Tinkle helps Stanford women win at Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – Joslyn Tinkle scored 19 points, All-American Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 Stanford routed Oregon 81-46 on Saturday to clinch the inaugural Pac-12 title.
Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (24-1, 15-0), who have won 12 consecutive conference titles and 21 since Tara VanDerveer became the coach in 1985.
The Cardinal have won 21 consecutive games since a Nov. 21 loss at Connecticut and 72 consecutive conference games dating to January 2009.
Nia Jackson scored nine points for Oregon (14-13, 6-9).
Chiney Ogwumike absorbed a hard foul midway through the second half that left her sprawled out under the basket. She stayed down for a few moments, holding her chin, before getting up and sinking a pair of free throws with 12:36 left.
That was part of a 15-3 run that pushed the Cardinal lead to 61-25 after a Nnemkadi Ogwumike jumper.
Chiney Ogwumike added back-to-back layups to give Stanford its largest lead at 67-29.
Oregon got off to a slow start and never recovered. The Ducks missed their first seven shots and trailed 13-1 before Amanda Johnson scored their first basket at the 15:25 mark.
The Ducks shot just 25 percent (8 of 32) in the first half.
Stanford has won 15 straight over Oregon since 2004.