Cardinal stop four-game losing skid, defeats Huskies 72-64

photo from sfgate.com: Washington’s Nahziah Carter tries to get past Stanford’s Bryce Wills during the first half on Thursday night at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stanford snapped out of a four-game losing streak on Thursday at Hec Ed Arena in Seattle, as the Cardinal knocked off Washington 72-64, earning a badly needed win in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

Stanford has lost seven of eight games over the last month.

Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal with 16 points and nine rebounds. Tyrell Terry was next with 14 points and four assists, and Spencer Jones added 12 points.

Washington (12-15 overall, 2-12 Pac-12) had four players reach double-figure scoring — Isaiah Stewart with 14 points and three assists, Marcus Tsohonis with 11 points, and RaeQuon Battle and Nahziah Carter with 10 points each. Carter grabbed nine rebounds and Jamal Bey had eight boards.

Defensively, Stanford (17-9 overall, 6-7 Pac-12) held the Huskies to 35.5 percent shooting (22 of 62, 4 of 24 3-point), and forced 12 turnovers.

The Cardinal shot 47.3 percent from the field (26 of 55, 7 of 18 3-point), and made 13 of 19 free throws.

After taking a 37-35 halftime lead using an 8-4 run, Washington took a lead early in the second half on a four-point play by Battle, but the Cardinal forced UW to miss 16 of its next 17 shots. Stanford held the Huskies to eight field goals — scoreless for nearly 14 minutes — in the second half.

The needed win should improve Stanford’s postseason resume. After traveling to Washington State on Sunday, the Cardinal return home for key games against Utah and Colorado.

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Manfred says Astros disciplined enough; Fans miss most of outdoor hockey game because of traffic; plus more

photo from bleacherreport.com: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will not punish any of the current players on the Houston Astros and is investigating if the 2019 Boston Red Sox stole signs under former Red Sox manager Alex Cora 

On Headlines podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara big league players are upset that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred did not discipline any of the Houston Astros players for the sign stealing scandal how much of a consequence will this be for MLB?

#2 Manfred said that in a perfect world the Astros players would face suspension of some type but he said he and MLB were satisfied with the suspension of former manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow and that should be enough discipline for now

#3 The game started at 6:00PM for an outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy’s Air Force Base fans said they missed a large portion of the game due to bad traffic conditions. Some fans left at 3:30 to get to Colorado Springs and didn’t get in until after the first period ended

#4 The Stanford Cardinal are on a four game losing streak their latest loss came against Arizona a home loss 69-60 the Wildcats are noted for their physical size and offense.

#5 Gerrit Cole pitcher for the New York Yankees is getting attention for his hard work and attention to detail and was a 20 game winner for the Houston Astros last season

Barbara Mason is a sportswriter for areagrande.com and does Headlines podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

 

Arizona continues Pac-12 mastery over Cardinal 69-60

photo from gostanford.com

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Arizona, behind a 21-point, 11-rebound game from freshman center Zeke Nnaji, held off a second-half surge by Stanford and defeated the Cardinal 69-60 Saturday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

This was another tough loss for the Cardinal, who have been in a tailspin over the last few weeks, losing seven of their last eight games. It’s also the Wildcats’ 20th consecutive win over Stanford, a streak that goes back to 2008-09.

Josh Green contributed 15 points and six rebounds, and Dylan Smith added 11 points (2 of 7 3-pointers) and six boards for the visiting Wildcats (18-7 overall,8-4 Pac-12), who outrebounded Stanford 39-25 and picked up 10 points off 13 offensive boards.

Arizona, which moved into a three-way tie for first place in the conference, got only five points and two assists from point guard Nico Mannion, who played 24 minutes because of foul trouble. The Wildcats shot 37 percent overall, including 3 of 21 behind the arc. Arizona did hit 26 of 31 at the free throw line.

Bryce Willis led the Cardinal with a game-high 25 points, and Oscar da Silva added 15 points. Both Willis and da Silva grabbed five rebounds for Stanford (16-9 overall,5-7). It was da Silva’s first game back after suffering a head injury against Colorado on Feb. 8.

Arizona led 30-23 at halftime before the Cardinal cut their deficit to 46-42 with 10:28 left in the second half on a Wills layup. The Wildcats built a 59-50 lead with 5:30 to play on a Smith 3-pointer.

The Cardinal travel to Washington on Thursday.

Stanford’s late rally falls short lose to Arizona State 74-69

gostanford.com photo: Daejon Davis (1) drives for Stanford against the Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (4) Thursday night at Maples Pavilion at Stanford University

By Jerry Feitelberg

PALO ALTO–The Stanford Cardinal met the Arizona State Sun Devils Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. The visiting Sun Devils came to Stanford with a record of 15-8 overall, and 6-4 in the Conference. ASU is the only Pac-12 team to make the NCAAs the last two seasons. ASU has won five of the last six games. The Cardinal, on the other hand, has lost five of the last six and their record coming into the game was 16-7.

