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Stanford-Texas Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/23/2013

FINAL SCORE

Stanford – 30 • 33 = 63
Texas – 37 • 17 = 54

Stanford improves to 6-2 all-time against Texas with Saturday’s 63-54 win and has now won six in a row against the Longhorns.

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer won her 898th career game, moving her to just two wins away from becoming just the fifth women’s basketball head coach to reach 900 wins. Her career record after Saturday is now 898-204 (.815). Stanford plays its next two games Tuesday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 18/22 Purdue and Wednesday, Nov. 25 against Florida Gulf Coast.

Redshirt senior forward Mikaela Ruef recorded her first double-double of the season, scoring a season-high 11 points to go with 10 rebounds.

Stanford’s defense posted season-bests in opponent field-goal percentage (26.2 percent), opponent field goals (16), steals (nine) and turnovers forced (20) Saturday.

Stanford was out-rebounded by an opponent for the first time this season as Texas out-boarded the Cardinal, 55-40. However, the Cardinal grabbed at least 40 rebounds for the fifth time in as many games this season.

Stanford held Texas without a field goal for the opening 9:20 of the second half, and to just five field goals over the final 20 minutes. The five field goals were a season-low for any half this season by a Cardinal opponent.

Stanford matched its season high with six 3-pointers, led by two apiece from Sara James and Lili Thompson.

Sara James played a season-high 18 minutes Saturday, scoring six points.

With 18 points and six rebounds, Chiney Ogwumike was held without a double-double for the first time this season.

Imani McGee-Stafford’s double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds is the third by a Stanford opponent this season, following Connecticut’s Kiah Stokes (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Cal Poly’s Molly Schlemer (12 points, 12 rebounds).

Chiney Ogwumike upped her career scoring total to 1,898 points, keeping her in ninth place on the Stanford list, 43 points behind Kayla Pedersen, who is eighth with 1,941 points. Ogwumike also upped her career rebounding total to 1,180, keeping her fourth on Stanford’s all-time list, 46 behind older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s third-place figure of 1,226.


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