UW women come up short against California

February 8, 2014 

Reshanda Gray had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 23 California beat Washington, 70-65, in Seattle.

Gray’s jumper extended the Golden Bears’ lead to 68-65 with 1:01 to go, and both teams failed to score on their next possessions. With five seconds left, Washington worked the ball to Kelsey Plum for a tying 3-point attempt. Cal’s Brittany Boyd stripped the ball before Plum could shoot, and Boyd made two free throws to cap the scoring.

Cal (15-7, 7-4 Pac-12) took the lead for good at 65-64 on Gennifer Brandon’s jumper with 2:29 left.

Jazmine Davis scored 20 points, and Talia Walton had 19 for Washington (12-10, 5-6).

TOP 25 MEN

At No. 6 Villanova 70, Seton Hall 53: Jay Wright walked off the court to Villanova students chanting “400! 400!” at the popular coach after he notched his milestone win.

James Bell scored 20 points, and JayVaughn Pinkston had 19 to lead the Wildcats (21-2, 9-1 Big East) past Seton Hall (13-10, 4-6) for their fifth consecutive victory.

Wright is 278-146 at Villanova (2001-present) after going 122-85 at Hofstra (1994-2001).

At No. 12 Creighton 78, DePaul 66: Doug McDermott finished with 32 points as the Bluejays (19-3, 9-1 Big East) defeated the Blue Demons (10-14, 2-9).

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