ASU led for most of the game. Stanford’s offense came to life late in the second half to close the gap to just three points. The Sun Devils held on to win 74-69.

The Cardinal’s best player, Oscar Da Silva, who suffered a head injury in the game against Colorado last Saturday, was not available. Stanford’s head coach Jerod Haase started sophomore Lukas Kisunas in his place. The Cardinal fell behind 7-0 in the early going.

Spencer Jones knocked down a couple of threes to make it 7-6. The Sun Devils, taking advantage of Stanford turnovers increased the lead to 20-13. James Keefe and Jaiden Delaire each made a bucket to make it 20-17. It was at this point that ASU went on an 11-0 run. The Cardinal fought back as Daejon Davis, Delaire, and Tyrell Terry made plays to cut the deficit to seven 36-29 at the end of the first half of play.

In the second half, ASU was able to keep the Cardinal at bay for most of the period. The Cardinal made an 8-1 run to come within four 50-46. The Cardinal’s point guard Tyrell Terry started to get his game coming as he led the charge. ASU didn’t cave.

ASU’s Remy Martin, and I am not making his name up, made two key baskets to give ASU an eleven-point lead 68-57.  The Cardinal’s James Keefe and Tyrell Terry led the team on another run to close the gap to three 68-65 with 2:07 left to play.

It appeared the referees missed a call when Terry was bumped and the ball went out of bounds. The Cardinal had another opportunity to get closer but they turned the ball over to ASU when the inbound pass was knocked out of bounds.

Remy Martin followed with a bucket to make it 70-65 with about 40 seconds left in the game. James Keefe scored for Stanford and was fouled on the play. Keefe missed the free throw. Rob Edwards made two free throws, and Martin made another two-point shot to put ASU ahead 74-67. Tyrell Terry scored the last basket for Stanford. Time ran out, and the Cardinal dropped its sixth game in the previous seven 74-69.

Game Notes and Stats- With the loss, Stanford’s record drops to 16-8 overall and 5-6 in the Pac-12. Arizona improves to 16-8 overall, and 7-4 in the conference.

Tyrell Terry led the Cardinal with 24 points. Jaiden Delaire had 11, Spencer Jones nine, James Keefe, nine, and Bryce Wills eight. Stanford shot 52% from the floor. They made six threes in 21 tries.

ASU was led by Remy Martin’s 24 points. Alonzo Verge had 19, and Kimani Lawrence kicked in with 11. The Sun Devils shot 55% from the floor. They connected on five threes. They out rebounded the Cardinal 30-21. Each team committed 20 turnovers.

The Cardinal plays the University of Arizona on Saturday at Maples Arena. The Wildcats played the Cal Bears Thursday night. The Sun Devils play the Bears on Saturday.

 

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford hosts Sun Devils tonight in effort to get back in win column

gostanford.com file photo: The Stanford Cardinal Tyrell Terry (3) drives on UCLA in Fri Jan 15th photo as the Cardinal meet the ASU Sun Devils tonight at Maples Pavilion

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Last Saturday’s game with the Colorado Buffaloes (19-5) wasn’t even close for Stanford (16-7) , the Buffaloes provided some tough offense after trailing at half time.

#2 The Cardinal did have four players Jaiden Delaire (19 pts), Tyrell Terry (18 pts), Spencer Jones (12 pts), and Isaac White (12 points)

#3 The Cardinal were coming off a tough loss to Utah (14-9) the previous Thursday 64-56 it was another battle as the Utes put up some defense to hold the Cardinal

#4 For Stanford head coach Jerod Haase taking a look at those two last loses he will have to go over some the offensive measures to take hold of leads

#5 The Cardinal host the Arizona State Sun Devils (15-8) tonight at Maples Pavilion Jerry tells us how he sees the match up

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

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Utes completely shutdown Golden Bears offense from start to finish 60-45

photo from newsday.com: Utah forward Timmy Allen (1) celebrates after scoring against California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris the Bears (10-13) tallied their lowest point total for 2019-20 with a 60-45 loss in Utah (14-9) and Bears head coach Mark Fox tried to explain how to fix the offense that looked like they recovered in games against Stanford (16-7), OSU (14-9) and Oregon (18-6).

#2 When you look at the miniscule number of only 45 points scored was it a matter of Utah’s ability to shut down all of Cal’s offensive efforts and playbook or Cal just went right back to the former offense they were before the Stanford game?

#3 The Utes Timmy Allen who led Utah with 21 points said after Saturday night’s game that he was stress free, that he could almost do whatever he wanted on offense does that speak to Cal’s lack of stopping Utah’s offense or Allen really was that good to do whatever he wanted with the basketball

#4 The Bears Matt Bradley had only 13 points on Saturday night he at times was well covered and couldn’t take the kind of shots he normally takes

#5 The Bears go back to the drawing board this time they go back to Berkeley and face the Arizona schools first this Thursday against Arizona (16-7) and then against Arizona State (15-8) on Saturday can they get back that old mojo they had before they went to Utah?

