Amanda Livingston scored 16 points, including several key free throws in overtime, and the UCLA women’s basketball team had six players reach double figures in a 77-68 victory over 15th-ranked Cal on Wednesday in the Pac-10 Conference opener.
Livingston also tied career highs with five assists and 10 rebounds in her fourth double-double of the season.
Chinyere Ibekwe added 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, Lindsey Pluimer had 12 points and seven rebounds, Noelle Quinn posted 12 points and seven assists, Erica Latimer had a career-best 12 points and Tierra Henderson scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Bruins (7-6).
Devanei Hampton led all players with a career-high 27 points and freshman guard Lauren Greif topped the Golden Bears (8-2) with 10 rebounds in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
LOS ANGELES — Kristen Newlin and Brooke Smith scored 14 points each, Jillian Harmon had 13 and J.J. Hones added 11 as the 14th-ranked Cardinal (6-3, 0-1) defeated the Trojans (6-5, 0-1).
Hones made three 3-pointers in the first half for the Cardinal. Shay Murphy scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half for the Trojans, who trailed 36-27 at the break.
Junior guard Dominique Carter and sophomore guard Shay Rollins each scored 16 points as the Dons (4-8) knocked off the Seminoles (10-3) at War Memorial Gymnasium. Rollins also had a career-high seven assists as USF had a season-best 19 helpers against a season-low 12 turnovers.
"I am very proud of the team’s effort tonight," USF coach Tanya Haave said. "We just fought and fought and fought and got the result we needed. We have been playing better and it is nice to get a big victory against a team that went to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year. We have some things to work on, but this was a big win for us."