Stanford Cardinal center Cameron Brink (22) show her wide arm span as teammate guard Hannah Jump (33) and Oregon Ducks guard Chance Gray (2) look on at the Pac 12 Tournament in Las Vegas on Thu Mar 2, 2023 (AP News photo)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum:
#1 The Stanford Cardinal women (28-4) picked up game one of the Pac 12 Tournament with a 76-65 win over the Oregon Ducks (17-14) on Thursday the Cardinal are coming into March rolling which is really no surprise to anyone.
#2 Cameron Brink once again led Stanford with 22 points she never got intimidated on any of the Ducks double teaming and was a key part of the reason why the Cardinal got the 11 point win.
#3 This past Tuesday Brink was named the Pac 12 defensive player of the year at this rate with her shot blocking could end up getting her the NCAA defensive player of the year.
#4 Taking a look at the prospects of Stanford’s chances of taking this game you could make that prediction as the Cardinal defense allowed the Ducks only nine points in the first quarter and and 15 in the second quarter. The Ducks could never really catch up with the Cardinal after the first half.
#5 The Cardinal are battling with the UCLA Bruins in game 2 of the Pac 12 Tournament the Bruins were defeated by the Cardinal in their last meeting 71-66 at Maples Pavilion on Mon Feb 20th. Will the Bruins be looking for blood in tonight’s game against the Cardinal?
Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) blocks a shot as Oregon forward Taylor Hosendove (11) goes toward the basket during the first half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)
On Stanford women basketball podcast with Daniel:
#1 Stanford Cardinal women (21-2) got their fourth straight win over the Oregon Ducks (14-7) last Sunday. Cameron Brinks picked up her first triple double and with ten blocks.
#2 Brink at the end of the game asked the scorers table if the tenth block counted she got her answer finding out that she had accomplished her first career triple double.
#3 Brink said that the Ducks down the stretch were putting pressure on her “I think I just started out hot, they started driving in the paint and blocking shots started early.” said Brink.
#4 The triple double for Brink was the first in Stanford’s history and Brink’s defense on blocked shots help contribute to making school history.
#5 The Cardinal face the Washington State Cougars (15-6). The Cardinal have won four straight games and the Cougars have won five of their last seven games and two straight games but yet and still the Cardinal the way they’ve been playing this season could be a handful for the Cougars at Wazoo on Friday night.
Stanford Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud (42) throws down in a previous game. Raynaud was second in scoring with 17 points against the Chicago State Cougars on Wed Jan 25, 2023 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto in non conference action (photo from Stanford Cardinal)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:
#1 Daniel quite a second half for the Stanford Cardinal (8-12) after trailing at the half 41-34 and to come back in the second half with some strong defense and scoring 38 points to come away with a 72-65 win at Maples Pavilion against the Chicago State Cougars (5-17).
#2 The Cardinal’s Spencer Jones led with 21 points and seven rebounds and it was his three pointers he had six of them that help Stanford get a break through in the second half.
#3 The Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud finished second in scoring with 17 points and had a second career double double his offensive contribution proved huge in the Cardinal comeback over Chicago State.
#4 Harrison Ingram had a resurgence in the second half scoring 13 of 15 points as huge improvement from the first half where he scored only two points. Ingram is a big part of that offense for Stanford.
#5 Daniel, it’s off to the Big Game II as the Cal Bears (3-16) come calling this Saturday at Maple Pavilion against the Cardinal. The last time the two teams met was in Berkeley and Cal got the better of Stanford with a 92-70 on Jan 6th. It was the last time the Bears won a game as they come into Stanford with a four game losing streak. The Cardinal have a three game win streak going and the home court advantage how do you see this one on Saturday?
Stanford guard Talana Lepolo, right, drives toward the basket as Southern California guard Kayla Williams defends during the first half at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sun Jan 15, 2023 (AP News photo)
On the Cardinal podcast with Daniel:
#1 Daniel in the loss to the USC Trojans (13-4) 55-46 last Sunday in the Southland it was the Stanford Cardinal (17-2) first loss after wining 12 straight games their last loss coming in overtime to South Carolina back on Nov 20th at Maples Pavilion.
#2 The loss drops Stanford who had been in the No.2 seeded spot for weeks to No.4 the consequence of that loss was that USC was an unranked school coming into that game.
#3 Daniel, defense on behalf of the Trojans in the first quarter of last Sunday’s game made all the difference and the Trojans had a game plan on double teaming and shutting down the Cardinal’s Cameron Brink who did lead Stanford in scoring with 11 points. The Cardinal would only get 4 points in the first quarter.
#4 Daniel, was the loss to USC just taking the Trojans for granted after the Cardinal had that huge win to UCLA on the Friday before or the Trojans just had a game plan and executed.
#5 You can best bet that the Cardinal will review what went wrong against USC regroup and be prepared for their next opponent at Maples Pavilion tonight the No.8 ranked Utah Utes (15-1). The Utes last Friday were supposed to host the ASU Sun Devils but that game was forfeited due to medical issues with the Sun Devils and they couldn’t travel. The Utes in their next game took on Arizona Wildcats and defeated them 80-79 last Sunday. Daniel how do you see this match up for tonight between the Utes and Cardinal?
Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) takes off down field for a 41 yard touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal in first half action at Stanford Stadium on Sat Nov 5, 2022
On the Cardinal football podcast with Daniel:
#1 Daniel, last Saturday for the Stanford Cardinal (3-6) wasn’t even a contest as the Cardinal absolutely got landslided by the Washington State Cougars (5-4) on their home field at Stanford Stadium 52-14.
#2 The Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee was running for daylight for most of the game as offensively he just couldn’t get anything going to come back in the second half of the game.
#3 Defensively the Cardinal couldn’t stop the Cougars who scored on all three of their first three possessions.
#4 The loss was Stanford’s sixth in eight games. For Cardinal head coach David Shaw this marks their losing record of 14-25 since 2018 their last winning season.
#5 Daniel, the Cardinal are on the way to face the mighty Utah Utes (7-2) the Utes have won three straight games and won their last game rather handedly 45-20 over the Arizona Wildcats. Stanford face Utah this Sat Nov 12th.
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?
Stanford forward James Keefe (22) puts the defensive pressure on Colorado forward Evan Battey (21) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sat Feb 19, 2022. The Cardinal travel to UC Berkeley to face the Cal Bears on Sat Feb 26, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum:
#1 The Stanford Cardinal (15-12) have lost five of their last seven games and lost their last game by a landslide last Saturday 70-53 at home against the Colorado Buffaloes (18-9).
#2 For the Buffaloes Evan Battey led with 15 points to help win their fifth consecutive game.
#3 Battey was followed by Nique Clifford with 14 points and seven rebounds. Keeshawn Bartelemy, Jabari Walker and K.J. Simpson each added 10 points for Colorado.
#4 Jaiden Delaire led the Cardinal scoring on Senior Night, netting 12 points on 5 of 7 field goals, including 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
#5 The Cardinal head to Haas Pavilion for their Big Game match up with the Cal Bears (11-17) the Bears who had lost ten straight games then won at Oregon and Oregon State then dropped games to the Buffaloes and the Utah Utes will to close the regular season with the Cardinal this Saturday night at Cal for a 5:30 tip.