From foul trouble, to cold shooting, to missed rebounds, Tuesday's semifinal matchup at the Maui Invitational was rocky for Stanford (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12). Despite a strong defensive effort and a stellar performance by senior guard Daejon Davis, the Cardinal came just short of defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels, (3-0, 0-0 ACC) falling 67-63.
In a move all too familiar after the remainder of last season was canceled abruptly in response to coronavirus, the home opener for Stanford men's basketball against Utah Valley has been called off. Set to tip off at 2pm on Wednesday, Stanford announced Tuesday that the game would no longer be taking place in light of a positive COVID-19 test within the Utah Valley program.
A decorated Cardinal athlete and biology major, da Silva won 2019-2020 Pac-12 First Team honors, is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic team member and what many may call the embodiment of a successful "student-athlete."
Now, I will share my predictions for the top half of the Pac-12, including a Pac-12 champion that may come as a surprise to many.
With the 2020-21 season rapidly approaching, it is time to see how the Pac-12 programs will stack up, starting with the teams in the bottom half.