Posted March 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Chiney Ogwumike is accustomed to doing a little bit of everything for Stanford. The Cardinal needed all she had to get past the first round of the NCAA tournament - especially the spark she brings on both ends of the floor. Ogwumike scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and top-seeded Stanford pulled away in the second half to survive a hard-fought effort by 16th-seeded Tulsa for a 72-56 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. Amber Orrange added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cardinal (32-2), who needed more than a half to get rolling while playing at home in Maples Pavilion coming off final exams and a two-week layoff since winning the Pac-12 tournament. Conference Player of the Year Ogwumike took charge in Stanford's quest for a sixth straight Final Four after her big sister, Nneka, became the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft and the league's rookie of the year with the Los Angeles Sparks. Up next for Stanford is a second-round date wit...
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