This weekend, No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (17-3, 7-1 Pac-12) once again relied on veteran leadership for strong defensive performances en route to grabbing two victories while hosting both Arizona schools. The Cardinal women first held the Arizona Wildcats (11-7, 2-5) to 32 percent from the field and followed up that performance by holding No. 18 Sun Devils (14-5, 5-3) to a suffocating 29 percent, ensuring season series sweeps for the Stanford.
The No. 6 Stanford women’s basketball team (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12) is in relatively uncharted territory right now. Sunday’s loss to Washington marked the first loss in nearly three months and only the second conference loss since 2009 for the Cardinal women. Unfortunately, there is no rest for the weary, as the Cardinal will play host to No. 15 Arizona State (20-4, 9-3) tonight in what looks to be a challenging matchup for the Pac-12 leaders.