No. 1 Stanford stunned by Colorado for first loss

    Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.

The No. 1-ranked Stanford women’s basketball team lost for the first time this season Sunday, falling 77-72 in overtime at Colorado as the Buffaloes posted their first-ever win over a top-ranked team.

This was the Buffaloes’ fifth victory in 26 meetings with Stanford and their first since Colorado became a member of the Pac-12 in 2011-12. They were 0-16 previously against the Cardinal in Pac-12 play.

The last time Colorado beat Stanford was in the 2002 Sweet 16, when the Buffaloes were still in the Big 12.

Senior Mya Hollingshed led Colorado (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) with a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds.

Lexie Hull had 19 points to lead Stanford (11-1, 8-1). Haley Jones, who missed the Cardinal’s victory at Utah on Friday for an undisclosed reason, returned to the starting lineup and had 16 points.

This was the second consecutive season that Stanford lost to an unranked team as No. 1.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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