Cardinal Women Ready For Sooners

March 19, 2001

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STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Second Round NCAA Tournament - March 19
At Oklahoma - 8:37 p.m. (CT)/6:37 p.m. (PT)

Probable Starters:
F - #33 Sarah Dimson, 6-0, Sr., 7.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg
F - #25 Lindsey Yamasaki, 6-1, Jr., 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg
C - #53 Carolyn Moos, 6-6, Sr., 5.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg
G - #14 Nicole Powell, 6-2, Fr., 14.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 4.8 apg
G - #22 Enjoli Izidor, 6-0, Jr., 7.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg

STANFORD SET FOR OKLAHOMA REMATCH:
Stanford University (19-12) looks to avenge a 102-98 Dec. 27th overtime road loss to the University of Oklahoma (27-5) when it meets the second-seeded and seventh-ranked Sooners in a second round NCAA West Regional game on Monday night in Norman ... The 10th-seeded Cardinal has won 10 of its 11 second round games in the NCAA Tournament ... The only blemish in that mark was an 83-64 loss at Georgia last season ... Monday's match-up marks the first time since 1996-97 that Stanford has played a team in both the regular season and the post-season ... During that campaign, Stanford lost at Old Dominion 83-66 in the regular season and fell to the Monarchs 83-82 in overtime in the Final Four ... This is also the seventh time in Stanford post-season history that it will play on its opponents' home floor ... The Cardinal is 1-5 in those games, with the victory coming at Montana during the 1987-88 season (74-72, OT) ... The Pac-10 champion Cardinal, which eliminated George Washington 76-51 on Saturday night, enter Monday's game on a four-game winning streak, and has won 12 of its last 15 ... The winner of the Stanford-Oklahoma game advances to the NCAA West Regional Semifinals against either Florida or Washington on Saturday, March 24th in Spokane, Washington.

STANFORD VS. OKLAHOMA:
Stanford has split its two previous meetings with the University of Oklahoma ... This will be the first ever post-season meeting between the teams ... On Dec. 27 of this season, the Cardinal dropped a 102-98 overtime decision in Norman ... The Cardinal, which was then ranked 17th in the nation by the Associated Press and 21st in the Coaches Poll, led 98-94 with 1:59 left in overtime before the then-#17 (Coaches)/#22 (AP) Sooners scored the final eight points of the contest ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had 30 points and eight rebounds for Stanford, while freshman Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) had 13 points before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in her right knee with 1:04 remaining before halftime ... In that same game, Stanford trailed by as many as 11 points (35-24) in the first half before rallying to take a 50-47 lead at the break ... The Cardinal led the majority of the second half, but the Sooners' Stacy Dales forced overtime with a jumper with four seconds remaining ... In the other previous meeting between the teams, Stanford won 91-66 on Dec. 30, 1987 at Maples Pavilion in the finals of the Cardinal Classic ... The game will also mark another homecoming for Cardinal senior Sarah Dimson, who hails from Norman and Norman High School, where she prepped three years for current University of Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale.

FIRST ROUND IN REVIEW:
Game #29 - Stanford 76, George Washington 51 (March 17 @ Lloyd Noble Center): The Cardinal posted its most lopsided post-season victory since the 1996-97 season with the convincing victory over the Colonials ... The win was Stanford's biggest since it beat Georgia 82-47 in the West Regional Final in Missoula, Montana on March 24, 1997 ... Stanford, which has won all three of its games against Atlantic 10 opposition (Massachusetts, St. Joseph's) this season, took the lead for good with 8 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half and led by at least 20 points throughout the final 11 minutes ... Behind a career-high 14 points and 7-of-9 shooting from back-up center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS), the Cardinal shot 56.0 percent (28-of-50) from the floor ... Stanford also held George Washington to just 26.5 (18-of-68) percent from the field, which is the lowest mark by a Cardinal opponent this season ... With George Washington ahead 19-17 with 9:14 remaining in the first half, Stanford scored 13 of the next 17 points for a five-point advantage (30-23) ... The Cardinal then put the game away with a 16-4 run midway through the second half that turned a 50-35 lead into a 66-39 advantage on a Lindsey Yamasaki 3-pointer with 7:24 remaining ... Freshman Nicole Powell had team-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinal, while Yamasaki added nine points, a career-high seven assists and five rebounds.

