UW, WSU women win in 1st round of Pac 12 tourney

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jazmine Davis scored 23 points and Regina Rogers finished with 21 as Washington defeated Oregon 72-56 in the opening game of the Pac-12 women's tournament on Wednesday.

The Huskies (17-12), the eighth seed in the tournament, have won four of their last five games, and earned a second-round game against No. 2 Stanford (28-1).

Davis, who was voted the conference's top freshman, made all seven of her 3-pointers in the first half as the Huskies built a 41-22 lead.

Kellie McCann-Smith scored 11 points. Aminah Williams grabbed 16 rebounds and Mackenzie Argens had 10 boards for Washington, which enjoyed a 51-27 rebounding advantage.

Jasmin Holliday led ninth-seeded Oregon (15-16) with 17 points. Danielle Love had 11 points and Amanda Johnson 10 points and eight rebounds for the Ducks.

Washington State defeats Oregon State 65-56

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brandi Thomas scored 17 points and Carly Noyes 10 to lead Washington State to a 65-56 victory against Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday night.

The 11th-seeded Cougars (12-19) advanced to play No. 3 seed Southern California in a quarterfinal contest on Thursday.

Ali Gibson had 19 points and Earlysia Marchbanks added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Beavers (18-12).

Oregon State trailed 32-27 at halftime but got within 45-44 on a free throw by Mollee Schwegler. It had three chances to take the lead, but committed two turnovers and missed a layup.

Washington State responded with an 11-3 run over the next 3:30. Noyes' layup ended the surge, giving the Cougars a 56-47 lead with 3:35 remaining, and the Beavers got no closer than seven points afterward.

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