Gulich, Pivec help No. 22 Oregon St women edge No. 18 ASU

Posted by on January 13, 2018 3:56 am
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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marie Gulich scored the last three points and Mikayla Pivec got a hand on a potential game-tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State defeated No. 18 Arizona State 57-54 in a Pac-12 showdown Friday night, handing the Sun Devils their first loss in six games.

Gulich scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Oregon State (12-4, 3-2). Her left-handed drive on three defenders with 40 seconds left in the game gave the Beavers a 56-54 lead. She made one of two free throws with 17 seconds to go as Arizona State’s leading scorer Robbi Ryan fouled out.

Ryan had tied the game at 54-54 with just under a minute left to play. The Sun Devils (13-4, 4-1) called a full timeout with 16.1 seconds showing on the clock, but a Courtney Ekmark desperation 3-point attempt was partially blocked by Pivec and fell well short.

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