2014–15 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team

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2014–15 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball
Stanford plain block "S" logo.svg
Pac-12 Tournament Champions
NCAA Women's Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 14
2014–15 record 26–10 (13–5 Pac-12)
Head coach Tara VanDerveer (29th year)
Assistant coach Amy Tucker
Assistant coach Kate Paye
Assistant coach Tempie Brown
Home arena Maples Pavilion
Seasons
2014–15 Pac-12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Oregon State 16 2   .889     27 5   .844
#9 Arizona State 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
#14 Stanford 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
#24 California 13 5   .722     23 10   .697
Washington 11 7   .611     23 10   .697
UCLA 8 10   .444     19 18   .514
Washington State 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
USC 7 11   .389     15 15   .500
Colorado 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Oregon 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
Arizona 3 15   .167     10 20   .333
Utah 3 15   .167     9 22   .290
2015 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team will represent Stanford University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cardinal, led by twenty-ninth year head coach Tara VanDerveer, played their home games at the Maples Pavilion and were a members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 26–10, 13–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place. They won the Pac-12 Women's Tournament to earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Cal State Northridge in the first round, Oklahoma in the second round before losing to Notre Dame in the sweet sixteen.

Previous Season[edit]

The Stanford Cardinal finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 33–4, with a record of 17–1 in the Pac-12 regular season to win their 24th Pac-12 regular season title. In the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament, the Cardinal were defeated by USC, 72–68 in the semifinals. They were invited to the 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament, making their 27th straight appearance. They lost in the final for to the 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament champion to Connecticut, 75-56.

Off Season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Year Hometown Notes
Mikaela Ruef 3 F 6'3" RS Senior Beavercreek, OH Graduated/2014 WNBA Draft
Chiney Ogwumike 13 F 6'4" Senior Cypress, TX Graduated/2014 WNBA Draft
Sara James 21 G 5'10" Senior El Dorado Hills, CA Graduated

2014 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Taylor Rooks
W
Warren, New Jersey Gill St. Bernard's School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) N/A  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 98
Brittany McPhee
W
Normandy Park, Washington Mount Rainier High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) N/A  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Kaylee Johnson
F
Casper, Wyoming Natrona County High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) N/A  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Green, AlexAlex Green 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) RS Jr Bishop Lynch Dallas, TX
G 1 Thompson, LiliLili Thompson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Timberview Mansfield, TX
F 4 Greenfield, TaylorTaylor Greenfield 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Ballard Community Huxley, IA
F 5 Johnson, KayleeKaylee Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Natrona County Casper, WY
G 10 Roberson, BrianaBriana Roberson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Troy Fullerton, CA
G 12 McPhee, BrittanyBrittany McPhee 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Mount Rainier Normandy Park, WA
G 23 Camp, JasmineJasmine Camp 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) RS Jr Chamblee Ellenwood, GA
F 24 McCall, EricaErica McCall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Ridgeview Bakersfield, CA
F 25 Payne, EricaErica Payne 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Carondelet Concord, CA
G 31 Rooks, TaylorTaylor Rooks 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Gill St. Bernard's Warren, NJ
F 32 Johnson, KaileeKailee Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Central Catholic Portland, OR
G 33 Orrange, AmberAmber Orrange 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr Westbury Christian Houston, TX
F/C 34 Picknell, TessTess Picknell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jr South Medford Medford, OR
F 41 Samuelson, BonnieBonnie Samuelson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Edison Huntington Beach, CA
F 44 Samuelson, KarlieKarlie Samuelson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So Mater Dei Huntington Beach, CA
Head coach

Tara VanDerveer

Assistant coach(es)

