Flying high after throttling Utah on Sunday evening, the men’s basketball team faces its most important game of the season to date tonight as the Card welcomes No. 10 Oregon to Maples Pavilion. Recent history is not in Stanford’s favor. You have to go back to January of 2011 to find Stanford’s last win over a ranked opponent, an upset of then-No. 17 Washington, and the Card has lost four games in a row against top-25 teams. The last time Stanford beat a top-10 team was 2008, and the last home upset of a top-10 team came in 2007.
The Stanford men’s basketball team controlled the first 35 minutes of its matchup against Oregon, but in the last five the Cardinal couldn’t stop forward E.J. Singler, as the junior scored 10 straight points to help the Ducks squeak out a 68-64 win.
Following a disappointing weekend in southern California, the Stanford men’s basketball team is back on the Farm. Currently plagued by a three-game losing streak, the Card (10-8, 3-4 Pac-10) now enters a four-game conference homestand–a rare scheduling occurrence that could provide the team with a favorable opportunity to pick up a few key wins and get back on track.