McDonald lifts Arizona to win over Utah

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 20 points, Bendu Yeaney added a season-high 14 and No. 10 Arizona held off Utah for a 66-54 Pac-12 victory Friday.

Yeaney had 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in the second quarter when the Wildcats (11-2, 9-2) recovered from a sluggish start. The Wildcats took a 19-point lead midway through the fourth quarter before Utah used a 10-run to get back in the game.

Arizona scored the final six points, four on McDonald free throws, after Utah closed to 60-54 with 57 seconds remaining.

McDonald, who reached 2,000 career points, has scored in double figures in 79 straight games, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. Washington’s Kelsey Plum holds the Pac-12 record at 83.

Kemery Martin had 11 points and Niyah Becker had 10 for the Utes (3-9, 2-9),


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sedona Prince scored 14 points, Taylor Mikesell added 11 — including four free throws in the closing seconds — and Oregon beat Washington State.

Washington State’s Cherilyn Molina hit a 3-pointer to make it 44-all with 4:09 to play, but Te-Hina Paopao answered with a layup 19 seconds later as Oregon (10-3, 8-3 Pac-12) scored 10 of the next 12 points to take an eight-point lead with 27 seconds remaining. WSU missed seven consecutive field-goal attempts over than span and the Ducks made 10 of 12 from the free-throw line in the final three minutes.

Charlisse Leger-Walker led Washington State (7-4, 5-4) with 24 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

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