The Stanford women wasted little time earning their first win since claiming the No. 1 ranking this past week, dispatching Long Beach State 77-41 Sunday at Maples Pavilion.
"It (No. 1 ranking) didn't change anything," said Joslyn Tinkle, who led all scorers with 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. "It motivated us more. We are fighting to do everything we can to maintain it. ... The target is just going to get bigger and bigger."
Pac-12 player of the week and espnW national player of the week Chiney Ogwumike chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds, Amber Orrange had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Taylor Greenfield added 11 points.
This was the first time these teams had met since 1993, when the Cardinal won 122-49 and set a still-standing single-game school scoring record.
Long Beach State (3-3), which shot 27.3 percent, was led by Alex Sanchez with 14 points.
Stanford (6-0) extended its home winning streak to 81 games. But the Cardinal won't see the home court much over the next six weeks, as it is playing only two home games in December and won't be back until January after the Pac-12 season begins.
"We want to play great competition," said Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer. "So, we are playing at Gonzaga, at South Carolina and at Tennessee. The tough road games will help us in the Pac-12 and hopefully here at the NCAAs."
The Cardinal used 10 players in the first half as it jumped to a 49-20 lead. The 49ers were limited
Orrange scored the first seven points of the game.
"Our philosophy going into this game was to take away the 3-pointer and pack in on Chiney and let Amber shoot," said Long Beach State coach Jody Wynn. "She started out 3 for 3. What are you going to do?"
Stanford finished shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and owned the boards with a 43-32 rebounding advantage.
San Diego 91, San Jose State 52: Ta'Rea Cunnigan scored 20 points and Emily Schill had 18 for the Spartans (2-3), but they couldn't overcome 60 percent shooting by the host Toreros (3-1).
San Diego shot 39 of 65 from the floor while SJSU shot 17 of 64 (27 percent).
The Toreros took control early with a 16-0 run for an 18-2 lead.
Indiana 101, Ball State 53: Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help the No. 1 Hoosiers (6-0) rout the visiting Cardinals (2-2).
Syracuse 87, Colgate 51: James Southerland scored 18 points and Michael Carter-Williams had 13 assists as the No. 6 Orange (4-0) defeated the visiting Raiders (3-4).
Michigan State 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 60: Keith Appling scored 19 points to help the No. 15 Spartans (5-1) hold off the visiting Ragin' Cajuns (2-4).
Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67: Elias Harris scored 24 points and Kevin Pangos added 23 as the No. 17 Bulldogs (6-0) defeated the Wildcats (3-3) in the final of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Louisville: Senior center Gorgui Dieng is out indefinitely with a broken left wrist.
No record this time: Grinnell College's Jack Taylor, who scored an NCAA-record 138 points in a game Tuesday, settled for 21 Sunday in a 131-116 loss to William Penn.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.