The Memphis Tigers drive on the Stanford Cardinal in the ESPN Invitational in Orlando on Sun Nov 27, 2022 (photo by USA Today)
On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael R:
#1 Taking look at this week’s ESPN Invitational on the Memphis Tigers opened the first half with a slim lead in the opening minutes 4-0 but the Stanford Cardinal wasted not time in catching up and taking the lead mid-way through the first 20 minutes 14-9. The Tigers fought back tying the game at 14 and the teams traded leads for most of the opening half.
#2 At 15:42 in the second half, the Tigers took a double digit lead 31-21. The Cardinal continue to fight back but both Harrison Ingram and Brandon Angel were struggling in this game with three and two point efforts midway through the second half.
#3 Angel had 22 points in the Florida State game and Ingram had 24 against Ole Miss. It was a let-down that Stanford could not afford.
#4 Stanford showed the will to win in the final minutes but every time they got to within striking distance, Memphis answered and refused to let Stanford back into the game. The Cardinal had pulled to within four points at 2:12 50-46. Stanford just didn’t have enough to pull this game out. The final was 56-48.
#5 Stanford opens up Pac 12 Conference play against UCLA on Thu night Dec 1 for a 7:30 pm tip at Maples Pavilion Michael get your take on how you see this game coming up.
The Stanford Cardinal forward Spencer Jones (14) was the only player to score in double figures against the Washington State Cougars at Maples Pavilion on Thu Feb 3, 2022 ( file photo by Stanford Cardinal)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:
#1 Despite a game-high 24 points from Spencer Jones, Stanford fell to visiting Washington State 66-60 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.
#2 The Cougars’ win avenged an earlier loss to Stanford on Jan. 13.
#3 No other player for the Cardinal (13-8 overall, 6-5 Pac-12) scored in double-figures. Jones made 4 of 8 3-pointers while notching his third 20-plus point game of the season.
#4 Washington State (13-7, 6-3) was paced by Michael Flowers, who scored 22 points, followed by Tyrell Roberts with 12.
#5 The Cardinal continue their stretch of playing eight games in 17 days when they host Washington on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.
Arizona guard Dalen Terry (4) pushes the drive to the basket against Stanford forward Brandon Angel (23) at Maple Pavilion Thu Jan 20, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Cardinal podcast with Daniel:
#1 Daniel, there was very little doubt that the Stanford Cardinal (10-6) were going to expect trouble out of the visiting Arizona Wildcats (15-1) at Maples Pavilion on Thursday night in a crushing 85-57 defeat.
#2 Daniel talk about the Wildcats leading scorer Oumar Ballo who was balling against the Cardinal with a team leading 21 points.
#3 After scoring a team high Arizona guard Azuolas Tubelis who had 32 points against the Utah Utes last Saturday got shutdown by the Cardinal allowing Tubelis with only four points but five other Wildcat players got into double figures.
#4 The loss is Stanford’s second in a row they lost to the Washington Huskies (8-7) and the Thursday night loss to the Wildcats. Should these two consecutive loses be cause of concern for Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase?
#5 Arizona State (6-9) has lost three of their last four games but won their last game they have played defeating Utah (8-10) by two points on Monday 64-62. ASU comes calling at Stanford this Sat Jan 22 for an 8:00 pm PST tip. Tell us how you see this match up?
Stanford Cardinal forward Spencer Jones (14) the leading scorer against the Liberty Flames seen here in file photo. Jones had 25 points at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Thu Dec 23, 2021 (photo file by Stanford Athletics Dept)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:
#1 Daniel, the Stanford Cardinal (8-4) playing their last game on Thu Dec 23 at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu get a long lay off. Their game this coming Sun Jan 2 postponed due to Covid 19 protocols with their next game scheduled for Thu Jan 6 at UCLA (8-1).
#2 Daniel, talk about the long lay off is that an advantage for Stanford getting rest between games or a disadvantage becoming rusty and not seeing competitive action?
#3 The Cardinal have been playing great ball they have won five of their last seven games and getting great offensive support from Spencer Jones who scored 25 points in his last game against the Liberty Flames (8-5) on Thu Dec 23 in Honolulu. He was critical because the Cardinal won by just three points.
