March 08, 2015

Pac-12 Tournament, Stanford/ASU semifinal re-visited

Here's more about Stanford's victory over ASU in their Pac-12 semifinal game.

ASU women's basketball can’t complete comeback against Stanford in Pac-12 semifinals by Logan Newman (The State Press)

Third time’s the charm: Card beat ASU to advance to Pac-12 Championship by Alexa Philippou (The Stanford Daily)

Stanford women reach Pac-12 final by upsetting No. 9 Arizona State, 59-56 by Adam Jude (Seattle Times)

Cardinal women knock off Sun Devils to reach Pac-12 final by Mike Vernon (San Francisco Chronicle)

Stanford edges ASU women in Pac-12 Tournament semifinals by Howie Stalwick (Arizona Republic)

Greenfield rises to the occasion to help Stanford women from Palo Alto Online

WBB: Stanford 59 ASU 56 from the CARDBoard)

Stanford, Cal to collide for Pac-12 title by Michelle Smith (espnW)

A closer look at the game stats shows that I should have awarded at least one more game ball — to Kaylee, who had ten rebounds and five blocks. The Cardinal wouldn't have won without her block, rebound and free throw in the last eleven seconds of the game.

The stats also reveal interesting information about the source of the scoring. Stanford shot 47.1% from the field to ASU's 31.6%, which should have yielded a huge win. But Stanford, in its attempts to shut down ASU's strong inside game, was called for 21 fouls, and ASU tallied 16 free throws.

Here are the Associated Press photos:

Taylor takes possession of the rebound from Kaylee's second free throw
Amber heads upcourt
Lili drives against Elisha Davis
Promise Amukamura drives against Amber
Sophie Brunner drives past Erica
Kelsey Moos shoots between Erica and Bonnie
Brittany fouls Sophie Brunner
Kaylee slows down Quinn Dornstauder
Taylor launches one of her three-pointers

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