NCAA NOTES:
Stanford has made 18 previous post-season appearances and owns an all-time record of 34-15 (.694) ... The Cardinal is 34-12 (.739) in 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, and prior to that, was 0-3 in three AIAW Tournament appearances ... The Cardinal is in the midst of its 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, with 13 of them coming under Tara VanDerveer ... During the current run, the Cardinal has won two NCAA Championships (1989-90, 1991-92) and made six Final Four appearances (1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97) ... This weekend also marks the third straight season the Cardinal has been on the road for the NCAA Tournament (1998-99 @ Old Dominion, 1999-2000 @ Georgia) after a 10-year streak of hosting at least one NCAA Tournament game (1988-89 through 1997-98) ... Stanford enters Monday's game with a 2-2 post-season record against Big 12 opposition (0-1 vs. Colorado, 0-1 vs. Texas, 2-0 vs. Texas Tech) ... The Cardinal, which is 21-11 all-time against Big 12 schools, last met a team from that conference in the post-season on March 18, 1997 when it posted a 67-45 second round home win over Texas Tech ... A win over Oklahoma would give Stanford its first back-to-back NCAA Tournament victories since the 1996-97 season when it won four straight to advance to the Final Four.

FOR THE RECORD BOOKS:
After shattering the school single season blocked shot record on March 3 vs. UCLA, Stanford now has its sights on the Pac-10 record ... The Cardinal has swatted away 165 shots in 29 games (5.69 pg) and is just seven shy of the conference record of 172 set by USC in 1993-94 ... The old Stanford record was 141 established in 33 games (4.27 pg) by the 1989-90 squad ... Stanford entered the NCAA Tournament with four of the top 10 shot blockers in the conference (T5. Cori Enghusen, 7. Lauren St. Clair, T8. Carolyn Moos, 10. Bethany Donaphin) ... Enghusen has 32 blocks, which ranks ninth on the school single season list ... On Feb. 24 at Washington, the Cardinal equaled the Pac-10 team and individual single game 3-point records ... The team's 16 3-pointers tied the Pac-10 record (set by Washington this season) and shattered the old school single game mark of 14 (established on two occasions) ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki also tied the conference and school single game record (set by Stanford's Molly Goodenbour on Dec. 21, 1992 at Tennessee) with nine 3's in that same game ... The nine 3-pointers was also the most ever in a Pacific-10 Conference game ... Stanford has made 186 3-pointers this season, which ranks third in school single season history, and its 38.4 (186-of-484) shooting from beyond the arc ranks sixth in the school single season record book ... On Feb. 22 at Washington State, freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) turned in just the third double-double in Stanford history, and seventh in Pac-10 history, with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... The triple-double was the first by a Stanford player since Mar. 26, 1991 (Sonja Henning vs. Cal State Fullerton) and first in the Pac-10 since Feb. 24, 1996 (UCLA's Erica Gomez vs. USC) ... Powell also became the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to win the Pac-10's regular season rebounding title ... The freshman had seven boards vs. George Washington to increase her total to 245, which ranks ninth on the school singleseason list ... Norman native Sarah Dimson is currently shooting 58.8 (87-of-148) percent from the floor, which ranks as the fourth best single season mark in Stanford history.

TARA VANDERVEER RECORDS 500TH CAREER VICTORY, 200TH PAC-10 WIN:
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, who won her ninth Pacific-10 Conference title last weekend, reached two milestones during the 2000-01 regular season ... A 73-65 win over Pacific on Nov. 26 made VanDerveer just the 17th coach in Division I women's basketball history to record 500 career wins ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is an amazing 516-152 (.772) ... In the Jan. 25 home win over Washington, VanDerveer became the first Pac-10 women's basketball coach to record 200 conference victories ... In 13-plus seasons (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she has compiled an impressive 209-43 (.829) Pac-10 record ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 364-101 (.783) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five NCAA Final Four appearances ... VanDerveer has led Stanford to 13 previous NCAA Tournament appearances, and owns a career post-season record of 34-11 (.755) ... VanDerveer led the United States to the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven international assignments.

POST-SEASON HONORS:
Freshman Nicole Powell is making a great first impression ... The honors keep rolling in for the Cardinal frosh, who was named a Kodak First Team All-District 8 selection earlier this week ... The Women's Basketball Journal First Team Freshman All-America also became the fourth Stanford player, and second in a row, to earn Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year honors ... Powell joins Val Whiting (1989-90), Rachel Hemmer (1991-92) and Jamie Carey (1999-2000) as the only Cardinal players to win the prestigious honor ... The freshman from Phoenix, who was selected as Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 12 for recording back-to-back double-doubles at Arizona and Arizona State, was also the only Stanford Cardinal named to the 10-player All-Pac-10 First Team ... Both senior Sarah Dimson and junior Lindsey Yamasaki were named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.

THE RANKINGS:
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the ninth straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, received 29 votes in this week's AP Poll and nine votes in the Coaches Poll ... Earlier this season (Dec. 18), the Cardinal achieved a #14 ranking in the AP Poll, which was its highest since it entered the 1997-98 NCAA Tournament at #5 ... Oklahoma is ranked #7 in both the AP and Coaches polls ... Oklahoma will be Stanford's first ranked opponent since a 63-54 home victory over then-#23 Oregon on Feb. 8.

