Tara VanDerveer hugs Pat Summitt before Stanford's game against Tennessee at Maples Pavilion. Summitt, who revealed that she has early-onset dementia before the season, received a standing ovation when she walked onto the court.
The Stanford football team will probably watch a lot of film of Oklahoma State's vaunted offense over the next couple of weeks in preparation for the Fiesta Bowl. No disrespect to Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, but the Cardinal won't see anything nearly as impressive as what they witnessed on Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion.
Andrew Luck and his teammates were among the capacity crowd that welcomed Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt with a standing ovation and then watched Nneka Ogwumike score a career-high 42 points in No. 4 Stanford's 97-80 win over the No. 6 Vols. The win stretched Stanford's home winning streak to 68 games.
Ogwumike, who at one point made 11 straight shots, finished 19-for-27 from the field. She scored 19 points in the first half, 23 in the second, and added 17 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Her 42 points were four shy of the Stanford single-game record of 46, set by Jayne Appel in 2009.