Lexington WBB Regional: Washington-Stanford Postgame Notes

POSTGAME NOTES
WASHINGTON 85, STANFORD 76
MARCH 27, 2016
REGIONAL FINALS, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY


WASHINGTON NOTES

Washington improves to 26-10 overall. 

The Huskies are in their 18th NCAA Tournament and second consecutive.

o UW is now 19-17 all-time in the tourney.

o This marked UW’s third overall Elite 8.

o UW is now 1-2 in the regional finals.

The Huskies began the game with a 12-0 run and led 22-7 at the end of the first quarter, 37-26 at the half.

The Cardinal came within four points mid-way through the fourth quarter but never got any closer.

Washington shot 49 percent from the field (29 of 59), while holding Stanford to 34 percent (25 of 73).

Four of UW’s five starters scored in double figures and were responsible for 79 of the 85 points.

The Huskies were led by junior guard Kelsey Plum with 26 points.

o Has scored in double figures in all 36 games this season, including 20 or more in 32 games and four in a row.

o Dished out a game-high eight assists, one shy of her career high.

Junior forward Chantel Osahor finished with a career-high tying 24 points and a game-high 18 rebounds.

o Recorded her 11th double-double of the season and second in a row.

o Marked her third 20-point performance of the season and second in a row.

o Most rebounds since grabbing a career-high 20 vs. Seattle on Nov. 18.

o Hit a career-high tying four 3-pointers in the Sweet 16 and finished with three today, giving her 39 for the season.

Senior forward Talia Walton added 12 points, her 14th straight game in double digits.

Senior guard Alexus Atchley contributed 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.


STANFORD NOTES

Stanford ends its season at 27-8.

Stanford leads the all-time series with Washington, 46-17, including 1-2 this season.

Stanford is making its 30th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 29th straight.

o This is Stanford’s 18th Elite 8 appearance.

o The Cardinal is now 80-28 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, 12-6 in the Elite 8.

Four players scored in double digits.

Stanford was led by junior guard Lili Thompson with 19 points. It was her fourth straight game in double digits.

Junior forward Erica McCall added 17 points and 15 rebounds, her 18th double this season.

o Her 15 rebounds are the most since a career-high 18 vs. Oregon on Feb. 28.

Freshman guard Marta Sniezek came off the bench for 10 points, one point shy of a career high.

o Dished out a team-high six assists.

Junior guard Karlie Samuelson scored 12 points, hitting 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. 

WASHINGTON ADVANCES TO THE FINAL FOUR

Washington advances to the Final Four, which will be held April 3 & 5 in Indianapolis.

This marks the Huskies’ first trip to the Final Four in school history.

Washington’s Talia Walton and Kelsey Plum, along with Stanford’s Lili Thompson and Erica McCall were named to the All-Tournament team. Husky junior Chantel Osahor was named the Lexington Regional Most Valuable Player.