Utes snap four game skid at Cardinal expense 79-65

The Stanford Cardinal guard Daejon Davis (1) drives on the Utah Utes in Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at Jon M. Huntsman Arena in Salt Lake City (gostanford.com photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Sports Radio Service

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stanford’s Thursday matinee at Salt Lake City didn’t go well, as Utah snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-65 Pac-12 men’s basketball win over the Cardinal.

Timmy Allen led the Utes with 22 points and eight rebounds. Alfonso Plummer was next with 16 points for Utah (5-5 overall, 2-4 Pac-12), which had two games postponed since mid-December. Brandon Carlson added 12 points and four blocks, and Mikael Jantunen had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Daejon Davis was back in the Cardinal lineup after missing five games with an injury and scored a season-high 19 points. In the process, Davis became the 49th for Stanford (8-4, 4-2) to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Ziaire Williams scored 17 points, and Oscar da Silva was held to 11 points and two boards.

Utah used a 14-2 run at the end of the first half to surge ahead and spent most of the second half with a double-digit lead. The closest Stanford got was within nine points with less than four minutes remaining.

A 7-0 run, including five straight points by Jantunen, solidified Utah’s lead with 3 ½ minutes to play. The Utes shot 49 percent from the field, including 4 of 17 behind the arc and 25 of 30 free throws. Utah also outrebounded the Cardinal 37-26 and outscored Stanford 34-16 in the paint.

The Cardinal were 9 of 18 on 3-pointers, but shot only 29 percent (8 of 30) on 2-pointers.

Stanford’s Rocky Mountain road trip continues Saturday, when it travels to Boulder to face Colorado. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Pacific Time.



Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal consistent in getting four players in double figures in recent games

The Stanford Cardinal Oscar da Silva shot for 27 points in his last game against the Washington State Cougars. da Silva has been difficult for opposing teams defenses to shut down (file photo from Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the Cardinal (8-3) are coming off a convincing win over the Washington State Cougars 75-60. The Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva continues his offensive success scoring 27 and 13 boards to lead to the Cardinal in the Jan 9th game.

#2 Jerry, 17 of da Silva’s 27 points came in the second half and for the Cougars defense da Silva was difficult to contain.

#3 The Cardinal had four players in double figures last Saturday including da Silva finishing second in scoring was forward Ziaire Williams whose been averaging in double figures at 11 points per game.

#4 Stanford improved it’s record to 4-1 in the Pac 12 and have won three consecutive games of those four wins their last three recent wins have come against Washington State(9-2) , Washington (1-9) and Oregon (8-1).

#5 This afternoon at 2:00pm at Utah the Cardinal face the Utah Utes (5-5). The Utes in years past had a reputation for having big men for their team success but this season their record shows that they’ve played around .500 ball. The Utes have lost four of their last five games and played on Wednesday against Utah Valley to get back in the win column and face today Stanford today with the home floor advantage.

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Da Silva’s hot shooting continues, Cardinal prevail over WSU 75-60

The Washington State Cougars Efe Abogidi (0) can’t shoosh the Stanford Cardinal Oscar da Silva (13) and Michael O’Connell (5) as they celebrate their win over WSU at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz on Sat Jan 9, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Oscar da Silva’s hot shooting continued for Stanford on Saturday, as the Cardinal defeated Washington State 75-60 in Pac-12 men’s basketball played at Santa Cruz, Calif.

Da Silva scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while making 10 of 18 field goals and 6 of 9 at the free throw line. He scored 17 of his points in the second half, and also blocked two shots for the Cardinal (8-3 overall, 4-1 Pac-12) in their third straight win.

Ziaire Williams tallied 16 points and Jaiden Delaire added 10 for Stanford, which outrebounded the Cougars 36-29, and forced 17 turnovers – including 10 steals.

Stanford was 28 of 57 from the field (49 percent), and hit 3 of 17 from behind the arc, but also outscored the Cougars 42-14 in the paint.

Andrej Jakimovski led the Cougars (9-2, 2-2) with 19 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and Isaac Bonton was next for Washington State with 18 points and seven assists. Tony Miller came off the bench and contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for WSU.

The Cardinal held a 41-30 halftime lead, but Washington State surged ahead 55-53 on Efe Abogidi’s 3-pointer with 7:53 remaining. Da Silva countered with a 3 and Stanford never trailed again, finishing the game with an 11-0 run.

