The No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball team (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) rolled to two consecutive dominant victories against its Pac-12 rivals from Arizona over the weekend. Coming off of a surprising loss against the Washington Huskies last week, the Cardinal regained focus and bounced back to ensure that the loss had not thrown them off track.
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The No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball team (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12) is in relatively uncharted territory right now. Sunday’s loss to Washington marked the first loss in nearly three months and only the second conference loss since 2009 for the Cardinal women. Unfortunately, there is no rest for the weary, as the Cardinal will play host to No. 15 Arizona State (20-4, 9-3) tonight in what looks to be a challenging matchup for the Pac-12 leaders.
Many years ago, French botanist Andre Aubreville wrote, “The desert always menaces.” And for the Stanford women’s basketball team, that fact was never truer than on Thursday night.
First the coaches, and now the media, have chosen the No. 5 Stanford women’s basketball team to capture its 11th consecutive conference title in the inaugural Pac-12 season. In the Preseason Media Poll, released by the conference on Tuesday, the Cardinal received all 11 first-place votes for 131 total points.