Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal try to rectify their loses to wins against Huskies tonight

The Stanford Cardinal Bryce Willis goes for a finger roll against the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday at Maples Pavilion at Stanford  (gostanford.com photo)

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Arizona Wildcats (18-7) clearly set the tone for last Saturday’s game behind a 21-point, 11-rebound game from freshman center Zeke Nnaji, Nnaji set the tone and the Stanford Cardinal (16-9) had to figure out how to shut his game down.

#2 The 69-60 loss to Arizona was Stanford’s seventh defeat in their last eight games

#3 It was Arizona’s 20th straight win over Stanford a streak that started back in 2008-09.

#4 The Cardinal Bryce Willis led the Cardinal with 25 points followed by Oscar da Silva with 15 both consistent scorers for Stanford

#5 The Cardinal are in Seattle tonight to take on the Washington Huskies (12-14) Jerry sets this contest up for us.

Join Jerry each Thursday for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Improved Golden Bears get another test in Colorado on Thursday night

calbears.com photo: Cal prepares for their game against the Buffaloes in Colorado on Thursday night

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 Cal (10-9) played a close game against the Oregon Ducks (18-4) on Thursday losing by five points 77-72 Cal gave it their all and could have very well won this game

#2 Cal was coming off a huge win against the Stanford Cardinal (16-4) and then played a very close game against a nationally ranked team like Oregon speaks to the improvement of the team in just a short time after taking a ten point loss in UCLA

#3 Cal also hosted a much improved Oregon State Beavers (13-9) team and beat the Beavers by two points 69-67 in a game where it’s a two point difference it reflects that it’s a all team effort as oppose to relying on one guy

#4 The Cal numbers are improved on offense the Bears had four players finish in double figures against OSU including leading scorer Matt Bradley with 25 points.

#5 The Bears head to Colorado (17-5) to face the Buffaloes on Thursday night the Buffaloes are a tough customer can Cal head coach Mark Fox and the Bears keep it going in this style of basketball

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

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal coming off two straight loses hopes to put it together tonight against OSU

The Stanford Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva (13) takes a lay up against the Cal Bears Lars Thiemann (21) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Jan 26th (ap photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The loss for Stanford (15-4) to Cal (8-10) certainly came at a big surprise as the Bears Paris Austin scored two free throws that clinched it for Cal 52-50.

#2 It was a battle and Stanford heard Cal’s footsteps all game long as Stanford took a 23-21 half time lead into the dressing room

#3 In the second half Cal clipped the Cardinal’s chances in the closing minutes of the game 31-27

#4 Cal had a 17-2 run on Stanford to catch up and although both teams scored a low total it was a cliffhanger all game long

#5 Stanford finds themselves in a very strange place on a two game losing streak coming off loses to USC and then Cal. The Cardinal face the Oregon State Beavers (12-8) they’ll be heavily relying on Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis for tonight’s game.

Join Jerry Feitelberg for the Cardinal podcasts on Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Can Cal top off the week with a win over Oregon tonight?

calbears.com photo: Cal Bears preview photo with Kareem South (10) ready to take aim as Cal hosts #11 ranked Oregon Ducks at Haas Pavilion on Thursday night

On the Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The Cal Bears (9-10) defeated the Stanford Cardinal (15-4) it was a game played at Haas Pavilion even though the Bears had the home floor the odds were stacked against Cal and they pulled it out 52-50.

#2 Did Cal head coach Mark Fox had to pull out all the stops against a team like Stanford strategy wise?

#3 Cal went on a 17-2 run against Stanford and not only played catch up ball but the team really caught fire and proved the mind is a powerful thing were driven and won the game against an incredibly good school.

#4 Paris Austin proved to be a big help for Cal leading with 15 points and scoring two crucial free throws that got Cal the victory over the Cardinal.

#5 It doesn’t get any easier for Cal as they host the Oregon Ducks (17-4) at Haas on tonight

Join Michael each Thursday for the Cal Bears podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: A look at this weekends playoff games; Cal tries to get back in win column host Wazuu this Thursday

sfgate.com file photo: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans.