BY THE NUMBERS:
Stanford is now 19-10 overall, and has won four in a row and 12 of its last 15 ... Stanford opened post-season play with a convincing 76-51 victory over George Washington on Saturday night at the University of Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center ... The win gave Stanford seven wins in its last eight games away from home, after the Cardinal lost its first six games away from Maples Pavilion this season ...The margin of victory was Stanford's largest since a 92-64 home win over Arizona State in its Pac-10 opener on Jan. 4 ... The Cardinal finished tied for first in the Pacific-10 Conference with Arizona State and Washington at 12-6, and received the conference's automatic bid via tie-breaker ... Stanford won the tiebreaker over Arizona State by virtue of its season sweep over the Sun Devils, and edged out the Huskies based on its record against the next team in the standings (Oregon) ... Stanford went 1-1 against the fourth place Ducks, while Washington went 0-2 ... The Cardinal assured itself a share of its 10th Pac-10 title in 15 years with a road sweep in Arizona last weekend ... Stanford defeated Arizona 74-66 on Thursday night in Tucson and knocked off Arizona State 51-49 on Saturday afternoon in Tempe ... Stanford finished 12-3 at home this year, and its all-time Pac-10 home record now stands at 124-11 (.919) over the 15 years the conference has sponsored women's basketball ... The Cardinal's 12-6 conference record marks its 14th Pac-10 winning season in 15 years ... Stanford has recorded 18 regular season wins for the 14th straight season, and with one more win, can post its 12th 20-win season and 10th under Tara VanDerveer ... Rebounding has been the key to victory for Stanford this season ... The Cardinal, which out-rebounded George Washington 40-36 on Saturday night, is 18-2 when it grabs equal or more rebounds than its opponent, and 1-8 when it gets beat on the glass ... Stanford's two-point win at Arizona State on March 10th was its first victory by five points or less in five tries this season ... The Cardinal has shot 43.8 (32-of-73) percent from 3-point range over the last five games, while holding its opposition to 24.0 (23-of-96) percent during the same span.

MEDIA COVERAGE:
Monday's game against Oklahoma will be televised live nationally by ESPN2 (Dave Ryan play-by-play & Heather Cox color) on Monday at 8:37 p.m. (CT)/6:37 p.m. (PT) ... All NCAA Tournament games can also be heard live on both www.gostanford.com (Dave Raymond play-by-play) and KZSU 90.1 FM (Lilla Toal play-by-play & Eric Harp color) ... Both broadcasts will begin 15 minutes prior to tip-off with the Tara VanDerveer Show.

JAMIE CAREY FORCED TO RETIRE:
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, Nov. 7 that 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Jamie Carey (Thornton, CO/Horizon HS) has been forced to retire from women's basketball because of recurrent concussions ... Besides being named conference frosh of the year, she earned Freshman All-America honors from Basketball News, the Women's Basketball Journal and the Women's Basketball News Service ... She set a Stanford single season record for 3-pointers made with 81, and finished 14th in the nation and second in the conference in 3-point percentage at 45.5 (81-of-178).

2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:

