Wiggins' Big Night Propels Cardinal Past Ducks, 76-64
Jan. 7, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored a career-high 37 points to rally No. 16 Stanford to a 76-64 victory over Oregon at McArthur Court on Saturday night.
Wiggins finished with a career-best 14 field goals on 21 attempts, lifting the Cardinal (10-4, 5-1 Pac-10) into first place in the conference.
Carolyn Ganes and Chelsea Wagner had 15 points each for Oregon (10-4, 1-3).
Wiggins scored nine points in an 11-4 Stanford run late in the second half, pulling the Cardinal out of a 56-50 deficit.
After Wiggins sank a 3-pointer to give Stanford a 64-60 edge, freshman Jillian Harmon stole a pass and assisted on Rappahahn's 3-pointer to push the Cardinal lead to 67-60 with 3:46 left.
The Cardinal hit 6-of-8 free-throw attempts in the final 1:03 to seal it.
Stanford shot 51 percent from the field (25-51) against the Pac-10's top-ranked scoring defense.
Smith scored 13 first-half points, sparking a 10-0 run to give Stanford an early 15-5 lead.
Wagner scored eight consecutive points including two 3-pointers in less than two minutes to cut the Stanford lead to 15-13.
Carolyn Ganes rattled in a 3-pointer with 8:30 left in the first half to give the Ducks their first lead at 24-21.
Oregon took its biggest lead at 37-30 on a Kedzie Gunderson three-point play with 2:15 to go in the half.
Wiggins, who had 16 points in the first half, scored 11 of Stanford's final 12 points of the half to bring the Cardinal within 37-35 at the break.