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.
Whether at home or on the road, in conference or out of conference play, Stanford women’s basketball and dominance have been synonymous with each other. Thursday night proved no different for No. 4 Stanford (27-2, 16-1 Pac-12), as the Cardinal easily dispatched Washington (19-9, 11-6) by score of 71-36 and extended its win streak to 13.
Stanford women’s basketball’s junior forward Chiney Ogwumike was picked by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association in its 2013 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 20 Midseason Watch List on Tuesday.
The Cardinal shut out both the Ducks and Beavers this past weekend, increasing its winning streak to 20 games. It’s the longest winning streak for Stanford since the 1999 season, and also head coach John Dunning’s longest winning streak since he took over on the Farm. Stanford now faces the Washington schools this week.
A win is a win, but it certainly was not the way head coach David Shaw drew it up. A 24-point favorite going in to the game, Stanford (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) escaped with an unconvincing 24-17 victory over a scrappy Washington State (2-6, 0-5) team that refused to quit.
No. 17 Stanford took it down to the wire, but stopped Washington State on the goal line on the final drive of the game to keeps its Pac-12 hopes alive with a 24-17 win.
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