GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 60, Colorado 52

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer

BOULDER, Colo. - No. 2 Stanford knocked off the last remaining undefeated team in Division I, overcoming a season-high 22 turnovers to beat No. 22 Colorado 60-52.

Haley Jones scored 11 points, and Ashten Prechtel and Cameron Brink each added 10 points for the Cardinal (12-3, 3-0 Pac-12), who didn't take the first lead until the third quarter and finally gained some separation on a Prechtel 3-pointer in the fourth.

It was quite an undefeated run for Colorado (13-1, 2-1), which was controlling the tempo before Stanford's 12-4 spurt in the fourth quarter went a long way to snapping the streak. It was only the second time in program history the Buffaloes began 13-0.

Quay Miller led the Buffaloes with 16 points, but battled foul trouble and fouled out with 6:13 remaining. Jaylyn Sherrod had five steals.

The swarming defense by the Buffaloes resulted in 15 steals and forced Stanford into numerous ill-advised passes. The Cardinal matched their season average of 14.7 turnovers by halftime (15).

Tied at 41 after three quarters, Colorado went into a shooting funk, going 1 for 11 at one point in the fourth. Still, the Buffaloes found a way to hang around.

Six of the last seven matchups between these two conference foes have been decided by a single-digit margin. That includes last season when Stanford, the No. 1 team at the time, lost 77-72 in overtime at the CU Events Center. Stanford regrouped and went on to win the national title.

Trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, the Cardinal found some rhythm. They took their first lead on a driving layup by Brink with 7:58 left in the third quarter. It was back and forth before Brink gave Stanford the lead for good, 43-41, on a layup with 9:48 remaining.


Stanford
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Brink F 24 4-10 2-2 0-1 1-7 2 2 0 1 1 10
H. Jones G 30 4-8 3-4 0-0 3-8 5 1 1 7 1 11
L. Hull G 29 0-8 7-8 0-3 1-4 1 1 2 4 2 7
H. Jump G 23 2-5 0-0 2-4 0-0 1 0 0 2 1 6
L. Hull G 12 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-7 1 0 0 2 2 3
A. Wilson 30 2-5 1-2 1-3 0-2 1 0 1 4 3 6
A. Prechtel 25 4-6 0-2 2-4 1-8 0 2 1 0 2 10
F. Belibi 15 1-6 0-0 0-0 4-7 1 0 1 1 0 2
J. Van Gytenbeek 8 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 3
K. Iriafen 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   199 20-52
(.385)
14-20
(.700)
6-16
(.375)
15-49 12 6 6 22 14 60


Colorado
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
P. Tuitele F 27 3-6 3-3 1-3 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 10
J. Sherrod G 35 2-9 2-2 0-2 1-2 2 0 5 5 4 6
M. Hollingshed G 32 2-12 3-6 0-6 1-3 1 0 2 1 3 7
F. Formann G 29 2-6 2-3 1-4 0-0 2 0 1 0 3 7
L. Finau G 14 1-5 0-0 0-2 0-4 0 0 1 1 2 2
K. Wetta 26 1-5 1-2 0-2 1-3 3 0 3 1 4 3
Q. Miller 19 6-11 2-2 2-6 1-3 1 0 2 2 5 16
T. Jones 11 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 1 1 0
T. Sadler 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Blacksten 2 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals   199 17-57
(.298)
14-20
(.700)
4-27
(.148)
9-27 9 0 15 11 25 52


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