Stanford Cardinal forward Jaiden Delaire takes a shot against the USC Trojans on Tue Feb 2, 2021 at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto (gostanford.com image)
Stanford podcast with Jerry F:
#1 The Stanford Cardinal (10-6) were coming off three win in Tuesday night’s make up game in Santa Cruz and were trying for a third but the USC Trojans (13-3) who have been taking no prisoners all season dominated the Cardinal 72-66 to the Cardinal winning streak.
#2 It seemed like every time the Cardinal turned around on defense the Trojan’s Evan Mobley had the basketball and the Cardinal had a hard time stopping him with Mobley scoring as leading scorer with 23.
#3 The Cardinal had those past games where there were some very close games namely the win over UCLA something had to tell Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase that the Trojans were studying film because they led in both the first and second halves against the Cardinal.
#4 There is no doubt the Cardinal had enough talent to win the game against the Trojans they had both Jaiden Delaire with 22 points and Michael O’Connell 20 points finishing in double figures but the Cardinal are also missing some players to injuries and Oscar da Silva scored only nine points.
#5. The Cardinal take on the Cal Bears (7-12) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley tonight. Cal has lost two straight games and are in last place in the Pac 12. They did however beat USC 76-68 before going on the two game skid. Can you see the Bears giving the Cardinal some game tonight at the Pavilion?
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