Game Seven Post-Game Notes: California vs. Stanford

March 13, 2010

·   Stanford opens the Tournament with two 20 point wins.


·   Stanford plays tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. for the 2010 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament title and the Pac-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.


·   Stanford now has a 9-0 record in Tournament semifinal games, and is 24-2 overall.  Cal appeared in its 4th consecutive Tournament semifinal game.  It is 1-3 in those games and 8-9 overall in Tournament games.


·   Stanford is now 5-0 against Cal in Tournament games.


·   Stanford has appeared in every Tournament championship game, where it has a record of 6-2. 


·   Stanford has won 36 straight games vs. conference opponents (includes Tournament games).  The last team to defeat the Cardinal was Cal, on January 18, 2009.


·   Joslyn Tinkle started for the Cardinal in place of Jayne Appel for the third straight game. Appel entered the game with 13:56 to go in the first half.  She started the 2nd half.


·   Stanford never trailed in the game.  Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 6 of Stanford’s first 11 points as the Cardinal took a 5 point lead into the first media timeout.  Jeanette Pohlen sank a 3-point field goal at 4:58 to extend the Cardinal lead to a dozen (25-13).  Ogwumike’s jumper in the paint ended the first half scoring, with Stanford taking its biggest lead of the half into the locker room (35-16); she scored 14 in the half.


·   After Cal’s Gennifer Brandon scored at 19:13, Stanford held the Bears scoreless for 6:13 while scoring 10; the Cardinal led 47-21.  Tinkle’s 3-point field goal at 8:14 pushed the Cardinal lead up to 30 (56-26).  Alexis Gray-Lawson exited the game with 5:00 to go with an injury.  Stanford is now 28-1 when leading at half time.


·   Ogwumike posted her 12th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds before exiting with 9:12 to go in the game.  It was her 28th double digit scoring and 13th double digit rebounding game.  In two Tournament games, Ogwumike has scored 43 points and gathered 20 rebounds. 


·   Rosalyn Gold-Onwude had her 10th double figure scoring game.


·   Cal’s Gennifer Brandon scored in double digits for the 11th time this season. 


·   The teams only committed 25 fouls, the 5th fewest in a Tournament game.



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