CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Taylor Jones looked quite comfortable in her first Pac-12 game.
Jones scored 11 of her 15 points in the third quarter, and No. 3 Oregon State pounded Utah 77-48 on Friday night.
Oregon State (13-0, 1-0) looked inside to start the second half, and Jones scored nine points in a 13-0 run that extended the lead to 50-24. The 6-foot-4 freshman went 5 for 7 from the field and 5 for 7 at the line in 21 minutes.
“Mentally I think we all had a different mindset,” said Jones, who came into the game averaging 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds.
“I could definitely feel it in the game. The pace was a little bit faster, the crowd was a lot bigger. I’m excited to see how the rest of the Pac-12 goes.”