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No. 10 Cardinal hosts Arizona Friday at 7 p.m.


No. 10 Stanford (15-3, 5-1) goes for its 15th straight home win against the Wildcats in Maples when it hosts Arizona (11-6, 2-4) on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Tim Swartz and Chris Fitzgerald have the call on’s live stream.


Tara VanDerveer owns a 995-228 career record and is five victories away from joining Pat Summitt as the only NCAA women’s basketball coaches with 1,000 wins … Stanford has the second most conference wins of any team this millennium (274) … Stanford is 143-9 (.941) at home the last 10 years … Since 2007-08, the Cardinal owns a conference home record of 78-5 … The Cardinal is one of six teams in the country in the top 20 in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense … The Cardinal is 15-0 this season and has won its last 22 in a row when it shoots better than 40 percent … Stanford shot 30 percent on 3-pointers in its first 11 games, but has made 47 percent in its last seven … Erica McCall has 26 double-doubles in her last 52 games … She is 32nd in school history in points (1,122), ninth in rebounds (790) and fourth in blocks (169) … McCall is one of four players in the country averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in conference (minimum six games played) … Karlie Samuelson is second among active players in career 3-point field goal percentage (.435) and eighth in school history in 3-point makes (197) … With three more 3-pointers she’d become the eighth Cardinal with 200 … Brittany McPhee‘s 6.8 per game scoring increase over last season is the best in the Pac-12 … Nadia Fingall is third in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.561) … Stanford signed the nation’s fifth-ranked recruiting class on Nov. 9.


Stanford is 64-13 all-time against Arizona, 31-3 against the Wildcats in Maples and has won 28 of the last 29 overall meetings in the series, including 14 in a row at home. Arizona’s last win in Maples came on Jan. 6, 2001 (68-65). During the Cardinal’s dominant run, which began in March 2004, Stanford has outscored Arizona by an average of 22.0 points (78.3-56.3), outshot the Wildcats by more than 11 percent (.475-.361) and outrebounded Arizona by nearly 10 per game (41.6-31.9). In Tucson on Jan. 1, Stanford won 77-55 behind 36 points from Erica McCall (19) and Karlie Samuelson (17).


Karlie Samuelson and Brittany McPhee combined for 38 points, including 25 on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting in the third quarter, and Stanford won at Colorado 84-70 on Jan. 15.
• The 84 points were Stanford’s most in a conference game since dropping 86 in overtime at Washington State on Jan. 11, 2015.

• Up eight after three, Stanford used a 27-point fourth quarter to put away Utah 77-58 in Salt Lake City on Jan. 13.
• No. 16 Oregon State outlasted Stanford in the Cardinal’s first double-overtime game in nine seasons on Jan. 8 72-69.
• The game featured 10 ties, 11 lead changes and neither team had greater than a six-point advantage.
• It was the Cardinal’s third double-overtime game in program history. Stanford lost at home to San Francisco 79-78 on Feb. 24, 1981 and beat Utah on the road 81-77 on Nov. 18, 2007.
Alanna Smith scored a career-high 24 points in 20 minutes off the bench, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Stanford beat Oregon 81-60 on Jan. 6.
• Stanford opened conference play with its first sweep in the desert since 2014, winning at No. 18 Arizona State 64-57 and Arizona 77-55.
• The win in Tempe was Stanford’s first over a ranked team on the road since Feb. 26, 2015 at No. 7 Oregon State.


• Stanford is 143-9 (.941) at home the last 10 years and one of 10 schools to have more than 140 home wins during that span.
• Its .941 home winning percentage since 2007-08 is third behind Connecticut (.971) and Baylor (.961).
• Since 2007-08, the Cardinal owns a conference road record of 75-10 and a Pac-12 home record of 78-5.
• Stanford has the second most conference wins of any team this millennium with 274. Only Chattanooga has more (280). Connecticut is third (269), Green Bay fourth (264) and Liberty fifth (240).
• The Cardinal’s all-time Pac-12 record is 476-70 (.872), more than 150 wins clear of the next closest team (Washington – 325).
• The Cardinal’s 71-52 victory at George Washington on Dec. 21 was its 300th since 2007-08. Now at 306 only Connecticut (351) and Baylor (307) have more the past 10 years.
• Stanford is 17th in the nation in field goal percentage (.468), 11th in field goal percentage defense (.343), 29th in scoring defense (56.3), 33rd in scoring offense (75.8) and 11th in scoring margin (+19.5).
• The Cardinal is one of six teams in the country in the top 20 in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense along with Baylor, Duke, South Carolina, West Virginia and Central Arkansas.
• The Cardinal is 15-0 this season and won its last 22 in a row when shooting better than 40 percent from the field.


• In her 31st season on the bench at Stanford, Hall of Famer Tara VanDerveer has accumulated a 995-228 record in her 37+ years as a collegiate head coach and an 843-177 mark on The Farm. Her teams have won 20 or more games 31 times, including each of the last 15 seasons.
• In November 2013, VanDerveer became just the fifth college women’s basketball coach to win 900 career games and is seven victories shy of joining Pat Summitt as the only NCAA women’s basketball coaches with 1,000 career wins.


