The No. 1 seeded Stanford women’s basketball team was forced to leave Seattle a day earlier than expected when it lost to USC in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 5 seed, USC, had just upset No. 4 seed Arizona State in the quarterfinals to put itself in a good position to capitalize off of its victory and retain momentum heading into its matchup with the Cardinal — and capitalize it did. USC beat the Cardinal 72-68 in a game that was a battle from the beginning, with seven lead changes and seven tie scores throughout the course of the game.
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With two consecutive wins over then-No. 19 Cal last week, the Stanford women’s basketball team (21-1, 10-0 Pac-12) was finally able to move past the… Continue Reading »
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball (19-1, 8-0 Pac-12) recently faced what some were expecting to be two difficult tests when it took on No. 15 Arizona State last week and played USC on Monday to determine which team would sit atop the Pac-12.
Following its successful sweep in the desert of Arizona and No. 14 Arizona State last weekend, No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball will welcome two familiar in-state foes to its home court this weekend, as Stanford’s two conference Southern California foes — the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans — will come to Maples this weekend to take on the Cardinal Friday and Monday, respectively.
Heading into Arizona for another road trip after two road wins last weekend, the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) boasts two players that are receiving lots of recognition for their prowess on the court. Senior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the sixth time this season, while junior guard Amber Orrange was named to the watch list for the Lieberman Award, awarded to the best point guard in the nation.
Senior forward Chiney Ogwumike started the Pac-12 season with a bang in last weekend’s season opener and earned her fifth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season. In doing so, she became the Pac-12’s all-time leading rebounder and averaged 32 points and 13.5 rebounds per game in the Card’s dismantling of both Oregon and Oregon State.
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.