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Stanford women seek Pac-10 hoop record

 

The nationally No. 3-ranked Stanford women's basketball team will have a great opportunity to set a Pac-10 record for most consecutive victories when the Cardinal plays host to Washington State on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Stanford (11-0, 20-2) has won 48 straight conference games, tying its own Pac-10 mark last weekend with a 91-61 win at Arizona. The Cardinal's last loss in conference play was on Jan. 18, 2009, a 57-54 setback to host Cal.

Stanford is an overwhelming favorite to make it 49 straight conference wins against the Cougars (5-6, 7-16), a team that is 0-51 all-time against the Cardinal. Stanford beat WSU in Spokane in the teams' first meet, 94-50.

Also on the line is Stanford's homecourt winning streak of 56 straight victories, the second-longest in school history.

The team record is 59 in a row, accomplished from Nov. 25, 1994, through March 14, 1998. Saturday's 2 p.m. contest against visiting Washington could bring the Cardinal within one of tying its mark.

Thursday's contest will be Stanford's "Pink Zone" contest, in which all are encouraged to wear pink in support of raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The contest will be carried live on 90.1 KZSU.

Washington State comes into the game with momentum following a home sweep of the Oregon schools last weekend.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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