Fifty-one times Washington State women have taken the basketball court against Stanford and 51 times the Cougars have lost.
Sunday’s 94-50 win by No. 4 Stanford in Pullman was typical of the series.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 20 points to lead five Cardinal players in double figures. Stanford shot 57 percent from the field while holding WSU to 24 percent and outscored the Cougars 48-16 in the paint.
“We are bigger than most teams and that posed a problem for Washington State,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.
Stanford (14-2 overall, 5-0 Pacific-10 Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games, including its win over No. 1 Connecticut that ended the Huskies’ 90-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Washington State remains the only Pac-10 team that has never beaten the Cardinal.
Washington State (4-14, 2-4) was coming off a rare two-game league winning streak. The Cougars got plenty of open shots, but sank just 17 of 70.
“We definitely had good looks tonight and unfortunately they did not fall,” coach June Daugherty said.
Freshman Hana Potter led WSU with nine points and nine rebounds. Jazmine Perkins had eight points.
At Washington 57, California 48: Kristi Kingma scored 15 points to lead the Huskies (7-8, 2-4 Pac-10) to a victory over the Bears (10-6, 2-3). Ten of her points came in the second half, when the Huskies outscored Cal, 30-18, to overcome a 30-27 halftime deficit.
Mikayla Lyles led the Golden Bears with 11 points, but she was held to two points in the second half.
At Arizona State 75, Arizona 43: Kimberly Brandon and Becca Tobin combined for 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils (11-4, 3-2 Pac-10) past the Wildcats (11-5, 2-3) for the 11th time in a row.
TOP 25 HIGHLIGHTS
No. 3 Duke 57, at Virginia Tech 43: The Blue Devils (17-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) used an early 16-2 run to subdue the Hokies (9-9, 0-4).
At No. 24 Ohio State 67, No. 9 Michigan State 53: Jantel Lavender scored 24 points to help the Buckeyes (11-6, 2-3 Big Ten) hand the Spartans (16-2, 4-1) their first conference loss.
No. 15 Oklahoma 71, at Texas 67 (OT): The Sooners (13-3, 3-0 Big 12) blew an 11-point lead in the second half but rallied behind Danielle Robinson’s 30 points to send the Longhorns (11-6, 0-3) to their worst Big 12 start.