Stanford Holds Off Arizona 54-53 to Win Women’s NCAA Title
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Stanford Cardinal are national champions in women’s basketball for the third time and first in 29 years.
Haley Jones scored 17 points as the Cardinal held off PAC-12 rival Arizona, 54-53.
Stanford built a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter before Arizona cut it to 51-50 on star guard Aari McDonald’s 3-pointer. After a timeout, Jones answered with a three-point play with 2:24 left to close the Cardinal scoring.
Lexie Hull chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford.
McDonald had a team-high 22 points for the Wildcats.