NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will return to the U.S. from China after spraining the posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee last week while playing for Shanghai in the Chinese basketball league. The Seattle Storm star won’t require surgery and is flying back Friday to rehab the injury. Her Chinese team qualified for the playoffs, which start in early February, and Stewart hopes to be back by then.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)— LaBrittney Jones scored 15 points with nine rebounds and Arizona pulled out a 56-55 win yesterday after Washington State missed a late free throw and a 3-pointer as time round out. Washington State led throughout the fourth quarter until Jones scored six-straight points with her jumper with 2:20 to play, putting the Wildcats ahead 52-51.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kolbie Orum scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help No. 10 Oregon State beat Southern California 74-60 on Sunday. Orum also had nine rebounds for the Beavers (16-2, 5-1 Pac-12). Maria Gulich added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Breanna Brown and Mikayla Pivec each had 10 points. Oregon State rebounded from a 66-56 loss to No. 17 UCLA on Friday night that snapped its 12-game winning streak. The Beavers outscored the Trojans 24-11 in the third quarter to take a 58-38 lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Monique Billings scored a career-high 30 points with 14 rebounds and six steals to lead No. 17 UCLA to its 22nd straight home win with a 79-63 victory over Oregon on Sunday. The Bruins are tied with South Dakota for the fourth longest active streak in the nation behind UConn’s 57. Billings was 11 of 16 from the floor and had her 10th double-double of the season.
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