LOS ANGELES — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jayne Appel added 15 points and No. 2 Stanford rolled to a 70-46 victory over 23rd-ranked UCLA on Sunday, winning its eighth Pac-10 women’s basketball tournament championship in nine title-game appearances.

The Cardinal (31-1) earned the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament, where they’ll be appearing for the 23rd consecutive year.

Stanford became the first Pac-10 team to go undefeated in 18 regular-season games and win the league tourney title, even if the Cardinal looked sloppy at times with 15 turnovers.

Appel started after coming off the bench in two previous games because of a sprained ankle.

“When it comes to tourney time, there is no excuse. We’re ready,” said Appel.

Reserve Ashley Cimino, the former McAuley High standout, had one rebound for Stanford.

Jasmine Dixon scored 20 points before fouling out with 5:18 left for the Bruins (24-8).


(11) TEXAS A&M 74, (12) OKLAHOMA 67: Tyra White had all of her 16 points in the first half and Danielle Adams scored 17 of her 19 in the second, helping Texas A&M (25-7) hold off Oklahoma (23-10) in the Big 12 tournament final at Kansas City, Mo.


JAMES MADISON 67, OLD DOMINION 53: Dawn Evans scored 25 points to lead James Madison (26-6) past Old Dominion (18-13) in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title game at Harrisonburg, Va.


NORTHERN IOWA 54, CREIGHTON 53: Lizzie Boeck hit two free throws with 7.1 seconds left, giving Northern Iowa (17-15) a victory over Creighton (20-10) in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final at St. Charles, Mo.


UNE SWEEPS MITCHELL: Angie Damon had six hits as the Nor’easters opened their season by beating Mitchell (1-5) twice at Celebration, Fla.

Erin Lyons struck out eight as UNE won the opener, 3-1.

Amber Zablowsky had four strikeouts to lead UNE to a 2-1 victory in Game 2, and Damon had an RBI single.


PITTSBURGH 7, MAINE 5: The Black Bears (10-17) rallied for four runs in their final at-bat and had the tying runners on base before falling short at Clearwater, Fla.

Alexis Souhlaris had a two-run triple, and Terren Hall and Margaret Hilton each had an RBI single in Maine’s rally.


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