The Stanford Cardinal closed out another conference-championship campaign—their 11th in a row—by beating the Washington State Cougars Saturday night at Maples Pavilion, 84-64. It was Stanford’s 57th consecutive victory against the Cougars, dating back to 1983.
The Cardinal (28-2, 17-1 Pac-12 Conference) has never lost to the Cougars (15-15, 9-9).
Stanford was able to get the game under control by scoring the first 10 points of the second half after leading at the break 49-41.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 37 points and had 13 rebounds for the Cardinal. Amber Orrange finished with 20 points and four assists and Bonnie Samuelson scored 10 points. Lili Thompson also dished out four assists.
Lia Galdeira led the Cougars with 16 points and four steals. Tia Presley had 10 points and eight assists, Sage Romberg scored 10 points and Dawnyelle Awa had four assists.
Washington State was 23-for-68 (33.8 percent) overall, 5-for-19 (26.3 percent) from long distance and 13-for-19 (68.4 percent) from the foul line. Stanford was 31-for-69 (44.9 percent), 4-for-23 (17.4 percent) and 18-for-20 (90 percent).
The Cardinal won the boards 51-34 and committed 18 turnovers. The Cougars gave the ball away 13 times.
Stanford will be the No. 1 seed at the Pac-12 Conference tournament in Seattle next week and will open in the quarterfinals on Friday against the winner of Thursday’s matchup between the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds, which have yet to be determined.