BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had 34 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 4 Stanford over No. 17 Colorado 87-77 on Sunday.
Karlie Samuelson had 17 of her 19 points in the first half for the Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12), who improved to 11-4 all-time against the Buffs.
Jamie Swann had a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second career double-double for Colorado (11-3, 1-2). Arielle Roberson added 19 points.
This was Ogwumike’s eighth 30-point game and sixth over the past seven games.
Stanford shot for 51 percent (18-for-35) in the first half and finished 45 percent (28-for-62) for the game. Stanford led throughout but the Buffaloes hung around to the end.
Colorado got within seven points with just over a minute to go but the Cardinal held on with Mikaela Ruef hitting 3 of 4 foul shots before two free throws by the Buffs’ Lexy Kresl. Ogwumike added a jumper to finish the game.
The Cardinal took over the game when Samuelson entered in the first half and hit two straight 3-pointers leading to a 10-2 run.
Samuelson and Roberson were assessed technical fouls at 1:27 in the first half.
Colorado was without Jasmine Sborov because of a broken right foot. Sborov had started all 14 games for the Buffs.