(4) Stanford 87

(15-1, 4-0 Pac-12)

(17) Colorado 77

(11-4, 1-3 Pac-12)

    5:00 PM ET, January 12, 2014

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

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    #4STAN 55 3287
    #17COLO 38 3977

    Top Performers

    Stanford: C. Ogwumike 34 Pts, 16 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Colorado: J. Swan 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast

    Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford defeat No. 17 Colorado

    Associated Press

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Chiney Ogwumike has really raised her play over the last month for Stanford.

    The senior forward had 34 points and 16 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal to an 87-77 win over No. 17 Colorado on Sunday night. It was her sixth 30-point effort in the past seven games.

    "We have a great player in Chiney, and she really battled in there tonight," said Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer.

    Karlie Samuelson had 17 of her 19 points in the first half for the Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12), who improved to 11-4 all-time against the Buffs.

    "I thought we had a good first half," VanDerveer said. "I think Colorado played really aggressively. They got us in some foul trouble, but we had some young people step up."

    Jamee Swann had a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second career double-double for Colorado (11-3, 1-2). Arielle Roberson added 19 points.

    "Jamee was fantastic," Colorado coach Linda Lappe said. "She was aggressive, a tough rebounder and a physical player. At times she gave Stanford a lot of problems. I'm really proud of her stepping up and playing her best game of the year."

    Stanford shot 51 percent (18-for-35) in the first half and finished 45 percent (28-for-62) for the game. Stanford led throughout but the Buffaloes hung around to the end.

    Colorado got within seven points with just over a minute to go, but the Cardinal held on with Mikaela Ruef hitting 3 of 4 foul shots before two free throws by the Buffs' Lexy Kresl. Ogwumike added a jumper with 14 second left to cap the scoring.

    The Cardinal took over the game when Samuelson entered in the first half and hit two straight 3-pointers leading to a 10-2 run.

    "We knew she was a great shooter," said Roberson of Samuelson, "but we continued to let her get her shots off."

    Samuelson and Roberson were assessed technical fouls at 1:27 in the first half.

    Colorado was without Jasmine Sborov because of a broken right foot. Sborov had started all 14 games for the Buffs.

    Colorado has now lost four of its last six games after starting the season 9-0, going 0-3 against ranked teams.

    Brittany Wilson had 15 points to surpass the 1,000-point career mark, becoming just the 25th Buff to do so.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 87 77
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 27-65 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-24 (.875) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

    PointsC. Ogwumike 34J. Swan 20
    ReboundsC. Ogwumike 16J. Swan 13
    AssistsL. Thompson 6J. Swan 5
    StealsC. Ogwumike 2A. Roberson 2
    BlocksE. McCall 1A. Roberson 2

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