The Cal women survived a major scare against Oregon State on Sunday to keep their chances for a Pac-12 regular season championship alive.
Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points to help the Bears dig themselves out of a 17-point hole and win 58-56 before for a Senior Day crowd of 3,475 at Haas Pavilion.
No. 6 ranked Cal (25-2, 15-1 Pac-12) couldn't celebrate a program-best 13th consecutive victory until Sha Edwards-Teasley's baseline jumper with seven seconds left rattled out, and Cal's Eliza Pierre secured the rebound.
"I told them I'm as proud of this win as any of them because I think it tested who we are," said Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb. "I think it was more (Oregon State) being good than us being not ready. ... We had shots rim out, they had everything go in."
The Beavers (9-19, 3-13 Pac-12), who have lost 10 straight, made five consecutive 3-pointers in the first half and led 30-18 at the break.
Point guard Brittany Boyd energized the crowd with back-to-back steals that the Bears turned into transition buckets, then Clarendon scored eight straight Cal points during one stretch of the second-half comeback.
A Clarendon bucket with 5:46 left gave Cal the lead for good. The win keeps Cal tied with Stanford atop the Pac-12 standings with one weekend of play remaining. It also guarantees a top-two seed at the upcoming conference tournament. Stanford owns the tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tournament in the case the two squads finish with identical conference records.
Stanford 74, Oregon 50: Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points, grabbed a school-record 24 rebounds and set a Stanford career mark with her 52nd double-double, leading the No. 4 Cardinal to a rout of the Ducks at Maples Pavilion.
Ogwumike, a junior, broke the career double-double record she had briefly shared with her older sister, Nneka Ogwumike. Chiney, the Pac-12's leading scorer and rebounder, broke her sister's single-game rebounding record of 23, set last season against Oregon. The younger Ogwumike's previous career high for rebounds was 19, set at Tennessee on Dec. 12, 2012.
Ogwumike had a double-double in the first half with 14 rebounds and 11 points as the Cardinal built a commanding 40-22 lead.
Stanford (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) won its 12th straight since a 67-55 loss to Cal on Jan. 13. The Cardinal beat Oregon (4-24, 2-14) for the 17th consecutive time.
UCLA 63, USC 58: Nirra Fields and Thea Lemberger each scored 12 points, and the No. 17 Bruins (21-6, 12-4 Pac-12) held off a second-half rally by the visiting Trojans (8-19, 5-11).
Ohio State 68, Michigan State 60: Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for 21 points -- more than he had scored in the previous three games combined -- to lead the No. 18 Buckeyes (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten) to a home win over the No. 4 Spartans (22-6, 11-4).
The loss hurt Michigan State's hopes of catching top-ranked Indiana, which now leads the Big Ten race by two full games with four remaining.
Freshman Gary Harris had 14 points for the Spartans, who have dropped two in a row after winning 11 of 12.
UCLA 75, USC 59: Jordan Adams scored 20 points, and the Bruins (20-7, 10-4 Pac-12) defeated the host Trojans (12-15, 7-7).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.