Stanford men’s basketball started the season by winning four games in a row, and it will have to repeat that win streak again in order to keep the season alive. The Cardinal travels to Las Vegas this week for the Pac-12 Tournament, where it will face Arizona State in the first round on Wednesday. To bring home the title and receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, Stanford needs to win four games in four days, with the championship game scheduled for Saturday night.
Stanford basketball’s 2013 senior night turned into senior guard Gabriel Harris’s night. The Birmingham, Ala. product scored a career-high 14 points to help Stanford (17-3, 8-9 Pac-12) defeat Utah (11-17, 3-13) 84-66 in what was his final home game as a Cardinal player. Harris was 6-of-7 from the floor and had seven rebounds, two steals…
Stanford (16-13, 7-9 Pac-12) is ninth in the conference, just above 10th-place Utah (11-15, 3-11). With two games remaining, 9-9 is the best the Cardinal can finish in conference play.
As the Stanford men’s basketball team prepares for its last two games in Maples Pavilion this year, it finds itself in the all-too-familiar position of playing for little more than pride and a meager chance at a magical run.
Junior Josh Huestis tallied his eighth double-double of the season while recording a team-high 20 points and Stanford beat Oregon State 82-72 on the road to make it back to .500 in the Pac-12 with just four conference games left to play.
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 88-80 loss. Freshman point guard Shabazz Muhammad, the conference’s third-leading scorer, finished with a game high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting for the Bruins. The freshman standout made it clear…
On a night made for two, Stanford begins its second run through Pac-12 opponents when it hosts USC tonight. Two is actually a fitting number to sum up the Card’s and Trojan’s second date of the season.
For just over 35 minutes, Stanford was the best men’s basketball team in the Pac-12. But No.7 Arizona put the Cardinal in its place by closing out a 73-66 battle at a packed McKale Memorial Center—one of the toughest arenas to visit in college basketball—on Wednesday night.
Stanford heads to Arizona this week with a chance to prove how good—or not—it really is.
Stanford won 87-56 at Utah on Sunday night, dismantling the worst team in the Pac-12 with the efficiency and precision of a master surgeon removing basic stitches.
Reeling from a 1-3 start to conference play, Stanford men’s basketball enters Saturday’s rivalry game against California trying to remain relevant in the Pac-12.
Stanford won its first Pac-12 game of the season and ended a two-game losing streak in the process by defeating Washington State (9-2, 0-2 Pac 12) 78-67 on Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion. Stanford (10-6, 1-2) won its conference opener for the fourth year in a row and improved to 8-1 at home this season.
Stanford faces No. 7 Pacific on Senior Day Friday night with a lot at stake. A victory would secure the fourth seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament, but a loss would open up the door for the Tigers to jump them in the standings, and an even worse draw for the Cardinal in the conference playoffs.
No. 3 Stanford took a third conference loss this Friday, putting a damper on their late-season momentum and stifling their hopes for an NCAA Tournament birth. The Cardinal’s prolific scoring duo, freshman driver Bret Bonanni and sophomore utility Alex Bowen, were held to a goal a piece as Stanford fell 9-5 at UCLA in their second-to-last regular-season game.
No. 3 Stanford versus No. 2 UCLA under the lights on a Friday night. The stage is set brilliantly for one of the most important regular season Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match-ups of the season.
The offensive fireworks continued this weekend for No. 3 Stanford (14-4, 4-2 MPSF) as it scored 18 goals on Saturday against UC-Davis before recording a season high of 24 goals on Sunday, trouncing Santa Clara 24-7.
The loss dropped Stanford (8-4, 2-2 MPSF) to fourth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and leaves them with an uphill battle to get to the NCAA tournament. They play two more MPSF teams this weekend, and while both opponents are winless in the conference, the Cardinal cannot afford another slipup.
The floodgates opened during the second quarter of this year’s annual Big Splash against California, and by the end of the game Stanford was drowning in goals. A 4-0 second quarter that turned into an 8-2 run for California led to a lopsided 14-8 drubbing on Saturday morning at Berkeley’s Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Stanford (8-3, 2-1 MPSF) makes a visit to Berkeley’s Spieker Aquatics Complex this Saturday for the Big Splash with a chance to drop the Golden Bears to 0-3 in conference play. With a win, the fifth-ranked Cardinal would also have its first three-game winning streak of the season.
The fifth-ranked men’s water polo team made a strong statement this weekend by dominating two conference opponents at their home pools. Stanford avenged its early-season loss to No. 2 UC-Santa Barbara in the process and put itself in a position to jump the Gauchos in the rankings.
No. 5 Stanford visits division rivals UC-Santa Barbara and Pepperdine this weekend in what is already a pivotal set of games only a week into the regular season. At 6-3 overall and 0-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), a Cardinal loss to either team could be enough to end their postseason hopes unceremoniously and very early.
Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, USC (15-0, 2-0 MPSF) ambushed the back of the Cardinal net and put the game out of reach with four third-quarter goals and a stalwart defensive display. The first of those goals came less than 30 seconds into the second half, and the Trojans followed it up with another before 60 seconds had ticked off the game clock.
USC’s water polo team comes barreling into Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center this Saturday with as much momentum as one could imagine. The four-time defending NCAA champions are 14-0 on the season, which includes two first-place finishes at major early season tournaments, all while outscoring their opponents 203-63.
One fatal quarter against host UC-Santa Barbara was all it took to keep Stanford from the winner’s bracket and a chance at defending their title at the SoCal Tournament. Instead, Stanford finished 3-1 on the weekend and took fifth place overall.