PORTLAND, Ore. -- Cassandra Brown scored 18 points and twice nailed back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the second half, each time pushing Portland into double-digit leads as the Pilots stunned 24th-ranked and unbeaten San Diego 72-51 Wednesday night.
Brown, first off the bench for Portland, hit 6 of 7 shots, including 4-for-4 from 3-point range.
The Toreros (15-1, 4-1 West Coast Conference), ranked for the first time in program history, shot 29 percent from the field, their worst shooting this season.
Portland (9-6, 2-2) was unawed by the undefeated and ranked Toreros, holding a 45-33 rebounding edge and leading by seven at halftime.
San Diego's Felicia Wijenberg (a career-high 28 points) scored seven in a 9-0 run to get to 50-42.
But Brown one again drilled a pair of 3s as the Pilots boomed back up by 14 and San Diego didn't challenge again.
San Diego visits nine-time defending WCC champion Gonzaga Saturday.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.