Stanford women’s basketball ultimately ended the 2014-15 season on a high note after an up-and-down year as one of the top 16 teams in the nation, leaving a pleasant taste in their fans’ mouths. Two years ago, the Cardinal were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 — also finishing in the…
Let’s address what’s on everyone’s mind: This is the first season in six years that the Stanford’s women’s basketball team has not had an Ogwumike sister on the roster. Yet instead of letting this fact define the upcoming season, the team has instead looked to the very-promising future: to its new offensive scheme, to seeing…
Yesterday I left Nashville, Tenn. and took my last flight with the Stanford women’s basketball team until next fall. My weekend in the Music City for the Final Four was the perfect capstone for an unforgettable season with an amazing team.
Cardinal fans at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., said farewell to Chiney Ogwumike — one of the greatest athletes in Stanford women’s basketball history — when the Cardinal women’s basketball squad (33-4) fell to No. 1 Connecticut (39-0) in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, 75-56.
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.
The No. 2 seed Stanford women’s basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight after dismantling No. 3 Penn State 82-57 on Sunday. After starting out sluggishly in its last two games of the NCAA Tournament, Stanford didn’t let Penn State start with any momentum and led for the majority of the game as it cruised to a romp of the Nittany Lions.