Stanford gets 8 point win against Oregon 62-54; Brink’s triple-double lifts No. 3 Cardinal past Oregon

Stanford forward Cameron Brink, front left, defends against Oregon center Phillipina Kyei (15) during the first half at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Junior center Cameron Brink registered a notable triple-double while leading No. 3 Stanford Cardinal (21-2) to a 62-54 Pac-12 women’s basketball victory over Oregon Sunday before 5,133 at Maples Pavilion.

The 6-foot-4 Brink accomplished the first triple-double in program history that included blocked shots. She finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high ten blocks. It was also the first triple-double in NCAA Division I women’s basketball featuring blocked shots since Tamari Key did it for Tennessee against Texas on Nov. 21, 2021.

The Cardinal (21-2 overall, 9-1 Pac-12) won their 21st straight conference game at home. Hannah Jump was next in scoring for Stanford with 14 points, and Haley Jones added eight points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Brooke Demetre scored nine points, and Talana Lepolo had six assists.

Phillipina Keyi led the Ducks (15-7, 5-5) with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Chance Gray was next for Oregon with 12 points, followed by Grace Vanslooten with 11.

Oregon came into the game averaging 79.9 points, but was plagued by cold shooting. The Ducks missed 13 of their first 15 shots and didn’t make a basket over the final 5:35 of the first quarter. Oregon had a stretch of missing 17 straight shots in the first half and wound up hitting only 25 percent from the field.

The Cardinal had a 46-37 lead after three quarters and used a 7-2 run to pull away in the fourth quarter.

Stanford’s next game is on Friday at Washington State.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Women host OSU Friday; Men defeat Chicago State Wed night 72-65

Stanford Cardinal forward Cameron Brink (22) is fired up against the Colorado Buffaloes at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 22, 2023 (photo grab from Stanford Cardinal)

On the 49ers podcast with Michael R:

#1 No. 24 Colorado attempted 66 shots in Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Stanford. The No. 4 Cardinal blocked a school-record 14 of them on their way to a 62-49 Pac-12 win at Maples Pavilion.

#2 With the win, Stanford (19-2 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) took over sole possession of first place in the conference. Along with a dominating defensive effort, the Cardinal also hit 17 of 22 free throws and scored 19 points off turnovers.

#3 Cameron Brink had six of those blocked shots to go with 14 points and five rebounds. Hannah Jump led the Cardinal with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Haley Jones had 11 points, three assists and a game-high 18 rebounds.

#4 The Stanford Cardinal men (7-12, 2-7 Pac-12) roasted the Oregon Ducks (11-9, 5-4 Pac-12) last Saturday inside the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion, 71-64.

#5 Stanford men won Wednesday January 25 in a non conference game versus the Chicago State Cougars also the men battle the Cal Bears on Saturday night at Maples. The No.4 women host the Oregon State Beavers Friday all at Maples Pavilion.

Join Michael Roberson for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cooks Oregon on the Farm to Earn Second Conference Win, 71-64

The Stanford Cardinal forward Harrison Ingram (55) reaches in for the basketball with the Oregon Ducks guard Will Richardson (0) driving the ball at Maples Pavilion at Stanford on Sat Jan 21, 2023 (USA Today photo)

By Michael Roberson

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal (7-12, 2-7 Pac-12) roasted the Oregon Ducks (11-9, 5-4 Pac-12) inside the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion, 71-64.

The first half was a tussle with both teams leading at one time, but never in double digits. As a matter of fact Stanford had the largest advantage (9) with a 7-0 run and Oregon possessed a 5-0 run, but only led 3-0 to begin the contest.

The Ducks cut the deficit to one several times, but had to settle for being behind by five at recess, 42-37.

No player on either squad scratched double-figures; however, Cardinal’s senior forward Spencer Jones led his team with eight points, while senior guard Jermaine Couisnard topped the Ducks with nine points after 20 minutes of action.

Part two of the Pacific 12 Battle presented Stanford going on an 8-0 jaunt and ballooning their lead to 13 within the first five minutes of the second 20 minutes of regulation.

Although the Ducks continued to peck away at the lead, the Cardinal stood tall and won the game by seven, 71-64.

Stanford’s three leading scorers each tallied double-figure points: The aforementioned Spencer Jones finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore forward Harrison Ingram contributed 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and also two thefts. Senior guard Michael Jones offered ten points and five rebounds to help sweep both schools from the Beaver State.

