STANFORD, Calif. – With an 88-63 win over Oregon, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer tied former Duke males’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski for essentially the most wins in NCAA basketball historical past (ladies’s or males’s) at 1,202 Friday night time at Maples Pavilion. The Corridor of Fame coach has an opportunity to move Krzyzewski Sunday when the No. 8 Cardinal host Oregon State.
In true VanDerveer trend, the legend stored the concentrate on her group, not her private profession accomplishments in her preliminary feedback postgame.
“It is a nice group win,” was the very first thing she mentioned. After a number of questions on reaching a milestone in profession wins, she talked about her work ethic and the search to at all times enhance after each contest.
“I at all times wish to do higher. No matter I did right now, I wish to do a greater job tomorrow. And I like teaching this group. They play arduous. They care about one another and hopefully, the followers can see, and also you all can see simply how particular it’s and I’m actually glad to be on this journey with them.”
The Friday night time contest began with Stanford (16-2, 5-1 Pac-12) urgent the straightforward button, incomes a 20-0 lead within the first quarter. Nevertheless, with about 4 minutes left within the interval, senior ahead Cameron Brink had an ungainly touchdown and left the court docket, hobbling to the locker room. Brink returned to the bench within the second quarter however didn’t play the remainder of the sport.
Oregon (11-8, 2-4) took fast benefit of the lacking Brink, happening a 13-0 run till Stanford scored with 38 seconds left within the interval with a three-pointer from sophomore level guard Talana Lepolo. Sophomore guard Probability Grey was the catalyst for the Geese scoring eight factors. Regardless of the three-minute taking pictures stoop, Stanford headed into the second quarter with a double-digit lead 25-10.
Stanford righted the ship within the second stanza with a balanced taking pictures effort led by junior ahead Brooke Demetre, outscoring the Geese 18-11 to earn a 17-point benefit on the half, 43-26.
“Our second half I believe we performed fairly effectively,” VanDerveer mentioned. “I assumed everybody actually contributed. They performed actually arduous.”
Junior ahead Kiki Iriafen had an excellent third quarter, scoring ten factors and serving to Stanford put Oregon far behind them to seal a dominant second half.
Heading into the final quarter, Stanford had a cushty 63-43 lead as Brink, their shot-blocking and rebounding chief, watched from the bench.
Iriafen led all scorers with 21 factors plus 15 rebounds. 4 different Stanford gamers have been in double figures: Lepolo (13 factors, eight assists; freshman ahead Nunu Agara (12 factors; junior guard Elena Bosgana (11 factors); and Demetre (10 factors). Graduate pupil guard Hannah Soar was additionally a key contributor with eight factors, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
General, Stanford shot 51% (36-70) from the ground in comparison with 40% by Oregon (23-58). The Cardinal additionally outrebounded the Geese 38-32 even with out Brink for many of the sport. Her damage standing is unknown.
Grey paced Oregon with 19 factors plus 5 assists. Junior heart Phillipina Kyei added 14 factors and 6 rebounds.
In the course of the postgame presser, Iriafen and Lepolo expressed their gratitude and awe when discussing VanDerveer’s accomplishments.
“Kiki talked about that Tara’s been profitable since our mother and father have been children,” Bay Space native Lepolo mentioned when she mentioned placing VanDerveer’s document in perspective.
“She’s an enormous inspiration not solely not just for the ladies within the Bay Space however all throughout the nation.”
Subsequent up for Stanford is a Sunday afternoon contest in opposition to Oregon State in Maples Pavilion at 2 p.m. PT. the sport will probably be televised on the Pac-12 Community. Oregon finishes its Bay Space highway journey at California on the identical day at midday to start a Pac-12 Community ladies’s basketball doubleheader.