Williams nets 24, No. 4 Stanford beats No. 15 Beavers 63-60

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kiana Williams hit two key jumpers in the final two minutes and finished with 24 points as No. 4 Stanford held off a late rally and beat No. 15 Oregon State 63-60 on Friday night.

Destiny Slocum matched her season-high with 26 points for the Beavers. Taylor Jones added 14 points and Mikayla Pivec 13.

Kat Tudor hit a quick 3-pointer as the Beavers (19-8, 7-8 Pac-12) closed within 63-60 with 27.8 seconds left, her first points of the game.

Oregon State then forced a turnover with 17.3 seconds left and called a timeout. Stanford (24-3, 13-2) never allowed a clean shot and a desperation shot at the buzzer fell short.

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Williams hit a jumper to put Stanford ahead 59-45 with 7:06 left to play. Oregon State responded with a 10-0 run to close the gap five minutes later.

Lexie Hull made 1 of 2 free throws in the final four seconds to put Stanford ahead 54-45 entering the final period.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck was assessed a technical foul midway through the third quarter. Williams made both free throws and Fran Belibi hit a short jumper on the ensuing possession as part of an 11-0 run that gave Stanford a 48-36 edge.

Stanford led at halftime, 36-34.

BIG PICTURE

Oregon State: Had not lost more than three in a row in seven years. … Slocum has been in double figures in scoring for all but four games and reached the 20-point threshold a fourth time, the second against the Cardinal. The Beavers are 3-7 over their last 10 games, which included seven ranked teams.

Stanford: Maya Dodson made her first start of the season and her third appearance. … Stanford committed one turnover through the first three quarters. … Williams scored 20 or more in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

UP NEXT

Oregon State: The Beavers travel to play California on Saturday.

Stanford: The Cardinal hosts No. 3 Oregon on Monday.

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