Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cal upends Stanford at Pac 12 Tournament 63-51

The Stanford Cardinal Daejon Davis (1) who lead the Cardinal with 16 points dribbles against the Cal Bears Joel Brown (1) on Wednesday night at the Pac 12 Tournament at the T Mobile Center in Las Vegas (photo from gostanford.com)

Stanford basketball podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry how much of an advantage was it for the Cal Bears (14-18) to beat the Stanford Cardinal (20-12) by 12 points in front of a practically empty arena with no screaming fans at the Pac 12 Tournament does that give a team an advantage to focus more?

#2 What does that say about the Cardinal defense who were dominated in the first half by the Bears 30-20?

#3 It seems like Stanford couldn’t get any offense going the second half was a half of catch up they fell behind the Bears 33-31.

#4 The Cardinal’s top scorer Oscar da Silva was shut down to just four points and Tyrell Terry had just six points.

#5 Cal’s Paris Austin and Matt Bradley both scored 18 points to lead Cal in the win.

Join Jerry Feitelberg for Stanford basketball podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford falls in Pac-12 tourney, on the Big Dance bubble

photo from sfgate.com: Stanford’s Bryce Wills (2) shoots between California’s Grant Anticevich, left, and California’s Joel Brown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men’s tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

After being dispatched in the opening round of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas, Stanford now plays the waiting game to see where it continues its season.

California knocked off the Cardinal 63-51 and advances to the second round. With the win, the Golden Bears took the season series; the teams split their conference matchups.

Stanford (20-12) is a bubble team for the NCAA tournament and could possibly be selected for the National Invitation Tournament. The Cardinal are trying to reach the Big Dance for the first time since 2014.

In what might have been the last game either team would play in front of a crowd this season, the contest went on, despite concerns about the coronavirus situation.

Prior to the game, the Pac-12 released a statement saying a decision was made to “only have essential staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and limited family and friends in attendance” for the remainder of the tournament.

Earlier on Wednesday, the NCAA announced that its men’s and women’s tournaments would be played with similar stipulations.

Stanford trailed 30-20 at the half and never got much closer in the second half, as the Cardinal was held to 32.1 percent field shooting (17 of 53, 5 of 12 3-point), and 12 of 18 at the free throw line.

Daejon Davis topped the Stanford scoring column with 16 points, followed by Bryce Wills with 10. Tyrell Terry and Spencer Jones each score six points. Oscar da Silva, a first team all-Pac-12 selection, was held to 2 of 11 field goal shooting, but led the Cardinal with seven rebounds.

Ducks, Pritchard overwhelm Cardinal in regular season finale 80-67

gostanford.com photo: Stanford Cardinal Oscar da Silva (13) stands in the way of an Oregon Duck on Saturday night in Oregon

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Payton Pritchard poured in a game-high 29 points for Oregon Saturday, as the No. 13-ranked Ducks defeated Stanford 80-67 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene in the Pac-12 regular season men’s basketball finale for both schools.

The Ducks (24-7 overall, 13-5 Pac-12) won the conference title and clinched the No. 1-seed in next week’s conference tournament. Oregon had clinched a share of the Pac-12 title earlier on Saturday when Southern California defeated UCLA. It’s the Ducks’ seventh league championship and third in the last five years.

Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal with 18 points and seven rebounds to go with an assist, a steal and a block. Spencer Davis was 4 of 5 from 3[point range and finished with 15 points. Daejon Davis scored 13 points, dished out seven assists and collected two steals, and Bryce Wills added 10 points.

The Cardinal shot 47.1 percent from the field (24 of 51, 7 of 16 3-point).

Helping out Pritchard was Anthony Mathis with 14 points and Will Richardson with 12. Shakur Juiston pulled down nine rebounds, as Oregon outrebounded the Cardinal 28-20.

The Ducks shot 56.9 percent (29 of 51, 10 of 19 3-point).

