Stanford will be well represented at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. Representing eight programs and three countries, 20 Cardinal athletes will be competing at the 30th Summer Universiade from July 3-14.
In a game that came down to the wire on Thursday night, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team (9-10, 2-5 Pac-12) ultimately fell to the the Utah Utes (10-8, 4-2 Pac-12) in a 70-66 decision this Thursday at Maples Pavilion. Conference woes continue to plague the Cardinal as they have yet to win back to back Pac-12 games this season.
In their quest for a set of conference wins on the road, the Cardinal set out this past weekend to the Pacific Northwest for their first pair of showdowns against the Washington schools. After a disappointing performance against the Washington Huskies (14-4, 5-0) on Thursday, Stanford men’s basketball (9-9, 2-4 Pac-12) rebounded against the Washington State Cougars (8-10, 1-4) on Saturday for their second Pac-12 victory.
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.
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.
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Despite the layers of Stanford issued sweats, fancy backpacks, and motorized bikes, athletes on the Farm are, for the most part, no different from anyone else. We all take the same mind-bending classes. We all devour (or suffer) the same dining hall food. We all wish we could sleep just a little bit longer in the mornings.
The Cardinal are coming off two bigs wins against UCLA and USC. The season hasn’t started the off well for Stanford but with the return of Dorian Pickens and the debut of Kezie Okpala, the team might be turning it around. King Jemison and Jose Saldana discuss the team’s recent performances, the freshmen renaissance and the upcoming game against Washington.
Stanford, right now, has no shot at beating UNC. The Cardinal just lost to an Eastern Washington team that hadn’t beaten a Pac-12 school in 15 years. They cannot break the zone defenses that every team has trotted out to counter their offense. Reid Travis and Robert Cartwright have played well but the perimeter offense and defense has been trouble once again for the Cardinal. Opposing guards are able to penetrate off the bounce and draw fouls or kick it to the open man for an open three point shot.