Stanford has been picked by the Pac-12 coaches to win the conference title again this season behind reigning Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike.
Stanford has reigned in the Pac-12 for a dozen years. Will this be the season it is knocked from the throne? Read on for our predictions for the league.
No. 3 Stanford 62, Washington 52
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 20 points and 13 rebounds and No. 2 Stanford held off scrappy Washington 66-51 on Saturday for its 38th straight home victory at Maples Pavilion despite being short-handed.
Jayne Appel scored seven of her 16 points during a decisive spurt to start the second half, Jeanette Pohlen led Stanford with 19 points, and the Cardinal pulled away to a 76-54 win over Washington.
JJ Hones scored eight of her 16 points during a 12-0 run to start the second half, Candice Wiggins had 22 points and seventh-ranked Stanford pulled away from Washington for a 73-53 win Friday night.
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer faces a predicament on how to play Nicole Powell to maximize the star forward's production down the stretch.