On the Headlines podcast with Barbara

#1 Taking a look at NFC Playoff game for Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings who surprised just about everybody with a huge victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Super Dome come to Levis Stadium on Saturday to face the 49ers. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a overtime four yard touchdown pass for the victory could the Vikings shock the 49ers too?

#2 The AFC Playoff game for Saturday the Tennessee Titans will face the Baltimore Ravens a team favored to make the Super Bowl the Ravens have been tough all year.

#3 On Sunday in the AFC the Houston Texans are in Kansas City to face the rugged Chiefs. The Chiefs with quarterback Patrick Mahomes have been doing it all season.

#4 Seattle got that big victory in Philadelphia on Sunday now head to Green Bay this should one for the ages as this one will be played on a very tough Lambeau Field

#5 Cal’s Men’s basketball has seen some tough times they took a tough loss to the Stanford Cardinal last Saturday and are hoping to turn things around this Thursday at Haas Pavilion against the visiting Washington State Cougars.

Join Barbara each Tuesday for all the latest in Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cardinal overcomes slow start, edge San Diego 62-59 in Al Attles Classic

photo from sfgate.com: San Diego forward Yauhen Massalski (25) defends against Stanford guard Bryce Wills (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in San Francisco

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tyrell Terry took a while to get going after a one-game absence, but when he did, his big second half sparked a late Stanford run, and the Cardinal held on for a 62-59 non-conference men’s basketball win Saturday over San Diego in the Al Attles Classic at Chase Center.

Terry scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half. Cardinal center Oscar da Silva contributed 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, as Stanford (11-1) continued its best start in 11 years.

For San Diego (6-8), the loss snapped a three-game winning streak. Joey Calcaterra led the Toreros with 17 points, followed by Marion Humphrey with 16.

Terry sat out the Cardinal’s win on Tuesday over San Francisco because of what was termed an upper body injury. The freshman was cleared for practice on Friday.

Terry sank three 3-pointers and scored on a reverse layup that capped an 11-0 run to put the Cardinal up 56-44. Da Silva added four points as part of that Stanford surge.

Despite a sloppy start, Stanford led at halftime, eventually finishing with a season-worst 20 turnovers. After the Toreros took a 24-16 lead, Spencer Jones and Terry made back-to-back 3’s to pull the Cardinal back into the game.

Jones hit game-tying 3 and Daejon Davis converted a tip-in in the final second of the first half, putting Stanford up 31-29 at the break.

The Cardinal’s defense was a key to their win, forcing 17 turnovers while holding San Diego to 36.5 percent shooting. So far this season, Stanford has held all 12 of its opponents to 70 points or fewer.

San Diego was trying to get Division I win No. 600.

Stanford’s next game is on Dec. 29, when the Cardinal host No. 1-ranked Kansas.

Stanford Cardinal news and notes

Photo credit: gostanford.com

By Ana Kieu

Stanford football’s only win came at home versus Northwestern on August 31. Since then, Stanford has dropped its last two games settling for a 1-3 record, but hey, they’re slightly better than my alma mater, San Jose State, so there’s nothing to complain about.

Here’s the latest Cardinal news and notes, courtesy of GoStanford.com.

September 16
Saturday seems to be an exciting day on The Farm. Women’s volleyball welcomes No. 13 BYU to Maples Pavilion at noon. This will be followed by football hosting No. 15 Oregon in a pivotal Pac-12 North battle at 4 p.m. inside Stanford Stadium.

All general parking lots (4, 8, 9, 13) will open at 11 a.m. for event attendee parking. Women’s volleyball match attendees will receive free parking in these lots with their ticket to the match vs. BYU. Parking in Maples, Galvez, Track, Sunken Diamond and Lot 2 is permitted only for football parking pass holders of those respective parking lots, or those with a valid ADA placard (parking in Maples and Sunken Diamond).

Football season parking passes will provide access to their respective parking lots beginning at the times listed below:

Lot 2 — 6 a.m. (overnight pass holders Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.)

All other parking lots — 11 a.m.

Stanford Athletics has partnered with Wells Fargo to bring half-priced ($15) general lot car parking to all Cardinal fans for Saturday’s football game against Oregon. This discount is only eligible for parking passes purchased online in advance.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility. For any questions, please contact a dedicated account executive at (800)-STANFORD (option 1) or email athleticstickets@stanford.edu.

