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Stanford wins 1st NCAA women's title in 29 years

Top-seeded Stanford narrowly defeated No. 3 Arizona, 54-53, in the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night, giving the team its third national championship — and first since 1992.

Haley Jones scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for Stanford, with Lexie Hull and Cameron Brink following behind with 10 points each. Arizona's Aari McDonald finished the game with 22 points, but missed a three-pointer right at the buzzer.

With 1,125 victories under her belt, Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer — who also led the team to titles in 1990 and 1992 — has the most wins in women's college basketball history.