Plum Leads No. 17 Washington Women Past No. 25 Missouri
SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 32 points, moving into third-place on the Pac-12's all-time scoring list, and No. 17 Washington advanced to the finals of the Preseason WNIT with a 79-66 win over No. 25 Missouri on Thursday night.
Plum scored 18 points in the first half, but it was a decisive third quarter that allowed Washington (3-0) to pull away. The Huskies outscored Missouri 24-15 in the third quarter and led by as many as 22 in the fourth.
Plum was 10-of-23 shooting and moved past former Stanford star Nnemkadi Ogwumike on the conference's scoring list.
Chantel Osahor added 18 points, while Natalie Romeo and Heather Corral had 12 each. Washington will face to No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday in South Bend in the championship game.
Cierra Porter, the daughter of Washington men's assistant coach Michael Porter, led Missouri (2-1) with 16 points and Lindsey Cunningham added 14.