The No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball team had to wait until the final selection before hearing their name called during Monday’s selection show as the second-seed in the Lexington region of the 2017 NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Cardinal will travel to Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday to take on the 15th-seed New Mexico State (24-6, 14-0 WAC).
The Stanford Cardinal (14-13, 6-9 Pac-12) handily defeated the Oregon State Beavers (5-24, 1-15 Pac-12) 79-66 in a Pac-12 men’s basketball matchup Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion to capture their second straight conference victory.
Stanford women’s gymnastics (6-6, 3-2 Pac-12) made a statement on the road, achieving a hard-fought 195.775-195.200 victory against Arizona State (2-7, 0-4) on Saturday afternoon.
The Stanford Cardinal (12-13, 4-9) would take the lead before falling 75-69 after a second-half comeback by the Arizona State Sun Devils (12-14, 5-8 Pac-12) in a men’s basketball matchup at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe Saturday evening.
This weekend, No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (17-3, 7-1 Pac-12) once again relied on veteran leadership for strong defensive performances en route to grabbing two victories while hosting both Arizona schools. The Cardinal women first held the Arizona Wildcats (11-7, 2-5) to 32 percent from the field and followed up that performance by holding No. 18 Sun Devils (14-5, 5-3) to a suffocating 29 percent, ensuring season series sweeps for the Stanford.
No. 10 Stanford women’s basketball (15-3, 5-1) returns home to host Arizona (11-6, 2-4) on Friday and No. 18 Arizona State (13-4, 4-2) on Sunday.
Despite several individual and team highlights to start the year, Stanford’s mens basketball (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) has now opened its conference slate with a two-game losing-streak, after being overpowered by the No. 18 Arizona Wildcats (12-2, 2-0). The latest loss at home extends a bad December for the Cardinal, who have now lost three of their last four games, despite entering the month with a strong 6-2 record.
No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (11-2, 1-0 Pac-12) edged No. 18 Arizona State (9-3, 0-1) 64-57 in Tempe, Arizona this Friday.