The Stanford Cardinal, after dropping to No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press women’s basketball poll following an upset loss at Washington on Sunday, got back on the winning track, holding the Arizona State Sun Devils to just 12 first-half points en route to a 61-35 shellacking of the nation’s No. 15-ranked squad at Maples Pavilion Friday night.
The Cardinal (23-2, 12-1 Pac-12 Conference) led 14-1 before the Sun Devils (20-5, 9-4) got their first basket more than eight minutes into the game.
Chiney Ogwumike canned a jumper with 10 seconds left in the first half to push the lead to 20, 32-12, at the break.
Ogwumike had her 19th double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Amber Orrange added 14 points and five steals.
No one for the Sun Devils reached double figures. They were led by Promise Amukamara and Sophie Brunner, who each scored nine points. Kelsey Moose had seven rebounds.
Arizona State was 15-for-62 (24.2 percent) overall, 1-for-12 (8.3 percent) from 3-point range and 4-for-13 (30.8 percent) from the foul line in just an awful shooting night overall.
Stanford was 28-for-52 (53.8 percent), 0-for-4 and 5-for-10 (50 percent).
The Cardinal led on the glass 41-35, but turned the ball over 17 times—many of them late when the reserves had taken the floor—while the Sun Devils committed 15 turnovers.
Stanford hosts Arizona on Sunday at noon Pacific.