No. 4 Stanford routs No. 6 Lady Vols, 97-80

Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 42 points as the Cardinal have now won 68 straight home games.

Stanford forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike (30) drives in front of Tennessee forward Glory Johnson (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored a career-high 42 points and dazzled in what might have been the most meaningful home game of her senior season, and No. 4 Stanford beat sixth-ranked Tennessee 97-80 on Tuesday night in one of women's basketballs best rivalries.

The Cardinal extended their school-record home winning streak to 68 games at Maples Pavilion, where a sellout crowd of 7,329 waved red "We Back Pat" rally towels in support of Hall of Fame Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt, who revealed in August she has early onset Alzheimer's.

Toni Kokenis scored a career-high 26 points with five 3-pointers and Ogwumike dominated for Stanford (8-1) in another physical, back-and-forth game like those that have defined the storied series with Tennessee (7-3).

Shekinna Stricklen scored 27 points to lead the Lady Vols.

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  • by joan Location: va on Dec 21, 2011 at 08:22 AM
    WE have to HOLD on to the ball and play better defense---- sad!!!! They can;t get it all together very often-- I am rooting for the LAdyVols as always and a season ticket holder--- put it together gals!!!! for Pat and yourselves!! Go ALL VOLS!!!!


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