Stanford finally got around to celebrating Tara VanDerveer's 900th career victory Saturday. But the Cardinal's balanced effort in a victory over No. 23 Gonzaga gave the Hall of Fame coach even more to celebrate.
If the Cardinal are true contenders for a national title, they will almost certainly do it behind Chiney Ogwumike. But as Tara VanDerveer reminded her team this offseason, Stanford can't be content relying on its senior star.
Stanford was outrebounded and outplayed at times Tuesday in its Pac-12 showdown with Cal. But when it mattered most, the Cardinal were tough enough to pull out the win and remain unbeaten in conference play.