Oregon extended its five-point halftime lead to 40-31 early in the second half. A Pritchard 3-pointer sparked a 10-point run as the Ducks built their biggest lead at 57-42

The Cardinal battled back with a seven-point run, cutting Oregon’s lead to 57-49. Pritchard hit another 3, followed by a layup to build the Ducks’ lead to 62-49 with 6:38 to play.

Stanford (20-11, 9-9) plays Bay Area rival California Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. Oregon meets the Oregon State-Utah winner in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Record-setting night for Tinkle lifts Beavers past Cardinal 68-65

gocardinal.com photo

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, March 5, 2020

A record-setting night for Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle sparked the Beavers past Stanford 68-65 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.

With the victory, Oregon State (16-13 overall, 6-11 Pac-12) is assured of a winning season, and completed a sweep of the Cardinal (20-10, 9-8) while snapping Stanford’s four-game winning streak.

Tinkle broke the OSU all-time scoring record with a game-high 23 points. He passed Gary Payton, who scored 2,172 points for the Beavers. Tinkle has scored 2,190 points (seventh in Pac-12 history) and has one game left to play.

In addition, Tinkle was 6 of 6 from the free throw line in the final 1:25 as the Beavers held on after rallying from a 30-26 deficit in the final two minutes.

Etan Thompson was next on the Beaver scoring list with 15 and Zach Reichle added 10. Thompson also had five rebounds and five assists, a steal and a block. Kylor Kelley contributed nine points and seven rebounds for the Beavers,

Bryce Wills led a balanced Cardinal attack with 16 points, followed by Oscar da Silva with 14, Tyrell Terry with 13, Daejon Davis with 10 and Jaiden Delaire with nine.

Terry also had 10 rebounds and five assists; Davis had five boards and three steals.

Oregon State shot 43.8 percent from the field (21 of 48, 8 of 20 3-pointers), while the Cardinal finished with a 44.6 shooting percentage (3 of 15 behind the arc).

The Beavers led 34-32 at halftime, and forged a 9-2 run to open the second half.

A Terry jumper put Stanford up 65-64 with 33 seconds to play. Two free throws by Tinkle put Oregon State back ahead at 66-65 with 17.6 left.

The Cardinal called a time out after advancing the ball to midcourt with 3.1 seconds remaining. Isaac White’s 3-point attempt rimmed out at the buzzer.

Stanford needs a win at No. 13 Oregon on Saturday to help make its case for an NCAA tournament bid. The Cardinal haven’t played in the Big Dance since 2014.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Wills key for Stanford offense in win last Sunday

denverpost.com photo: Colorado forward Tyler Bey (1) battles for a rebound against Stanford’s Isaac White (4) and forward Tyrell Terry (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020.

On the Stanford basketball with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry talk about the Stanford Cardinal’s (20-9) Bryce Wills who scored 19 points on a sore ankle in the Cardinal win over the No.21 school in the country Colorado (21-9) 72-64.

#2 Wills was a game time decision to start the game and that decision helped the Cardinal get the eight point win past the Buffaloes last Sunday.

#3 Stanford head coach Jerod Haase said that it was a questionable decision to play Wills all the way through the game.

#4 Wills scored ten straight points after he got Stanford a 65-52 lead with 8:13 remaining in the game.

#5 The Cardinal are next up at Oregon State (15-13) for a 6pm tip Jerry sets this game up for us.

Stanford Cardinal podcasts are heard each Thursday with your host Jerry Feitelberg at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Cal on roll have won three of last four; Cardinal on four game win streak; plus more

The Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes a fade away shot against the Colorado Buffaloes D’Shawn Schwartz (5) last Thursday night at Haas Pavilion

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason:

#1 The one game that stands out for the Cal Bears is the loss they took against the Washington Huskies getting walloped 87-52. That got Cal head coach Mark Fox to regroup and the Bears came out and won their next two games against some tough schools Utah and Colorado.

