The wheels have barely left the tarmac of San Jose International Airport when Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer and her assistant coaches take their iPads out to watch film, preparing for the No. 2 seed Cardinal’s Final Four matchup with No. 1 Connecticut before even arriving in Nashville, Tenn.
As it stands, it certainly looks as if the Cardinal took that loss to USC to heart and used it as motivation to ride into the NCAA Tournament with renewed determination.
The second-seeded Cardinal defeated the fourth-seeded Tar Heels, 74-65, setting up a date with undefeated Connecticut.
Stanford women’s basketball advanced past the second round of the NCAA tournament in Ames, Iowa, joining the Cardinal men’s squad in the Sweet 16. The women beat Florida State 63-44 on Monday, a day after the men upset Kansas in St. Louis, Mo.
No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament by beating No. 15 seed South Dakota 81-62 in Ames, Iowa on Friday night.
The No. 5 Stanford women’s basketball team (28-2, 17-1 Pac-12) closed its regular season in outstanding fashion over the weekend by easily handling both of its Pac-12 foes from the state of Washington at Maples Pavilion. On Thursday, Stanford trumped the Washington Huskies (16-12, 9-8) by a score of 83-60 and continued the domination with an 84-64 victory of the Washington State Cougars (15-15, 9-9) on Saturday.
After escaping its Los Angeles trip with two comeback victories, the Stanford women’s basketball team (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) will welcome the Washington Huskies (16-11, 9-7) to Maples Pavilion on Thursday night in one of its last remaining games of the regular season. Stanford clinched its 14th consecutive Pac-12 title over the weekend, so though the contest won’t mean much in the Pac-12 standings, the Cardinal will be looking to get revenge for its only conference loss of the year.
No. 5 Stanford women’s basketball (26-2, 14-1 Pac-12) clinched a share of its 14th consecutive Pac-12 title on Friday with a 64-59 come-from-behind win against USC (16-11, 9-6). The Cardinal had to overcome a 19-point deficit to secure the win — tied for the largest deficit it has ever overcome and eighth largest comeback in…