Stanford men’s basketball team has known for several weeks that the only path to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008 was winning four games in four days to earn an automatic berth at the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cardinal didn’t get past Day One, losing a thrilling overtime game against Arizona State 89-88 on Wednesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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With star junior Chiney Ogwumike having the worst scoring game of her career in Sunday’s Pac-12 Championship game, sophomore point guard Amber Orrange stepped up against No. 14 UCLA to overcome a seven-point deficit and lead the Cardinal to a thrilling 51-49 victory.
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball starts Pac-12 tournament play tonight against Washington State sitting in the top seed position, having just won the regular-season Pac-12… Continue Reading »
There are some games where records just don’t matter. Tournament seeding, March Madness implications, momentum swings—you name it, but none of it matters. These are rivalry games, and when the Stanford Cardinal rolls into Berkeley to take on the California Golden Bears, all bets are off.
The Stanford women’s basketball team finished off another successful regular season on Saturday, defeating Washington State 72-50 and winning its 13th-straight conference title. Cross-Bay rival California then defeated Washington 73-60 to ensure that the Card must share the title this season.
Whether at home or on the road, in conference or out of conference play, Stanford women’s basketball and dominance have been synonymous with each other. Thursday night proved no different for No. 4 Stanford (27-2, 16-1 Pac-12), as the Cardinal easily dispatched Washington (19-9, 11-6) by score of 71-36 and extended its win streak to 13.
Dwight Powell’s game-tying dunk attempt came a split-second too late as Stanford men’s basketball dropped a close Pac-12 matchup at home against Colorado, 63-65.