Stanford routs Arizona 87-54 for 53rd consecutive home winPosted: Updated:
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 24 points and eight rebounds and No. 4 Stanford shot 70.4 percent in the second half to beat Arizona 87-54 on Thursday night, the Cardinal's 53rd consecutive home win at Maples Pavilion.
Stanford was back on its home floor for the first time since snapping then-top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak last Thursday, and used the huge second half to turn a close game into a rout.
Chiney Ogwumike and Kayla Pedersen each added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Jeanette Pohlen scored 13 for Stanford (11-2, 2-0 Pac-10) to go with five rebounds and five assists.
The Cardinal moved up five spots in this week's rankings after a sensational week and thrilling victory over UConn, and extended their winning streak against Arizona to 18 games.
The Wildcats (11-3, 2-1), led by Shanita Arnold's 13 points, had their six-game winning streak snapped.