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Stanford 80, Arizona State 50

Stanford 80, Arizona State 50

JACK MAGRUDER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

TEMPE, Ariz - Kiki Iriafen had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Cameron Brink scored 20 points with 16 rebounds and No. 6 Stanford handled Arizona State 80-50.

Hannah Jump had 13 points as Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer won her 1,204th game, extending her NCAA career record for victories in both women’s and men’s programs.

It was Irafen’s 10th double-double of the season and the 42nd career double-double for Brink as the Cardinal (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12) won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Jalyn Brown scored 17 points and Trayanna Crisp had 16 for the Sun Devils (9-11, 1-7), whose victory at Washington last week broke a six-game losing streak.

Brink and Iriafen posted up for easy looks inside as the Cardinal exploited their size advantage. Stanford had a 49-33 rebounding edge, with 44 points in the paint and seven blocked shots.

Brink had three blocked shots and has 358 in her career, the most among active Division I players. She is one of three Division I players averaging at least 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game.

Stanford limited Arizona State to 28.8% shooting from the field. The Cardinal, fourth in Division I in free-throw percentage, went 16 of 19 from the line.

Brink showed no signs of the knee injury that kept her out of the 65-56 victory over Oregon State last Sunday, when VanDerveer passed Mike Krzyzewski in career wins.

She had 12 points, six rebounds and two assists in the first quarter, when the Cardinal used a 15-5 rebounding edge and took a 21-17 lead.

NOTHING BUT NET

The Pac-12 ranks No. 1 in the NCAA NET rankings, which is the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s primary sorting tool, and has five of the top 17 teams. The Cardinal have five victories against NET top 25 teams, tied for the most in the nation, and will face NET No. 16 USC and NET No. 7 UCLA next week.

BIG PICTURE

Stanford: VanDerveer’s 1,204 victories are more than all but four other women’s programs in the nation. Only Tennessee, Connecticut, the Cardinal and James Madison have more. Arizona State coach Natasha Adair presented VanDerveer with a bouquet in a pregame ceremony.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils have bettered last season’s win total while weathering the loss of 2023 leading scorer Tyi Skinner to a preseason knee injury. They are in a stretch of seven of nine road games that will close with games at arch-rival Arizona, No. 11 USC and No. 2 UCLA.

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Stanford athletics press release

January 26, 2024





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