After dropping a pair of close home games to UCLA and USC, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team desperately needs to finish conference play on a high note. With March Madness just around the corner and the possibility of earning an at-large bid appearing increasingly unrealistic, Stanford must focus on picking up a couple of conference wins on the road this week in order to improve its seed for the Pac-12 tournament.
UCLA rode into Maples Pavilion on Saturday afternoon with the Pac-12’s highest scoring offense, and Stanford’s defense was barely even a speed bump in the… Continue Reading »
In a scene that was far too familiar for Stanford fans, a last-second shot didn’t drop for Chasson Randle and the Cardinal (15-10, 6-6 Pac-12) was once again upset by USC on Thursday night, 65-64, throwing its NCAA Tournament chances at least partially out the window.
The road to a March Madness invitation continues Saturday night when the Cardinal (14-9, 5-5 Pac-12) travels to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-5, 7-3 Pac-12).
For just over 35 minutes, Stanford was the best men’s basketball team in the Pac-12. But No.7 Arizona put the Cardinal in its place by closing out a 73-66 battle at a packed McKale Memorial Center—one of the toughest arenas to visit in college basketball—on Wednesday night.