Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Amber Orrange poured in 20 points, including
the game-winning layup with seven seconds left to lift No. 4 Stanford over
UCLA, 51-49, in the championship of the Pac-12 Tournament on Sunday at Key
Bonnie Samuelson added nine points for the Cardinal (31-2), who earned their
seventh straight tourney crown and 10th overall.
Markel Walker led the 14th-ranked Bruins (25-7) with 16 points and seven
rebounds, while Atonye Nyingifa added 10 points and nine boards for UCLA,
which has lost to Stanford in three of the last four Pac-12 title games.
UCLA led by seven, 44-37, with 7:18 to play before Stanford stormed back with
an 8-0 spurt, capped by six straight points from Orrange to grab a 45-44 edge
with just under three minutes left.
The teams exchanged buckets from there, as Walker's layup with 36 seconds left
tied the game at 49-49.
Orrange, though, would have the final say, as she finished a layup with seven
seconds left to put Stanford in front.
Walker got a look at a jumper at the other end, but it was off the mark, and
the Cardinal escaped with the Pac-12 Tournament title.
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