Oregon was represented with three players with double-digit scoring and one with that category for rebounds. Jermaine Couisnard paced all scorers (18), senior guard Rivaldo Soares (13) and junior guard Keeshawn Barthele-my (11). Their senior center N’Faly Dante chipped in 9 points and grabbed 14 boards.

Stanford is next in action Wednesday, January 25, as they host a non conference game versus the Chicago State Cougars, while Oregon goes back to Eugene to host the Colorado Buffaloes Thursday, January 26.

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal hopes to rebound from last week’s double loss on the road

Cal Bears forward Grant Newell (14) led Cal with 21 points in their last game against the Washington Huskies at the Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Sat Jan 14, 2023 (Sports Illustrated file photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 18 games into a trying season, the Cal Bears have changed the discourse from losing to winning. But this one–with Cal in control for the majority of last Saturday afternoon–will sting. The Cal Bears led Washington the entire second half, only to lose in overtime 81-78.

#2 “We had every opportunity to win the game in regulation and just didn’t finish the plays, didn’t make free throws,” coach Mark Fox said. “When you have those opportunities, you have to seize them.”

#3 In overtime, the Huskies seized control, missing just one shot and leading the entire five minutes. Cal had an opportunity to tie the game at the buzzer, but Kuany Kuany’s 3-pointer was blocked.

#4 Cal led by as many as 11 points–with 10 minutes remaining, a showing spearheaded by Grant Newell’s breakout with 21 points, ten rebounds. Lars Thiemann added 13, and Joel Brown had 12 points, five assists.

#5 Cal returns to Haas Pavilion to face Oregon Ducks (10-8) on Wednesday at 7:00pm The Ducks have won five of their last eight games and coming into tonight’s game at Haas Pavilion Cal 3-15 and lost the last two game road trip to Washington State and Washington last week.

Michael Duca does the Cal Bears podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal to host Washington State Cougars Saturday at Stanford

Stanford running back Caleb Robinson (21) runs the ball during the first half against the UCLA Bruins defense at Stanford Stadium Sat Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 One thing for sure Daniel the UCLA Bruins (7-1) left very little doubt that coming off a loss to the Oregon Ducks the previous game didn’t shake their confidence as they had a mission and soundly defeated the Stanford Cardinal (3-5) last Saturday 38-13.

#2 UCLA running back Zack Charbonnet was all the rage on Saturday rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns

#3 The Bruins 12th ranked came back from their previous and first loss of the season to Oregon and pretty much got some good defense to hold the Cardinal to only 13 points for the win.

#4 Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee just couldn’t move the ball like he wanted to and was on the run for a lot of the game trying to find open receivers.

#5 The Washington State Cougars (4-4) come to Stanford after losing three straight games. The Cougars lost to the Utah Utes last Saturday 21-17. Daniel give your prediction how you see this match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium a 12:30pm kick off.

Join Daniel for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson: Defense will be key fact against Washington State Saturday at Stanford

UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet (24) is tackled by Stanford defensive end David Bailey (23) during the first half action at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto on Sat Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael:

#1 One thing for sure Michael the UCLA Bruins (7-1) left very little doubt that coming off a loss to the Oregon Ducks the previous didn’t shake their confidence as they had a mission and soundly defeated the Stanford Cardinal (3-5) last Saturday 38-13.

#2 UCLA running back Zack Charbonnet was all the rage on Saturday rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns

#3 The Bruins 12th ranked came back from their previous and first loss of the season to Oregon and pretty much got some good defense to hold the Cardinal to only 13 points for the win.

#4 Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee just couldn’t move the ball like he wanted to and was on the run for a lot of the game trying to find open receivers.

#5 The Washington State Cougars (4-4) come to Stanford after losing three straight games the Cougars lost to the Utah Utes last Saturday 21-17. Michael give your prediction how you see this match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium a 12:30pm kick off.

Join Michael for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Can Cal figure out USC’s high flying offense this Saturday?

Jack Plummer quarterback of the Cal Bears fires a pass against the Oregon Ducks defense on Sat Oct 29, 2022 at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Oregon Ducks (7-1) were like a kettle full of hot water slow to boil but once they hit a certain temperature it was started to be a big concern for Cal Bears (3-5) head coach Justin Wilcox and the Bears defense after holding a brief 10-0 lead before the second quarter Ducks explosion.

#2 The Ducks were looking end zone in the second quarter and their quarterback Bo Nix carried for three times to put touchdown scores on his game stats that would have the Ducks never looking back for the rest of the game.

