Stanford men’s basketball grabbed their first Pac-12 victory of the year on Saturday, with a dominant performance against Arizona State. After the game, sophomore forward KZ Okpala said the following: “We’re ready now. We know what we can do, we know we can beat any team. We’re ready.” Prepared to go on a run, the Cardinal will visit Seattle on Thursday to take on Washington. The Daily’s Michael Espinosa, Stephen Ren, and Bobby Pragada share their thoughts on the statement win, the next man up for the Cardinal, and what needs to be done against the Huskies.
Coming off a close, disappointing loss to the Arizona Wildcats at home last Wednesday, Stanford men’s basketball (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) had their backs against the wall, staring down the barrel of losing four straight in the Pac-12. In a must-win contest, the Cardinal took on the Arizona State Sun Devils (11-5, 2-2) on Saturday afternoon, and powered through to claim a 85-71 upset victory. With their first win in the Pac-12 coming in such a dominant fashion, the Cardinal men proved that despite their slow start, they are a legitimate force in the conference.
In a game that ended closer than some anticipated, the Stanford men’s basketball team (7-8, 0-3 Pac-12) fell to Arizona (12-4, 3-0 Pac-12) by a final score of 70-75. From Arizona’s four game winning streak to the surprisingly large number of Wildcat fans that turned out, the Cardinal knew they were facing their toughest home opponent yet. The Arizona men’s basketball team is no Eastern Washington or Portland State; they’ve been to the NCAA tournament the past six seasons in a row.
Having lost the first two matches against Pac-12 opponents this season, Stanford men’s basketball seeks vengeance in today’s game against the Arizona Wildcats (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12). Just as we brace for a season of seemingly endless rain, the Cardinal is bracing for a tough match against formidable opponents – the Wildcats come off of a four-game winning streak, most recently clinching an overtime victory against Utah (7-7, 1-1 Pac-12).
For students and tourists alike, Southern California always proved to be a popular travel destination over winter break. However, this most recent trip down to Los Angeles was not a pleasant one for the Stanford men’s basketball team (7-7, 0-2 Pac 12), who suffered defeats at the hands of both UCLA (9-6, 2-0 Pac 12) and USC (9-6, 2-0 Pac 12).
In a fight they were never thought to have a chance in, the Stanford men’s basketball team (4-4) put up a formidable performance against the nationally No. 2 ranked Kansas (6-0), but was ultimately defeated in overtime by a final score of 84-90.
While a majority of students are returning home at the close of the quarter, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are already preparing for games over winter break. No. 11 Stanford women’s basketball (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) heads into the break games with a near-perfect record and only a recent hiccup against No. 24 Gonzaga (8-1,…
Last night, in their first home contest since their season opener against Seattle, the Stanford men’s basketball team (4-3) claimed a hard-fought victory against Portland State (3-3) by a score of 79-67. A close contest characterized by turnovers and personal fouls, Stanford finally pulled away with eight minutes remaining in the second half, thanks to strong performances from the entire team.