Men’s basketball’s sophomore forward Kezie “KZ” Okpala officially declared his eligibility for the NBA draft on Wednesday night, submitting his name to the NBA’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Okpala, whose name has been tossed around in lottery-pick mock drafts all season, has the chance to be the first Stanford player drafted in the lottery since Robin and Brook Lopez in 2008.
In the final game of the 2018-2019 regular season, Stanford men’s basketball (15-15, 8-10 Pac-12) took a hard fought loss to the Cal Golden Bears (8-22, 3-15) in Maples Pavilion, ending the year with a 1-1 split of the Bay Area rivalry in one of the strangest games of the season. The Cardinal missed 21 straight three-point shots and trailed by as many as 21 points before making four consecutive deep balls to cut the lead to three. Stanford fought impossibly hard down the stretch only to have the win elude them in the very guts of the game, as Berkeley won 64-59.
With just four games remaining in conference play this season, the Stanford men’s basketball team (14-12, 7-7 Pac-12) heads to Tucson, AZ, this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. to take on the Arizona Wildcats (14-12, 5-8 Pac-12).
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.
Stanford (10-8, 4-1 Pac-12) returns home for its first matchup against a ranked Pac-12 foe riding a four-game win streak in conference play for the first time since 2008. The Cardinal will face 16th-ranked Arizona State (14-3, 2-3) on Wednesday night in Maples Pavilion.
Turnovers and three pointers terrorized Stanford men’s basketball (4-6) once again in its 76-68 loss to the Long Beach State 49ers (4-6) at the Walter Pyramid on Sunday afternoon.
In a game full of momentum swings and eight total lead changes, the Stanford Cardinal (4-5) were able to pull away from the Montana Grizzlies (4-3) and snap their four-game losing streak with a 70-54 victory at Maples Pavilion Wednesday night.
The Cardinal had a disappointing showing in Portland at the PK80 Invitational to say the least, taking last place in the Motion Bracket of the tournament. How do you assess Stanford’s all-around performance and where does the team go from here?