Women’s College Basketball
No. 6 Stanford beat Arizona 74-48 on Sunday to move closer to a 14th straight conference regular-season crown.
Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists and No. 4 Stanford ran its winning streak to 20 games by beating 21st-ranked Cal 79-64 on Sunday.
Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden’s high standards of coaching and personal integrity.
Stanford senior guard Toni Kokenis, a member of two women’s Final Four teams, has been forced to end her playing career following a pair of concussions over the past year.
Antonita Slaughter scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and Louisville clawed back from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat California 64-57 in the national semifinals Sunday night.
For California and second-year coach Lindsay Gottlieb, this is new. Now they have a shot at being the first team from the western U.S. not named Stanford to reach the Final Four since Long Beach State in 1988.
The eighth-seeded Wolverines (22-10) face top-seeded Stanford (32-2) on its home court in Maples Pavilion for a place in the Spokane Regional semifinals Saturday.
Lindsay Gottlieb had barely gotten done talking to her California team about ignoring any outside NCAA tournament chatter when she learned President Barack Obama had picked her Golden Bears to reach the Final Four.
No. 4 Stanford won its seventh-straight Pac-12 Conference tournament title rallying past No. 14 UCLA 51-49 on Sunday night.
Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike has become the first player to win Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.