Next weekend, the Cardinal hit the road for afternoon games on Thursday at Utah and Colorado on Saturday.

Williams’ triple-double leads Cardinal past Washington 91-75

The Stanford Cardinals’ Ziaire Williams (3) goes for the throw down as the Cardinal defeated the Washington Huskies at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz on Thu Jan 7, 2021 (gostanford.com photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Ziaire Williams earned Stanford men’s basketball’s first triple-double in 13 years on Thursday, as the Cardinal defeated Washington 91-75 in a home-away-from-home game played in Santa Cruz due to Santa Clara County enforced COVID-19 restrictions.

Williams, a freshman, scored 12 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. It was the second triple-double in Stanford men’s basketball history, and the first since Brook Lopez earned one in 2007.

Williams opened the night with a blocked shot, a rebound on the Huskies’ second shot, and an assist on Spencer Jones’s layup that sparked a 12-0 run to open the game for Stanford (7-3 overall, 3-1 Pac-12).

Early in the first half, Washington (1-8, 0-4) pulled to within 14-5 on a 3-pointer by Quade Green. Eighteen seconds later, Brandon Angel hit a 3 for Stanford, and the Cardinal lead remained in double digits for the rest of the game.

Oscar da Silva scored 17 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds, recording his second straight double-double. Jones led the Cardinal with 18 points, including four 3s.

Stanford made 34 of 66 from the field (52 percent) and held a commanding 47-31 rebounding edge. The Cardinal were without injured starters Daejon Davis (leg) and Bryce Wills (knee).

Marcus Tsohonis led Washington with 24 points – 19 in the second half. Green and Jamal Bey each added 15 points for the Huskies.

Up next, the Cardinal host Washington State on Saturday, again in Santa Cruz.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal host Washington tonight; Cardinal have won five of last six games

Oregon State’s Rodrigue Andela (34) and the Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva (13) go for the tip off in the first half at Oregon State University on Mon Jan 4, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (6-3) got another convincing win over the Oregon State Beavers (5-4) last Tuesday night at Oregon State 81-71 for their fifth win in their last six games.

#2 Jerry in the first half a battle neither team was caving in and the first half ended with a 33-33 tie.

#3 In the second half the Cardinal had a good run pulling away with a ten point win. Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase had the offense work the ball distribution that got ahead of the Beavers.

#4 Oscar da Silva had a big night against the Beavers leading the Cardinal with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

#5 The Cardinal play their next two home games at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County banning all games at Stanford. The Cardinal will host the Washington Huskies (1-7) tonight.

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Big day for da Silva sparks Stanford victory over OSU 81-71

The Stanford Cardinals Oscar da Silva drives towards the basket against the Oregon State Beavers defense on Mon Jan 4, 2021 at Oregon State University (gostanford.com photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Monday, January 4, 2021

Oscar da Silva had a huge all-around game for Stanford on Monday. His 31 points, 10 rebounds and four assists sparked the Cardinal to an 81-71 Pac-12 men’s basketball win over Oregon State.

The game was rescheduled from last Thursday due to COVID-19 issues involving the Beavers’ program.

Da Silva shot 11 of 16 from the field while earning his eighth career double-double. Jaiden Delaire added 19 points and nine rebounds and was 7 of 9 at the free throw line, as the Cardinal (6-3 overall, 2-1 Pac-12) sank 73 percent of its 30 attempts.

Freshman reserve Michael O’Connell replaced the injured Bryce Wills early in the game and finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

A three-point play by da Silva capped a 12-2 run to open the second half and give Stanford a 10-point lead. OSU led by two points twice midway through the second half, but the Cardinal had a 10-point run – with da Silva and Delaire scoring all of the points – and took a 77-64 lead with 2:11 to play.

Jarod Lucas was Oregon State’s top scorer with 22 points while hitting five 3-pointers. Gianni Hunt added a career-high 17 points, including four 3s, and Ethan Thompson added 10 points for the Beavers (5-4, 2-1).

Stanford will not be returning to Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto but will be playing it’s next two home games at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Cruz Jan 7th vs. Washington and Jan 9th vs. Washington State University.

