Player of year? Ogwumike could be good fit

Updated: December 21, 2011, 2:53 AM ET
By Michelle Smith

STANFORD, Calif. -- Nneka Ogwumike came off the court with 57 seconds left in the game. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer smiled, lifted her chin knowingly at her 6-foot-4 senior forward and hugged her. No words.

What was there to say?

Forty-two points. Seventeen rebounds. And less than a minute later, the fourth-ranked Cardinal were celebrating their 97-80 victory over No. 6 Tennessee at Maples Pavilion.

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