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Second-seeded Stanford tops No. 3 seed Penn State 82-57, advances to own regional final

  • Stanford forward Taylor Greenfield (4) celebrates afer scoring against Penn State during a first half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford forward Taylor Greenfield (4) celebrates afer scoring against Penn State during a first half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike, left, forward Erica McCall (24) and Penn State forward Candice Agee (1) battle for a rebound during a first half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike, left, forward Erica McCall (24) and Penn State forward Candice Agee (1) battle for a rebound during a first half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) shoots against Penn State forward/center Tori Waldner (44) during the first half of a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) shoots against Penn State forward/center Tori Waldner (44) during the first half of a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford , Calif., Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef produced a career performance on both ends, and second-seeded Stanford beat Penn State 82-57 on Sunday to reach the NCAA tournament regional final on its home floor.

The Cardinal (32-3) built a big first-half lead and rolled against the third-seeded Lady Lions to move into Tuesday night's regional final against either No. 4 seed North Carolina or top-seeded South Carolina.

Ruef recovered from getting poked in the eye early to contribute 11 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals. She was cheered at every chance by the raucous home crowd at Maples Pavilion. Amber Orrange added 18 points in Stanford's ninth straight NCAA tournament home win.

Ariel Edwards scored 22 points for the Lady Lions (24-8), while leading scorer Maggie Lucas was held scoreless in the second half and finished with six.