#4 Daniel, Jones has been passed the ball quite a bit which shows that the Cardinal have confidence in what he can do with it and pretty much lean on Jones to finish the job in front of the basket.
#5 Stanford faces the Bruins (8-1) Thu Jan 6 and the Bruins have lost only one game this season and that was to Gonzaga getting crushed by 20 points 83-63. Otherwise the Bruins have owned everyone else they’ve faced who do you like in Thursday’s game?
The Cal Bears Grant Anticevich takes a shot against the UCLA Bruins in this file photo. Anticevich has been leading Cal in scoring which has been instrumental in their wins this season. The Bears game to face the Stanford Cardinal Sun Jan 2, 2022 has been postponed and has been replaced with Arizona State at Cal this Sun Jan 2, 2022 at 4 pm PST (file photo from Cal Bears Athletics)
On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca:
#1 Michael, Sunday’s game between the Stanford Cardinal (8-4) and the Cal Bears (9-5) has been postponed due to Covid 19 protocols. This will be the second straight game that Covid 19 protocols has postponed a game for Stanford the other was in Honolulu for the Diamond Head Classic vs. Vanderbilt on Thu Dec 23.
#2 Cal has been off for ten days since their last game against the Pacific Tigers (5-10) is that an advantage lots of rest before their next game or a disadvantage because they could come back rusty.
#3 In Cal’s last game against the Tigers, the Bears Grant Anticevich led with 25 points and has been a key scorer in some of these recent wins for Cal.
#4 Also in the game against Pacific Andre Kelly and Jordan Shepherd for Cal both finished second in scoring with 11 point they’ve been successful for the Cal offense.
#5 The Pac 12 has scheduled a replacement game for Sun Jan 2nd and the Arizona State Sun Devils will come calling at Haas Pavilion. The Sun Devils (5-7) in their last game Sun Dec 19 took a loss 66-65 to the USF Dons (11-1) in the City in a nailbiter. ASU has won three out of their last four and Cal has won three straight how do you see this match up Sunday.
The Cal Bears featuring Grant Anticevich (15) who was the top scorer on Wed Dec 22, 2021 at Cal against the Pacific Tigers will face the Stanford Cardinal Sun Jan 2, 2022 at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto (Cal Bears Athletics photo)
On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:
#1 For Cal Bears (9-5) head coach Mark Fox the first half of their game against the Pacific Tigers (5-10) on Wednesday is more a learning lesson than one of frustration. Fox said after the first half, “It was going to be an ugly Christmas at halftime.” The Bears were trailing the Tigers at the half 30-25.
#2 Fox got them turned around in the second half with the Bears improved defense and the Bears screening out the Tigers top scorers from the first half Jayden Byers (10 points), Jeremiah Bailey (8 points) and Sam Freeman (8 points).
#3 The Bears on offense poured it on with 48 points in the second half and outscored the Tigers 48-23. The Bears wound up getting the 20 point 73-53 win.
#4 Once again Cal’s Grant Anticevich led Cal with 25 points with three additional Cal scorers in double figures, Jalen Celestine (12 pts), Jordan Shepherd (11 pts), and Andre Kelly (11 pts).
#5 Cal is off to Stanford to face the Cardinal (8-4). The Cardinal who had their last game cancelled against the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4) due Coronavirus protocols at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. The Cardinal have won seven of their last 11 games while the Bears have won six of their last seven games. This one on Sunday could be one for the ages the way they’ve been playing.
An empty Stan Sheriff Arena in Honolulu sits empty as the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic saw the contest between the Stanford Cardinal and the Vanderbilt Commodores cancelled due to Covid 19 protocol related issues. The game was scheduled for Wed Dec 25, 2021 (file photo from Hawaii Warrior World)
By Daniel Dullum Saturday, December 25, 2021
The Stanford University athletic department announced Saturday that the championship game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic men’s basketball tournament in Honolulu between the Cardinal and Vanderbilt was cancelled due to “health and safety protocols” within the Stanford program. The game between the two 8-4 teams was declared a no contest.
The contest was scheduled for a 4:00 pm Hawaiian time on Christmas Day. In addition to the Stanford-Vanderbilt cancellation, Hawaii and Northern Iowa was also called off due to Covid 19 protocols.