• Summitt (1,098) along with Mike Krzyzewski at Duke (1,057) and Herb Magee at Philadelphia University (1,044) on the men’s side are the only college basketball coaches with 1,000 wins.


• From 2000 to 2012, Stanford played 22 conference games against ranked opponents and went 16-6. In just the last five seasons, the Cardinal has played a ranked Pac-12 team 22 times, going 14-8.
• Stanford is 65-31 (.677) against AP ranked opponents since 2007-08, fifth in the country in such wins over that span and fourth in percentage.
• Connecticut (.903), Baylor (.756), Notre Dame (.712), Stanford (.677), Tennessee (.614), Duke (.550), Maryland (.543) and Texas A&M (.523) have winning records against ranked teams the past decade.


• With a 1,019-315 overall record, the Cardinal is tied as the seventh-winningest program in women’s college basketball history with Stephen F. Austin. Tennessee (1,310), Louisiana Tech (1,080), Connecticut (1,063), James Madison (1,056), Texas (1,025) and Old Dominion (1,022) are the only schools with more victories.
• The Cardinal’s .764 winning percentage is fourth all-time in Division I, trailing Tennessee (.811), Connecticut (.782) and Louisiana Tech (.780).


• In the season’s first 11 games, Stanford was shooting just 63.4 percent from the line (135-of-213) and 29.9 percent from behind the arc (56-of-187).
• The Cardinal has significantly improved those numbers since, making 74.4 percent of its free throws (93-of-125) and 46.6 percent of its 3-pointers (55-of-118) in its last five outings.


• Stanford’s final nonconference game was a 102-44 rout of Yale on Dec. 28.
• It was the Cardinal’s first time in triple digits since March 11, 2011 against Arizona and tied for the fifth largest margin of victory in program history.
• Stanford has scored 100 or more points 64 times in its 1,334 games all-time (4.8 percent).


• Since the start of her junior year, Erica McCall is averaging 15.4 points on 49.9 percent shooting, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.
• Three players in the country are averaging those numbers since the beginning of last season and two are in the Pac-12. Along with McCall, Utah’s Emily Potter and Oklahoma State’s Kaylee Jensen own those averages since 2015-16.
• McCall, on watch lists for the Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award, became Stanford’s 37th 1,000-point scorer at George Washington on Dec. 21. She is currently 32nd in program history with 1,122. Next up is Jill Yanke (1,134).


• Her 169 career blocks are fourth at Stanford. Jayne Appel (278), Chiney Ogwumike (202) and Val Whiting (201) own the top three spots in program history. She is also ninth in school history with 790 career rebounds.
• McCall’s 28 career double-doubles are tied for 11th among active NCAA players and she’s had 26 in her last 52 games.
• Only Alaina Coates of South Carolina (31), Lexi Martins of George Washington (30), Brionna Jones of Maryland (30), Kalani Purcell of BYU (27), Nia Coffey (28) of Northwestern, Kristine Anigwe of Cal (27) and Chantel Osahor of Washington (27) have had more since the start of 2015-16.
• In six Pac-12 games McCall is averaging 15.5 points 9.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Just four players in the nation are averaging 15/9/2 in conference and three are in the Pac-12. Along with McCall, Cal’s Kristine Anigwe, UCLA’s Monique Billings and Oklahoma State’s Kaylee Jensen own those averages (minimum six games played).


Karlie Samuelson is second in career 3-point field goal percentage (.435) among active NCAA players and with 197 3-pointers made is eighth in Stanford history.
• Her career 3-point percentage would be second in program history to Jennifer Azzi (.452). Kelley Suminski is the only other Cardinal to make more than 40 percent of her 3-pointers in a career (minimum 150 3FGM). She converted 208-of-514 from 2002-05 (.405).

Active 3-Point FG% Leaders
1.Lexi BandoOregon.467
2.Karlie SamuelsonStanford.435
3.Sydney WieseOregon State.414
4.Jessy WardUT Martin.406
5.Kelly HughesBoston College.404

• Since older sister Bonnie arrived on campus as a freshman for the 2011-12 season, the Samuelson sisters have made 434 of Stanford’s 1,216 3-pointers during that time, or 35.7 percent.
Karlie Samuelson, Oregon’s Lexi Bando (.467; 2015-17) and Cal’s Kristin Iwanaga (.422; 2002-05) are the only Pac-12 players to shoot better than 42.0 percent from behind the arc for their career this millennium (minimum 100 3FGM).
• In her last 39 games, Samuelson is 96-of-189 on 3-pointers (.508). She is currently third in the country in percentage from behind the arc this season (.494).
• As a junior, Samuelson was 80-of-169 on 3-pointers in 2015-16 and checked in at third in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.473).
• More than 70 percent of her career attempts are from 3-point range and more than 80 percent of her points have come on 3-pointers and free throws. Samuelson is 91-of-188 (.484) on two-point shots.
• She was 5-of-7 from behind the arc in Sunday’s win at Colorado, the eighth time in her career and fourth this season with at least five 3-point makes in a game.
• With three more 3-pointers, Samuelson would become the eighth Stanford player to make 200 in a career along with Candice Wiggins, Jeanette Pohlen, Bonnie Samuelson, Vanessa Nygaard, Kelley Suminski, Sebnem Kimyacioglu and Nicole Powell.


