Stanford, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chiney Ogwumike racked up 32 points and 20
rebounds in a monster individual effort that lifted sixth-ranked Stanford to a
76-70 win over No. 3 Tennessee in a powerhouse non-conference tilt from Maples
Ogwumike made good on 15-of-25 field goal attempts and added three blocks in addition to tallying 11 offensive boards in leading the Cardinal (10-1) to a ninth consecutive victory while dealing the Lady Vols their first loss of the season.
Lili Thompson contributed 14 points for Stanford, with Taylor Greenfield going 3-of-5 from 3-point range in an 11-point performance off the bench.
Ariel Massengale finished with 17 points for Tennessee (10-1), which shot just 35.8 percent from the floor en route to its third straight loss in the series. Meighan Simmons had 15 points and Isabelle Harrison scored 10 along with 13 rebounds in defeat.
The Cardinal led virtually the entire way and jumped out to an 18-7 advantage eight minutes in. Tennessee was able to trim the deficit to 27-21 with five minutes left in the half, but Greenfield followed an Ogwumike bucket with a 3- pointer that restored a double-digit margin.
Stanford took a 37-29 edge into halftime and were up by seven before putting forth a 7-2 run to gain some distance. Ogwumike had four points during the surge, which Thompson capped with a jumper to put the Cardinal up 63-51 with 8:14 remaining.