  • #00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Averaging 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.2 minutes (27 games - 3 starts) ... Shooting 53.8 (42-of-78) percent from the field overall, and shot 56.5 (26-of-46) percent in conference play ... Has made 19 of her last 32 field goal attempts (59.4 percent) ... Had four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes off the bench vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.7 minutes (21 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 57.1 (8-of-14) percent from 3-point range ... Did not score in five minutes off the bench vs. George Washington (3/17) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds as a sophomore for the University of Florida.
  • #14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Women's Basketball Journal First Team Freshman All-America, First Team Kodak All-District 8, Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Pacific-10 Conference... Also named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 12 ... In Pac-10 play, averaged a near double-double of 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds in 35.5 minutes (18 games - 17 starts) ... Averaging team-highs of 14.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 33.4 minutes (29 games - 28 starts) ... Recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford history, and seventh in Pac-10 history, at Washington State (2/22) ... Had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes to join Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87 vs. BYU) and Sonja Henning (Mar. 26, 1991 vs. Cal State Fullerton) as the only Cardinal players to accomplish that feat ... Recorded eight double-doubles (all in Pac-10 play) ... Has grabbed 245 rebounds this year, which ranks ninth on the school single season list ... Moved from forward to point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King, and has started the last 20 games in the backcourt ... Scored in double figures in 21 of the last 26 games ... Entered the post-season among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st), defensive rebounding (1st), assists (4th), assist/turnover ratio (6th), 3-point percentage (8th), free throw percentage (8th), offensive rebounding (T9th) and scoring (10th,) ... First Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Has made 11 of her last 16 3-point attempts (68.8 percent) ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 22.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in the two games in her home state of Arizona last weekend ... Had career-highs of 29 points and six 3-pointers, to go along with 12 rebounds, at Arizona (3/8) ... Had team-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., G, 6-0): Averaging 7.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.2 minutes (29 games - 10 starts) ... Career averages are 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds (81 games - 10 starts) ... Has started the last three games at off-guard ... Has made 28 of her last 33 free throws (84.8 percent) ... Recorded a career-high six assists in the regular season finale at Arizona State (3/10) ... Had eight points and five rebounds in 27 minutes vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Suffered a near complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at Oklahoma (12/27), and is out for the season ... Underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ACL on Jan. 18 ... Before the injury, was emerging as one of the top freshman point guards in the country ... Averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes (9 games - 9 starts) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after putting up a career-high 21 points at then-#2 Tennessee (12/17).
  • #25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., F, 6-1): Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection for the second time in her career (1998-99) ... On the season, averaging 12.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 24.0 minutes (29 games - 7 starts) ... Averaged 14.6 points in Pac-10 play ... Scored in double figures in seven of the last nine games, and is averaging 17.8 points during that span ... Led the Pac-10 in free throw shooting in conference games (88.9, 48-of-54), and has made 24 straight dating back to Feb. 22 ... Entered the NCAA Tournament second in the Pac-10 in both 3-point percentage and free throw percentage, seventh in 3's per game and 13th in scoring ... Career averages are 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds (82 games - 30 starts) ... Career 3-point percentage of 39.8 (129-of-324) ranks ninth in Pac-10 history ... Ranks 12th in Stanford history in points per game (11.5) and 24th in points scored (939) ... Tied the school and Pac-10 record for 3-pointers in a game with nine at Washington (2/24), which is also the most ever in a Pac-10 game ... The nine treys ties the record set by Stanford's Molly Goodenbour at Tennessee on Dec. 21, 1992, and is the second most in Division I women's basketball this season ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Feb. 26 after scoring the career-high 34 points at Washington on 10-of-21 shooting overall and 9-of-16 from behind the arc, just two days after scoring 25 points with five 3-pointers at WSU (2/22) ... Had 30 points and eight rebounds at Oklahoma (12/27) ... Had nine points, a career-high seven assists and five rebounds in 32 minutes vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 1.0 point and 0.3 rebounds in 3.2 minutes (20 games - 0 starts) ... Did not score in two minutes off the bench vs. George Washington (3/17) ... Only player on Stanford's roster from Northern California.
  • #33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 for the first time in her career ... Back in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma for the second time this season ... Played for Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale for three years at Norman High School ... Averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 29.8 minutes (29 games - 29 starts) ... Only Stanford player to start all 29 regular season games ... Shooting 58.8 (87-of-148), which is the fourth best single season mark in Stanford history and ranks second in the Pac-10 this season ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 57.0 (245-of-430) ... Career averages are 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds (107 games - 72 starts) ... In her first trip to Norman this season, had seven points and five boards against the Sooners on Dec. 27 ... Had six points and five rebounds in 25 minutes vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Averaging 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18.2 minutes (28 games - 15 starts) ... Entered the NCAA Tournament sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage and 10th in blocked shots (0.87 pg) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.1 (273-of-524) ... Career averages are 8.2 points and 5.0 boards (85 games - 54 starts) ... Had six points and five rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., F, 6-0): Averaging 7.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 27.8 minutes (29 games - 21 starts) ... Entered the NCAA Tournament seventh in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage and blocked shots, and eighth in 3-pointers per game ... Shooting 83.6 (46-of-55) percent from the free throw line ... Career 3-point percentage of 40.3 (114-of-283) is the seventh best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds (73 games - 45 starts) ... Had five points and four rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench vs. George Washington (3/17).
  • #51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Coming off career-high 14-point performance (7-of-9 from the floor) in just 15 minutes of action in first round win over George Washington (3/17) ... Averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.8 minutes (28 games - 0 starts) ... Her 32 blocked shots this season is the ninth highest total in school single season history ... Entered the NCAA Tournament tied for fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots ... Career averages are 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds (83 games - 0 starts).
  • #53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., C, 6-6): Averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16.6 minutes (29 games - 23 starts) ... Ranks ninth on the conference's all-time block list with 109, and entered the NCAA Tournament tied for eighth in the conference in blocks ... Also ranks 20th in Stanford history in rebounds (495), 23rd in points scored (942) and 24th in points per game (8.56) ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Career averages are 8.6 points and 4.5 boards (110 games - 82 starts).

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