Image: AP/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick
New Pac-12 foe, same old results. Stanford beat Utah on their home court 62-43. Since it wasn’t televised, and since C and R were at our little girl’s game (Same old results for us too, leading the whole game and then lost by a basket, and boy do we need to work on rebounding), we don’t have much to say about the game, but when has that ever stopped us, so here goes:
Same old high scorer for Stanford, Nneka Ogwumike, with 18 points and 13 minutes in 31 minutes. Same old sis Chiney had 11 points and 13 rebounds for a double trouble double –double. What was new was Toni Kokenis showing up for the game. Wait, we didn’t mean that to sound as mean as it sounded. Toni and her points have been AWOL the last few games and if we are going to be a team that has Nneka and Chiney doing all the scoring, we at least need a third scoring threat. Tonight it was Toni, who contributed 13. Freshie Amber Orrrrange added 8.
As much as we love to talk about scoring or lack thereof, it sounds like it was a defensive game, notably for Stanford. Here’s Nneka talking, from the official Stanford site:
“We don’t panic. We just keep doing what we’re doing. They were playing us very well in the beginning. It was a bruiser type of game, with lot of physicalness, and we did a good job of pulling away.”
Wait, that wasn’t it. Try this line from the official site: Stanford held Utah to just 28 percent shooting from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range. The Cardinal took advantage on the other end, connecting on 43 percent of their field goals.
Next up is Colorado, who actually has a record of 13-2 so it could be a good game. One of their losses is to Cal. It is listed as on TV, but it is a Denver station. So Gametracker, All Accees for a fee or good ol’ KSZU.