Stanford University

Sun Devil Sunday –

No. 10 Stanford hosts No. 18 ASU at 3 p.m.


No. 10 Stanford (16-3, 6-1), 2-1 against ranked teams this season, hosts No. 16 Arizona State (14-4, 5-2) on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. Cindy Brunson and Mary Murphy have the call on Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Arizona.


Sunday’s game will feature Stanford’s annual halftime show featuring Ace Dog Sports. Despite the amazing Dog Day festivities, fans are not allowed to bring their puppies into Maples.


Tara VanDerveer owns a 996-228 record and is four victories away from joining Pat Summitt as the only NCAA women’s basketball coaches with 1,000 wins … Sunday will be the Cardinal’s 23rd game against a ranked opponent in conference the last five seasons … It had 22 such games from 2000-12 … Stanford has the second most conference wins of any team this millennium (275) … Stanford is 144-9 (.941) at home the last 10 years … Since 2007-08, the Cardinal owns a conference home record of 79-5 … The Cardinal is one of four teams in the country in the top 15 in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense … The Cardinal is 16-0 this season and has won its last 23 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 44 percent in its last eight … Erica McCall has 26 double-doubles in her last 53 games … She is 31st in school history in points (1,135), ninth in rebounds (795) and fourth in blocks (170) … McCall is one of four players in the country averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in conference … Karlie Samuelson is second among active players in career 3-point field goal percentage (.439) and tied for seventh in school history in 3-point makes (201) … Brittany McPhee‘s 6.8 per game scoring increase over last season is the best in the Pac-12 … Stanford signed the nation’s fifth-ranked recruiting class on Nov. 9.


Stanford is 58-15 all-time against Arizona State dating back to Jan. 5, 1979 and 31-3 against the Sun Devils at home. Arizona State has won back-to-back games against the Cardinal in Maples, the first Pac-12 school to beat Stanford in two straight at home since Arizona in 2000 and 2001. Stanford opened up its conference season with a 64-57 win at Arizona State on Dec. 30. Erica McCall had a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double, Karlie Samuelson led all scorers with 16 and the Cardinal scored the game’s final six points to secure the victory.


Karlie Samuelson made her 200th career 3-pointer, Stanford hung 28 first-quarter points on Arizona and the Cardinal beat the Wildcats 73-46 on Friday night.
• 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 144-9 (.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 79-5.
• Stanford has the second most conference wins of any team this millennium with 275. Only Chattanooga has more (281). Connecticut is third (269), Green Bay fourth (264) and Liberty fifth (240).
• The Cardinal’s all-time Pac-12 record is 477-70 (.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 307 only Connecticut (351) and Baylor (308) have more the past 10 years.
• Stanford is 17th in the nation in field goal percentage (.469), 12th in field goal percentage defense (.342), 22nd in scoring defense (55.8), 34th in scoring offense (75.7) and ninth in scoring margin (+19.9).
• The Cardinal is one of four teams in the country in the top 15 in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense along with Baylor, Duke and Central Arkansas.
• The Cardinal is 16-0 this season and won its last 23 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 996-228 record in her 37+ years as a collegiate head coach and an 844-177 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 (.554), Maryland (.543) and Texas A&M (.523) have winning records against ranked teams the past decade.


• With a 1,020-315 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 improved those numbers since, making 71.1 percent of its free throws (96-of-135) and 44.1 percent of its 3-pointers (63-of-143) 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 1,335 games all-time (4.8 percent).


• Since the start of her junior year, Erica McCall is averaging 15.4 points on 50.2 percent shooting, 9.1 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 31st in program history with 1,135. Next up is Kami Anderson (1,141).


• Her 170 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 795 career rebounds.
• McCall’s 28 career double-doubles are tied for 12th among active NCAA players and she’s had 26 in her last 53 games, tied for ninth in the country over that span.
• In six Pac-12 games McCall is averaging 15.0 points 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, one of four players in the nation averaging 15/9/2 in conference along with Cal’s Kristine Anigwe, Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Oklahoma State’s Kaylee Jensen own those averages (minimum six games played).


Karlie Samuelson is second in career 3-point field goal percentage (.439) among active NCAA players and with 201 3-pointers made is tied for seventh in Stanford history.
• In conference games, Samuelson is 61.8 percent (21-34) from deep, the best mark in the country.


• 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).
• Since older sister Bonnie arrived on campus as a freshman for the 2011-12 season, the Samuelson sisters have made 438 of Stanford’s 1,224 3-pointers during that time, or 35.8 percent.
Karlie Samuelson, Oregon’s Lexi Bando (.466; 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 40 games, Samuelson is 100-of-194 on 3-pointers (.515). She is currently third in the country in percentage from behind the arc this season (.511).
• 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 92-of-190 (.484) on two-point shots.
• On Friday, Samuelson became the eighth Stanford player to make 200 in a career, joining Candice Wiggins, Jeanette Pohlen, Bonnie Samuelson, Vanessa Nygaard, Kelley Suminski, Sebnem Kimyacioglu and Nicole Powell.


• Junior Brittany McPhee is 14th 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 (+6.8); Marie Gulich, Oregon State (+6.8); Kennedy Burke, UCLA (+6.4); Breanna Brown, Oregon State (+6.4).

Pac-12 Per Game Scoring Improvement
Player 2016 PPG 2017 PPG Change
B. McPhee (STAN) 6.5 13.3 +6.8
K. Leonard (COLO) 12.1 18.9 +6.8
M. Gulich (OSU) 4.1 10.9 +6.8
K. Burke (UCLA) 5.8 12.2 +6.4
B. Brown (OSU) 2.2 8.6 +6.4

• McPhee is the ninth-best shooting guard among Power 5 conference players in the country with a field goal percentage of .487. She is shooting 27.1 percent on threes (13-48) and 55.8 percent from inside the arc (82-147).
• Twelve of her 22 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).


Marta Sniezek, who has handed out five or more assists in 18 of her 54 career appearances, is averaging 4.6 assists per game this season.
• In the last 20 years, only Nicole Powell, Milena Flores and Jeanette Pohlen have averaged more assists for Stanford over the course of a season. Powell averaged 6.3 in 2001-02 and 4.7 in 2000-01. Flores averaged 7.3 in 1998-99, 6.1 in 1997-98 and 5.9 in 1999-00 and Jeanette Pohlen averaged 4.8 in 2010-11.


• 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 (7,297-of-21,168).

FG% Defense Leaders (Since 2007-08)
Rank School Percentage
1. Connecticut .319
2. Baylor .335
3. Stanford .345
4. Liberty .350
5. Duke .356


• 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 third Cardinal to win a league most valuable player award in any sport, joining NFL quarterbacks John Brodie (San Francisco 49ers; 1970) and John Elway (Denver Broncos; 1987).
• 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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