(2) Stanford 75

(27-1, 17-0 Pac-12)

Arizona 48

(13-14, 6-10 Pac-12)

    5:00 PM ET, February 27, 2010

    1 2 T
    #2STAN 32 4375
    ARIZ 27 2148

    Appel sets rebounding record as Stanford downs Arizona 

    Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jayne Appel set the Pac-10 career rebounding record, but it was outside shooting that helped No. 2 Stanford beat Arizona 75-48 on Saturday.

    Appel's nine rebounds gave her 1,218 for her career, passing former Southern Cal star Lisa Leslie's mark of 1,214 set from 1990-94.

    "It is a tremendous accomplishment, but I'm sorry, I want a national championship," said Appel, a 6-foot-4 senior who once had 20 rebounds in a game.

    Stanford (27-1, 17-0 Pac-10) led 30-27 when Appel hit a jumper at the first-half buzzer, and the Cardinal made four 3-pointers over a four-minute period after halftime to take command.

    Kayla Pedersen's 3 with 8:54 left gave Stanford a 54-37 lead. She finished with 26 points.

    "They just hit their shots and we didn't," said Ify Ibekwe, who led Arizona with 15 points and 12 rebounds. "We didn't hang our heads, though. We just relied on our outside shots and on our jumpers. We should have attacked more."

    Davellyn Whyte added 13 points for the Wildcats.

    Arizona (13-14, 6-10) struggled to catch its breath as the Cardinal continued to go to its deep bench in the second half. Stanford hit 50 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes, including 7 of 13 from behind the arc.

    "It's not to say that fatigue doesn't play a part, we just have to try to play through," Wildcats coach Niya Butts said. "We were unable to slow them down and make shots down the stretch and that hurt us."

    The Cardinal outrebounded the Wildcats 43-33 and committed only four turnovers.

    "To have only four turnovers was great for us," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "That was something we wanted to work on coming into this game. It is something we have been focusing on so we did really well."

    Nnemkadi Ogwumike finished with 15 points and Jeannette Pohlen had 11 for the Cardinal, but Appel's rebounding record meant the night belonged to her. She added 11 points.

    "We wouldn't have a good team unless we could make outside shots," she said, deflecting the attention on her teammates. "It makes defense -- I mean they continued to double down -- but in general it makes defense rethink their strategy."

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