Kristine Anigwe scored 20 points, Asha Thomas converted the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:29 to play and No. 21 California edged USC 62-59 on Sunday.
There were 16 ties, 14 lead changes and no double-figure leads. The Trojans took their last lead on a Kristen Simon layup with 1:59 to play. USC missed two 3-pointers before CJ West made 1 of 2 free throws for the Golden Bears with 18 seconds remaining and USC missed four 3s on the last possession.
The Whitman County (Washington) Coroner’s office officially ruled the death a suicide on Thursday. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
A funeral will be held Saturday in LaVerne, California.
On Saturday, coach Mike Leach said there were no obvious signs to indicate that Hilinski was dealing with any serious personal issues.
Everyone has some dark space that they work through, I’m sure, but no one really saw anything like that, Leach said Saturday. He didn’t have signs of depression. He didn’t have periods where he was moping around or anything like that. He was honestly a very steady guy. Kind of guy who would lift up others when they were down.
Khalil Richards made four of Siena’s 11 3-pointers and scored 14 points with Evan Fisher scoring 13 for the Saints (6-15, 3-5). Jordan Horn added 10 points as did Manny Camper.
Camper, a freshman who hadn’t scored and played just 23 minutes this season, scored all his points in the final 2 1/2 minutes with his 3-point play getting the Saints within seven with 48 seconds left before Rigoni made two free throws.
The Bobcats led 38-32 at halftime after shooting 71 percent.
A couple of minutes later, Herron scooped up a fumble by Texas A&M-Commerce quarterback Luis Perez and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown with 3:07 left.
Defensively, they were awesome the entire game,” Martz said. We tried to leave as simple as we could, they could just play quick and not think too much, teach them technique they’re going to need in the NFL.”