Game Nine Post-Game Quotes: UCLA vs. Stanford

March 14, 2010

·   As the 2010 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament champion, Stanford has earned the Pac-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  Stanford has made the NCAA field for the 23rd consecutive season (24th overall).


·   The 2010 All-Pac-10 Tournament team:


Most Outstanding Player:  Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford (2nd time All-Tournament)

Jayne Appel, Stanford (3rd time)

Ashley Corral, USC

Jasmine Dixon, UCLA

Kayla Pedersen, Stanford (3rd time and 2009 MOP)

Markel Walker, UCLA


·   This is the 5th time that the MOP of the Tournament was also the Pac-10’s Player of the Year.  Stanford’s Nicole Powell (2002, 2004) and Candice Wiggins (2005, 2008) were also MOP and POY in the same season.


·   Stanford is now 25-2 overall in the Tournament.  UCLA drops to 11-8.


·   These teams have now met 7 times in the Tournament, the most frequent match-up in its history.  Stanford has won 6 of the 7 games.


·   Stanford’s 24 point margin of victory was the 2nd largest in a Tournament championship game (Stanford won by 25 over USC last season).


·   Stanford’s Jayne Appel and Kayla Pedersen started their third consecutive Tournament title game; Appel started her first game of the Tournament.


·   The Cardinal scored first and never trailed in the first half.  Stanford’s Ogwumike scored 10th point of the game with 8:11 to go in the 1st half; it was her 29th double digit scoring game of the season.  The Bruins were within 6 points (17-11) at 9:26 but Stanford went on a 19-8 run to end the half.  Melanie Murphy scored 7 points in the run.  Ogwumike finished the half with 12 points.  Dixon paced the Bruins with 11 points (her 21st 10+ scoring game of the season.)


·   Stanford built a 22 point lead (45-23) with 14:21 to go in the 2nd half.  UCLA chipped away at the lead, closing to within 13 (58-45) with 7:15 to go on Dixon’s 19th point.  Dixon fouled out of the game with 5:19 to go (20 points, 5 rebs.)


·   The Cardinal shot 50% in the game (25-50).  It was the best shooting effort by a team in the Tournament.


·   Ogwumike scored 59 points in this year’s Tournament, the 2nd most (tie) scored in a single Tournament.  She also totaled 30 rebounds, the 5th most (tie) for a Tournament.  Teammate Kayla Pedersen garnered 31 in the three games, 2nd most (tie) on the same list.


·   Melanie Murphy scored 10 points off the bench for Stanford; it was her 2nd double digit scoring game of the season.


·   Stanford double-doubles:  Ogwumike (13th of season, 16 points, 10 rebs) and Pedersen (12th of season, 12 points, 11 rebs.)


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