In a weekend of highs and lows, the Stanford women’s basketball team (19-4, 9-3 Pac-12) dominated the No. 7 ranked Oregon State Beavers (20-4, 10-2) in an upset victory on Friday night before being dissected by the No. 3 Oregon Ducks (23-1, 12-0) on Sunday. The Cardinal walked all over the Beavers, winning 61-44, but were obliterated by the Ducks, falling 84-44. This loss marked the first time the team has been beaten by 40 points since 1985.
Riled by the Thursday upset across the Bay in which Stanford women’s basketball (18-3, 8-2 PAC-12) lost to UC Berkeley (14-7, 5-5 PAC-12) by a single measly point, 81-80, the Cardinal brought their A-game this Saturday at Maples Pavilion, slaughtering the Golden Bears 75-50 after holding the lead for the entirety of the game.
The No. 6 Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team sits comfortably atop most of the Pac-12 (and most of the country) with a current record of 14-1, with their only loss coming out of conference back in 2018.
In a Sunday afternoon blowout at Maples Pavilion, No. 7 Stanford women’s basketball (2-0, 0-0 Pac- 12) dominated the Idaho Vandals (1-1) for four straight quarters, smashing the opposition by a final score of 115-71. The score posted by the Cardinal was the 5th highest performance in school history.
Coming off a season opening win against UC Davis, No. 7 Stanford women’s basketball (1-0) plays host to Idaho (1-0) on Sunday afternoon.
Before her 33rd year as the head coach of the Stanford women’s basketball team, the legendary Tara VanDerveer (TVD) sat down in Maples Pavilion with sports writer Daniel Martinez-Krams (DMK) to answer some questions about the upcoming season.
Despite shooting 49 percent from the field on Sunday night, No. 16 Stanford women’s basketball was unable to contain No. 6 Oregon as the Ducks ran away with the 77-57 win to capture their first-ever Pac-12 championship.
If you wanted a clinic on how to dominate a team in all facets of the game, all you had to do was head to Maples Pavilion on Sunday night. Stanford women’s basketball (14-8, 8-2 Pac-12) was lights out from beyond the arc, played stifling defense, and controlled the glass against Arizona (5-16, 1-9 Pac-12), jumping out to a massive lead on its way to a 79-42 victory.