) led by 18 points in the second quarter and 33-21 at halftime before Arizona State roared back.

The Sun Devils (8-5, 4-5) scored 13 straight points in a 17-2 run in the third quarter. Taya Hanson's jumper with 1:59 remaining in the period put Arizona State up 40-38 before a layup by UCLA's Michaela Onyenwere tied it at 40-all going into the final 10 minutes.

Osborne scored 13 points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer with 7:39 remaining to give UCLA a 46-44 advantage. The Bruins were up by six a couple times in the fourth quarter, but were never able to shake the Sun Devils.

Emily Bessoir hit a free throw that gave UCLA a 60-57 lead with 15 seconds remaining. Arizona State had a chance to send it into overtime, but Hanson missed a 3-pointer.

Bessoir added 12 points for the Bruins, who won their fifth straight game despite shooting 32.1% from the field and 19 of 28 from the line.

Hanson was Arizona State's leading scorer with 12 points. Associated Press


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January 29, 2021



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