Women's Basketball Faces Oregon State In Pac-10 Semifinals

March 3, 2002

Eugene, Oreg. - The second-ranked Stanford Cardinal (29-1) aims for just the fifth 30-win season in program history when it faces the Oregon State Beavers (16-13) in the semifinals of the inaugural Pacific-10 Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the University of Oregon's McArthur Court ... The Cardinal has not reached the 30-win mark since it posted a school-record 34 victories in the 1996-97 season ... Stanford also won 30 games or more in 1989-90 (32), 1991-92 (30) and 1994-95 (30) ... Stanford, which has won 21 straight games dating back to Dec. 19, also has the chance to tie for the third longest winning streak in school history with the 1988-89 team that won 22 straight ... The school record for consecutive wins in a season of 25 was set in 1996-97, while the 1995-96 squad is second with 23 victories in a row ... If Stanford wins on Sunday, it will advance to Monday night's tournament final against either Arizona State or Oregon.

RANKING REPORT: Stanford is ranked second in the nation in both polls for thefourth consecutive week ... Both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coachespolls jumped the Cardinal over Tennessee on Monday, Feb. 4 after the Lady Volslost at Vanderbilt ... The No. 2 ranking is Stanford's highest since it was No.1 for the first six weeks of the 1996-97 season ... The Cardinal finished the1996-97 campaign 34-2 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four before falling in thesemifinals ... The Cardinal began this season ninth in the AP Poll and 10th inthe ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

THE VANDERVEER FILE: Stanford University coach Tara VanDerveer, who will be inductedinto the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, will coach her 700th gamethis afternoon ... VanDerveer, who recently signed a five-year contract extensionthat will keep her on The Farm through March 31, 2007, recently earned nationalacclaim by being named as one of 20 finalists for the Naismith College Women'sBasketball Coach of the Year Award ... In 22-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines,VanDerveer is 545-154 (.780) ... In 15-plus seasons on The Farm (VanDerveer tookthe 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team),she is 393-103 (.792) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90& 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has compiled an impressive227-43 (.841) Pac-10 regular season record during her tenure, and won her 10thPacific-10 Conference regular season title, and second in a row, this season ...VanDerveer has also guided the Cardinal to 14 NCAA Tourney appearances, and rackedup a career post-season record of 34-12 (.739) ... Internationally, she has compiledan 88-8 (.917) mark with four gold medals and one bronze in seven assignments,including her highly publicized 60-0 (1.000) run with the 1996 United States National/OlympicTeam.

STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE: Stanford leads the all-time series with Oregon State27-6, and has won 14 of the last 15 dating back to March 2, 1995 ... Stanfordhas also won 19 of the last 21 going back to March 7, 1992 ... The Cardinalswept the 2001-02 regular season series by prevailing 91-54 on Jan. 10 on TheFarm and 89-67 on Feb. 9 in Corvallis ... Stanford shot a combined 54.8 (69-of-126)from the floor in the two meetings, while holding Oregon State to 33.6 (46-of-137)percent ... The Cardinal also out-rebounded the Beavers by a combined totalof 90-63 ... Oregon State last defeated the Cardinal on Jan. 11, 2001 whenit recorded an 81-65 win at Gill Coliseum ... Stanford is 16-0 all-time againstthe Beavers at Maples Pavilion, and 11-6 in Corvallis.

A LOOK AT THE SEASON SERIES:

Game #16 - #4/#4 Stanford 91, Oregon State 54 (Jan. 10 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford started and finished with a bang en route to the 37-point win over the Beavers ... The Cardinal made 10 of its first 11 shots to take a commanding 24-4 lead just 6:03 into the contest ... Oregon State cut the margin to 14 (48-34) at the half, and trailed by 15 (60-45) with 13:27 to play ... Stanford then concluded the game on a 31-9 run to win going away ... Stanford placed all five starters in double figures for the first time this season, led by 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists from sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) ... Freshman forward T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) added 13 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) chipped in 13 points and a career-best eight assists ... The Cardinal shot 55.4 (36-of-65) percent from the floor, including a 60.0 (27-of-45) percent effort from its starting five.

Game #25 - #2/#2 Stanford 89, Oregon State 67 (Feb. 9 @ Gill Coliseum): The Cardinal raced out to a 19-point halftime lead (40-21) and never looked back en route to clinching at least a share of the Pac-10 regular season title ... Stanford put the Beavers away with a 24-4 first half run that gave it a 32-12 advantage just over 16 minutes into the contest ... The Cardinal pulled away from the outside, going 6-of-13 (46.2 percent) from 3-point range in the first half ... Stanford broke the game wide open early in the second half with a 15-0 run that pushed the lead to 37 (65-28) with 14:11 to play ... The Beavers could get no closer than 21 points the rest of the way ... Nicole Powell led the Cardinal with a near triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists ... Senior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) added 14 points, five assists and five rebounds, while senior Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) and freshman T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) chipped in 11 points apiece ... Stanford shot 54.1 (33-of-61) percent from the floor overall, and 58.6 (17-of-29) percent in the second half alone ... Oregon State, which shot just 38.8 (26-of-67) percent from the floor, was led by 18 points from freshman Juleen Smith.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS:

