BRIEFS: Men’s basketball opens season at Oracle Arena; ‘Goose’ Anderson named to Academic All-District Team
The last game the Stanford men’s basketball team played that counted was during NIT Finals in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Seven months after winning that tournament, the Cardinal will open its 2012-13 campaign with another matchup in an NBA venue when it meets San Francisco tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
For the first time in several years, Maples Pavilion on Sunday resembled the Maples Pavilion of old as the Stanford men’s basketball team held off archrival Cal on Senior Day.
Led by a dominant performance in the paint by senior forwards Jack Trotter and Andrew Zimmerman, the men’s basketball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 72-49 win over Seattle Thursday night.
Three Stanford junior forwards were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team. Jack Trotter was named to the first team, Josh Owens to the second team and Andrew Zimmermann to the honorable mention squad.
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.
Before deftly handling visiting California in its first Pac-10 matchup of the season on Sunday, the Stanford men’s basketball team had little time to relax during the holiday break, with five non-conference games in just over two weeks