9:50 PM ET, March 26, 2013
Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California
Tinkle shines in Stanford victory
STANFORD, Calif. -- Kim Barnes Arico gets it now. You don't play zone defense against Stanford.The Cardinal knocked down 3-pointers from all over the floor, and even well behind the arc, while Michigan's star shooter hardly got an open look all night.The Wolverines couldn't keep up.Joslyn Tinkle connected for a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points in her final home game at Maples Pavilion, and top-seeded Stanford used a spectacular perimeter shooting performance to rout No. 8 seed Michigan 73-40 on Tuesday night for a spot in the Spokane Regional semifinals."Looking at their last couple games, they hadn't made that many 3s, but teams were playing man," said Barnes Arico, the Wolverines' coach. "I see why they were playing man."
Smith: Stanford shoots into Sweet 16
A pep talk from former Stanford star Candice Wiggins convinced Stanford to embrace the pressure of their No. 1 seed. The Cardinal responded by playing their best team ball of the season, writes Michelle Smith.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||14-48 (.292)||28-52 (.538)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-16 (.188)||12-25 (.480)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-9 (1.000)||5-6 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||3 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|