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Women's Basketball: Stanford defeats UCLA, 64-55, to win Pac-10 tournament

March 12, 2011 |  1:40 pm


Second-ranked Stanford overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat seventh-ranked UCLA, 64-55, in the championship game of the Pacific Life Pac-10 women's basketball tournament on Saturday at Staples Center.

Stanford (29-2) extended its winning streak against Pac-10 opponents to 57 games and won its eighth tournament title in 10 years.

UCLA (27-4) appeared on the verge of possibly winning the title for the first time since 2006 when the Bruins took a 30-21 halftime lead.

But Stanford, which had not trailed at halftime since a Dec. 19 loss at Tennessee, came back behind freshman guard Toni Kokenis, who scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half.

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-- Gary Klein

Photo: UCLA forward Atonye Nyingifa grabs a rebound alongside Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike in the first half Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images