STANFORD, Calif. — Paul Westhead's Oregon players left him completely baffled. Even if Stanford had plenty to do with the coach's bewilderment.
Just when the much-improved, healthy-at-last Ducks seemed on a nice roll heading into Pac-12 Conference play, they ran right into powerhouse Stanford and All-American Chiney Ogwumike.
Ogwumike had 33 points and 14 boards to become the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder, and No. 4 Stanford beat Oregon 96-66 on Friday night in the conference opener for both schools.
After this blowout on both ends of the floor, Westhead was left to wonder how his team might respond going forward.
"I have no idea, but I can tell you right now I flat out didn't expect this," Westhead said. "Tardy defense to mediocre offense and you get 60-some points. It's a joke."
Bonnie Samuelson came off the bench to match her career best of six 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 21 points as the Cardinal (12-1, 1-0) kicked off the conference schedule with a dominant win at Maples Pavilion after another impressive preseason.
Ogwumike has 1,271 rebounds and moved past Pedersen's previous conference and Stanford record of 1,266.
No. 23 California 72, Oregon State 63
At Berkeley, Calif., Brittany Boyd scored 25 points, seven in the final six minutes as California held off Oregon State in both schools' Pac-12 opener.
Boyd, an All-Pac-12 player a year ago, converted a three-point play with 5:42 left to lift the Golden Bears into a tie at 48, then converted a pair of layups as part of a 11-1 run that put Cal in control of the game. Cal converted 9 of 11 from the line to secure the victory.
Men's Top 25
No. 9 Baylor 80, Savannah St. 50
At Waco,Texas, reserve Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, leading Baylor.
Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as Baylor won its 12th consecutive home game.
Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers in the first half and scored 15 points for Savannah State (2-12).
Baylor improved to 25-9 in January since 2009-10.