Cardinal men win second straight, rout OSU 83-60

Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno (4) drives to the basket past Stanford forward Maxime Raynaud (42) during the first half at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis Or on Thu Mar 2, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Stanford won its second straight game on Thursday, defeating Oregon State 83-60 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore., giving the Cardinal a season sweep in the series.

Spencer Jones led the Cardinal (13-17 overall, 7-12 Pac-12) with 25 points, followed by Brandon Angel with 15 points and five assists, Maxime Raynaud with 13 points and Harrison Ingram had 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Michael O’Connell had eight assists and Max Murrell added four blocks.

Jones hit 10 of 16 from the field, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. Overall, the Cardinal made 10 of 26 3-pointers and shot 58 percent.

Jordan Pope and Tyler Bilodeau each scored 11 points to lead Oregon State (10-20 overall, 4-15 Pac-12). Bilodeau also had six rebounds. Stanford’s defense held the Beavers to 35 percent shooting from the field.

Oregon State led 14-5 early, but the Cardinal took a 15-14 lead after responding with a 10-0 run. The Cardinal led 40-34 at halftime and outscored the Beavers 43-26 in the second half.

Stanford opened the second half with a 19-7 run and led by as many as 28 with less than two minutes to play.

The Cardinal wrap up their regular season Saturday at Oregon. The 1 p.m. game will be nationally televised by CBS.

No. 2 Cardinal women keep rolling with 72-59 win over UCLA

Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) celebrates her basket against UCLA during the second half at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Fri Jan 13, 2023 (AP News photo)

Daniel Dullum
Friday, January 13, 2023

Stanford’s one-two scoring punch of Haley Jones and Cameron Brink paced the No. 2 Cardinal to a 72-59 Pac-12 women’s basketball win over No. 8 UCLA Friday in Los Angeles.

Jones finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Brink added 12 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots for the Cardinal (18-1 overall, 5-0 Pac-12). Hannah Jump and Talana Lepolo each hit a pair of 3-pointers for Stanford while finishing with eight points apiece. Kiki Iriafen and Agnes Emma-Nnopu each scored nine points.

Charisma Osborne and Gina Conti each finished with 13 points for the Bruins (14-3 overall, 3-2 Pac-12), followed by Emily Bessoir with 10. Osborne also had seven rebounds and three steals. Conti and London Jones each had three assists.

Stanford held a 38-26 rebounding advantage. The Cardinal shot 41 percent (25 of 61) on field goals, 7 of 22 from 3-point range and hit 15 of 20 free throws. The Cardinal used a 21-10 fourth quarter to pull away in a game that Stanford led 51-49 after three periods.

UCLA shot 33 percent (21 of 64) from the field, including 9 of 27 behind the arc.

Stanford visits USC at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal open two game homestand Thursday night

The Stanford Cardinal Harrison Ingram (55) gets his reverse slam on Ingram and the Cardinal take on the Colorado Buffaloes Thu Dec 27, 2022 at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto (Stanford Cardinal file photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (6-7) who faced off with the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (6-6) picked up a 75-62 win last Thursday at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz it was Stanford’s second win in six games.

#2 The Cardinal’s Harrison Ingram led with 15 points and James Keefe followed up with 14 points to help provide with the offense the Cardinal needed to win this one.

#3 During the unforgettable 2020-21 season for Stanford the Cardinal used Kaiser Permanente for their home games replacing Maples Pavilion as Stanford was under Covid protocols as ordered by Santa Clara County that season. The win last Thursday brings Stanford up to 6-0 when playing in Santa Cruz.

#4 Stanford’s Michael Jones continues to have some offensive success scoring 12 points good enough to finish third against the Ramblers last Thursday.

#5 The Cardinal host the Colorado Buffaloes (8-5) the Buffaloes won their last game against the Northern Colorado Bears (5-6) last Sunday 88-77. Michael how do you see this contest as the Cardinal as they open this two game homestand?

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Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal defeat Loyola in Santa Cruz Thursday night; Stanford women host Cal Friday

Stanford women celebrate their 13th win over the Creighton Blue Jays at Maples Pavilion on Tue Dec 20, 2022 in Palo Alto (@StanfordWBB photo)

On the Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum:

#1 Daniel, Sister Jean’s essence back in the Windy City wasn’t enough to prevent the Stanford Cardinal (5-7) from downing Loyola Chicago Ramblers (6-6) inside Kaiser Permanente Arena, 75-62.

#2 Daniel, The Cardinal meant business in the first 20 minutes of play, by going on an 8-0 run and leading by 17 points at the half, 37-20.

#3 The Stanford increased the advantage to 21 points early in the second half, and cruised in Santa Cruz to the final horn for an impressive victory south of of the Farm, 75-62

#4 Daniel, Stanford women’s head coach Tara Van Derveer was hoping to give her starters a rest but the Cardinal ran into trouble in the second half and the starters had to come in off the bench.

#5 Stanford’s (13-1) Haley Jones had 16 points and eight assists in 37 minutes against Creighton (8-4), freshman Talana Lepolo got her season second best with 17 points. No.2 Stanford beat Creighton No. 21, 72-59 on Tuesday night.

