Stanford Snaps Arizona's Home Court Winning Streak, 78-66
Jan. 9, 2005
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Stanford's Candice Wiggins scored 28 points Sunday tolead the Cardinal to a 78-66 victory over Arizona, ending the nation's longesthome court winning streak at 34 games.
Arizona (11-4, 3-2) had not lost at McKale Center since a 78-71 setback toLouisiana State on Nov. 22, 2002.
The Preseason Pac-10 favorites and co-defending league champions playedclose until the Cardinal (13-2, 5-1) went on an 18-1 run late in the secondhalf for the victory.
Wiggins, who scored a season-high 31 points on Friday in a victory overArizona State, was hot again. Her three-pointer with 4:45 left put Stanfordahead 56-45.
Dee Dee Wheeler led Arizona with 25 points. Shawtinice Polk added 12 for theWildcats.
Stanford received offensive support from Kelley Suminski and SusanBorchardt, who added 20 and 11 points, respectively.
The Wildcats took their first lead of the game at 36-35 in the openingminute of the second half when Wheeler and Katrina Linder connected onback-to-back field goals.
They had a 56-50 lead when Danielle Adefeso scored with 11:28 left in thegame.
That's when Stanford took off, scoring 15 points straight. Wiggins'three-pointer capped off the 15-0 surge.
Borchardt quickly followed with a three-pointer to put the game away for a68-57 lead. Stanford took a 60-56 lead with 6:42 left when T'Nae Thiel made twofree throws shortly after Wiggins connected on a pair of charity tosses.
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