PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead No. 6 Stanford to an 86-69 win over 16th-ranked Purdue and earn Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 899th career victory.
With her next win, the Hall of Famer will become the fifth women’s basketball coach to reach the 900-win milestone, joining Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt.
VanDerveer will get her first opportunity Wednesday when the Cardinal (5-1) face Florida Gulf Coast.
Ogwumike got in early foul trouble, playing only nine minutes in the first half. Stanford led just 40-35 at the break before the senior All-American got going. She made nine of her 11 shots from the field as the Cardinal shot 62 percent for the game.
KK Houser scored 20 points while Courtney Moses added 12 to lead Purdue (4-1).