LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Washington defeated Stanford 85-76 in the NCAA Lexington Regional final to earn its first women’s basketball Final Four appearance.
The seventh-seeded Huskies scored the game’s first 12 points and stayed ahead the rest of the way. Washington (26-10) will play either Syracuse or Tennessee in an NCAA semifinal April 3 in Indianapolis.
Stanford, the No. 4 seed, was seeking its 13th Final Four appearance overall, and seventh in the last nine years.
Lili Thompson scored 19 points for Stanford (27-8). Erica McCall added 17 points — all in the second half –and 15 rebounds.
This marked the first regional final between two Pac-12 schools since Stanford beat Southern California 82-62 on its way to winning the national championship in 1992, when the conference was still known as the Pac-10.