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Stanford-USC Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/21/2014

FINAL SCORE

Stanford (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) – 30 • 34 = 64
USC (16-11, 9-6 Pac-12) – 37 • 22 = 59

Stanford improved to 53-19 all-time against USC and completed the season sweep of the Trojans with Friday’s 64-59 win. The win is also Stanford’s 14th in a row against USC.

Friday’s win clinched for Stanford a share of its 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season title as well as the No. 1 seed at March 6-9’s Pac-12 Tournament. One more California loss or Stanford win will give the Cardinal the outright Pac-12 title.

Stanford’s comeback from a 19-point deficit (trailed 32-13 in first half) tied its largest in program history, and is tied for the eighth-largest comeback in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history. Stanford previously overcame a 19-point deficit Nov. 25, 2007 against Temple in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Cardinal won that game 63-54.

Stanford has only trailed by double digits in the first half in three games this season: Nov. 11 at Connecticut, Feb. 9 at Washington, and tonight at USC.

Chiney Ogwumike posted her 23rd 20-point game of the season, finishing with 27 points and seven rebounds.

Bonnie Samuelson posted her sixth game scoring in double figures, scoring 14 points and going 8-for-8 from the line, including 4-for-4 over the final 29 seconds. Samuelson’s eight free throws made set a new career high, her previous being four, done thrice.

Chiney Ogwumike’s 27 points increased her career scoring total to 2,485, six points behind older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2,491) for second place on Stanford’s all-time scoring list. She is also now 145 points away from breaking Candice Wiggins’ Pac-12 record of 2,629 career points.

Ogwumike’s seven rebounds Sunday brought her Pac-12-leading career rebounding total to 1,442. She also passed Hawai’i’s Judy Mosley (1986-90) for 11th on the NCAA’s all-time rebounding list.


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