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Washington State women lose at Syracuse | College basketball
Kayla Alexander scored 18 points to lead Syracuse to a 64-51 victory over the Washington State women. WSU dropped to 3-7.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kayla Alexander scored 18 points to lead Syracuse to a 64-51 victory over Washington State on Friday.
Freshman Lia Galdeira led the Cougars (3-7) with 16 points and Tia Presley, a graduate of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, added 14.
WSU was limited to 32 percent shooting (19 of 60), including 15 percent (3 of 20) on three-point tries.
Attendance was 371; the Carrier Dome seats 34,616.
Syracuse (11-1) has won 52 consecutive home nonconference games.
Other Pac-12 games
At No. 8 California 88,
No. 19 Kansas 79
Layshia Clarendon scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Golden Bears (9-1) past the Jayhawks (9-2).
At Portland 68, Oregon 49
Kari Luttinen, a Seattle Prep graduate, had game-high totals of 22 points and five steals to help the Pilots (5-7) defeat the Ducks (2-9).
Texas Tech 66,
Oregon St. 48
The Raiders (9-2) built a 22-point halftime lead and were outscored 32-28 by the Beavers (6-6) in the second half in Las Vegas.
UC Davis 78, at USC 69
The Aggies (4-4) beat the Women of Troy (3-6), who were without coach Michael Cooper.
Former NBA player Cooper served a one-game suspension because of an NCAA secondary violation involving use of an ineligible player in practice.
Top 5 games
No. 4 Duke 97,
Cal State Bakersfield 63
Elizabeth Williams scored 21 points to lead the Blue Devils (9-0) past the Roadrunners (2-11) in Los Angeles.
No. 5 Notre Dame 83,
No. 22 Texas A&M 74
Skylar Diggins scored 24 points as the Fighting Irish (9-1) beat the Aggies (8-4) in Las Vegas.