After coming up short in three out of four games over Thanksgiving break, the men’s basketball team desperately needed a win against the Seattle University Redhawks on Wednesday night. That’s exactly what they got, surviving a sloppy first half and coming on strong late to win going away, 68-57.
With three minutes remaining, the men’s basketball team is down by two points against the No. 13 Missouri Tigers at the preseason Battle 4 Atlantis tournament from Nassau, Bahamas.
While the backcourt duo of Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright has received plenty of attention this offseason as keys to the future of Cardinal basketball, the rest of the Stanford team clearly wants to make sure that we don’t forget about them. Thanks to a balanced effort, the Cardinal pulled away from Cal State-Fullerton in the second half Monday night’s home opener to win 81-68.
Stanford, picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 in the preseason coaches poll, opened the regular season in style, taking down the University of San Francisco 74-62. The game was played at Oracle Arena, home of the NBA’s Oakland Warriors, and provided a glimpse of the court several Stanford players might have a chance to play on later in their careers.
The Stanford women’s basketball team has a tough act to follow. Last year, the Cardinal went 35-2 overall and 18-0 in the Pac-12, but heads into this season with Nnemka Ogwumike, an All-American last season and the WNBA rookie of the year this year after being selected in the WNBA Draft.
Stanford junior guard Jeremy Green, a first-team all-Pac-10 selection, was suspended from school on Wednesday for academic reasons.