Without senior guard Daejon Davis and junior guard Bryce Wills, Stanford men's basketball (6-2, 2-1 Pac-12) head coach Jerod Haase relied on the Cardinal’s bench, full of freshman talent, to pull out the 81-71 win against Oregon State (5-4, 1-2 Pac-12) on Monday.
But in sports, even if it’s underdog versus underdog — one always goes down and the other must come out on top.
Jerome is a senior forward for the Stanford women's basketball team, coming off a junior season in which she averaged 2.8 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game. Hear from her about her time at Stanford, the challenges of lockdown for the team and the Cardinal’s aspirations for the upcoming season.
As a Stanford student living in Portland, I was one of the few spectators able to attend Saturday’s Stanford vs. Oregon game as a reporter for The Daily. There are some positives to remote learning, after all!
Considering the size of the team — the roster currently sits at 101 — and the opposing team, plus the need for officials, broadcasters, medical staff, etc., there will not be extra room in the stadium.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2020 NCAA basketball season short in early March, the abrupt end did little to halt the accolades rolling in for Stanford men's hoops. Junior guard Bryce Wills was just one Cardinal athlete to make headlines, dubbed the nation's best defender after recording a national-low 0.613 points allowed per possession.