• Junior Brittany McPhee is 15th in the Pac-12 averaging 13.3 points per game.
• McPhee, who averaged 6.5 points per game as a sophomore, has increased her average output by 6.8 points, more than any player in the Pac-12.
• She is one of five players in the conference who have upped their scoring output by at least six points from a year ago – Kennedy Leonard, Colorado (+6.7); Marie Gulich, Oregon State (+6.6); Kennedy Burke, UCLA (+6.5); Breanna Brown, Oregon State (+6.4).

Pac-12 Per Game Scoring Improvement
Player2016 PPG2017 PPGChange
B. McPhee (STAN)6.513.3+6.8
K. Leonard (COLO)12.118.8+6.7
M. Gulich (OSU)4.110.7+6.6
K. Burke (UCLA)5.812.3+6.5
B. Brown (OSU)2.28.6+6.4

• McPhee, who was 8-of-11 from the floor at Colorado on Sunday, is the ninth-best shooting guard among Power 5 conference players in the country with a field goal percentage of .489. She is shooting 27.9 percent on threes (12-43) and 55.4 percent from inside the arc (77-139).
• Eleven of her 21 career games scoring in double figures have come this season.
• The junior torched then-No. 8 Texas on Nov. 14 for a career-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting (.733) and followed that up with 22 points against Gonzaga her first back-to-back 20-point games.
• Her performance from the floor against the Longhorns was the most efficient for a Stanford guard against a ranked opponent with records dating back to 1999-00 (minimum 10 field goals made).
• Four-time All-American Candice Wiggins is second on that list, converting 55.6 percent in games against No. 16 Minnesota on Nov. 20, 2005 (10-of-18) and No. 23 UTEP on March 24, 2008 (15-of-27).


Nadia Fingall, who made her first career start against Yale on Dec. 28, is third in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.561).
• Among freshmen in the country with a minimum of 90 field goals attempted, her clip from the floor is sixth nationally behind Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard (.685), Ohio State’s Tori McCoy (.631), Liberty’s Keyen Green (.575), Vanderbilt’s Kayla Overbeck (.570) and James Madison’s Kamiah Smalls (.566).


• The Cardinal finished sixth nationally in field goal percentage defense (.338) and ninth in blocks per game (6.0) last year. Its field goal percentage defense was third in Stanford history and its 211 total blocks set a school record.
• The Cardinal is third in the nation in field goal percentage defense the past 10 years, holding its 350 opponents to 34.5 percent shooting (7,280-of-21,115).

FG% Defense Leaders (Since 2007-08)


• Stanford is No. 10 in the AP top 25 and No. 10 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll.
• It has been ranked 506 times out of 721 total AP polls since 1977 (70.2 percent), with an average positioning of 7.1. It’s been in the past 297, the second-longest active streak behind Connecticut (441). Stanford has been in 305 consecutive coaches polls.


• On Nov. 9, the Cardinal announced the signings of Maya Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis), Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Harbord Collegiate), Estella Moschkau (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood) and Kiana Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner), collectively rated No. 5 by espnW HoopGurlz.


• Dodson is a five-star talent and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, Moschkau is a five-star prospect rated No. 44 and Williams is a five-star point guard and the No. 8 prospect overall.
• Williams is Stanford’s first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009.
• Jerome is a veteran of Canada Basketball and represented her country this summer at the both the FIBA U17 World Championships in Spain and the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Valdivia, Chile.


• It was a big summer for Stanford alumnae, headlined by Nneka Ogwumike ’12 winning the 2016 WNBA MVP award and hitting the game winner in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals with 3.1 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Sparks to the championship.
• Ogwumike is Stanford women’s basketball’s seventh WNBA champion and the second Cardinal to win a league most valuable player award in any sport, joining San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie, who was selected NFL MVP in 1970.
• On Oct. 17, the 2012 Stanford graduate was voted president of the WNBA players’ union executive council, a post she will hold for three years. She will serve alongside her sister Chiney ’14, who will serve as the organization’s vice president. Jayne Appel Marinelli, who retired this September after a seven-year WNBA career with the San Antonio Stars, will begin her post-playing days as the union’s Associate Director of Player Relations.


• Sebnem Kimyacioglu ’05, the fifth Stanford alumna to compete in the Olympics, helped Turkey advance to the quarterfinals in the country’s second appearance in women’s basketball at the Games.
• Kimyacioglu was one of 39 Stanford athletes to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Cardinal contingent in Rio hailed from 10 countries and spanned 17 varsity sports. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games resulted in a school-record 27 medals, the most of any NCAA institution.

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