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Women’s basketball: 2018-19 season preview

The Stanford women’s basketball team begins pre-season training with momentum after a strong season under coach Tara VanDerveer. Last season, the Cardinal finished second in the Pac-12 tournament, losing to Oregon in the title game. In the NCAA tournament, the team defeated Gonzaga and Florida Gulf Coast, reached the Sweet Sixteen for the eleventh consecutive time, but ultimately lost to Louisville in the round of 16.

Women’s basketball tames Bulldogs, advances to NCAA Round of 32

Aided by 21 points from freshman guard Kiana Williams, 20 points from junior forward Alanna Smith and a double-double from senior Brittany McPhee, fourth-seeded Stanford women’s basketball (23-10) rolled past thirteenth-seeded Gonzaga (27-6) during the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

The Cardinal punched their ticket to the second round with an 82-68 win.

McPhee scores 1,000th career point as women’s basketball takes revenge on ASU

Stanford Women’s basketball (13-8, 7-2 Pac-12) won big versus No. 25 Arizona State (14-7, 5-4) on Friday in Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal, after losing to the Sun Devils by seven points two weeks ago, came out hungry for redemption. Behind senior captain McPhee’s 24 points and junior point guard Marta Sniezek’s 13 points and six assists, Stanford crushed Arizona State 74-50.