#3 Morris talk about what coach Wilcox said after the game of his team’s performance, “There’s some things that happened at the end of the first half and start of the second that if we would have performed a bit better, then we could have made that game very competitive,”

#4 The Bears were able to stop the Ducks offense early it was the first time in six games that the Ducks went scoreless in a first quarter which spoke to the potential of Cal’s defense.

#5 The Bears now face the USC Trojans (7-1) it will be Cal’s second consecutive week in a row facing a ranked school. The Trojans are coming off a win against the Arizona Wildcats (3-5) 45-37. How can Cal stop the USC’s high flying offense this coming Saturday?

Join Morris Phillips for Cal Bears podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal’s Sturdivant says Bears can beat anyone confidence builder going into Oregon Saturday

Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan (13) and safety Asa Turner (20) tackle California wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant (7) after Sturdivant’s catch in first half action at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix threw a 14 yard pass to receiver Jalen McMillian for a game winning touchdown last Saturday to help Washington get past the Cal Bears at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley 28-21.

#2 Penix has been rolling he threw his eighth straight 300 yard game against Cal for 374 yards and two touchdowns was this a matter of Penix was just that good or the Cal defense just couldn’t contain Penix.

#3 Meanwhile Cal quarterback Jack Plummer threw well enough to win the game throwing for three second half touchdowns as Cal drops to 3-4.

#4 Cal Receiver J. Michael Sturdivant said that the Bears can beat anybody but last Saturday’s game just got away. Was Sturdivant saying that Cal can beat anybody overstating Cal’s ability to beat any other team or they really are good enough to beat other teams.

#5 Cal’s challenge doesn’t get any easier as they face the rough and ready number eight ranked Oregon Ducks (6-2) who have won six straight games and beat one of the tougher opponents in the Pac 12 last Saturday the UCLA Bruins 45-30 last Saturday. So this gives you an idea how tough Cal’s next game will be at Berkeley.

Morris does the Cal Bears football podcasts Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal hope to end two game losing streak this Saturday as OSU comes calling

Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) was hard to catch for the Stanford Cardinal cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly (17) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sat Oct 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel, You knew the way the Stanford Cardinal (1-3) were playing it was going to be a rough go for Stanford when they went into the confines at Autzen Stadium in Eugene when the Cardinal got landslided 45-27 by the Oregon Ducks (4-1).

#2 For Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee it was not the afternoon that it was cracked up to be throwing 166 yards, 19-33, and two touchdowns it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Ducks.

#3 Daniel, rough first half for the Cardinal defense as the Ducks opened up the first quarter with ten points and closing out the half in the second quarter with 21 points.

#4 Ducks quarterback Bo Nix went 16-29 for 161 yards for two touchdowns. Nix was able to run the ball and that was one of the factors that kept the Cardinal defense off last Saturday.

#5 The Cardinal host the Oregon State Beavers (3-2) this Sat Oct 8th. The Beavers have lost two straight games after losing three in a row. The Beavers dropped their last game last Saturday getting trounced by the Utah Utes 42-16. How do you see the Beavers and Cardinal match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium?

Join Daniel Dullum for the Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com Thursdays

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal try to get the taste of Duck out of their mouths get set for Beavers

Stanford safety Kendall Williamson (21), defensive end David Bailey (23) and linebacker Jacob Mangum-Farrar (14) give chase to Oregon Ducks wide receiver Chase Cota (23) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sat Oct 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael, You knew the way the Stanford Cardinal (1-3) were playing it was going to be a rough go for Stanford when they went into the confines at Autzen Stadium in Eugene when the Cardinal got landslided 45-27 by the Oregon Ducks (4-1).

#2 For Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee it was not the afternoon that it was cracked up to be throwing 166 yards, 19-33, and two touchdowns it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Ducks.

#3 Michael, rough first half for the Cardinal defense as the Ducks opened up the first quarter with ten points and closing out the half in the second quarter with 21 points.

#4 Ducks quarterback Bo Nix went 16-29 for 161 yards for two touchdowns. Nix was able to run the ball and that was one of the factors that kept the Cardinal defense off last Saturday.

#5 The Cardinal host the Oregon State Beavers (3-2) this Sat Oct 8th. The Beavers have lost two straight games after winning three in a row. The Beavers dropped their last game last Saturday getting trounced by the Utah Utes 42-16. How do you see the Beavers and Cardinal match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium?

Join Michael Roberson for the Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com