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STANFORD, Calif. – Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 6 Stanford celebrated Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's 900th victory a few weeks later back at home, beating 23rd-ranked Gonzaga 73-45 on Saturday.
Ogwumike shot 8 for 16 and in the first game at Maples Pavilion since VanDerveer won her 900th game against Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 27 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. VanDerveer became the fifth Division I coach to join the 900 club, and was honored after the game for her accomplishment in an on-court ceremony.
The Hall of Fame coach was cheered when a 900 image featuring her photo appeared on the main scoreboard during an early timeout, while fans waved 900 posters throughout the arena. VanDerveer's mother, Rita, was in attendance. The top VanDerveer phrases also were read by players on the video board, along with a postgame video tribute.