Canada, Billings help No. 13 UCLA women beat Stanford 64-53
Jordin Canada had 21 points and five assists and Monique Billings scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the No. 13 UCLA women beat Stanford 64-53 on Sunday.
Kennedy Burke added 10 points for UCLA (15-4, 6-2 Pac-12). The Bruins have won six of their last seven games, including four in a row.
Ole Miss (11-9, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) remained undefeated at home during conference play. Alabama (13-7, 5-3) had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Ole Miss led the entire second half, though its 41-31 halftime advantage was quickly cut to 43-42. The Rebels responded with a crucial 15-6 run to create some separation and pull away for the win.
Ole Miss had an efficient night on offense, shooting 50 percent from the field. Burnett was 7 of 11, Davis was 5 of 10 and Crawford was 6 of 9. Tyree added nine points and four assists.
It just helps our overall morale and she’s a voice out there on the court and she talks to our young players. She gives us a great deal of confidence, she said.
I wasn’t worried about (coming back), Jennings said. I just did what I do best and that’s scoring the ball. Playing (at Rupp Arena) was very different than (playing at Memorial Coliseum). I didn’t shy away from the crowd. We have a lot of fans at our gym, too.
Tyasha Harris had 12 points for South Carolina in its seventh straight win over Kentucky. The Gamecocks made their last five shots of the first half and outscored the Wildcats 21-8 in the second quarter.
We got the ball to the right people, Staley said. Getting the ball to our post players benefited us.