Freshman guard Daejon Davis’ game-tying three with four seconds left just missed as Stanford men’s basketball (11-10, 5-3 Pac-12) fell to USC (16-6, 7-2) in a grinding 69-64 road loss on Wednesday evening. The Trojans came out of the gate strong, taking advantage of Trojans forward Chimezie Metu’s strength down low and guard Jonah Matthew’s…
The Cardinal nearly broke its 16-game losing streak to Arizona on Saturday afternoon, when senior guard Dorian Pickens’ game-winning three pointer just missed its mark. Stanford men’s basketball (11-9, 5-2 Pac-12), coming off a five-game winning streak, lost 73-71 to No. 14 Arizona (16-4, 6-1).
With a thrilling 86-77 home victory Wednesday night, Stanford men’s basketball won its fifth straight to continue its longest winning streak in 10 years. The Cardinal (11-8, 5-1 Pac-12) remain atop the conference after defeating No. 16 Arizona State (14-4, 2-4), and they move one step closer NCAA tournament relevancy. Faced with guarding both sharpshooting…
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.
The Phil Knight Invitational (PK80) might have been a grand achievement for college basketball and all the teams involved, but it certainly wasn’t for the ailing Cardinal.
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.
Maybe it was the impending matchup with North Carolina next Monday. Maybe it was the absence of injured leaders Dorian Pickens and Marcus Sheffield. Or perhaps it was the quick turnaround after Sunday’s victory. Whatever the reason, the Stanford men’s basketball team (2-1) looked lethargic and sloppy in an ugly 67-61 loss to Eastern Washington (2-1) at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday.
It wasn’t always pretty but Stanford men’s basketball (2-0) started its season with a 78-62 victory over Cal Poly (0-2) and a 89-80 win over Pacific (0-1) at home over the weekend.