Ducks use big second half run to pull away from Cardinal 73-56

The Stanford Cardinal just couldn’t shut down the Oregon Ducks three point shooting which helped Oregon pull away and eventually win the game on Sat Jan 2, 2021 at Oregon (gostanford.com photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Oregon extended its home winning streak to 28 on Saturday, as the No. 21-ranked Ducks rolled past Stanford 73-56 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks (8-1 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) have won eight consecutive games. Chris Duarte was Oregon’s top scorer with 23 points, to go with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

The Cardinal (5-3, 1-1) led until Oregon pulled away midway in the second half on a Eugene Omoruyi 3-pointer that put the Ducks up 48-46 with 9:21 remaining. Duarte added three 3s in the final 4:26, sparking a 19-3 Oregon run to end the game.

Oregon forced the Cardinal to commit 19 turnovers while limiting Stanford to 3 of 18 shooting from behind the arc. The Ducks, meanwhile, hit 13 of 33 3-point attempts. Stanford made 21 of 52 total field goals.

Omoruyi finished with 15 points, four rebounds and five assists, with LJ Figueroa adding 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Ducks.

Spencer Jones and Bryce Wills each scored 12 points to lead the Cardinal, followed by Oscar da Silva with 11 points and Ziaire Williams with 10. Stanford held a 33-31 rebounding edge.

The Cardinal will remain in the Northwest for a couple more days, as their Pac-12 game with Oregon State has been rescheduled for noon Monday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.

The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing within the Beavers program.

Coronavirus issues postpones Stanford-Oregon State game on Thursday night

Gill Coliseum in Corvallis OR home of the Oregon State Beavers site of Thu Dec 31, 2020 game that was postponed due to Covid-19 testing results vs. the Stanford Cardinal. The Pac 12 is working on rescheduling the game. (file photo from Corvallis Gazette Times)

By Daniel Dullum

Sports Radio Service

Thursday, December 31, 2020

For the sixth time this season, Stanford has had to cancel or postpone a men’s basketball game due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cardinal’s Dec. 31 Pac-12 game at Oregon State was postponed due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing within the Beavers’ program.

According to the Stanford men’s basketball Web page, the Pac-12 Conference will work with the Cardinal and Oregon State programs to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the game. Details will be provided as they become available.

Stanford is scheduled to continue its schedule on Saturday at No. 21 Oregon, starting at 7 p.m. PST.

Stanford Cardinals basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford men’s looking for 5th straight win; Stanford women ranked No.1 in AP poll

Stanford women’s head coach Tara VanDerveer talks with guard Kiana Williams on Tue Dec 15, 2020 just before becoming the winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history against Pacific University (AP News photo)

On the Stanford podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry taking a look at a couple of Stanford men’s last two games the Cardinal had to be happy to get wins against the Arizona Wildcats Sat Dec 19th 78-75 and a win over Cal State Bakersfield Mon Dec 21, 63-50.

#2 The two wins over Arizona and Cal State Bakersfield were Stanford’s third and fourth wins in a row. A good streak to carry over as the Cardinal head to Oregon State on New Year’s eve and Oregon on Jan 2.

#3 The win over the Wildcats on Dec 19th was the first time the Cardinal won a game  in 20 games against the Wildcats. The Stanford defense prevented Arizona from scoring and held them to only 35% meanwhile the Cardinal were able to open it up on offense with 61%.

#4 Turning to Stanford women’s basketball. The Cardinal women rank No.1 in the AP poll. Stanford received 26 first place votes as of last Monday.

#5 The Cardinal women have made movements on No.2 Louisville, North Carolina State had moved up to No.3 just edging out UConn.

Join Jerry F every Thursday for Stanford basketball podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitleberg: Cardinal getting scoring from key players key for success in four game win streak

Stanford Cardinal Ziaire Williams who led the Cardinal in scoring on Monday night against CSU Bakersfield is seen here battling against the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday Dec 20, 2020 at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz (midtownpress.com photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal got scoring from Ziaire Williams who led with 17 points in the Cardinal’s win over the  CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Monday night in Santa Cruz.

#2 Bryce Wills finished second in scoring with 14 points, Taze Moore 11 and Oscar da Silva with ten points for Stanford. Jerry talk about how important their offensive contributions are.

#3 With the win over the Roadrunners on Monday Stanford have now won four straight games and are becoming a formable Pac 12 contender. Certainly winning is breeding confidence.

#4 During the midway point of the game the Cardinal had the lead and never looked back. The Cardinal led in both ends of each half.

#5 The Cardinal will get ten days off before their next game at Oregon State scheduled for New Years Eve for a 3:00pm tip. It will be Stanford’s first meeting of the season against the Beavers.

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