So close, yet so far. The Stanford men’s basketball team battled wire-to-wire with the best team in the country, the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats (21-0, 8-0 Pac-12), on Wednesday night, but fell just short, 60-57. With the win, Arizona extended its school-record winning streak to 21 games.
One of the paradoxical things about sports is that although the outcome so depends on things outside your control — chance, the weather, whether the opponent has gotten food poisoning — athletes almost never ascribe their victories to dumb luck.
The Stanford men’s tennis team defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3, on Friday evening at Taube Tennis Stadium. No. 12 Stanford improved to 10-5 (1-1 Pac-10) with the victory while No. 31 Tulsa fell to 14-6. The Cardinal wrapped up the weekend in Tucson, dealing the Arizona Wildcats a 5-2 loss.