PULLMAN, Wash. – Charlisse Leger-Walker hit a go-ahead 3 with 42 seconds left and completed with 28 factors, main Washington State over No. 5 UCLA 67-63 on Friday.
The Cougars beat a group ranked within the high 5 for the primary time in program historical past.
Leger-Walker’s shot put Washington State forward 64-63. The freshman sensation made three late free throws and scored the Cougars’ remaining 9 factors.
Her sister, Krystal Leger-Walker, added 10 factors for the Cougars (9-6, 7-5, Pac-12), who’re having fun with their finest season in years. Final month, they misplaced to UCLA 68-66 in time beyond regulation.
Charisma Osborne had 21 factors for UCLA (10-3, 8-3), which had received 5 straight. Michaela Onyenwere added 16 factors for the Bruins, who missed two pictures within the closing seconds.
The Bruins led 22-16 after the primary quarter regardless of 11 factors from Charlisse Leger-Walker.
Washington State outscored the Bruins 19-13 within the second quarter for a halftime tie at 35.
The Cougars outscored UCLA 17-10 within the third, with seven factors from Grace Sarver, to take a 52-45 lead. The Bruins made solely 3 of 13 pictures within the quarter.
UCLA: Osborne has scored at the very least 20 factors previously six video games, and leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.3 factors per recreation. UCLA is averaging 73.7 factors per recreation, whereas permitting solely 58.2 factors per recreation.
Washington State: The Cougars have their finest group in years, and entered this week with a NET rating of 35. The NET, which stands for the NCAA Analysis Instrument, is used as the first sorting device for choice and seeding for the NCAA match. Friday’s recreation marked the sixth time over the past eight contests that the Cougars have performed a ranked foe. Charlisse Leger-Walker’s 17.9 factors per recreation is presently the fifth-highest scoring common for a freshman in NCAA Division I.
UCLA performs at Washington on Sunday.
Washington State hosts Southern California on Sunday.
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