Stanford has been the top seeded team in all six Tournaments, reaching the title game in the previous five (winning three times.)
Stanford's all-time record in Tournament games is 14-2. Arizona's all-time record is now 6-6
Stanford used its 6th different starting lineup of the season.
After the Wildcats took an early 3-0 lead, the Cardinal run off 13 of the game's next 15 points; Stanford guard Candice Wiggins returned to action after an injury and scored eight points in the run. . . . Stanford's largest lead of the half was 14 (23-9) at 10:10. . . . The Cardinal took a 28-15 lead at 5:56. The Wildcats then went on a 13-2 run to end the quarter (9-0 during the last 4:07). Five different Wildcats scored in that run; they also held Stanford to 1-10 shooting from the field during that span.
Arizona scored the first points of the 2nd half and tied the game (30-30) for the second time (5-5 was the other). . . . The Wildcats trailed 33-32 at 18:29 when the Cardinal went on a 12-4 run, keyed by two Wiggins 3 point field goals. . . . Arizona did not get closer than seven points after that.
Wiggins tied the Tournament record for 3 point field goal attempts with 11. The old record was 11 held by three players: Wiggins (3-11) vs. UCLA in 2006; Eshaya Murphy, USC, (5-11) vs. Washington in 2006; and Kelley Suminski, Stanford, (5-11) vs. USC in 2005.
Cardinal F/C Jayne Appel achieved her 4th season/career double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Stanford is now 22-1 when leading at halftime.
The teams have met three times before in the Tournament. The first two times were in the title game, with the Cardinal prevailing in each . . . 59-49 in 2003 and 51-46 in 2004. Stanford beat Arizona 77-50 last season.
Stanford won both regular season games against Arizona . . . at home 86-58 on Dec. 28 and at Arizona 86-76 on Jan. 25 .