No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball ended its week of play in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with an 80-60 win over South Dakota State to capture the… Continue Reading »
No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball (4-1) pulled off a 63-54 win at Texas on Saturday despite trailing 37-30 at halftime and only shooting 32.3 percent in the game. It was the Card’s defense that keyed the win and allowed Stanford to enter its next games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on a three-game winning streak.
After making it to the Final Four for the previous five seasons and advancing to the finals in two of those five years, the Card was stopped short last season by Georgia in the Sweet 16 — a disappointing end for a team that had started the season with a victory over defending NCAA champion Baylor and had proceeded to hold on to the No. 1 spot for six weeks.
Everything seemed to be going the way of the No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball team to start the regional semi-final game of the NCAA Tournament against No. 14 Georgia.
The Card (33-3, 17-1 Pac-12 ) started the game 9-0 and midway through the first half of the Sweet Sixteen, Georgia (28-6, 12-4 SEC) was still only 3-16 shooting from the field and trailing 11-4. National Player of the Year candidate Chiney Ogwumike was leading all scorers with eight points, shooting a perfect 4-4, while the rest of her team shot just 3-13.