“Survival of the fittest” in the Pac 12

Battles tonight:

#7 Washington pounded Cal, 90-67, on the strength of Natalie Romeo’s 10 three-point shots. Kelsey Plum’s 24 points moves her to sixth on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list.

#11 Oregon State outlasted Oregon, 43-40.

#13 UCLA held off #18 Arizona State, 69-60.

#21 DePaul edged Creighton, 60-56.

USC got by Arizona, 58-54, to snap a seven-game losing streak.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule.

College team news:

Swedish chocolate, chemistry and Colorado State.

College player news:

Lexie Brown’s arrival at Duke has reinvigorated the program and her passion for the game.

Syracuse’s Briana Day gets possessive when chasing rebounds.

Oklahoma’s move to the bench hasn’t slowed Vionise Pierre-Louis.

WNBA news:

Jim Petersen has stepped down as associate Lynx head coach after eight years to spend more time with his family.