No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball starts Pac-12 tournament play tonight against Washington State sitting in the top seed position, having just won the regular-season Pac-12… Continue Reading »
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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.
Neither team dominated the other until Stanford (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12) took charge in the remaining six minutes of play to capture the win over the rivaled Golden Bears (12-2, 2-1 Pac-12). In the past Stanford has beaten Cal by an average of 19.2 points, but this game went down to the wire, with numerous ties and lead changes as both teams came out hungry for a win.
Last night, the Stanford women’s basketball team defeated archrival Cal 86-61 in the harsh atmosphere of the Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.
At Maples Pavilion last night, Stanford finished off the home schedule of the 2011-12 season, defeating nonconference opponent Seattle University 76-52 and extending its unblemished record at home to five straight seasons and 79 games.
This weekend the Stanford women’s basketball team faces cross-Bay rival California in a crucial contest at home.
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.