To borrow an old maxim, Chiney Ogwumike was doing Chiney Ogwumike things during the Stanford Cardinal's 79-60 win over the Washington State Cougars.
C&R already summed up Ogwumike's record performance in an earlier summary.
Chiney Ogwumike had a double-double by half time, with 17 points and 12 rebounds at the break. In fact, she ended the first half with a nifty steal and went coast-to-coast for the lay in to bring Stanford up 35-23. Chiney would end up with 23 points and 21 rebounds for the game. It was her second career 20-20 game. It was the first time in Pac-12 tournament history a player had a 20-20 game. It was also a single-game rebounding record. And, there was a stretch of seven and a half minutes to start the second where she was scoreless.
Chalk up four assists, so it is nice to see Chiney can also pass when double or tripled teamed. One was especially purty when Sara James threw a ball half the distance of the court to a Stanford three on none. Chiney caught it and whipped it behind her back to her twin, Tinkle for the easy lay in. Even coach Tara VanDerveer cracked a smile at that one.
The Cardinal will face the Colorado Buffaloes, who beat the Washington Huskies 79-50 in the final game of the day, in the semifinals.