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Belibi Dunk Highlights No. 1 Stanford Rout of Montana State

Stanford's Fran Belibi prepares to dunk against Montana State's Taylor Janssen during the second quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament first-round game Friday, March 18, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Stanford's Fran Belibi prepares to dunk against Montana State's Taylor Janssen during the second quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament first-round game Friday, March 18, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
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Stanford, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford's freshmen have been joining everybody else in begging Francesca Belibi to dunk all season, insisting they came to school here just to see her do it.

Belibi obliged at last on the big March Madness stage, blocking a shot at the 3-point line then driving the length of the floor to slam the ball home with one hand for her third career dunk. The play thrilled her teammates and the awestruck home crowd in the second quarter of top-seeded Stanford's 78-37 win against 16th-seeded Montana State on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.