It took Cal (14-18, 7-11 Pac-12) just 20 seconds to secure a layup and an early lead over Stanford (20-12, 9-10 Pac-12) on Wednesday night.
With the regular season in the books, men's basketball (20-11, 9-9 Pac-12) will tip off its postseason against Cal (13-18, 7-11 Pac-12) on Wednesday in the Pac-12 tournament. The Cardinal enters the weekend in Las Vegas as the conference's No. 7 seed, while its Bay-Area rival is seeded No. 10.
Battling No. 13 Oregon (24-7, 13-5 Pac-12) is a challenge, but Stanford men's basketball (20-11, 9-9 Pac-12) handled the Ducks in Maples on Feb. 1. Battling Oregon on its home court in front of a packed Matthew Knight Arena on Senior Night is another story.
Having four players in double figures lifted Stanford men's basketball (20-10, 9-8 Pac-12) over Colorado at home last week, but failed to produce the same outcome against Oregon State (12-13, 6-11 Pac-12) on Thursday. Snapping a four-game win streak--and marking the first time the Cardinal has been swept by the Beavers in over a decade--Stanford fell 68-65.
Only two games remain on the regular-season agenda for Stanford men's basketball (20-9, 9-7), both of which come as part of this week's road trip north. Oregon State will be the first stop on Thursday, with No. 13 Oregon (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12) closing out the trip on Saturday.
With Stanford men's basketball (20-9, 9-7 Pac-12) leading Colorado (21-9, 10-7) by just three and over three minutes of play remaining, whether or not the Cardinal would secure a victory on Senior Day remained undetermined. A 7-2 run by the home team in the final moments helped Stanford stretch the gap again and celebrate the final career home stand of three team members-- Trevor Stanback, Kodye Pugh and Rodney Herenton--with a 72-64 win.
Big contributions from Stanford men's basketball's Tyrell Terry and Oscar da Silva are anything but uncommon. Twenty-point nights from the freshman guard or junior forward are a slightly more rare. Twenty points apiece from the duo in the same game was unheard of. That is, until Wednesday when their combined 47 points helped the Cardinal (19-9, 8-7 Pac-12) stretch its win streak to three with a 70-62 home victory over Utah (15-13, 6-10 Pac-12).
Two games this week mean one chance for Stanford men's basketball (18-9, 7-7 Pac-12) to stretch its win streak to four for the first time since opening conference play 4-0. Utah (15-12, 6-9 Pac-12) and Colorado (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12) visit the Farm on Wednesday and Sunday, respectively, for the Cardinal's final home game of the 2019-20 regular season.
Thanks to big offensive numbers coming from juniors Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis, Stanford men's basketball (18-9, 7-7 Pac-12) coasted to an 18-point victory--its largest since Jan.15--over Washington State (14-14, 5-10 Pac-12) on Sunday. With the win, the Cardinal concluded a road sweep of the Washington teams and picked up consecutive victories for the first time since opening conference play 4-0 in early January.
Stanford men's basketball (17-9, 6-7 Pac-12) was swept at home last week by Arizona State and Arizona, but a trip to Seattle was just what the team needed to snap its four-game losing streak. Junior forward Oscar da Silva led Stanford's offensive efforts as the Cardinal handled the Huskies on their home court and secured a 72-64 victory.
With just six games remaining on the regular-season slate, Stanford men's basketball (16-9, 5-7 Pac-12) heads north for two tests in Washington: the Huskies (12-14, 2-11 Pac-12) on Thursday and the Cougars (14-12, 5-8 Pac-12) following on Sunday. Both Washington and Washington State are amongst the four teams the Cardinal defeated in early January en route to a 4-0 start to Pac-12 play.
A chance to add to a six-game win streak, Stanford softball (11-2, 0-0 Pac-12) prepares for a three-game home series with Nevada (1-8, 0-0 WAC). The matchups are part of a 15-game home stand by the Cardinal, which opened with a 4-5 loss to Seattle University on Thursday and will conclude with an afternoon battle versus Rhode Island on Mar. 1.
A career-high 25-point effort from sophomore guard Bryce Wills stunned fans in Maples Pavilion on Saturday night but was not quite enough to propel the struggling Cardinal (16-9, 5-7 Pac-12) past visiting Arizona (18-7, 8-4 Pac-12).
Of the six games remaining on the regular-season agenda for No. 8 Stanford women's basketball (21-3, 10-2 Pac-12), four take place on the road, including this week's challenges: Utah (12-11, 5-7 Pac-12) and Colorado (14-9, 3-9 Pac-12). The Utes will be the Stanford's first foe of the trip on Friday evening, while Cardinal versus Buffalo is set to follow on Sunday.
Though its recent road trip to the mountains brought two losses to Stanford men's hoops (16-7, 5-5 Pac-12), chances for the Cardinal to bounce back from the defeats come Thursday and Saturday, when the teams from Arizona visit the Farm. ASU (15-8, 6-4 Pac-12) is first on the agenda, and the Wildcats (16-7, 6-4 Pac-12) will close out the weekend action at Maples Pavilion.
After opening the 2020 season at the GCU Kickoff tournament in Arizona last weekend, Stanford softball (5-1, 0-0 Pac-12) now prepares for its first home game of the year: a Thursday doubleheader versus Seattle (0-5, 0-0 WAC). The first game of the evening is set for 4 p.m. PT and commences a 15-game home stand for the Cardinal.
Unable to bounce back from 64-56 overtime defeat by Utah (13-9, 4-6 Pac-12) on Thursday, men's basketball crumbled in Colorado on Saturday.
In its second overtime thriller of Pac-12 play, Stanford men's hoops (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12) succumbed to struggles all across the board and fell to Utah (12-9, 3-6 Pac-12) 64-56 on Thursday. The matchup in Salt Lake City is the first of two meetings during the Card's mountain trip; the second is set for Saturday afternoon against No. 24 Colorado (18-5, 7-3 Pac-12).
After picking up its fourth and fifth straight wins in a road sweep of the Washington schools, Stanford women's basketball (20-2, 9-1 Pac-12) action returns to the Farm on Friday in a battle against the No. 10 Bruins (19-2, 8-2 Pac-12). The Cardinal will finish off the weekend at home with a Sunday game versus USC (11-10, 3-7 Pac-12) at noon.
For its first test of 2020, Stanford softball takes to the road to face Grand Canyon, New Mexico, and Weber State in the four-day GCU Kick-off Tournament. The Cardinal's weekend in Phoenix opens with a Thursday battle against the host team and concludes Sunday following a game versus the Wildcats.
In Stanford's third straight loss and third consecutive matchup against a ranked opponent, No. 25 Oregon State cruised past the Cardinal to a 196.825-194.575 victory.
With men's hoops action returning to Maples Pavilion for the first time in nearly three weeks, there was hope that Stanford (15-5, 4-3 Pac-12) could use some home-court fortune to snap its two-game losing streak and secure a win over visiting Oregon State (13-8, 3-6 Pac-12). However, a slow start by the Cardinal got in the way once again, and Stanford fell to the Beavers 68-63.
After three straight road games and two consecutive losses, Stanford men's basketball (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) returns to the Farm to take on Oregon State (12-8, 2-6 Pac-12) on Thursday at 8 p.m. PT. In a quick turnaround, the Card will then face No. 11 Oregon (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12), the conference's highest-ranked team, Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
A slow offensive start by Stanford (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) proved lethal for the Cardinal in a battle against Bay Area foe Cal (9-10, 3-3 Pac-12) on Sunday. Despite leading by as much as much as 11 in the second half, the visiting Cardinal were unable to secure the victory and fell 52-50 in their second loss in two games.