SEATTLE, Wash. - Two days into it's trip to Seattle and Stanford women's basketball is two wins away from a seventh straight Pac-12 Tournament title.
The Cardinal Channel is embedded with the Cardinal as the postseason is underway, and will spend the extent of the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments providing fans with behind-the-scenes looks at Stanford's run to a third national championship and sixth straight Final Four appearance.
The Cardinal, following Friday night's 79-60 victory over Washington State at KeyArena, moves on to Saturday night's second semifinal where it will face No. 18/18 Colorado at 8:30 p.m. The contest will be shown on the Pac-12 Network with Krista Blunk and Mary Murphy on the call and Anne Marie Anderson reporting on the sidelines.
No. 5/5 California and No. 14/13 UCLA meet in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.
Stanford arrived into Seattle Thursday evening, heading straight to the hotel for dinner and some R & R. Friday's itinerary called for a 30-minute shootaround which gave the team its first glimpse of KeyArena, before returning to the hotel for film, pregame meal and some more rest.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 23 points with 21 rebounds in the win over the Cougars, her second 20-20 game within two weeks and the first in Pac-12 Tournament history. Sara James hit a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to pace a 10-for-21 Cardinal effort from behind the arc which included three triples from Bonnie Samuelson and a pair from Amber Orrange.
Saturday's game against the Buffaloes will be the third meeting of the season between the schools. Stanford defeated the Buffs 57-40 in Boulder on Jan. 4 then finished the regular-season sweep Jan. 27 at Maples with a 69-56 victory. Ogwumike scored 20 points in each victory while Amber Orrange went for 13 points and six assists in the first win.
The semifinal winners will meet at 5 p.m. at Key Arena for the Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game, which is set to be shown on ESPN2.