Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike had 23 points and 14 rebounds against Washington on Sunday, and it still felt like a disappointing day.
The host Huskies shut down Ogwumike, the Pac-12's leading scorer, much of the time when it counted, and her teammates weren't able to help. Even though the Cardinal nearly rallied from 12 points down in the final seconds, No. 3 Stanford ended up with an unexpected 87-82 loss.
The Huskies packed the paint and played zone, daring Stanford's outside shooters to beat them. The Cardinal, instead, went 9 for 41 on 3-pointers.
"We've shot the ball extremely well this season, but today wasn't our day for shooting," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.
The loss snapped a 62-game road conference winning streak for Stanford (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12).
Washington (13-10, 6-6) had five players score in double figures, led by freshman Kelsey Plum with 23.
Stanford cut a 12-point deficit with 39 seconds left down to three with 8 seconds remaining, giving Plum a scare.
"That's the most nervous I've ever been in my life," she said.
Said Ogwumike, "It was a little too little, too late."
Cal 87, Washington State 70: Reshanda Gray had 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 23 as the No. 23 Bears (16-7, 8-4 Pac-12) rallied to beat the host Cougars (12-12, 6-6).
Cal trailed by as many as eight in the second half and was down 55-51 with 11½ minutes left. The Bears then went on a 24-2 run.
Connecticut 81, Louisville 64: Breanna Stewart had 24 points to lead the No. 1 Huskies (25-0, 12-0 American Athletic) over the No. 4 Cardinals (23-2, 11-1) in Storrs, Conn. In last season's national title game, UConn beat Louisville by 33 points.
Arizona 76, Oregon State 54: Aaron Gordon had 17 points, and the No. 2 Wildcats (23-1, 10-1 Pac-12) beat the visiting Beavers (13-10, 5-6). Arizona took control with a big run to end the first half. The Beavers' Roberto Nelson, the Pac-12's top scorer, had just 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting.
Syracuse 57, Clemson 44: C.J. Fair scored 19 points, and the No. 1 Orange (23-0, 10-0 ACC) beat the visiting Tigers (15-7, 6-4). Syracuse tied the program mark for consecutive wins, established in the 1916-17 and 1917-18 seasons.
Wisconsin 60, Michigan State 58: Traevon Jackson hit a 10-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left for the Badgers, seconds after Michigan State's Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and host Wisconsin (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) beat the No. 9 Spartans (20-4, 9-2). Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin with 14 points. Payne finished with 24 points.
St. John's 70, Creighton 65: D'Angelo Harrison had 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 to play, and the host Red Storm (15-9, 5-6 Big East) beat the No. 12 Bluejays (19-4, 9-2). Creighton star Doug McDermott had 25 points but didn't score over the final 8:40.
Oregon: Assistant coach Brian Fish told The Oregonian that an Arizona State student spit at him and a team trainer at halftime of Saturday's loss. ASU said the student's season tickets were revoked.