More than 24 hours after the fact, I won't attempt to dissect Stanford's 91-71 loss at DePaul. What you should know, if you don't already: Kayla Pedersen missed the game after suffering a head injury against Fresno State and the Blue Demons shot lights out after taking a 37-35 lead into halftime. Keisha Hampton scored 23 of her game-high 27 points after the break.
"We never were into any offensive flow, and I thought defensively we didn't do a good job," said head coach Tara VanDerveer, who will get her second shot at career win No. 800 when the Cardinal travels to Tennessee on Sunday.
DePaul head coach Doug Bruno avoided being on the losing end of an opposing coach's 800th win for what would have been the third time in his career. That's pretty remarkable. C. Vivian Stringer and Pat Summit notched their 800th wins against Bruno.
From SB Nation's Swish Appeal:
I told alums before the game if we get beat tonight they should throw hats on the floor for me because I would have just scored the hat trick, been three-for-three and the answer to a great trivia question.
Perhaps VanDerveer will become the first women's basketball coach to join the 800 Club with a win against a current member.