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Utah Ready For Second-Ranked Stanford on Saturday - Midweek Update

Iwalani Rodrigues led Utah with 23 points against California.

Iwalani Rodrigues led Utah with 23 points against California.

Feb. 24, 2012

Utah vs. Stanford (Maples Pavilion)
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m. PT
Radio: ESPN 700 AM/ESPN700Sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Video available at http://www.gostanford.com/allaccess/ (Pay site)

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Last Time Out
Utah struggled in the second half in a 60-46 loss to California on Thursday evening.

The score was tied 27-27 at halftime before Cal opened the second half on a 17-0 run, taking a 44-27 lead before Michelle Plouffe scored the Utes first points of the second half with a layup with 11:56 remaining. Although Utah was able to cut the lead down to 10 in the final minutes of the game, the Bears pulled back ahead in the final seconds.

Iwalani Rodrigues led Utah with 23 points. Taryn Wicijowski had 17 points and a team-high 12 rebounds.

The Utes fall to 13-13 overall, 6-9 in the Pac-12 with the loss.

Stanford Update
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 23 points and 11 rebounds and sister Chiney Ogwumike added 18 points and seven rebounds as second-ranked Stanford survived a slow start to roll past Colorado 68-46 on Thursday night.

Stanford closed an ugly, physical first half ahead 26-18 despite shooting only 31.6 percent and committing 15 turnovers. In the second half, the Ogwumike sisters each had a pair of high-driving layups and Amber Orrange's three-point play over Julie Seabrook with 16:29 remaining started highlighted the huge spurt that put Stanford ahead 45-20.

Stanford clinched the Pac-12 title with the win, going to 25-1 overall and 16-0 in the conference.

News and Notes
Taryn Wicijowski had her eighth double-double of the season against Cal. Her eight double-doubles are tied for sixth in the conference.
• Wicijowski is fourth in the league in rebounding (8.6), while Michelle Plouffe ranks sixth in the category (8.0). Plouffe is eighth in the league in scoring (14.0) while Wicijowski is 10th in the category (13.0).
Iwalani Rodrigues hit the 20-point plateau for the second time this season against Cal.
• Rodrigues continues to lead the conference in minutes played (36.6), while ranking third in three-point field goals per game (2.0).
Cheyenne Wilson started the second game of her career against Cal.
Janita Badon, who leads the Pac-12 in assists (5.7), missed the first game of her career against Cal (sprained knee).



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