September 13
Redshirt junior Kodye Pugh has been ruled out for the 2019-20 season due to injury. A Maryland native, Pugh was injured in Stanford’s 58-34 victory over Sam Basket Massagno on Aug. 25 in Switzerland. The 6’8″ forward has played in 38 games for the Cardinal over the last two seasons.

Pugh’s statement:

“To my Stanford family and friends, I regret to inform you that I will be out for the upcoming basketball season due a knee injury while playing in Europe this summer. I decided that it was best for my career to pursue the needed surgery quickly, in order to start the rehabilitation and healing process.”

“While I was saddened by the injury, I am hopeful that I will be ready to continue my basketball career next year, and I’m excited for my upcoming senior year. As a leader on the team, I will continue to cheer on and encourage my teammates from the sideline, and support them and the staff in any way possible.”

“I want to thank everyone for your continued support throughout this entire process and over the years. I am looking forward to a great season. I know that everything happens for a reason and I’m trusting God.”

Washington escapes Maples with a 62-61 win over the Cardinal

Photo credit: @StanfordMBB

By: Eric Epstein

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal fell to the Pac-12-leading Washington Huskies by 1 point on Sunday afternoon. KZ Okpala’s missed 3-point attempt as the buzzer sounded would have given Stanford the win had it been good, but with its miss, Washington walked away with a narrow victory.

Coming off a 3-point loss to Cal, yet still clinching the Pac-12 regular season title on Thursday, Washington was never able to fully pull ahead from Stanford and establish itself as the dominant team. In the first half, Stanford held a single-digit lead for the first seven minutes, until Washington took over and held a lead for all but a minute and a half of the remainder of the period. In the second half, Stanford managed to grab some brief leads throughout the first 15 minutes, but the scoreboard was still mostly controlled by Washington. However, down the stretch, the teams traded off buckets and experienced 4 lead changes—no margin higher than 3 points. 2 straight jumpers by sophomore Husky guard Jaylen Nowell in the final minute and a half of play proved to be too much for Stanford to come back from as they could only scrape together one basket in the rest of regulation.

Washington outscored Stanford 29-33 in a slow-paced first half that featured 17 total turnovers and a combined 29.8% shooting percentage from the field. Sophomores KZ Okpala and Oscar da Silva, as well as senior Josh Sharma, saw limited playing time in the first period as they all picked up 2 personal fouls.

Out of the 10 players that saw first-half time for the Cardinal, only 5 recorded points, and only 4 of those connected on any of their field goal attempts.

The teams played much cleaner basketball in the second half, shooting a combined 52% from the floor, including a remarkable 56% from downtown.

The Pac-12 leader in field goal percentage in Josh Sharma led the second half in total points with 10. He also pitched in 6 rebounds to finish with game-leading 16 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman guard Cormac Ryan caught on fire during the second half, shooting 3-4 from deep, finishing with 13 points. Da Silva was the third double-digit scorer for Stanford, totaling 15 points on 5-8 shooting along with 9 rebounds and 3 assists.

Overall, Stanford shot 40% from the field and after going 0-8 on threes in the first half, they shot 6-9 from deep in the second period to bring their percentage up to 35%.

Nowell, who finished with 13 points on 6-11 shooting, was the leading scorer for Washington. Disturbed by primary ball handler and point guard David Crisp’s assist-less effort, Washington did not pass the ball well at all and finished with only 7 points at 14 turnovers.

Like Washington, the Cardinal also dealt with passing and playmaking struggles. Stanford played the whole game without their starting point guard in sophomore Daejon Davis, who is still hurt from a foot injury that he suffered in Stanford’s last game against Washington State. The Cardinal greatly missed Davis’ playmaking abilities, as they tallied a terrible assist to turnover ratio at 10:19.

To round out their regular season and make one final push for Pac-12 tournament seeding, Stanford will host Cal on Thursday evening at Maples.

Stanford falls to #14 Arizona by just two points in close 73-71 loss

Photo: @StanfordMBB

By Alexandra Evans

PALO ALTO — After beating #16 Arizona State on Wednesday, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team took on the #14 Arizona Wildcats, to whom they fell ,73-71, in front of a packed Maples Pavilion Saturday afternoon. With the loss, Stanford’s five-game winning streak was snapped by Arizona.

