No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball (19-1, 8-0 Pac-12) recently faced what some were expecting to be two difficult tests when it took on No. 15 Arizona State last week and played USC on Monday to determine which team would sit atop the Pac-12.
It is a commonly held belief in sports that it is very challenging to beat the same team twice in a row. Stanford’s football team was able to pull off the difficult double against UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship. The women’s basketball team was not so fortunate; after beating rival California on Tuesday, the Cardinal (14-2, 3-1 Pac-12) came up short on Sunday, 67-55.