Call it a night of missed opportunities. The Stanford men’s basketball team struggled from the outset in its matchup against UCLA (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) on Thursday, falling to the Bruins 91-74 in a disappointing performance that snapped a three-game conference win streak. It marked Stanford’s 16th loss in its last 17 games in Los Angeles against either UCLA or USC.
When opportunity comes a-knockin’, it’s usually best to open the door. The Stanford men’s basketball team finds itself on the verge of a breakthrough, winners of three straight conference games and possessors of some newfound confidence. The Cardinal (12-5, 3-2 Pac-12) will travel to UCLA (14-4, 3-2) and USC (9-9, 0-5) this week with a chance to extend that winning streak, and in the process, do something the team has never done during head coach Johnny Dawkins’ tenure on the Farm: win four straight conference games.
UCLA rode into Maples Pavilion on Saturday afternoon with the Pac-12’s highest scoring offense, and Stanford’s defense was barely even a speed bump in the… Continue Reading »