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Fresh from a trip to Colorado, Stanford had no problem adjusting back to the lower altitude of the Bay Area. The fourth-ranked Cardinal proved...
STANFORD, Calif. — Fresh from a trip to Colorado, Stanford had no problem adjusting back to the lower altitude of the Bay Area.
The fourth-ranked Cardinal proved it on a night its shooting wasn't its best.
Getting another big night from the Ogwumike sisters, Stanford got its transition game going early in the second half then rode a stellar effort from its defense to a 75-41 win over Washington State on Thursday night.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Cardinal extended its school-record home winning streak to 72 games.
"I just think that (after) our last trip, maybe it's like you come back here and it's easy to run," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "We really did get out and run well. We didn't knock down as many shots as I think we're capable of but we got out in transition and people were really sharing the ball."
Joslyn Tinkle had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists for Stanford (16-1, 7-0 Pac-12), which looked ragged in the first half before getting a spark from its usual source.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 points in the first nine minutes after halftime then sat out the rest of the game, finishing 9 for 19 from the floor and moving into sixth place on the Cardinal's career scoring list.
Washington State (9-9, 3-3) didn't have a player in double figures and remained winless in 53 meetings between the two schools.
"There were times we limited some touches but eventually they wore us down and the dam broke," Cougars coach June Daugherty said. "They're fourth in the country for a reason."
At Arizona State 64, Colorado 43
Kimberly Brandon scored 20 points and the Sun Devils (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12) ran up a 33-point halftime lead on the way to defeating Colorado.
Chucky Jeffery led the Buffaloes (13-4, 2-4) with nine points but committed 12 turnovers.
Utah 65, at Arizona 60 (OT)
Janita Badon scored eight of her 22 points in the extra period to help the Utes (9-8, 2-4) snap a two-game losing streak.
Davellyn White scored a game-high 32 points in the Wildcats' (13-5, 2-4) losing effort.
At USC 92, Oregon 73
Briana Gilbreath narrowly missed a triple-double, with 18 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, leading the Women of Troy (10-6, 5-1) to their fifth straight victory.
Liz Brenner led the Ducks (10-9, 2-5) with 16 points.
At UCLA 69,
Oregon State 60
Rebekah Gardener scored 19 points and Markel Walker added 16 for the Bruins (8-9, 3-3).
Ali Gibson led the Beavers (11-7, 2-5) with 16 points.
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