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SEATTLE (AP) Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum combined to score 35 of their 52 points in the second half on Thursday night to help No. 5 seed Washington women beat 12th-seeded Utah 75-64 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament.
Davis finished with 29 points, Plum scored 23 and Aminah Williams grabbed 11 rebounds for Washington (23-8), which will face No. 4 seed California in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Tanaeya Boclair and Joseta Fatuesi hit two free throws apiece to pull Utah (9-21) within three with 3:21 left, but Plum scored seven straight before Davis made a pair of free throws to make it 73-61 with 46 seconds remaining.