Chiney Ogwumike, top-seeded Stanford begin quest for sixth straight Final Four against Tulsa

Surprisingly, Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike feels little pressure this NCAA tournament.

Not when an entire nation is eyeing whether Brittney Griner and No. 1 Baylor can defend its championship. Even if the top-seeded Cardinal are seeking a sixth straight trip to the Final Four and would face a possible showdown with Pac-12 rival California in the Spokane regional final with a berth to New Orleans at stake.

Stanford (31-2) will face No. 16 seed Tulsa (17-16) in a first-round matchup Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

This Tulsa team won 10 of its final 13 games and five in a row after an improbable run to the Conference USA tournament title as the sixth seed — led by senior Tiffani Couisnard, who balances her basketball and school life with being mother to a 2-year-old son.