#2 The Stanford Cardinal got a huge win over the Colorado Buffaloes 72-64. The Cardinal are No.21 and got help from leading scorer Bryce Wills who played with a sore ankle and led with a key lay up and 19 points in the win on Sunday.

#3 San Francisco Giant catcher Buster Posey feels like he’s back into the swing of things and a good example of that is when he went yard after hitting a two run home run in the third inning of a spring training game on Sunday against San Diego. He’ll be crucial for the Giants line up.

#4 While sitting on the bench and waiting to get the okay to return to action Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry is hoping to get back in the line up for Golden State from his broken bone in his left hand.

#5 It was almost like a one on one contest when the New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson who finished with 35 points against the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James with 34 in the Lakers win over the Pelicans 122-114 on Sunday.

Join Barbara Mason for Headline Sports each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cardinal stun No. 21 Buffaloes in Pac-12 hoops 72-64

gostanford.com photo: The Stanford Cardinal’s Bryce Willis whoops it up with his teammates as the Cardinal defeat the Colorado Buffaloes at Maples Pavilion on Sunday

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Stanford took a large step toward solidifying its chances of reaching the NCAA tournament with a 72-64 men’s basketball victory over No. 21 Colorado Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

It was the fourth consecutive win for the Cardinal (20-9 overall, 10-7 Pac-12), and Colorado’s first three-game losing streak of the season.

Bryce Wills led the Cardinal with 19 points on 9-of-13 field goal shooting. Oscar da Silva was next with 16 points, followed by Daejon Davis and Tyrell Terry with 12 points apiece.

Wills, da Silva and Spencer Jones each grabbed five rebounds. Davis had five assists and Jones had two blocks, three assists and three steals.

Colorado’s top scorer was Tyler Bey with 17 points, followed by D’Shawn Schwartz with 14. McKinley Wright IV added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Buffaloes (21-9 overall, 10-7 Pac-12), who held a 30-29 rebounding edge.

Aside from an early Colorado lead, Stanford led most of the game. A Wills basket with 8:13 to play. The Buffs responded by scoring 10 straight points on three hoops by Wright and two by Bey.

The Cardinal endured a four-minute scoring drought, ended on a short jumper by Wills. Colorado proceded to miss its next seven shots.

By beating Colorado, the Cardinal are assured of a winning conference record going into the final weekend of the regular season, and can still finish with a possible second-place tie.

The Cardinal travel to Oregon State on Thursday.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal survive second half against Utes for win

gostanford.com photo

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry:

#1 Jerry how important was it that Stanford (19-9) was coming off two wins over the Washington schools and then facing a team they had trouble with the last time they met in the Utah Utes (15-3) and got the victory 70-62.

#2 Like your headline read last night the Cardinal led from wire to wire in this one and never looked back it looked like the Cardinal executed on defense to hold the Utes back just enough to get a eight point win.

#3 In the second half the Utes fought right back outscoring the Cardinal 40-36 and it was just a margin of error that could have cost the Cardinal in that second half

#4 Head coach Jerod Haase said the game was not a thing of beauty but the Cardinal hung on just enough to win it

#5 It doesn’t get any easier as the Cardinal host the Colorado Buffaloes (21-7) Sunday night at Maples Jerry tell us how you see this match up.

Jerry does the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

Stanford leads wire-to-wire to defeat Utah 70-62

By Jerry Feitelberg

Palo Alto- The Stanford Cardinal play hosted to the Utah Utes Wednesday at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal wanted to avenge the loss they suffered when they played Utah in Salt Lake City. Stanford came out firing. The built-up an eighteen-point lead. The young men from Utah finally got something going late in the first half and cut the deficit to twelve 34-22. The Utes gave the Cardinal a tussle in the second half. They outscored the Cardinal 40-36, and their defense gave the Cardinal fits. They put the clamps on Da Silva and Terry. Jaiden DeLaire came through in the last nine minutes of the game with nine points to help Stanford win.

