Stanford Escape Arizona Challenge, Lift National Title

Jonathan Grant | April 5th, 2021

For the first time since 1992, the Stanford Cardinal are women’s national basketball champions. That was confirmed on Sunday afternoon in San Antonio as they took down Pac-12 rival Arizona 54-53 in what proved to be a nail-biter. The #1 seed looked to have had this one in the bag a couple of times, as they built a decent size lead in the first and third quarters only to see the #3 seed Wildcats battle their way back into it time and time again. In the last three minutes, scoring had nearly come to a halt, but Arizona had one final chance at the buzzer to win it.

The New York Times

Aari McDonald, who had 22 points on a tough night, however, missed a very difficult shot and the win went to Stanford as a result. Haley Jones scored the decisive bucket and had 17 for the Cardinal before being named as the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Lexie Hull was also pivotal, providing ten points and ten rebounds to help hand a second title for the team under coach Tara VanDerveer. She became just the fourth women’s coach to win three titles and now holds the record for the longest gap (29 years) between titles.

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