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No. 22 Oregon St. at Arizona

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: Pac-12

CORVALLIS — Marie Gulich was not about to be denied.

With the game tied in the final minute, Oregon State’s senior center turned one way, then the other and finally found a path to the basket.

She muscled the shot up and in to give the No. 22 Beavers a 56-54 lead over No. 18 Arizona State with just under 40 seconds left on Friday night.

After grabbing a key defensive rebound, Gulich hit one of two free throws.

Then Mikayla Pivec blocked a 3-point attempt by Courtney Ekmark and the Beavers earned a hard-fought and much-needed 57-54 Pac-12 win over the Sun Devils before a Gill Coliseum crowd of 3,954.

Gulich finished with a game-high 20 points as the Beavers stopped a two-game slide and ended the Sun Devils’ six-game winning streak.

“It was a huge bucket for us,” Pivec said of Gulich’s eventual game-winner. “I don’t know, I felt like she got bumped a few times but she just kept being strong and faked up again, faked up again and finished with the left hand.

“We needed those points.”

The Beavers (12-4, 3-2) host Arizona at 1 p.m. Sunday while the Sun Devils (11-4, 4-1) head to Eugene to take on Oregon at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Also Friday:

No. 8 Oregon 62, Arizona 44: EUGENE — Sabrina Ionescu totaled 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Ruthy Hebard added 14 points and six boards to power the Ducks. Maite Cazorla scored nine with six assists, two steals and two blocked shots for the Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12 Conference), who didn’t start to distance themselves from the Wildcats (4-12, 0-5) until an 18-5 run in the third quarter. Oregon has won eight straight.