Stanford women reach fifth consecutive Final Four

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Stanford’s back in the women’s Final Four. Again.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 29 points and had nine rebounds in an 81-69 win Monday night against Duke, sending the Cardinal to the Final Four for the fifth straight season. Her sister, Chiney, added 12 rebounds and grabbed 17 rebounds.

The Cardinal had little trouble in this one, scoring with ease on various jumpers and putbacks in staking a 40-25 halftime lead. Duke (27-6) tried a zone to slow down the Ogwumikes, but it didn’t work when Amber Orrange and Toni Kokenis were able to find plenty of seams to drive and dish.

Stanford (35-1) has won 32 in a row. It’ll face unbeaten Baylor on Sunday in Denver. A win would move it one step closer to its first national title since 1992.

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