Despite an outstanding offensive performance by junior guard Chasson Randle, the Stanford men’s basketball team suffered its most disappointing loss of the season on Thursday night, falling to the Oregon State Beavers 81-72 in Corvallis, Ore. The loss drops Stanford (9-5) to 0-2 in the Pac-12, while the Beavers (9-6) move to 1-2 in the conference.
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After dropping a pair of close home games to UCLA and USC, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team desperately needs to finish conference play on a high note. With March Madness just around the corner and the possibility of earning an at-large bid appearing increasingly unrealistic, Stanford must focus on picking up a couple of conference wins on the road this week in order to improve its seed for the Pac-12 tournament.
After a 15-3 start, the Stanford men’s basketball team appeared to have stepped up into the top tier of the Pac-12, and all signs pointed toward a fight to make the NCAA Tournament. Two games later, and there are suddenly questions of whether the Cardinal has even improved very much since head coach Johnny Dawkins’ first year on the Farm.
Chasson Randle, the Class of 2015’s lone men’s basketball recruit, has comfortably settled into his starting role on the Pac-12 stage. This past summer, the 6-foot-1 guard from Rock Island, Ill., received numerous accolades from opposing teams’ coaches on the squad’s trip to Spain, and he has been an integral part of the Cardinal’s 15-5 start.