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No. 2 Stanford beats Arizona St 52-43 in Pac-12

By Beth Harris

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 9 2012 3:20 p.m. MST

LOS ANGELES — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and second-ranked Stanford overcame its worst shooting of the season to beat Arizona State 52-43 Friday in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.

Ogwumike's younger sister, Chiney, added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the top-seeded Cardinal (30-1), who advanced to Saturday's title game at Staples Center in pursuit of their ninth tournament championship.

But the Cardinal hardly resembled their usually dominant selves, shooting a season-low 29 percent while missing all 10 3-pointers. Their 52 points just missed the record of 51 for fewest scored in a win.

Kali Bennett scored 10 points and Micaela Pickens added 10 for fourth-seeded Arizona State (20-11). Leading scorer Kimberly Brandon, who averages 10.1 points, was held scoreless.

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