After absolutely demolishing their cross-bay rival Cal last Saturday (75-50), No. 11 Stanford women’s basketball (18-3, 8-2 PAC-12) looks to use their home court advantage tonight against No. 7 Oregon State (19-3, 9-1 Pac-12) at Maples Pavilion at 6 p.m. Stanford seeks to extend their 21-0 home-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the nation.
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.
No. 6 ranked Stanford women’s basketball (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12) and Stanford men’s basketball (9-9, 2-4 Pac-12) No. 6 ranked Stanford women’s basketball are nearly halfway through their Pac-12 conference schedules, and while both teams have vastly different overall narratives, they both are in the middle of exciting seasons. With matches for both teams against Colorado and Utah on the horizon, the Daily’s Sally Egan and Daniel Martinez-Krams share their thoughts about the women’s hot start, the men’s high variance season, and the most valuable player for each team.
With a weekend sweep of the Washington schools, head coach Tara VanDerveer became just the fifth Division I basketball coach to reach 900 victories at one school. No. 6 ranked Stanford (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12) was unrelenting in a 91-54 win over Washington (8-10, 1-5 Pac-12) on Friday in anticipation of a career performance by senior forward Alanna Smith on Sunday to defeat Washington State (7-11, 2-5) by a score of 85 to 64.
No. 7 Stanford women’s basketball opened their unofficial season in a 87-36 blowout against the Vanguard Lions Thursday evening in Maples Pavilion for their preseason exhibition. Having lost only two seniors from last season, the team’s depth combined with fresh talent, including twin freshmen Lacie and Lexi Hull, will make for a tenacious season. Lexi led the team in total points, scoring 11 in her first game with Stanford.
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.
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.
No. 18 Stanford women’s basketball (6-6) closed out its non-conference play last week with three games at home. The Cardinal started off by routing UNLV (5-6) 74-33 but was later upset by Western Illinois (10-3) 71-64 and dropped their last game against No. 7 Tennessee (12-0) 83-71 despite senior Brittany McPhee’s return from injury.