Game #30 - #2/#2 Stanford 96, UCLA 61 (March 2 @ McArthur Court): Freshman Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK/East HS) had a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds as the Cardinal defeated the Bruins for the second time in seven days ... Perryman, who was also 11-of-12 from the foul line, highlighted a strong performance by the Cardinal's freshman class ... Stanford's frosh quartet scored 42 of its 96 points, and pulled down 24 of the Cardinal's 40 rebounds ... Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA/Pinewood HS) tied her career-high with 14 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, while T'Nae Thiel just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds ... After the teams played scoreless ball for the first three minutes of the contest, Stanford scored eight points in a span of 50 seconds to take a lead it would never relinquish ... The Cardinal later scored the final 12 points of the first half to take a 44-24 lead at the break ... UCLA could get no closer than 17 points the rest of the way, as Stanford broke the game wide open with an 18-4 run over the final 7:01 of the contest ... Sophomore Nicole Powell, who earned Pac-10 Payer of the Year honors on Thursday, had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the victory ... The Cardinal also received impressive performances from seniors Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) and Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy), who were playing in place of injured All-Pac-10 selection Lindsey Yamasaki (appendectomy) ... St. Clair, who earned the starting nod in Yamasaki's place, had 12, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, two rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 16 minutes ... Izidor chipped in 12 points, three assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes.

YAMASAKI SIDELINED FOR PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: Stanford University senior Lindsey Yamasakiwill miss this weekend's Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Tournamentafter undergoing a laparoscopic appendectomy on Tuesday afternoon at StanfordHospital ... A laparoscopic appendectomy is a removal of the appendix with a scope... Yamasaki is expected to return to action when Stanford begins NCAA Tournamentplay on Friday, March 15 or Saturday, March 16.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: Here is a look at where the 2001-02 Stanford team stacksup in the school record book ... The 2001-02 Cardinal ranks in the school singleseason top 10 in 15 of a possible 21 categories, and has already set the recordfor 3-pointers made in a season ... Stanford is also on pace to break boththe school and Pac-10 marks for lowest opponent field goal percentage ... Speakingof Pac-10 records, the Cardinal enters today's game with 231 3-pointers thisseason, and is just six shy of the record of 237 Washington set last season ...Individually, Sanford has five players who have broken into the school singleseason top 20 in nine different categories.



Team Category
Place
Number
Next On The List
3-Pointers Made 1st 231 Old record: 213, 1999-2000
Lowest Oppt. Field Goal Pct. 1st 34.9 Old record: 37.2, 1996-97
Blocked Shots 2nd 164 176, 2000-01
Highest Winning Percentage 2nd .967 .970, 34-1, 1989-90
3-Point Percentage 3rd 41.1 42.1, 1989-90
Rebounding Margin 3rd +8.3 +8.5, 1997-98
Field Goal Percentage 4th 48.3 49.1, 1988-89
Rebounding Average 4th 43.4 43.7, 1996-97
Longest Winning Streak 4th 21 22, 1988-89
Rebounding Average 4th 43.4 43.7, 1996-97
Scoring Margin 4th +20.2 +23.2, 1996-97
Wins 5th (t) 29 30, 1991-92 & 1994-95
Total Rebounds 7th 1303 1315, 1995-96
Assists 9th 596 599, 1992-93
Scoring Average 9th 82.1 83.6, 1993-94


Individual
Category
Name
Place
Number
Next On The List
FT Percentage Kelley Suminski 2nd 88.6 89.5, Louise Smith (1979-80)
Blocks Cori Enghusen 2nd (t) 49 57, Val Whiting (1990-91)
Assists Per Game Nicole Powell 5th 6.2 6.6, Jennifer Azzi (1988-89)
Rebounds PG Nicole Powell 5th 9.1 9.2, Kristin Folkl (1997-98)
Blocks Bethany Donaphin 7th 43 46, Carolyn Moos (1998-99)
Rebounds Nicole Powell 7th 274 281, Olympia Scott (1996-97)
Assists Nicole Powell 8th 186 188, Molly Goodenbour (1992-93)
FG Percentage Bethany Donaphin 8th 57.653 57.654, Olympia Scott (1997-98)
Points Per Game Lindsey Yamasaki 13th 17.4 17.5, Olympia Scott (1997-98)
Scoring Lindsey Yamasaki 17th 504 511, Kate Starbird (1994-95)
Points Per Game Nicole Powell 18th 15.9 16.0, Kate Starbird (1994-95)
Scoring Nicole Powell 20th 476 498, Katy Steding (1989-90)
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