Twelve months later, the same Stanford team returns to Maples Pavilion with an added year of maturity, team chemistry and international experience thanks to a team trip to Spain and hopes of taking the newly created Pac-12 by storm.
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.
With the NCAA Tournament out of reach (barring a miraculous Pac-10 Tournament victory) and the NIT likely to pass on Stanford as well, the question has to be asked: was this a successful season?
Despite one of its sloppiest performances of the season, the Stanford men’s basketball team ended its home season with a 77-66 win over Seattle University Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion.
Behind its strongest all-around shooting display of the year and a dominant 31-point performance from redshirt junior forward Josh Owens, the Stanford men’s basketball team picked up a much-needed 88-71 victory over Oregon on Saturday night. With the win, the Card (14-14, 7-10 Pac-10) snapped a four-game losing streak–one more loss would have matched the program’s longest losing streak in 18 years–and improves to .500 on the season.
Home at Maples Pavilion for the second consecutive week, the Stanford men’s basketball team has its first opportunity to avenge an early-season loss tonight when it takes on No. 21 Arizona (18-4, 7-2 Pac-10) for the second time in just over three weeks.
In the first portion of its southern California road trip last night, the Stanford men’s basketball team suffered one of the most brutal losses it has experienced in the past several seasons. With a final score of 65-42, the Cardinal scored an uncharacteristically low number of points and fell to USC