Following its successful sweep in the desert of Arizona and No. 14 Arizona State last weekend, No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball will welcome two familiar in-state foes to its home court this weekend, as Stanford’s two conference Southern California foes — the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans — will come to Maples this weekend to take on the Cardinal Friday and Monday, respectively.
On Friday night the Stanford women’s basketball team defeated USC 79-55 to ensure it kept joint share of top spot in the Pac-12 Conference with California, which earlier beat UCLA 79-51 across the other side of Los Angeles.
With wins against UCLA and USC, Stanford women’s basketball is back on top of the Pac-12 Conference, tied with Cal for first. A narrow victory over USC (7-10, 4-2 Pac-12) on Sunday provided a huge morale boost for the Card (16-2, 5-1 Pac-12) as it took down the Trojans 75-66 at Maples.
The Stanford women’s basketball team heads into weekend play ranked third in the Pac-12, the first time in seven seasons that the Card fail to lead the conference, after Cal broke its 81-game conference winning streak on Tuesday. A lot of weight is being placed on these two upcoming games as the Card (14-2, 3-1 Pac-12) looks to redeem itself against the only teams left undefeated in the conference — UCLA (13-2, 4-0) and USC (7-8, 4-0).