Stanford Falls To Baylor In Final Four

Sunday, April 1

Stanford 47, Baylor 59
DENVER (AP) - Brittney Griner and undefeated Baylor proved to be too tall a task for surging Stanford. So once again, the Cardinal are heading home without that elusive national title. Stanford just can't seem to get over the hump, losing to the Lady Bears 59-47 on Sunday night in the NCAA semifinals. This was the Cardinal's fifth straight trip to the Final Four and they have yet to cut down the nets in two decades.

Monday, March 26

Stanford 81, Duke 69
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Nnemkadi Ogwumike will end her sensational senior season right where she has the rest: at the Final Four. Ogwumike made it happen on both ends of the floor with 29 points and nine rebounds Monday night despite constant double-teams, sending top-seeded Stanford past No. 2 seed Duke 81-69 in the Fresno Regional final for the Cardinal's fifth straight Final Four berth.

Sunday, March 25

Colorado 70, Oklahoma State 78
STILLWATER, Okla. - Colorado's perimeter shooting was as good as it's been all season. Unfortunately, Oklahoma State's inside game, combined with timely outside shooting of its own, was just a little better.

Saturday, March 24

Stanford 76, South Carolina 60
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Nnemkadi Ogwumike wants one final shot at an NCAA championship. She would like nothing more than to carry her Cardinal to another Final Four, and she had 39 points and 10 rebounds in top-seeded Stanford's 76-60 victory over No. 5 seed South Carolina on Saturday night to get one win closer.

Thursday, March 22

Colorado 48, Villanova 47
BOULDER - The Colorado Buffaloes survived a cat-and-mouse final minute Thursday night to defeat Villanova 48-47 and advance to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. CU (21-13) will play at Oklahoma State, a former Big 12 Conference adversary, on Sunday (11:30 a.m., MDT).

Tuesday, March 20

California 62, Notre Dame 73
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Natalie Novosel was aggressive from the outset, taking the ball to the basket and her reward was a long and successful night at the free throw line that helped top-seeded Notre Dame beat California to earn a spot in the NCAA round of 16.

Washington 55, Oregon State 49
CORVALLIS, Ore. - It was an all-out war at Gill Coliseum. And the Huskies made the clutch plays to come out on top. Washington traded punches for 40 minutes with Oregon State in securing a 55-49 win to advance to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. In the process, the Huskies picked up win No. 20 on the season, accomplishing the feat for the first time since the 2003 season.

Monday, March 19

Stanford 72, West Virginia 55
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer glanced at the stat sheet and gushed as she examined Amber Orrange's solid all-around game. "She played like a senior, forget freshman," the Hall of Famer said. Orrange had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the top-seeded Cardinal to a 72-55 victory over West Virginia in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament on Monday night.

Colorado 64, South Dakota 55
VERMILLION, S.D. - Junior guard Chucky Jeffery had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Colorado held on for a 64-55 win over South Dakota in the second round of the 2012 postseason WNIT. Colorado improves to 20-13 overall, its first 20 win season since 2003-04.

Sunday, March 18

California 84, Iowa 74
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - A.P. - No wakeup call needed for California. No matter what time of the day, the Golden Bears can rebound and do it with tenacity. They can also turn up the defense, as they did Sunday in beating Iowa in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

Washington 52, Utah 39
SEATTLE - Five minutes into the game, all Kevin McGuff could think about was, "Oh boy, here we go again." The Husky coach had already envisioned a replay of Washington's low-scoring regular-season game with Utah, and the WNIT redux was unfolding in similar fashion.

Saturday, March 17

Stanford 73, Hampton 51
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Warming up before the start of her final NCAA women's tournament, Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike said she suddenly realized that the ending was about to begin. As she recounted the moment, she concluded the story with a big burst of laughter.

Oregon State 56, Saint Mary's 41
Corvallis, Ore. - Senior Earlysia Marchbanks (Salem, Ore.) earned her sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as the Oregon State women's basketball team (20-12) stormed past Saint Mary's (22-11), 56-41, to advance to the WNIT Sweet 16 on Saturday evening in Gill Coliseum.

Friday, March 16

Arizona State 77, Pacific 62
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Arizona State women's basketball team had its 2011-12 season come to an end on Friday night as it fell to Pacific, 77-62, in the first round of the 2012 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament.

Thursday, March 15

Oregon State 66, UC Davis 48
Corvallis, Ore. - Junior Thais Pinto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) scored a game-high 14 points to lead four Oregon State players in double figures as it defeated UC Davis 66-48 in the opening round of the WNIT Thursday night at Gill Coliseum. It was the eighth time in nine games the Beavers have won their opening WNIT matchup and marked the first postseason victory at the NCAA Division I level for second-year head coach Scott Rueck.

Utah 69, Utah State 58
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah women's basketball team overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat Utah State in the first round of the WNIT, 69-58, on Thursday evening. Utah (16-15) moves on to face fellow Pac-12 rival Washington in the second round of the WNIT. The Utes and Huskies will play on Sunday, March 18, at noon, in Seattle.

Wednesday, March 14

Colorado 54, Northern Colorado 42
BOULDER—The University of Colorado women's basketball team opened the second half on a 18-6 run to put away instate foe Northern Colorado, taking home a 54-42 win in the first round of the 2012 Women's NIT here Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.

Washington 90, Cal Poly 71
SEATTLE - About the only Husky who didn't score in this runaway was Kevin McGuff. Jazmine Davis, who won the Pac-12's freshman of the year award for late-game heroics in the regular season, had 20 points, four assists and zero turnovers in Washington's highest-scoring first half all season.

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