In a back-and-forth game among two Pac-12 leaders, Stanford failed to exceed Arizona. The Cardinal trailed by a maximum of 10 points at one time in the first period.

The Cardinal stepped up in the second period and even managed to exceed the Wildcats by more than 10 points. This was first facilitated by a jumper from Reid Travis four minutes in, and then the Cardinal were ahead 11 points after Dorian Pickens got a 3-pointer just over 10 minutes in. However, the latter team managed to take the lead again with 38 seconds left in the game, only exceeding them by one point.

It came down to the final shot (Rawle Alkins’ go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left in regulation), but the Cardinal came up just two points short in a 73-71 loss to the Wildcats.

“It was a battle and outside the first six, eight, ten minutes of the game we joined the battle and competed at a high level,” said Stanford head coach Jerod Haase. “There were a lot of positives that we’ll take away. Obviously there a lot of things we can learn from as well but at the end of the day I think we competed at a high level.”

Travis led the Cardinal in points with 20, and Allonzo Trier exceeded the Wildcats with 21 points.

“Winning on the road is hard, and I give Stanford a lot of credit,” said Arizona head coach Sean Miller. “Stanford’s resiliency was impressive. They scored 42 points on us (in the second half), and they had their starting point guard the entire second half.”

“Stanford’s game plan was good,” Miller added. “They have some big bodies, Humphrey’s a senior, a very good player; Reid Travis is not only one of the better players in our conference, but in college basketball.”

Next: Stanford will take on the USC Trojans in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 pm PT.

Stanford Cardinal faces ASU Sun Devils, outshine them 86-77

Photo: @StanfordMBB

By Alexandra Evans

PALO ALTO—The Stanford Cardinal Men’s Basketball team (11-8 overall, 5-1 in the Pac-12) returned home from a road trip across the state of Washington with two straight wins (their first road sweep since 2010) under their belt. On Wednesday evening, they faced the Arizona State Sun Devils (14-4 overall, 2-4 in the Pac-12) at Maples Pavilion.

Dorian Pickens made the first basket for the Cardinal and, within minutes, the first three-pointer of the match, both of which helped Stanford hit the ground running. The Cardinal managed to keep a lead over the Sun Devils for the whole the opening period, even within just one or two points.

An aggressive block from Stanford’s Josh Sharma kept ASU from tying the score with just over two minutes left in the first half, though he was later fouled, allowing ASU’s Romello White to score two free throws and tie the game 32-32. Reid Travis put up a three-pointer for Stanford, then Remy Martin for ASU, tying the score again. With 39 seconds left, Daejon Davis made a jumper to give the Cardinal a two-point lead (37-35) at halftime.

At the end of the first half, Pickens led the Cardinal with 10 points, and Travis had nine points and five rebounds. Oscar da Silva had six points, comprised of two three-pointers. White put up 10 points for the Sun Devils, leading the team after 20 minutes, and Martin added nine.

The Sun Devils caught up within two minutes, trailing only by two points (40-38), before Travis brought the Cardinal up to a seven-point lead with a three-pointer and a layup. Pickens chimed in and added a three-pointer, and Sharma dunked twice, and then the Cardinal exceeded the Sun Devils by the double digits (56-43). Sharma also dunked one of Pickens’ missed jumpers, eliciting an explosively enthusiastic reaction from both the bench and the stands.

ASU began trailing Stanford by single digits once again with 6:21 left in the match, when Mickey Mitchell got a layup. They trailed only by two points with four minutes remaining, courtesy of the Sun Devils’ leader in points, Tra Holder, who put up a three for his team.

After a nerve-wracking final four minutes, Stanford regained their multi-point lead and upset the #16-ranked ASU by nine points (86-77).

Pickens led the Cardinal in points with 19, and Travis in rebounds with 10. White put up 19 points to lead the Sun Devils, and Mitchell made the most rebounds with seven.

The Stanford Cardinal are back at Maples Pavilion on Saturday to face the Arizona Wildcats at 1:00 p.m.