Amy Tucker
Kate Paye
Tempie Brown


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/02/2014*
2:00 PM
No. 6 Vanguard W 105–50 
Maples Pavilion (2,605)
Stanford, CA
11/08/2014*
2:00 PM
No. 6 UC San Diego W 74–51 
Maples Pavilion (2,072)
Stanford, CA
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/14/2014*
5:30 PM
No. 6 Boston College W 96–63  1–0
Maples Pavilion (3,278)
Stanford, CA
11/17/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 No. 1 Connecticut W 88–86 OT 2–0
Maples Pavilion (5,367)
Stanford, CA
11/20/2014*
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 6 No. 10 Texas L 81–87 OT 2–1
Maples Pavilion (3,674)
Stanford, CA
11/24/2014*
6:00 PM
No. 5 at New Mexico W 70–65  3–1
The Pit (6,594)
Albuquerque, NM
11/28/2014*
4:00 PM
No. 5 vs. No. 11 North Carolina
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
L 54–70  3–2
Stan Sheriff Center (N/A)
Honolulu, HI
11/29/2014*
6:30 PM
No. 5 at Hawaiʻi
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
W 86–73  4–2
Stan Sheriff Center (2,589)
Honolulu, HI
11/30/2014*
4:00 PM
No. 5 vs. Prairie View A&M
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
W 88–45  5–2
Stan Sheriff Center (N/A)
Honolulu, HI
12/14/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 7 Santa Clara W 82–43  6–2
Maples Pavilion (3,527)
Stanford, CA
12/17/2014*
3:00 PM
No. 7 at Chattanooga L 46–54  6–3
McKenzie Arena (2,128)
Chattanooga, TN
12/20/2014*
10:00 AM, SECN
No. 7 at No. 11 Tennessee L 40–59  6–4
Thompson–Boling Arena (13,056)
Knoxville, TN
12/22/2014*
2:00 PM
No. 16 UC Davis W 71–59  7–4
Maples Pavilion (3,375)
Stanford, CA
12/28/2014*
2:00 PM
No. 16 UC Santa Barbara W 90–34  8–4
Maples Pavilion (4,041)
Stanford, CA
Pac-12 Regular Season
01/03/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 15 Colorado W 62–55  9–4 (1–0)
Maples Pavilion (3,507)
Stanford, CA
01/05/2015
5:00 PM, P12N
No. 15 Utah W 55–44  10–4 (2–0)
Maples Pavilion (2,782)
Stanford, CA
01/09/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 15 at Washington W 60–56  11–4 (3–0)
Alaska Airlines Arena (2,677)
Seattle, WA
01/11/2015
1:00 PM, P12N
No. 15 at Washington State W 86–76 OT 12–4 (4–0)
Beasley Coliseum (1,098)
Pullman, WA
01/16/2015
8:00 PM, P12N
No. 13 Arizona W 77–47  13–4 (5–0)
Maples Pavilion (3,419)
Stanford, CA
01/19/2015
3:00 PM, P12N
No. 11 No. 13 Arizona State L 57–60  13–5 (5–1)
Maples Pavilion (3,546)
Stanford, CA
01/23/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 11 at UCLA W 79–70  14–5 (6–1)
Pauley Pavilion (1,837)
Los Angeles, CA
01/25/2015
5:00 PM, P12N
No. 11 at USC W 71–60  15–5 (7–1)
Galen Center (1,312)
Los Angeles, CA
01/31/2015
12:30 PM, P12N
No. 12 Washington State W 75–56  16–5 (8–1)
Maples Pavilion (3,118)
Stanford, CA
02/02/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 12 Washington W 82–69  17–5 (9–1)
Maples Pavilion (2,885)
Stanford, CA
02/06/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 12 at No. 10 Arizona State L 52–53  17–6 (9–2)
Wells Fargo Arena (3,339)
Tempe, AZ
02/08/2015
2:00 PM, P12N
No. 12 at Arizona L 57–60  17–7 (9–3)
McKale Center (1,359)
Tucson, AZ
02/13/2015
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 19 USC W 79–60  18–7 (10–3)
Maples Pavilion (3,403)
Stanford, CA
02/15/2015
4:30 PM, P12N
No. 19 UCLA W 68–50  19–7 (11–3)
Maples Pavilion (4,270)
Stanford, CA
02/18/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 18 at California W 59–47  20–7 (12–3)
Haas Pavilion (5,039)
Berkeley, CA
02/22/2015
1:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 California L 53–63  20–8 (12–4)
Maples Pavilion (5,209)
Stanford, CA
02/26/2015
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 19 at No. 7 Oregon State W 69–58  21–8 (13–4)
Gill Coliseum (6,157)
Corvallis, OR
03/01/2015
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 at Oregon L 55–62  21–9 (13–5)
Matthew Knight Arena (1,949)
Eugene, OR
Pac-12 Women's Tournament
03/06/2015
2:00 PM, P12N
No. 19 vs. UCLA
Quarterfinals
W 67–62  22–9
KeyArena (3,869)
Seattle, WA
03/07/2015
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 19 vs. No. 9 Arizona State
Semifinals
W 59–56  23–9
KeyArena (N/A)
Seattle, WA
03/08/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 vs. California
Championship Game
W 61–60  24–9
KeyArena (4,864)
Seattle, WA
NCAA Women's Tournament
03/21/2015*
3:41 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 Cal State Northridge
First Round
W 73–60  25–9
Maples Pavilion (N/A)
Stanford, CA
03/23/2015*
3:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 Oklahoma
Second Round
W 86–76  26–9
Maples Pavilion (2,532)
Stanford, CA
03/27/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 vs. No. 2 Notre Dame
Sweet Sixteen
L 60–81  26–10
Chesapeake Energy Arena (3,878)
Oklahoma City, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 6 6 5 8 7 7 16 15 15 13 11 12т 12 19 18 19 19 14 14
Coaches 6 1 4 9 7 7 15 15 14 13 16 15 14 19 19 19т 20 17 17

See also[edit]

2014–15 Stanford Cardinal men's basketball team

References[edit]