Boosted by a 7-0 run to finish out the game, Stanford men’s basketball (13-11, 6-6 Pac-12) lit up Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night with a come-from-behind victory over the USC Trojans (13-12, 6-6), by a final score of 79-76.
After taking on the Oregon teams this past weekend, Stanford men’s and women’s basketball move on to a slate of USC and UCLA, as the two squads attempt to maintain their positions in the Pac-12.
After finishing off a three-game road trip last weekend, Stanford’s men’s basketball team (12-11, 5-6 Pac-12) returns to Maples Pavilion to host the USC Trojans (13-11, 6-5) this Wednesday at 8 p.m. PST.
It took seven minutes for Stanford men’s basketball (12-11, 5-6 Pac-12) to score against Oregon (15-9, 6-5 Pac-12). The rest of the game wasn’t much better; the Cardinal lost 69-46 to the Ducks and never led.
Facing the conference’s second best team on the road, Stanford men’s basketball (12-10, 5-5 Pac-12) put forth an impressive 83-60 wire-to-wire victory over Oregon State (14-8, 6-4 Pac-12) for the Cardinal’s fourth straight win in the series.
After a rocky start to their conference season earlier this winter, men’s basketball (11-10, 4-5 Pac-12) seem to be gaining ground with their recent exploits both at home and away.
It was a mixed bag of a weekend for Stanford basketball. Despite a 2-1 record overall, the teams showed inconsistency against their rivals, the Berkeley Golden Bears. The men went to the last second against Cal, winning on a reversed call by the Pac-12 refs. This would ordinarily be cause to celebrate, except that they almost gave Cal their first win in the Pac-12 this year, and allowed them to break a nine game losing streak. The women went a step farther and dropped a game to unranked Cal on the road, causing their ranking to fall out of the NCAA’s top ten. As the schedules reach a particularly difficult curve for both teams, it’s time for both groups to tighten the screws and clean up their gameplay. The Daily’s Daniel Martinez-Krams and Stephen Ren share their thoughts on the Oregon teams visiting the Farm, the men’s big men woes, and the women’s recent shift out of utter dominance.
In the first Battle of the Bay, Stanford (11-10, 4-5 Pac-12) outlasted California (5-16, 0-9 Pac-12) to leave Haas Pavilion with an 84-81 victory. The Bears have lost ten straight, matching the longest streak in school history.