The Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams both finished the regular season ranked in the top 5 in the nation, so it came as no surprise that both were rewarded with Pac-12 Conference media awards Monday.
Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike was unanimously voted as the conference’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, the conference unveiled. A Stanford player has won the Player of the Year honor in all four years of the media-voted awards. Read More
Stanford has reigned for so long every other Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball team only hopes to hang around each season. It had been almost four years since the Cardinal last lost against a conference opponent.
Lindsay Gottlieb mentioned that 81-game conference winning streak to her gritty Cal crew this week after Stanford beat the Golden Bears on Tuesday night. Five days later, it was Cal’s turn — this time on Stanford’s home floor. Read More
Unable to hit free throws with any consistency down the stretch, No. 7 Cal still found a recipe for success with some old-fashioned defense and rebounding.
Brittany Boyd scored 15 points, Reshanda Gray and Afure Jemerigbe both rebounded missed free throws in the late going and Layshia Clarendon figured in a defensive stop that prevented a last-second shot as Cal hung on to beat No. 20 Colorado 53-49 on Sunday. Read More
Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points, Sara James added a career-high 18 and No. 4 Stanford defeated Utah 70-56 on Sunday.
The Cardinal (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12) extended their conference winning streak to 80 games and improved to 15-0 against the Utes. Ogwumike entered the game having posted 10 straight double-doubles, but she managed just six rebounds against the Utes. Read More
Before I sat down to watch the 49ers-Rams game on Sunday, I scrolled down to the Pac-12 Network to record the Cal-Duke women’s basketball game. The network prides itself on covering everything from soccer, to volleyball, to wrestling; surely they’d televise this compelling matchup between two Top 10 teams.
No luck. Read More
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer has had many really good teams over the past few seasons, reaching the Final Four the last five years.
Yet none of those teams was ever No. 1. She finally has a top-ranked team again. Read More
The USF women’s basketball team has a secret weapon. It’s one that you won’t find on the list of players or in the stat sheet though.
Senior guard Mel Khlok had trouble even putting it into words in the wake of the team’s 72-40 victory in their exhibition game against Missouri Southern State on Nov. 2. Read More
No. 9 seed Cal used a spurt over the closing minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of the second to take control of its first-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 8 Iowa and hung on to beat the Hawkeyes 84-74 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. Read More
After the Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams finished 1-2 in the Pac-12 standings during the regular season, it seems only fitting they appear destined to meet in the conference tournament title game.
The each took a step toward that on Thursday.
The No. 2 Cardinal got 18 points and seven rebounds from Nneka Ogwumike and 16 points and 11 rebounds from sister Chiney Ogwumike to dispatch of Washington 76-57 in the quarterfinals in Los Angeles. Read More
Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 17 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 15 points and 11 rebounds and No. 4 Stanford beat Washington 65-47 on Saturday.
Taylor Greenfield came off the bench to score 12 points and spark a late rally for the Cardinal (17-1, 8-0 in the Pac-12), who won their 73rd consecutive home game and 65th straight against a conference opponent. Read More