After starting conference play with a 5-1 record, Stanford men’s basketball has lost five out of the last seven games to slip to sixth in the Pac-12. What have been the reasons for the Cardinal’s slump?
The Stanford Cardinal (13-11, 7-4 Pac-12) are set for a road trip to Utah and Colorado this weekend, where they will play the Utah Utes (13-9, 5-6 Pac-12) on Thursday night in Salt Lake City and the Colorado Buffaloes (13-10, 5-6 Pac-12) in Boulder Sunday afternoon.
In a league full of explosive offenses and some of the most prolific passers in the nation, the TCU Horned Frogs won games with their defense, and did not stand out offensively. They ranked fifth in the Big 12 in scoring offense and 8th in passing offense.
Junior running back Bryce Love finished second in voting for the Heisman Memorial Trophy behind Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, with the final results coming out Saturday evening.
The Stanford Cardinal lost 31-28 to the USC Trojans Friday night at Levi’s Stadium in a nailbiter. Here are some notable stats from the game:
The No.15 Stanford Cardinal (9-4, 7-2 Pac-12) were selected to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl Sunday morning, two days after falling 31-28 to USC in the Pac-12 Championship. The Cardinal will travel to San Antonio to play the No.13 TCU Horned Frogs (10-3, 7-2 Big 12) on December 28th, another conference runner-up who lost 41-17 to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Saturday.
In a game full of momentum swings and eight total lead changes, the Stanford Cardinal (4-5) were able to pull away from the Montana Grizzlies (4-3) and snap their four-game losing streak with a 70-54 victory at Maples Pavilion Wednesday night.
No. 14 Stanford football has earned its way to its fourth trip to the Pac-12 Championship. This time in a rematch from Week 2 of the season and a rematch of the 2015 Pac-12 Championship, the Cardinal play No. 11 USC on Friday in Levi’s Stadium. The Daily’s Sam Curry, Jose Saldana and Ariana Rollins discuss the differences in this rematch, Costello’s play and if the North will remain on the Pac-12 throne for one more year.