Women's Basketball

Stanford Runs Past the Rebels

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Haley Jones had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help No. 2 Stanford rout UNLV 101-54 on Saturday.

After opening with a 108-40 victory over Cal Poly, the Cardinal have outscored its first two opponents by a combined 115 points.

The game was a reunion for Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and first-year Lady Rebels coach Lindy La Rocque, who played in four Final Fours with the Cardinal from 2009-12 and was an assistant at her alma mater until taking over at UNLV.

VanDerveer, who improved to 51-5 against her former assistants and 49-9 against her former players, also inched closer to history. The 67-year-old Hall of Fame coach has 1,096 career wins and is three victories shy of passing Pat Summitt (1,098) as the winningest coach in women's college basketball history.

Francesca Belibi added 15 points and seven rebounds, and Lexie Hull chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds for Stanford.

Nia Johnson led UNLV (1-2) with 14 points. Bailey Thomas had 10.

In addition to adding the Lady Rebels to its schedule, the Cardinal will 'host' Washington at the Thomas and Mack on the campus of UNLV on Sunday.