Stanford beats Arizona for women's basketball national title, ends 29-year drought

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Stanford women’s basketball ended a 29-year national championship on Sunday, defeating Arizona 55-54.

It was the first time Tara VanDerveer’s team has won a championship since 1992.

Haley Jones led the Cardinal with 17 points. Cam Brink and Lacie Hull had 10 points each.

Aari McDonald had one last chance to give the Wildcats a victory. She received the inbounds pass with about 6 seconds left in the game. She was then met with two Cardinal defenders and had to put up a fadeaway heave and it nearly went in.

McDonald led all scorers with 22 points on 5-of-21 from the floor. He added three rebounds two assists.

Shaina Pennington added 15 points off the bench.

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