UCLA Falls To No. 2 Stanford, 73-47

March 14, 2009

Box Score

Los Angeles, CA - Second-ranked Stanford eliminated UCLA from the Pac-10 Tournament with a 73-47 win late Saturday night at the Galen Center. The loss marked the fourth time Stanford has eliminated the Bruins in the semifinals of the Tournament. UCLA shot just 34% in the game and had 24 turnovers. Sophomore Nina Earl led the Bruins with eight points, as no UCLA player scored in double-figures. Freshman Atonye Nyingifa had a team-high 10 rebounds.

Stanford used hot three-point shooting to take a 22-9 lead after seven minutes. Rosalyn Gold-Onwude had three in the first seven minutes, including back-to-back threes on what was essentially a six-point play. Gold-Onwude's first three occured as UCLA was fouling away from the ball, giving the Cardinal possession, and she drained a second consecutive three-pointer after the inbound to increase the Cardinal lead to 12-5. Gold-Onwude's third three-pointer of the half gave Stanford a 22-9 lead. The Cardinal led by as many as 20 points before settling for a 39-21 halftime advantage.

The Bruins shot just 23.1% in the half and committed 11 turnovers, one more than they had in the entire game the previous day against Oregon State. Stanford, meanwhile, shot 59.3% in the half and 43.5% overall in the game.

The second half started out similar to the first, with UCLA turning over the ball on its first two possessions and Stanford scoring both inside and out. Jayne Appel scored three straight layups to start the half but also committed her third and fourth fouls by the 17 minute mark. Stanford barely missed her, using a 18-1 run to start the half to go up 57-22, and the rout was on. The Bruins did not score a field goal until 12:22 mark with a jumper by Nyingifa.

Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike led all players with 15 points and added 10 rebounds. Four other Stanford players scored in double figures.

The loss drops UCLA's record to 19-12, while Stanford improves to 28-4. The Cardinal will face USC in the Pac-10 championship game Sunday night.

UCLA's 19 wins mark the most by a Bruin team since the 2005-06 squad won 21 games and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, Apr 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN