Tayler Hill and Ashley Adams added 15 points apiece for the Buckeyes (10-0), who led by 14 with 5:20 left before the Golden Bears rallied in the final minutes.
Cal missed a chance to force overtime when Gennifer Brandon’s layup with 5 seconds remaining fell short. Reshanda Gray grabbed the rebound but missed and also failed on a putback attempt before Afure Jemerigbe’s final try was off as the buzzer sounded.
NO. 4 STANFORD 85, PRINCETON 66
In Stanford, Calif., Nnemkadi Ogwumike showed what a perimeter threat she has become in a matter of months, knocking down long jumpers all game on the way to 22 points and 12 rebounds for Stanford in a hard-fought victory over Princeton.
Her little sister, Chiney, added 21 points on 10 of 11 shooting and nine rebounds as the Cardinal (7-1) extended their school-record home winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 67 games with a big second half.
NO. 6 TENNESSEE 85, UCLA 64
In Los Angeles, Meighan Simmons scored 18 points, Glory Johnson added 17 and Tennessee made 18 of its first 20 shots in beating UCLA.
Vicki Baugh had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Taber Spani added 14 points and Shekinna Stricklen scored 11 for the Lady Vols, who shot 36 of 52 (69.6 percent) from the floor – not far off the school record of 72.1 percent against Old Dominion on Jan. 4, 1989.
NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 71, PORTLAND 42
In Portland, Ore., Becky Burke scored 17 points and Shoni Schimmel added 14 for Louisville in a rout of Portland.
Burke had five assists and Antonita Slaughter grabbed eight rebounds for the Cardinals (10-2), who cruised to their third consecutive win since a 74-54 loss to eighth-ranked Kentucky on Dec. 4.
NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 70, ILLINOIS 64
In Chicago, Christine Hyde scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech to a win over Illinois.
The Lady Raiders made 25 of 35 free throws to hang on against Illinois (4-6). Karisma Penn scored 12 points and Alex Burke had 11 for the Illini.
NO. 24 TEXAS 71, NORTH TEXAS 62
In Austin, Texas, Chassidy Fussell scored 20 points and Texas rallied after an early scare to beat North Texas.
Chelsea Bass added 13 points in her first start of the season for the Longhorns (7-3), who remained unbeaten vs. North Texas.