Balance carries Cardinal past Zags

Impressive win gives coach Tara VanDerveer even more to celebrate

Originally Published: December 14, 2013
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford celebrated Tara VanDerveer's 900th career victory Saturday at Maples Pavilion. And coach bought the pizza.

She picked up the tab for everyone. Her players, her staff, even the arena workers who would be staying for the night to work the doubleheader with the men's basketball team.

It was an overdue occasion to honor of the Hall of Famer, who became the fifth women's coach to win 900 games with a victory before Thanksgiving in Mexico. And it was the appropriate ...

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