Women's College Basketball

 
                  === Stanford rallies past North Carolina ===
 
 Stanford,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) - Chiney  Ogwumike scored 20 points to help
 the  Stanford  Cardinal overcome a 13-point  deficit and claim a 74-65 victory
 over  the  North Carolina  Tar Heels  in the  last regional  final of the NCAA
 Tournament at Maples Pavilion.
 
 Ogwumike also collected 10 rebounds for the second-seeded Cardinal (33-3), who
 advance to take on undefeated Connecticut in the national semifinals on Sunday
 in  Nashville.  Mikaela Ruef added 17  points and nine rebounds, Amber Orrange
 netted  14  points and Bonnie  Samuelson chipped in  13 for Stanford, which is
 making its sixth Final Four appearance in the last seven seasons.
 
 Allisha  Gray  led the fourth-seeded  Tar Heels  (27-10) with 19 points, while
 Diamond DeShields tacked on 13.
 
 North  Carolina owned the first half, pushing its lead to as many as 13 points
 in  the frame  while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor, including a 7-of-13
 showing from 3-point range. Stanford only shot at a 41.4 percent clip, but cut
 the deficit to 36-30 at halftime.
 
 The  Cardinal wasted no time in the second half, using a 10-2 run early in the
 period  to  pull ahead for  the first  time since they  led 2-0 in the opening
 minute. The Tar Heels rallied themselves and retook the lead (63-62) with four
 minutes  to play,  but Stanford ended the game  on a 12-2 run to close out the
 victory.
 
 Stanford  benefited from  a 15-7  scoring edge  off of  turnovers and  a 26-14
 advantage on points in the paint.
 
 
 
 04/02 00:02:55 ET

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