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Tara VanDerveer on the cusp of 900 wins at Stanford

Published on January 20, 2019

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  • No. 6 Stanford (15-1, 5-0) vs. Washington State (7-10, 2-4)
  • Sunday, Jan. 20, 12 p.m. PT
  • Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.
    TV: Pac-12 Networks
  • Live stats

STANFORD – After her team’s 91-54 rout of Washington on Friday, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is just one win away from reaching 900 victories at the Pac-12 power. Three years ago, the Hall of Fame coach surpassed the career 1,000-win mark, one of only six coaches, female or male, to accomplish that feat.

With a deep and talented roster led by senior forward Alanna Smith, sophomore guard Kiana Williams and junior guard DiJonai Carrington it will be no surprise if VanDerveer reaches the program 900-win mark on Sunday when the Cardinal hosts Washington State. She would be the fifth NCAA Division I coach with that many at a single school (Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim).

At 15-1 and 5-0 in Pac-12 play, Stanford is off to its best start in five seasons and entered conference play with a 10-1 record, the first time in five years it suffered just one non-conference defeat. Overall, Stanford is riding a 19-game winning streak at home.

Washington State (7-10, 2-4) is on the heels of a 77-63 loss at California on Friday. The Cougars overcame a double-digit deficit to get within seven points with just six minutes left but Cal went on an 18-2 run to close out the game.

The Cougars are in search of the program’s first win over Stanford. The Cardinal is 63-0 all-time against Washington State and 31-0 against the Cougars at home.

Probable Starters

Washington State
Pos. No. Name Height Yr PPG RPG Other
G 11 Chanelle Molina 5-9 JR 15.6 5.8 5.5apg
F 13 Shir Levy 5-11 FR 3.7 2.4 2.1apg
C 20 Maria Kostourkova 6-4 SR 7.6 8.8 1.5bpg
G 23 Alexys Swedlund 5-11 SR 12.3 2.1 2.3spg
F 45 Borislava Hristova 6-0 RJR 21.9 5.3 2.0apg
Stanford
Pos. No. Name Height Yr PPG RPG Other
F 10 Alyssa Jerome 6.3 SO 3.3 3.0 0.6apg
F 11 Alanna Smith 6-4 SR 20.2 7.9 2.4bpg
G 21 DiJonai Carrington 5-11 JR 13.3 7.6 1.8apg
G 23 Kiana Williams 5-8 SO 14.4 2.3 4.9apg
G 24 Lacie Hull 6-1 FR 5.2 2.7 1.9apg

This post is part of the thread: 2018-19 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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