Stanford's Orrange named a finalist for Lieberman Award

Stanford point guard Amber Orrange was named one of 22 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday.

Orrange is one of two Pac-12 point guards on the list for the honor, given annually to the top point guard in the nation. California's Brittany Boyd is also on the list. This year's winner will be announced at the Final Four in Nashville.

Behind Orrange's leadership at the point, Stanford has captured its 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season title following this past weekend's sweep of USC and UCLA.

The Cardinal, 26-2 overall this year, averages 77.8 points per game, second-best in the Pac-12, while Orrange leads the team with a 3.00 assist-to-turnover ratio and 4.71 assists per game. Her assist-to-turnover ratio ranked third in the country through the most recent national statistical update (Feb. 20), and leads the Pac-12 while she is second in the conference in assists per game.

The Houston native has also upped her scoring contributions to the Cardinal, averaging 9.7 points per game while hitting on nearly 35 percent of her 3-point attempts (22-for-63). Defensively, she paces the Cardinal with 46 steals as Stanford leads the Pac-12 with just 59.8 points allowed per game.

In other women's basketball news, Stanford senior Chiney Ogwumike earned her eighth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season and the 17th of her career.

Ogwumike, one of the leading candidates for national player of the year, paced a pair of Stanford road comebacks in a sweep of USC and UCLA. Ogwumike averaged 26.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.00 blocks over the victories, which included Stanford making up a 19-point deficit Friday night at USC to defeat the Trojans, 64-59.

Stanford, with the Pac-12 Tournament's top seed already in hand, finishes the regular season at Maples Pavilion this week by hosting Washington Thursday at 8 p.m. and Washington State Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.

— Stanford Athletics


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