No. 2/2 Stanford Closes Road Trip With Sunday Matinee At Washington State
Feb. 13, 2010
No. 2/2 Stanford Cardinal (22-1, 12-0 Pac-10)
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Washington State Cougars (6-17, 1-11 Pac-10)
PULLMAN, Wash. - No. 2/2 Stanford enters the second contest in a stretch of five of its last seven regular-season games on the road as it visits Pullman, Wash. to battle Washington State Sunday afternoon. Sunday's contest is set for a 12 p.m. tip and will be available on 90.1 KZSU with Sam Corrao Clanon on the call.
Last Time Out
The Cardinal won its 13th game in a row Friday night, and improved to 12-0 in the Pac-10 with a 58-36 victory over Washington. Stanford flexed its defensive muscle in the contest against Washington, limiting the Huskies to an opponent season-low of 36 points and to just 14 field goals. Only one Husky scored in double figures (Regina Rogers with 10 points) and the team only shot 25.9 percent against the aggressive Cardinal defense. On the offensive end, Jayne Appel led the way for the Cardinal with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds while Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Jeanette Pohlen also reached double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Kayla Pedersen scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds while Pohlen also passed out five assists.
Scouting Washington State
Washington State (6-17, 1-11 Pac-10) heads into Sunday's game having lost 12 of its past 13 games. The Cougars, who earned their sole Pac-10 win with a 66-62 victory at Arizona State on Feb. 6, have been a competitive bunch, though, as seven of its 11 conference losses have come by single digits. With June Daugherty in her second year at the WSU helm, the Cougars are led by the play of sophomore April Cook (14.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg) and freshman KiKi Moore (13.0 ppg, 3.57 apg).
All-Time Against Washington State
Stanford leads the all-time series against Washington State, 49-0, dating back to Feb. 1, 1983. The Cardinal defeated the Cougars in the first meeting, 80-43, at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 14.
A Look At The National Rankings
Following a home sweep of UCLA and USC, Stanford remained No. 2 in this week's Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Polls.
National Stat Rankings
Through Feb. 8, Stanford is ranked in the national top 20 in the following categories: rebound margin (+13.7 - second), scoring margin (+22.0 - third), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.18 - seventh), assists (17.73 apg - seventh), fouls per game (13.6 - eighth), scoring (78.2 - ninth), field-goal percentage (46.4 - ninth), three-point field goal defense (26.0 - 10th), field-goal percentage defense (34.5 - 11th) and free-throw percentage (75.2 - 20th). Nnemkadi Ogwumike is third with a 63.1 shooting percentage.
Pac-10 Stat Rankings
Through Feb. 12, Stanford leads the conference in 13 statistical categories: scoring margin (+22.0), scoring defense (55.3), field-goal percentage (46.6), field-goal percentage defense (34.2), free throw percentage (74.6), rebounding (45.8 rpg), rebounding margin (+13.0), three-point field-goal percentage defense (25.9), defensive rebounding (30.7), defensive rebound percentage (70.5), assists (17.57), assist-to-turnover margin (1.17) and blocked shots (4.44).
Individually, Nnemkadi Ogwumike leads or shares the lead in the Pac-10 with 18.7 points per game and a 63.7 shooting percentage, and is second with 9.9 rebounds per game. Kayla Pedersen is sixth in the conference with 16.8 points and fourth with 9.3 rebounds a game. Jayne Appel is third with 9.7 rebounds per game and second with 1.78 blocks per game. Jeanette Pohlen is second in the conference with 4.55 assists per game and JJ Hones leads the Pac-10 with a 2.46 assist-to-turnover figure.
D-in' It Up
Stanford held Washington to just 36 points, a season low for its opponents in 2010, in Friday's victory in Seattle. The total marked the second straight game in which the Cardinal had held an opponent under the 40-point mark, as last Sunday Stanford defeated the Trojans, 77-39. The back-to-back under-40 point games marked only the second time in program history that Stanford had pulled off the feat. The first occasion came on Jan. 24 and 31, 1976 as Stanford held California and Humboldt State to 37 and 39 points, respectively.
Appel Doubles Up Again
Senior center Jayne Appel posted her second straight double-double in Friday's 58-36 victory at Washington, going 7-for-12 from the floor for 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Those totals marked Appel's team-leading 10th double-double of the season, and improved her numbers this season to 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, bringing her very close to averaging a double-double.
Defender Of The Year Candidate
Redshirt senior guard Rosalyn Gold-Onwude made yet another major addition to her case for the Pac-10 Defender of the Year award on Friday against Washington. In the contest, Gold-Onwude drew the assignment of guarding Washington guard Kristi Kingma, one of the Huskies' top scorers, and held the Husky guard to zero points on 0-for-4 shooting. Gold-Onwude's effort was part of a Cardinal performance in which none of the Washington guards scored in double figures, and the three starting guards for the Huskies combined for just eight points on 3-for-21 shooting.
Pohlen Finding Her Touch
Guard Jeanette Pohlen continued her improved shooting Friday night, scoring 10 points while going 4-for-9 from the field and hitting a pair of shots from behind the arc. Over the last three games, Pohlen has averaged 8.67 points and has scored in double figures twice. In addition to her scoring duties, Pohlen also dished out five assists in Friday's win over Washington, keeping her second in the Pac-10 with 4.55 assists per game.
Ogwumike Is Near-Perfect In Seattle
Sophomore forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was almost perfect in Seattle Friday night, going 6-for-7 from the field in Stanford's 58-36 victory over Washington. Ogwumike's shooting performance led to her scoring 12 points in the win, her team-leading 21st double-figure scoring performance.
Consistent As Always
Stanford's second forward in the starting five, junior Kayla Pedersen, also was her usual consistent self in Friday's victory over Washington, scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds in the low-scoring affair. Again demonstrating how she can be a threat both inside and outside, Pedersen was 1-for-2 from behind the arc while also blocking a shot and grabbing six defensive rebounds in the victory.