PALO ALTO, CA – It was far from easy, but the Stanford Cardinal fed off the home crowd to race past North Carolina late and earn a trip to the Final Four with a 74-65 victory on Tuesday night.
Playing in front of a raucous crowd at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal actually trailed 63-62 with less than four minutes left after Tar Heels freshman Jessica Washington hit a big three. The Cardinal responded with a 12-2 run to finish the game and secure a Final Four berth for the sixth time in seven years and 12th time overall.
Stanford will play unbeaten Connecticut in the national semifinals in Nashville on Sunday.
Brandon Gaudin and Ann Myers Drysdale called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Chiney Ogwumike gives Stanford a 43-42 lead)
(The third time is the charm for Ogwumike and it’s 54-46 Stanford)
(Jessica Washington gives UNC a 63-62 edge)
(It’s 74-65 as Amber Orrange scores while being fouled)
(Stanford is headed to the Final Four)
Most Recent NCAA Basketball Posts
Women's basketball will have a decidedly different look beginning this fall, as the NCAA has adopted a series of rules changes, including splitting games into four 10-minute quarters, rather than two...
Some major changes are coming to college basketball for the 2015-16 season, including a reduction in the shot clock from :35 to :30.
Other changes to increase scoring and the pace of play include...
It's summer break for America's students, which means it's also a great time for a nice summer vacation. But unlike their classmates' study-abroad or backpacking trips, some of Division I's best...
Another season in the books, and with that comes coaching changes and predictions for the next year, although with transfers and spring recruiting and NBA Draft entries still coming, there is still...
If March is about Cinderella springing a big upset in the NCAA Tournament, then April is about the kings and queens of college basketball showing why they've been on top so long.
In the span of 24...
Congratulations to Duke on a very hard-fought win over an emotionally spent Wisconsin team in the final. I am not going to lie...the fact that Duke cruised to a win over Michigan State while...
Congratulations are in order for Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky, who was named the AutoZone "In the Zone" College Basketball Player of the Year on Monday night during Westwood One's coverage of the...
TAMPA, FL - For an unprecedented 10th time overall - and for the third straight season - the UConn Huskies are the champions of women's college basketball.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah...
TAMPA, FL – The final game of the Division I NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament has a familiar feel to it as the Huskies of UConn will take on Notre Dame for the second straight season.
TAMPA, FL - Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team will go for an unprecedented 10th title tonight when they face Notre Dame in a rematch of last year's championship...