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Top-seeded Stanford routs Michigan, moves on

STANFORD, Calif. — Joslyn Tinkle made a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points in her final home game at Maples Pavilion, and top-seeded Stanford used a spectacular perimeter shooting performance to rout No. 8 seed Michigan 73-40 on Tuesday night and reach the Spokane Regional semifinals.

Chiney Ogwumike scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on a night when the Cardinal's shooters took the pressure off just as coach Tara VanDerveer has been hoping they would.

Sara James shut down Michigan star Kate Thompson and scored nine points, and Stanford (33-2) won its 19th straight game to set up a matchup with fourth-seeded Georgia on Saturday and move a step closer to the program's goal of a sixth straight Final Four.

Jenny Ryan scored 11 points for Michigan (22-11) in her final college game.

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