SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Candice Wiggins scored 14 points as Stanford opened the second half with a 22-point run and the Cardinal (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) beat UC Santa Barbara 84-59 on Thursday night.
Wiggins finished with 21 points and Brooke Smith added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford (19-3), which shot 62.5 percent in the second half and outrebounded the smaller Gauchos 44-25 while extending the nation's third-longest win streak to 17 games.Stanford also scored the last 10 points of the first half."We were disappointed in our first half," Wiggins said. "We wanted to come out in the second half and set the tone. We did that by running, getting easy shots and pushing the ball."Stanford had a 50-18 advantage on points in the paint.Jenna Green led Santa Barbara (11-10) with 14 points.Jillian Harmon capped Stanford's 22-0 burst with a breakaway layup that gave the Cardinal a 62-27 lead with 14:24 remaining in the game.