Top-ranked Stanford women win at No. 10 Tennessee | College basketball
Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead No. 1 Stanford to a 73-60 victory at 10th-ranked Tennessee.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Stanford junior forward Chiney Ogwumike has at least one career achievement that eluded her older sister.
Ogwumike had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds Saturday and Stanford remained undefeated with a 73-60 victory at No. 10 Tennessee, giving the top-ranked Cardinal its second win in Knoxville in 13 tries.
Stanford (11-0) won at Tennessee for the first time since an 82-65 victory Dec. 15, 1996.
Ogwumike's older sister, Nneka Ogwumike of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks, scored 42 points in Stanford's 97-80 victory over Tennessee last season.
But the No. 1 pick in the most recent WNBA draft never won at Tennessee during her college career.
"One thing Nneka didn't do was get a win here at Tennessee, so I wanted to one-up her," Chiney Ogwumike said. "It was a great game."
Tennessee coach Holly Warlick questioned her team's effort and said she was more disappointed in this performance than she was after a 76-53 loss at No. 3 Baylor on Tuesday.
"This will change," Warlick said. "As coaches, we'll make some changes, too. It's time to grow up."
Bashaara Graves had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Tennessee (7-3). Meighan Simmons added 12 points.
"The whole game I was in disbelief because we did not affect Stanford one bit," Warlick said.
Stanford's Amber Orrange scored 14 points. Toni Kokenis and Bonnie Samuelson each added 11 points and Joslyn Tinkle had 10 points for the Cardinal, which will host No. 2 Connecticut in its next game Saturday.
"The most important thing now is that we keep improving and stay healthy," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "We've got great leadership and great chemistry. I'm hoping that we'll be playing better in March and April."
Tennessee was seeking its first home victory over a top-ranked opponent since a 77-72 decision over Louisiana Tech on Jan. 22, 1996. The Vols are 14-32 against top-ranked opponents, and they are 2-11 when facing No. 1 teams at home.
Other Pac-12 games
No. 4 Duke 75, at USC 60
Chelsea Gray scored 18 points to help the Blue Devils (10-0) defeat the Women of Troy (3-7).
Cassie Harberts had 17 points for USC, which has lost five in a row.
At No. 25 Colorado 81,
Utah Valley St. 45
Sophomore Jen Reese scored a career-high 16 points as the Buffaloes (10-0) had little trouble with the Wolverines (4-10).
At Arizona St. 62, Longwood 50
Janae Fulcher scored 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting as the Sun Devils (7-4) beat the Lancers (3-8) to extend their winning streak to four games.
Other Top 5 game
No. 2 Connecticut 102,
at Hartford 45
Freshman Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 27 points as the Huskies (10-0) overwhelmed the Hawks (8-3).