BERKELEY Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and Amber Orrange 15 to help No. 5 Stanford pull away from seventh-ranked Cal for its 81st consecutive win against a conference opponent, 62-53 over the Bears on Tuesday night.
After having its 82-game home winning streak stopped late last month against Connecticut, Ogwumike made sure the Cardinal (14-1, 3-0 Pacific-12 Conference) wouldn't see another long run of dominance come to an end.
"The Connecticut game was a big low," Ogwumike said. "I'm just really proud of how we bounced back. We're discovering ourselves."
Ogwumike provided the bulk of the scoring and helped hold the Bears (12-2, 2-1) to 30 percent shooting to win for the 10th consecutive time in this rivalry.
Stanford's last loss to Cal or any conference team came nearly four years ago, on Jan. 18, 2009, on this court to the Bears.
Layshia Clarendon scored 17 points to lead the Bears, whose only losses this season are to Stanford and at No. 4 Duke. Cal hasn't beaten a top five team since a win over No. 2 Rutgers on Nov. 22, 2008.
No. 2 Notre Dame 75, South Florida 71 (OT) in Tampa, Fla. Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0) hold off the Bulls (11-3, 0-1) in the Big East Conference game.
Natalie Achonwa scored 20 points and Jewell Loyd had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0) in their first game since handing then-No. 1 Connecticut its first loss of the season.
Andrea Smith tied a career high with 33 points and 11 rebounds for South Florida.
No. 1 Duke 68, Clemson 40 in Durham, N.C. Quinn Cook followed his worst scoring game with his best and his production helped the Blue Devils after one of their leaders was hurt.
Cook scored 20 of his career-high 27 points in the second half after Ryan Kelly left with an injured right foot, and Duke (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Tigers (8-6, 0-2) to their lowest-scoring first half (10 points) in 12 years.
Devin Booker had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Clemson, which had season lows for points and shooting percentage (28 percent) and shot 12 percent in its brutal first half.
"We just didn't hit our shots," Booker said. "The slow start killed us."
No. 10 Missouri 84, Alabama 68 in Columbia, Mo. Jabari Brown made five straight three-pointers after an early miss and Phil Pressey responded from a shaky first half with 11 points and 13 assists, leading the Tigers (12-2, 1-0) over the Crimson Tide in their Southeastern Conference debut.
Trevor Releford had a career-best 26 points with three three-pointers and topped 1,000 points for Alabama (8-6, 0-1), which has lost six of eight.
No. 13 Creighton 91, Drake 61 in Omaha, Neb. Ethan Wragge matched career highs with 22 points and six three-pointers and the Bluejays (15-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) got off to a blistering start on the way to the win over the Bulldogs (6-9, 0-4).
Creighton has won 71 straight against opponents .500 or worse, and it was apparent early that the streak was in no jeopardy. The Bluejays, who made a season-high 16 three-pointers, led by 30 points in the first half and by 35 late in the second.
No. 15 Ohio State 74, Purdue 64 in West Lafayette, Ind. Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points to lead the Buckeyes (12-3, 2-1), who rebounded from their first Big Ten loss by shooting 56.4 percent from the field.
Purdue (7-8, 1-2) has lost two straight to Top 20 teams since last week's upset of No. 11 Illinois, which defeated Ohio State on Saturday.
Pitt 73, No. 19 Georgetown 45 in Washington Talib Zanna scored 15 points, and the Panthers rediscovered their shooting touch, hitting 55 percent from the field in a Big East Conference win over the Hoyas.
The Panthers (13-3, 1-2) dominated the Hoyas (10-3, 0-2) from the opening tip to bounce back from two conference losses that knocked them out of the Top 25.