Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 points, and Virginia celebrated the 11-year anniversary of its last victory over a top-five team by doing it again, beating No. 3 Duke, 73-68, on Thursday night in Charlottesville, Va.
Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds as he and Harris outplayed Duke’s top twosome of Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, giving Virginia (20-8, 10-5 ACC) its 16th consecutive victory at home. It came 11 years to the day since an 87-84 victory, also against No. 3 Duke.
Curry led Duke with 28 points, all but five coming after halftime, and Quinn Cook had 22, but the Blue Devils (24-4, 11-4) failed to slow down either Harris or Mitchell.
No. 24 Oregon 85, Oregon State 75: Carlos Emory scored 21 points and the Ducks (23-6, 12-4 Pac-12) completed the season sweep of the rival Beavers (13-16, 3-13).
Arsalan Kazemi had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Tony Woods added 16 points, and Johnathan Loyd scored 12 points for Oregon, which took a half-game lead in the conference over idle UCLA.
Roberto Nelson scored 31 points for Oregon State and Devon Collier added 14.
At California 64, Utah 46: Allen Crabbe had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Justin Cobbs added 12 points and seven assists, and the Golden Bears (19-9, 11-5) overcame a sluggish start to overpower the Utes (11-16, 3-12) for their sixth win in a row.
Jordan Loveridge had nine points and 11 rebounds for Utah, which has lost three straight and five of six.
No. 4 Stanford 71, at Washington 36: Chiney Ogwumike scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Bonnie Samuelson scored 12 of her 15 during a first-half blitz of 3-pointers, and the Cardinal raced past the short-handed Huskies at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Stanford rolled to its 13th straight victory and remained on course for its 22nd regular season conference title — shared or outright. The Cardinal (27-2, 16-1) can claim at least a share of the conference crown with California if it wins at Washington State on Saturday.
Aminah Williams led Washington (19-9, 11-6) with 10 points. The Huskies played without leading scorer Jazmine Davis and third-leading scorer Talia Walton. The pair, along with Deborah Meeks, were suspended earlier this week for one-game by coach Kevin McGuff for violating team rules.
No. 6 California 73, at Washington State 60: The Bears are one win away from claiming at least a share of their first Pac-12 title, and Layshia Clarendon has her eye on the prize.
“We want to win the championship,” said Clarendon, who scored 26 points in Cal’s win over the Cougars. “We are one game away from it.”
Afure Jemerigbe added 14 points for California (26-2, 16-1), which has won 14 straight games.
The win allowed Cal to set a program record for conference wins in a season, and to at least keep pace with No. 4 Stanford. The victory left Cal one shy of the team record of 27 wins in a season set by the 2008 and 2009 squads.
Freshman Lia Galdeira scored 18 points to lead Washington State (10-18, 6-11) which has lost four straight games. Mariah Cooks added 10.
Washington State scored the first two baskets of the second half, then Cal went on a 12-2 run, five points by Clarendon, to take a 54-41 lead.McClatchy news services