The Cardinal, behind their star, Oscar Da Silva, raced out to an early 14-2 lead over the Utah Utes The Cardinal defense held the Utes to just 2 points in the first seven minutes of the game. The Cardinal increased the lead to eighteen 29-11. The Utes did not fold. They kept attacking the boards and were able to get back into the game. Stanford won the first half 34-22. Tyrell Terry connected on three threes for 9 points. Spencer Jones added six for the Cardinal. The leading scorers for Utah were Jaxon Brenchley with 7, and the big seven-foot center, Brenden Carlson, had 5.

The Utes came out firing to start the second half. They went on an 8-2 run the cut the deficit to six 36-30. Tyrell Terry connected on a couple of threes, and the Cardinal went up 48-37. The Utes came back, but the Cardinal refused to wilt. The Utes’ defense focused on stopping Tyrell Tyler and Oscar Da Silva. The strategy worked as Utah trailed by three 63-60 with 1:29 left. However, sophomore Jaiden DeLaire picked up the hit a  three to put the Cardinal in the driver’s seat. Terry was fouled twice in the last minute of the game, and he made all four free throws. Utah scored a basket late in the half, but it was not enough. The Cardinal wins 70-62.

Game Notes and Stats- With the win, Stanford is now 19-9 overall and 8-7 in the conference. The Cardinal has three games left to play this year. They meet Colorado at home on Sunday. They finish the season against Oregon State and Oregon next week. Utah falls to 15-13 overall and 6-10 in the Pac-12.

Freshman Tyrell Terry led Stanford with 27 points. He made seven threes in eleven tries. Oscar Da Silva finished with 20. Jaiden DeLaire had 11, Spencer Jones 6. Utah had four players in double figures. Timmy Allen led Utah wit 17. Both Gach had 15, Jaxon Brenchley 13, and Branden Carlson 12.

As mentioned above, Stanford plays Colorado, ranked 21st in the country, Sunday after at Maples Pavilion. The game will start at 3 pm and will be televised on ESPNU.

 

Cardinal sweep Washington schools, beat WSU 75-57

photo from gostanford.com: The Stanford Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva (13) dribbles down court against the University of Washington Cougars on Sunday in Pullman.

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Stanford kept its hopes alive for a possible at-large bid for the NCAA tournament on Sunday with a 75-57 verdict over Washington State in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Pullman, Wash.

It was the Cardinal’s second straight win after losing seven of eight games over the last month going into the weekend. Stanford beat Washington 72-64 on Thursday.

Stanford has won eight consecutive games against WSU, and completed their second sweep of the Washington-based schools in three years.

Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis scored 19 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the Cardinal (18-9 overall, 7-7 Pac-12). Da Silva was 6 of 10 from the field and pulled down 10 rebounds, giving him his sixth double-double of the season. Davis shot 6 of 12 from the field.

Washington State (14-14, 5-10) lost its fourth game in a row. CJ Elleby led the Cougars with 22 points and 10 rebounds. WSU has been without starting point guard Isaac Bonton in the last three games due to injury, and the offense has suffered – the Cougars have not taken a lead in the last two games.

The Cardinal led by as many as 14 points in the first half, eventually going on a 15-1 run to take a 31-19 lead at 3:10 of the half. WSU reeled off a 10-3 run – which started and ended with a 3-pointer by Elleby – to pull within 36-29 at the break.

Stanford opened the second half with a 9-1 run, building a 45-33 lead. The Cougars responded with an 8-0 run, and after Stanford went 5 ½ minutes without a field goal, WSU cut the Cardinal lead to 47-43 at 11:30 of the second half.

The Cardinal began pulling away, then went on a 10-0 run with 5:27 remaining to build a 65-48 lead.

The Cardinal return home this week for key games against Utah on Wednesday and Colorado on Sunday.