Wiese, No. 8 Oregon State Beat No. 12 UCLA for Pac-12 Title
SEATTLE (AP) — Sydney Wiese scored 18 of her 21 points in the first half while No. 8 Oregon State built a 27-point lead and Ruth Hamblin added 23 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 69-57 win over No. 12 UCLA on Sunday night that gave the Beavers their first Pac-12 Conference Tournament title.
After winning at least a share of two straight regular-season conference titles, the Beavers (28-4) capped off their first conference tourney title and earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a dominant performance that will only help solidify their place as a high seed when the NCAA field is announced on March 14.
Wiese was the instigator, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half as Oregon State raced to a 44-17 halftime lead. Hamblin dominated the inside, making 10 of 14 shots and nearly outrebounded UCLA as a team.
Jordin Canada led UCLA (24-8) with 17 points.