Casey Murphy/APTara VanDerveer and her players celebrate after beating Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday

Stanford’s VanDerveer becomes fifth women's coach with 900 wins

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Tara VanDerveer became the fifth women's coach to reach 900 victories with No. 6 Stanford's 83-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night.

VanDerveer, who is 900-204 in her career, joined Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt with the milestone win. The Hall of Fame coach was presented with a game ball after the final buzzer and the players held up signs with “900” written on them.

Chiney Ogwumike led the Cardinal (6-1) with 27 points and 13 rebounds.

The Cardinal jumped out to a quick lead scoring 13 of the first 19 points. It didn't get any better for Florida Gulf Coast as Stanford extended the advantage to 34-12 with just under 8 minutes left in the first half. Ogwumike had 16 of Stanford's points at that point.

The Eagles (3-3) only baskets to that point came on 3-pointers as they missed 17 of their first 21 shots.

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