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.
With a 73-40 victory over Michigan at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday, the Stanford women’s basketball team booked its place in the Spokane Regionals next weekend. Senior Joslyn Tinkle hit a career-best five three-pointer in her final game at Maples Pavilion.
With Saturday night’s 61-47 win over Colorado, the No.4 Stanford women’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Pac 12 Tournament with the opportunity to bring its seventh consecutive Tournament title back to The Farm.
Junior forward Chiney Ogwumike had another record breaking performance with her 25 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks. Her two game total of 40 rebounds is a Tournament record. Her 48 total points against Washington State and Colorado also makes her the Tournament scoring leader going into tomorrow’s championship game.
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball is one step closer to winning its seventh consecutive Pac 12 Tournament title and one step closer to earning a number one seed in the NCAA tournament as it took down Washington State 79-60. The Card (29-2, 17-1) will advance to the semi finals of the Pac 12 Tournament and go up against Colorado.
The Stanford women’s basketball team finished off another successful regular season on Saturday, defeating Washington State 72-50 and winning its 13th-straight conference title. Cross-Bay rival California then defeated Washington 73-60 to ensure that the Card must share the title this season.
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) heads to Seattle tonight for its first of two trips to Washington. Tonight’s game kicks off the Card’s final regular season road trip, but the team will return to Seattle next weekend for the Pac-12 Tournament.