STANFORD, Calif. (AP)Hannah Jump had 17 points, six rebounds and three steals, and No. 3 Stanford overcame a slow offensive start to run away from UC Davis for a 68-42 victory Wednesday night in its final home game of the non-conference schedule.
Stanford honored Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer on the one-year anniversary of her becoming the winningest women’s coach in NCAA history, passing the late Pat Summitt with her 1,099th victory on Dec. 15, 2020, at Pacific. This time, the home fans got a chance to celebrate and cheer the milestone.
Cameron Brink, coming off a career-best 25 points in Sunday’s 91-62 win against Pacific, added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the defending national champion Cardinal (7-2). Lacie Hull had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals, while twin sister Lexie also had four steals as Stanford finished with 13.
Evanne Turner scored nine points to lead UC Davis (5-4).
Stanford won its 15th straight in the series dating to a loss on Feb. 7, 1978, and all of those wins have been by double digits.
UC Davis missed 11 straight shots spanning the first and second quarters before Kayla Konrad connected 5:06 before halftime.
Both teams had long scoring droughts late in the first quarter, with Stanford missing four straight shots during one scoreless stretch of 3:27 while the Aggies were held without any points for the final 4:16 of the period and committed three turnovers while missing four shots in a row.
VanDerveer has leaned on UC Davis counterpart Jennifer Gross and Gross’ husband and Aggies assistant Joe Teramoto over the years as she implemented new systems for the Cardinal when personnel changed. Gross is the five-time reigning Big West Coach of the Year.
In 2018, Gross and Teramoto visited campus a third time to work with VanDerveer and the Cardinal on the Princeton system. In appreciation, VanDerveer treated them to an overnight in San Francisco – during baseball season so they could catch a Giants game.
UC Davis: Didn’t get to the free throw line until the 4:20 mark of the third period. … The Aggies shot 4 for 23 from beyond the arc, 1 of 12 in the first half. … UC Davis dropped its 13th straight on Stanford’s home floor. … The Aggies haven’t scored more than 59 points during their losing streak to Stanford. … This game marked the highest-ranked opponent for UC Davis since it faced No. 1 Connecticut on Nov. 14, 2014.
Stanford: Has 24 steals in its past two games. … The Cardinal shot 4 for 17 on 3-pointers, with Jump making three from deep. … Stanford began 5 of 16 as UC Davis opened 5 for 9 from the field to stay close. … The Cardinal are 16-7 against the Aggies, including 14-0 under VanDerveer.
UC Davis: Hosts Gonzaga on Sunday afternoon.
Stanford: At Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.
More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25