Stanford’s next scheduled game is a Pac-12 contest on Sunday, Jan. 2, against California. However, Stanford team-related activities have been put on hold, and the status of future games has yet to be determined.
The Cal Bears Grant Anticevich (15) led with 25 points against the Pacific Tigers on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (photo by Cal Athletics Dept)
On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael:
#1 Michael when this season began no one would have predicted that the Cal Bears (8-5) would be three games over .500. The oddsmakers had the Bears nearly 12th from last place in the nation at the start of the season.
#2 Cal picked up their eighth win on Wednesday afternoon and it was not even close as they clobbered the Pacific Tigers (5-9) 73-53 a 20 point win and a huge contribution from Cal leading scorer Grant Anticevich with 25 points.
#3 Head coach Mark Fox has to be excited with Cal’s offense last night the Bears had four players in double figures and he’s got players like Anticevich, Justine Celestine, Andre Kelly, and Jordan Shepherd going on all cylinders right now.
#4 Michael, if you had to point to one or maybe two things that have accelerated offense that improved this team as they are on a current four game win streak.
#5 The Bears head to Palo Alto and on the hill at Maples Pavilion to face their cross bay rivals the Stanford Cardinal Sun Dec 26 at 4:00pm. The Cardinal have been doing well in their own right winning six of their last nine games. Their latest win came on Wednesday night against Wyoming 66-63 and they take on Liberty at noon today. Tell us how you see Cal and Stanford matching up on Sunday?
Stanford guard Michael O’Connell (5) takes a shot attempt over Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Dec 12, 2021 (AP News photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, December 12, 2021
A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Jaiden Delaire propelled Stanford to a 72-69 Pac-12 men’s basketball victory over Oregon Sunday at Maples Pavilion.
The Ducks’ Will Richardson sank a 3 to tie the game at 69-all with 1:06 remaining in the second half. Both teams traded missed shots before Delaire hit the game-winner as time expired.
The Cardinal (5-3 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) had let a 14-point lead slip away in the second half after leading 37-30 at halftime. Delaire scored seven points in an 8-1 Stanford run to open the second half that put the Cardinal up 45-31 with 16:43 remaining.
Then, Oregon (5-5, 0-2) went on a tear of its own. The Ducks cut their deficit to five as uincy Guerrier scored 13 points over an 8-minute span. Jacob Young’s layup capped a 13-4 Oregon run with 2:36 left, giving the Ducks a 66-65 lead.
Stanford regained the lead on a pair of free throws by Harrison Ingram and a tip-in by Spewn er Jones.
Delaire led the Cardinal with 20 points, followed by ingram with 16 points to o with eigbht rebounds and five assists.
Guerrier paced the Ducks with 18 points and nine rebounds, Richardson was next with 15 points and Rivaldo Soares scored 10 points for Oregon, which lost its first two conference games in a season for the first time since 2018-19.
The Cardinal host Dartmouth Thursday in a non-conference contest.
The Stanford Cardinal Max Murrell scores a career 18 points against North Carolina A&T at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Tue Nov 24, 2021 (photo by Stanford Cardinal)
By Daniel Dullum Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Stanford returned to the win column with a fast start and a key second-half run as the Stanford Cardinal (4-2) defeated North Carolina A&T (1-5) 79-65 Tuesday in non-conference men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.
Max Murrell popped in a career-high 18 points for Stanford (4-2) on 5-of-8 floor shooting while making four of the Cardinal’s eight 3-pointers. Harrison Ingram contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double.
Noah Taitz, James Keefe and Jaiden delaire each scored eight points for Stanford, Michael O’Connell and Spencer Jones had five and four assists respectively.
David Beatty led North Carolina A&T (1-5) with 13 points while making three 3’s. Filmore Webster and Marcus Watson each grabbed six rebounds for the Aggies. Kameron Langley dished out seven assists.
Stanford surged ahead to stay three minutes into the game, eventually building a 35-25 halftime lead. The Aggies cut their deficit to four at 53-49 midway through the second half. The Cardinal responded with an 18-2 run, capped by a Murrell 3, extending their lead to 71-51.
The Cardinal shot 55 percent in the second half (16-of-29) and held a commanding 51-31 rebounding edge. Stanford is 4-0 at home this season.
Stanford opens its Pac-12 schedule Sunday at Colorado.