No. 2 Stanford Rolls Past San Diego State, 77-49

March 23, 2009

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SAN DIEGO - The Stanford Cardinal can qualify for a return trip to the Final Four without having to leave California.

Freshman Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominated inside with career highs of 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the No. 2-seeded Cardinal to a 77-49 win over San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday night.

The next road trip for Stanford, which has won 18 straight games, will be across San Francisco Bay to Berkeley for a regional semifinal matchup against third-seeded Ohio State on Saturday.

This Cardinal team is deep and big, with Ogwumike and Pac-10 Player of the Year Jayne Appel anchoring one of the country's best frontcourts.

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