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Stanford downs ASU, gains Pac-12 final

Mar 10, 2012 - 12:58 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Nnemkadi Ogwumike notched a game-best 24 points to go with 12 rebounds as No. 2 Stanford advanced to the Pac-12 final with a 52-43 victory over Arizona State.

Chiney Ogwumike added 12 points and a game-best 13 boards for the Cardinal (30-1), who will face California on Saturday.

Kali Bennett and Micaela Pickens scored 10 points each for the Sun Devils (20-11).

Arizona State shot a dismal 24 percent in the first half and found itself down 29-15 at the break.

But the Sun Devils hung tough in the second half, eventually whittling a 12- point deficit to six, 46-40, on a Deja Mann layup with 49 seconds to play.

Stanford then hit all six of its free throws down the stretch to lock up the victory.