No. 8 Stanford Handles UC Santa Barbara, 84-59
Feb. 1, 2007
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Stanford ended the first half on a 10-0 run, Candice Wiggins scored 12 of her 21 points during a 22-0 burst to open the second half and the eighth-ranked Cardinal beat UC Santa Barbara 84-59 Thursday night.
Brooke Smith added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford (19-3), which shot 62.5 percent in the second half and outrebounded the smaller Gauchos 44-25 while extending the nation's third-longest win streak to 17 games.
Stanford had a 50-18 advantage on points in the paint.
Jenna Green led Santa Barbara (11-10) with 10 points.
Jillian Harmon capped Stanford's 22-0 burst with a breakaway layup that gave the Cardinal a 62-27 lead with 14:24 remaining in the game.
NOTES: Tonight marked Stanford's first appearance in Santa Barbara since Nov. 24, 1984. The Cardinal has won nine of the 10 games played between the two schools ... Stanford wraps up non-conference play with a 7-3 record ... The Cardinal bench outscored the Gaucho reserves 26-7 ... Stanford improves to 6-0 in Thursday games this year ... The Cardinal owned a dominating 44-25 edge in the rebounding department, including a 29-13 advantage after the first 20 minutes ... Eight different players have scored in double-figures this year for Stanford and seven different players have earned game-high scoring honors ... In the last three games combined, Candice Wiggins is averaging 23.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Christy Titchenal knocked down her second three-pointer of the year, her first bucket since Jan. 6 at California ... First-year UC Santa Barbara director of operations Calamity McEntire, who spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach of the Fresno State women's basketball team, is the niece of country music legend Reba McEntire ... Seven players scored during Stanford's unthinkable 32-0 scoring run that spanned both halves ... Melanie Murphy's three-point play with just over two minutes remaining in the first half included her first bucket since Jan. 18 against Oregon ... Jayne Appel (nine points, seven rebounds, 13 minutes) fouled out for the second straight game ... UC Santa Barbara was limited to just 3-17 from three-point territory, clearly missing second-leading scorer and three-point threat Jessica Wilson. She sat out the game as she recovers from a concussion suffered against Pacific last week ... Stanford hosts No. 21 California on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Maples Pavilion in a game televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.