Bessoir helps No. 9 UCLA beat Washington State 73-66

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Emily Bessoir scored 13 factors and No. 9 UCLA beat Washington State 73-66 on Sunday.

A 3-pointer by Bessoir with 8:21 remaining within the sport gave UCLA an 11-point lead – its largest of the competition. Bessoir hit three of the Bruins’ 9 3-pointers.

Consecutive 3-pointers by Ula Motuga and Grace Sarver reduce the lead three with 2:51 to go, however the Cougars couldn’t get any nearer as three turnovers and no discipline targets within the last two minutes prevented the Washington State upset.

5 Bruins scored in double figures together with 13 factors from Gabriela Jaquez.

The Bruins (17-3, 6-2 Pac-12) pressured 5 Cougar turnovers and held Washington State scoreless from the sphere during the last 4 minutes of the primary quarter to open up an eight-point lead.

Jessica Clarke and Astera Tuhina helped reel within the Bruins within the second quarter, combining for 10 factors to spark a 9-0 run to take its first lead of the sport.

Tuhina completed with 15 factors and was one in every of 5 gamers in double figures for Washington State (13-7, 3-5).

Consecutive 3s from Tuhina in the midst of the third quarter gave Washington State its third lead of the sport, however Charisma Osborne countered with two 3-pointers of her personal to increase the lead again to seven. 4 Bruins scored 5 or extra factors within the third quarter and the 2 groups mixed for eight 3-pointers within the highest scoring quarter of the sport.

Tuhina left the sport after a collision close to the Washington State bench, however returned with 3:22 remaining.


Washington State: The Cougars performed their third consecutive sport in opposition to an opponent ranked or receiving votes within the AP High 25 Ballot. Washington State is tied with OSU within the backside third of the Pac-12 after the loss and is at risk of not making the event after back-to-back journeys in 2021 and 2022.

UCLA: The Bruins are one in every of six ranked groups within the Pac-12 and might take over second place with a win over Colorado subsequent Friday. UCLA’s 5-2 begin in convention play is the second-best begin beneath head coach Cori Shut.


UCLA: Journey to Colorado.

Washington State: On the street at Arizona State.

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