STANFORD — Brittany McPhee scored 18 points and No. 17 Stanford beat Utah 70-49 on Friday night for the Cardinal’s fifth consecutive victory.
Marta Sniezek made all three of her shots from the arc and scored 11 points with four assists and Nadia Fingall added 10 points and six rebounds for Stanford (17-8, 11-2 Pac-12), which has won eight of its last nine games and is now 23-0 against Utah dating to the teams’ first meeting in 1986.
The Cardinal entered the game tied for first with Oregon and UCLA, who were also in action Friday night.
Daneesha Provo scored 14 points and Emily Potter 12 for the Utes (15-9, 6-7), who have lost four of their past five.
Stanford took off to a 39-15 halftime lead, boosted by a 20-2 run over 10 minutes during which McPhee scored seven points and Utah missed on all eight of its field-goal attempts while turning the ball over eight times.
Stanford never led by fewer than 15 in the second half and was ahead by 29 in the fourth quarter.