January 28, 2007

Candice turns it on in overtime against ASU

Wiggins turns it on in OT

By: Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

Leave it to Candice Wiggins. On a day that was looking increasingly shaky for No. 9 Stanford, that's exactly what the Cardinal did.

... But this was not a run-of-the-mill conference game, considering the Sun Devils' (18-3, 9-2) spot in the national rankings, their extraordinary ability to defend their home court (34-2 in the last 36 home games) and a national television spotlight. Yet Wiggins once again proved to be ASU's recurring nightmare. (More ...)

Wiggins' OT heroics lift Stanford to crucial win

By: Mark Heller, San Jose Mercury News

For the final five minutes of Saturday's game, 25 players, eight coaches and 4,300 fans inside Wells Fargo Arena knew what was coming.

But nobody could stop Candice Wiggins. (More ...)

Stanford still best in Pac-10

By: José E. Garcia, The Arizona Republic

How far will the Arizona State women's basketball team advance in the NCAA tournament? Basketball lessons don't always come neatly wrapped.

Some come with wrinkles that make players age. In the future, the young Arizona State Sun Devils should reach a level of maturity and toughness that will allow them to execute down the stretch against higher-ranked foes.

For now, they'll have to continue swallowing the hurt that Stanford administers. (More ...)

A little bravado from Charli

By: Paola Bolvin. The Arizona Republic

"People want to make it like we're some up-and-comer," [Turner thorne] said. "I don't feel we're an up-and-comer. I feel like (we've already arrived)."

As far as Stanford, a program that has won two national titles and advanced to 18 straight NCAA Tournaments under coach Tara VanDerveer?

"There's no gap anymore," Turner Thorne said. (More ...)

No Wiggins means no win for Sun Devils

By: Scott Bordow, East Valley [Arizona] Tribune

There’s an old college basketball joke that applies to the women’s basketball programs at Stanford and Arizona State. The Cardinal’s roster is filled with McDonald’s All-Americans. ASU’s players eat at McDonald’s.

OK, it’s a bit of an overstatement. Under coach Charli Turner Thorne, the Sun Devils have upgraded from fast food joints to elegant restaurants. (More ...)

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