TEMPE, Ariz. -- Katie Hempen made a 3-pointer with 3:34 left in overtime to give Arizona State the lead and the Sun Devils made 6 of 8 free throws to hold off Southern California 94-86 on Friday night.
Deja Mann led the Sun Devils (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12) with 21 points.
Alexyz Vaioletama had 21 points for USC (10-6, 3-1). She forced overtime, hitting a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 77.
Vaioletama hit a jumper early in overtime to tie it at 79, and Courtney Jaco gave the USC an 81-79 lead.
Adrianne Thomas had a layup to give Arizona State a three-point lead and added a pair of free throws to make it 89-85 with 46 seconds left. Promise Amukamara made 3 of 4 from the line to make it 92-86, and Joy Burke capped the scoring with a layup in the closing seconds.
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.