CORVALLIS — Deven Hunter was fed up with losing to Stanford.
The Oregon State senior forward had lost all her previous career games to the Cardinal. In fact, the Beavers hadn't defeated Stanford in the past 29 tries.
Hunter had 19 points with 12 rebounds and No. 12 Oregon State rallied to beat No. 11 Stanford 58-50 on Sunday night. The last time Oregon State beat Stanford was in 2001, an 81-65 victory in Corvallis.
Jamie Weisner added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with just under a minute left, as the Beavers (14-3, 5-1 Pac-12) erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit.
Weisner said Hunter made her intentions clear during a late timeout: "We were all trying to calm Deven down, but she's 'No, no, I'm not getting blown out by this team four years in a row.'"
Kailee Johnson had 14 points and Erica McCall added 12 for the Cardinal (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12).
Hunter's 3-pointer cut Stanford's lead to 46-40 with 6:14 left, before Weisner added a jumper and Katie McWilliams nailed a 3 to get Oregon State within two with 4:46 to go. The Beavers had a chance to tie it but Weisner missed one of a pair of free throws. It didn't matter, because she hit a 3-pointer that gave Oregon State a 48-46 lead with 3:03 left.
Weisner sealed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Beavers a 55-48 lead with 57 seconds left. She pumped her fists as the crowd at Gill Coliseum erupted.
Oregon State and Stanford are among five ranked teams in the Pac-12. USC, which was ranked No. 25, fell 69-60 at Washington. Arizona State, the league's top-ranked team at No. 10, beat Utah 80-60 to remain undefeated in conference play.
"You know you're going to get (Stanford's) absolute 'A' game when you play them especially with what's riding on it, like it was tonight. And for 30 minutes it was like a depressing scene out there," Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said.
"We're off our game, it's not fun, it's a struggle. When you're off your game it's just miserable," Rueck said. "Then, things changed. The last 12 or 13 minutes were an absolute blur. It's a stretch of basketball we'll never forget."
Although there was some speculation she might return for the Cardinal, the Beavers remained without Sydney Wiese because of a right hand injury. Wiese has missed seven games.
"I thought we did a really good job for three quarters and the fourth quarter really got away from us," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "The game is four quarters and it doesn't do any good to win three of them."
OREGON 69, CALIFORNIA 59: Jillian Alleyne scored 25 points and had 15 boards to become the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder, and Oregon picked up its first conference victory.
Alleyne has 1,574 rebounds, surpassing former Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike, who had 1,567. The senior also posted her 83rd career double-double.
Lexi Bando added 16 points and Lexi Petersen 12 to surpass 1,000 career points. The Ducks (12-5, 1-5 Pac-12) snapped a six-game losing streak to Cal.
Cal (10-7, 1-5) has lost three straight for the first time under fifth-year coach Lisa Gottlieb.
WASHINGTON 69, USC 60: Kelsey Plum scored 21 of her 32 points in the second half, Chantel Osahor had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as Washington (14-4, 5-2) dominated the second half in a win over No. 25 Southern California (14-4, 2-4).
ARIZONA 63, COLORADO 52: LaBrittney Jones scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Arizona (11-7, 2-4) ended an 11-game losing streak against Colorado (5-12, 0-6).
UCLA 75, WASHINGTON STATE 73: Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and No. 17 UCLA (12-5, 4-2) held on to beat Washington State (12-6, 3-4).
Borislava Hristova, who led the Cougars with 19 points, had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a contested floater in the lane but the ball went out of bounds off the Bruins with 3.1 seconds left. Then her open jumper from the wing rolled over the basket and fell away as time expired.
ARIZONA STATE 80, UTAH 60: Quinn Dornstauder scored 14 points, Elisha Davis added 13 points and six assists, and No. 10 Arizona State (15-3, 6-0) pulled away in the second half to beat Utah (12-5, 4-2) for its 12th straight victory.