Fran Belibi sweetened Stanford’s 78-37 rout of Montana State in the first round Friday night, throwing down the third dunk in NCAA Women’s Tournament history.
The Stanford junior went coast to coast in the second quarter, blocking a Bobcat shot before charging up the floor for a one-handed slam. The dunk was the third of Belibi’s career and the first in the NCAA Tournament since Brittney Griner’s in 2013. Candace Parker previously dunked in a tournament game with Tennessee in 2006.
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Belibi notched 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Hannah Jump led the Cardinal with 15 points, while Cameron Brink had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Lexie Hull contributed 13 points and five assists.
The No. 1 seed Cardinal advanced to the second round, where they will meet No. 8 Kansas on Sunday at Maples Pavilion.