Kayla Pedersen had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Stanford (No. 2 ESPN/USA Today, No. 3 AP) past Southern Cal, 85-74, on Sunday and into sole possession of first place in the Pac-10.
The Lady Vols should dominate inside, but the Spartans' backcourt might give Michigan State the edge.
Seimone Augustus scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half as No. 2 LSU defeated Auburn 54-45 Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.