TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kylan Loney scored 15 points to lead Arizona State (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) past California 66-57 on Sunday in Pac-10 play.
Loney hit 5-of-7 shots in the second half for the Sun Devils (11-4, 3-2), including back-to-back shots after the Bears (8-7, 2-4) cut the Sun Devils' lead to four.Carrie Buckner added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Sun Devils, who have won 10 of their last 12.Jessica Lawson and Kristin Iwanga each had 12 points for the Bears, who have lost three of four. Iwanga, the country's leading 3-point shooter coming into the week, missed her only attempt four minutes into the second half.California erased a nine-point halftime deficit in the first four minutes of the second half. But Arizona State came back with a 15-2 run to take a 45-32 lead with 10:47 remaining.The Sun Devils outrebounded the Bears 40-27 and held the Pac-10's leading 3-point shooting team to 0-6 from beyond the arc. The teams combined for 47 turnovers, leading to a combined 39 points.Arizona State held Leigh Gregory to five points, eight under her average, and Kiki Williams, who averages 10.6 points, to 0-for-6 shooting.California has not beaten Arizona State in Tempe since the 1998-99 season.With the win, Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne tied the school record for wins by a women's head coach. In her ninth year at Arizona State, she is 134-116, tying Juliene Simpson, who was 134-92 from 1979-87.