Lexington WBB Regional: Washington-Stanford Postgame Notes
WASHINGTON 85, STANFORD 76
MARCH 27, 2016
REGIONAL FINALS, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
• 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 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.