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No. 7 Longhorns upend Cardinal men 72-62 in Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge

Stanford Cardinal guard Michael Jones (13) goes on offense against the Texas Longhorns guard Marcus Carr (5) at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Sun Dec 18, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, December 18, 2022

No. 7 Texas upended Stanford 72-62 Sunday in the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge, played at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

Michael Jones led the Cardinal with 17 points, hitting 5 of 10 from the field, including two 3-pointers. Brandon Angel and Spencer Jones added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Jones also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and had three blocked shots.

The game marked a homecoming for Dallas-area natives Harrison Ingram and Ryan Agarwal. Ingram contributed five points, six rebounds and four assists.

Max Murrell hit a 3 to give Stanford (4-7 overall) an 11-5 lead early in the first half, but the Longhorns (9-1) forged a run to build a 22-17 lead, eventually leading 31-28 at halftime.

Texas led 55-40 at 12:10 of the second half, but the Cardinal responded with a 15-4 run to pull to within 59-56 with 6:27 remaining. The Longhorns hit four jumpers late to put the game away.

Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 17 points, followed by Timmy Allen and Sir’Jabari Rice with 15 points each. Tyrese Hunter added five assists.

Stanford shot 44 percent (20 of 46) from the field, while the Longhorns made 45 percent (28 of 62). Texas held a 33-32 rebounding edge, and forced 18 Cardinal turnovers.

The Cardinal return to action on Thursday, hosting Loyola Chicago in a home-away-from-home game in Santa Cruz. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be carried by Pac-12 Networks.

The Cardinal Extinguished UW-Green Bay on the Farm, 85-40

Guard Michael O’Connell (5) of the Stanford Cardinal drives the ball up the floor against the Green Bay Phoenix at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Fri Dec 16, 2022 ( photo)

STANFORD, Calif.– The Stanford Cardinal (4-6, 0-2 Pac 12) prevented the visiting University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Phoenix (2-10, 1-1 Horizon) from rising inside Maples Pavilion and manhandled them 85-40.

Stanford jumped on their Midwest opponent quickly in dominating fashion, including a 15-0 run and a lead as lofty as 23 points.

Green Bay shot a dismal 29% from the field the initial 20 minutes of the contest, as well as turning the ball over a whopping 15 times at the behest of the Cardinal stout defense. 

Conversely, Stanford shot an impressive 65% from the floor and never trailed in the first half.

The second half Stanford did not rest on their laurels, they actually increased the insurmountable lead to 45 points, despite shooting a lower percentage in part two of the game.

The Cardinal continued the onslaught, forcing a total of 27 turnovers and holding them to a paltry 27% shooting for the game.

After the Phoenix were aggressively subdued, that large 45-point margin was also the difference in the final score, 85-40 Stanford.

Four players scored in double-figures for Stanford: Senior forward Spencer Jones (10): junior forward Brandon Angel (10) & five rebounds; sophomore guard Jarvis Moss (10) and freshman guard Ryan Agarwal led everyone (11). 

UW – Green Bay was led by junior guard Randy Tucker, with ten points and seven rebounds, while his sophomore teammate Cade Meyer also tallied ten points and grabbed six rebounds.

Stanford will head down to the Lone Star state to take on the Texas Longhorns in Dallas, Sunday December 18, which will be a homecoming of sorts for two players.  Sophomore forward Harrison Ingram (Dallas) and the aforementioned Ryan Agarwal (Coppell) are excited about the road trip.

The Phoenix will stay on the west coast and travel up to Corvallis, OR to take on the Oregon State Beavers, also Sunday December 18.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal host Green Bay at Maples on Friday night

Taking it to the Max: Stanford Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud (42) and forward Max Murrell scramble with the basketball with Arizona Sun Devils guard DJ Horne (0) in Tempe AZ on Sun Dec 4, 2022 in Pac 12 Conference play (photo by Stanford Cardinal)

On the Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 Michael the Stanford Cardinal (3-6) are coming off a heartbreak loss against the Arizona Sun Devils (8-1) in a four point loss 68-64. The Cardinal lacked a couple of buckets to get a shot at the win column but the Sun Devils have been a tough customer all season long winners of eight games.

#2 Michael, one thing the Cardinal have been able to depend on is they are getting production from their shooters we’ll take each player at a time starting with Spencer Jones who finished at the top of the leaderboard with 13 points against ASU.

#3 There’s the always quick to the basket and accurate forward Harrison Ingram head coach Jerod Haase says he likes some of things that Ingram can do on offense.

#4 Guard Michael Jones finished second in scoring against the Sun Devils on Sun Dec 4th with 12 points, Jones is averaging 10.4 pts, 3.0 rebounds, with 2.2 assists. He’s been getting his share of shots of late.

#5 Michael, I know we talked about the Green Bay Phoenix (2-8) the Cardinal’s next non conference game slated for this Friday at Maple Pavilion. The Phoenix are a struggling team they’ve won only two games and Stanford has won only three. The Cardinal have the hone floor how do you see this game shaking out?

#6 Michael wishing you a Happy Birthday it’s been a big birthday present for us to have you do Stanford basketball podcasts for us this season.

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Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal open up against UCLA at Maples on Thursday night

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.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Jones lone Cardinal to score double figures against Cougars on Thursday

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.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Arizona is just an unstoppable school; Stanford crushed by Wildcats 85-57

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?

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