Basketball season is just around the corner, and the Stanford men’s basketball team played their preseason exhibition game against the Sonoma State Seawolves yesterday, taking the win with a final score of 75-59.
With three seconds on the game clock, it looked like BYU sophomore TJ Haws would complete one of the best comebacks in college basketball this season. Luckily for the Cardinal, though, his three point shot hit rim.
Stanford men’s basketball (19-15) advance to the second round of the NIT by a hair, defeating BYU (24-10) 86-83 on Wednesday night in Maples.
Losing out on the NCAA Tournament can be a difficult fact to accept, but the ability to host NIT games is a decent consolation prize.
Third-seeded Stanford men’s basketball (18-15) will continue its season against sixth-seeded BYU (24-10) in the first round of the NIT.
The Cardinal needed to win the Pac-12 Tournament if it wanted a bid in March Madness, but it was eliminated by UCLA in the second round after Bruins guard Aaron Holiday scored 34 points to defeat Stanford 88-77.
The fourth-seeded UCLA Bruins (21-10) dominated the fifth-seeded Cardinal 88-77 in the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament on the strength of Holiday’s 34 points and eight assists in T-Mobile Arena.
Stanford men’s basketball begins it’s Pac-12 Tournament with a first-round battle against Cal. King Jemison and Quinn Barry discuss the Cardinal vs. Cal, Stanford’s chances to beat UCLA and Arizona and which players should perform in Las Vegas.
Senior forward Reid Travis had been a bit dormant for a few games, but on Thursday against Washington (18-10, 8-7), Travis erupted for a career-high 33 points to elevate Stanford men’s basketball (15-13, 9-6) to a dominant 94-78 victory in Maples Pavilion.
Rivalries seem to bring the best out of their competitors. Games that on paper shouldn’t be close are much more competitive than they would be otherwise. Unfortunately for the Cardinal this means that Cal (8-19, 2-12), the worst team in the Pac-12, plays its best games against its Bay Area neighbor, including a victory against the Cardinal in Maples back in December.
In a reversal of roles from its previous game against Oregon, Stanford men’s basketball (13-12, 7-5 Pac-12) were handily defeated 75-60 by Utah (14-9, 6-6) in Salt Lake City on Thursday night.