The Arizona State University women’s basketball team had won 9 of their previous 10 games going into their home game last Friday against Stanford. The University of Arizona was on an even hotter streak, winning 12 of their past 13 games going into their home game on Sunday against the Cardinal. Both teams left the weekend disappointed as Stanford continued to show dominance in wins over two of the stronger teams in the Pac-12.
After the best non-conference record since the 2013-2014 season, the No. 6 ranked Stanford women’s basketball team (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) opened conference play with consecutive wins over their Southern California neighbors in Maples Pavilion. On Friday night, the Cardinal beat USC (10-3, 0-2 Pac-12) by a score of 72-64 before coming back from two double digit deficits against UCLA (9-6, 2-1 Pac-12) to win 86-80 Sunday afternoon.
Sliding three spots in the rankings this week to No. 11, Stanford women’s basketball (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) dropped a close one, its first loss of the season, against the No. 24 Gonzaga Bulldogs (8-1, 0-0 WCC) by a score of 73-79 this past Sunday in Spokane, Washington.
While a majority of students are returning home at the close of the quarter, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are already preparing for games over winter break. No. 11 Stanford women’s basketball (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) heads into the break games with a near-perfect record and only a recent hiccup against No. 24 Gonzaga (8-1,…
Flying back to the continental United States after three slamming wins in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, No. 8 Stanford women’s basketball (6-0, 0-0 Pac-12) fights to protect their undefeated season, venturing into the Pacific Northwest this Sunday to play Gonzaga (8-1) at 2 pm in Spokane, Washington.
While students across campus headed home for the holiday, Stanford women’s basketball spent their their Thanksgiving in Hawaii, competing in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. They took on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles on Friday, the American University Eagles on Saturday, and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Sunday, emerging from the weekend with three wins. The Cardinal are currently undefeated on the season.
In day two of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawai’i, No. 8 Stanford women’s basketball (5-0) improved their undefeated season record with a 71-49 victory over American University (3-2). Led by senior forward Alanna Smith’s career-high 25-point performance, the Cardinal produced 26 points in the fourth quarter to outscore the Eagles.
In a game reminiscent of last season’s round of 32 playoff game, No. 8 Stanford (4-0) defeated Florida Gulf Coast University (2-2) 88-65 on opening day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Friday. Junior forward Nadia Fingall recorded a career-high 24 points as the Cardinal outlasted the Eagles.