Cal Bear podcasts are heard on Mondays with Morris Phillips and Thursdays with Michael Duca at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cardinal lose da Silva after collision, also lose to Buffaloes 81-74

gostanford.com photo: The Stanford Cardinal Spencer Jones (14) takes a shot against the Colorado Buffaloes D’Shawn Schwartz (5) in Boulder Colorado Saturday night in Pac 12 action

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 8, 2020

It was a tough afternoon in Boulder, Colo., for Stanford in more ways than one.

In the second half of the Cardinal’s (16-7) Pac-12 men’s basketball game against Colorado, Oscar da Silva – Stanford’s leading scorer – banged his head on the floor after a collision with the No. 24-ranked Buffaloes’ (19-5) 262-pound center Evan Battey.

After da Silva was helped to his feet, Battey comforted his Stanford teammates, and vice versa. Then, in a joint show of sportsmanship, Colorado coach Tad Boyle asked both teams to join in prayer, and Cardinal coach Jerod Haase asked both teams to ‘keep playing hard.”

Following the scare, da Silva needed several stitches to close a cut above his left eye. He left under his own power, but missed the rest of the game, won by Colorado 81-74. The Buffaloes came back from a 16-point deficit; it was the third-best second-half comeback in Colorado history.

A runner by Battey gave the Buffaloes a 51-49 lead, and his fourth 3-pointer of the season put CU up 56-54. Colorado (19-5 overall, 8-3 Pac-12) went ahead to stay at 58-56 when Tyler Bey sank two free throws with 7:44 left in the second half.

McKinley Wright IV led the Buffs with 21 points, followed by D’Shawn Schwartz with 20 and Bey with 11. Bey snared nine of his 12 rebounds in the second half when Colorado shot 70 percent from the floor – 100 percent behind the arc – and 85 percent from the free throw line.

In the first half, Colorado shot 23 percent from the field, 23 percent on 3’s and 54 percent at the line.

The Buffaloes are off to their best start in program history, topping 18-6 starts in 1954-55 and 1968-69.

The Cardinal (16-7, 5-5) were led by Tyrell Terry with 18 points, Spencer Jones with 14 and Isaac White with 12. Stanford converted a rare five-point play in the closing minutes of the first half when, after Terry was fouled on a 3-point attempt, Boyle was given a technical after Colorado’s Eli Parquet was called for the foul. Terry made all five free throws, and the Cardinal took an 11-point lead into halftime.

Besides da Silva, Stanford was also missing guard Bryce Willis, who sprained his right ankle in the Cardinal’s loss to Utah.

The Cardinal return home this Thursday to host Arizona State.

Utes outlast Cardinal in overtime 64-56

gostanford.com photo

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Utah used a 14-6 overtime run to knock off Stanford 64-56 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.

Freshman guard Jaxon Brenchley hit a 3-pointer from the left baseline that gave the Utes a 57-53 lead with 2:08 to play in overtime. After a defensive stop, Brenchley penetrated the lane and dished off to Branden Carlson for a dunk, increasing Utah’s lead to six at the 1:10 mark of OT.

Stanford was 2 of 10 shooting in the extra period.

The Cardinal had the last possession of regulation. After a clock malfunction forced a five-minute monitor review, Stanford inbounded from mid-court. Tyrell Terry’s 25-foot jumper missed at the horn.

Stanford (16-6 overall, 5-4 Pac-12) had its last lead at 50-49 on a Terry jumper with 49 seconds remaining in the second half. Utah’s Timmy Allen hit one of two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to tie the game at 50-50.

Allen and Carlson led the Utes (13-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-12) with 15 points apiece, with Riley Battin adding 11, and Rylan Jones finished with six assists.

Battin led Utah rebounders with 11 boards, with Carlson next with 10 rebounds and eight blocks, as the Utes outrebounded Stanford 39-37.

Terry was the Cardinal’s top scorer with 14 points, followed by Daejon Davis with 12. Oscar da Silva added eight points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Bryce Willis finished with nine points.

The Cardinal shot 35.4 percent from the field (23 of 65, 6 of 22 3-point), while Utah shot 36.8 percent (21 of 57, 6 of 19 3-point).

Utah led 28-22 at halftime.

The Cardinal’s road trip continues Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo., when they visit No. 24 Colorado.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal coming off big win against Oregon faces Colorado Thursday

gostanford.com photo: Oregon at Stanford photo from Sat Feb 1st at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 After coming off loses to Cal (10-9) and Oregon State (13-9)  the Cardinal felt the pressure to win and avoid a third straight loss and beat the Oregon Ducks (18-5)

#2 The Cardinal Oscar da Silva led the way for Stanford and scored 27 points one of two players in the Cardinal line up who scored in double figures

#3 Tyrell Terry who scored 12 came in second in scoring although the ball was going to de Silva much of the night the Cardinal did rely on Terry on offense

#4 Oregon always tough in the second half of games got crushed in the second half against Stanford that made all the difference 42-24.

#5 The Cardinal are in Utah (12-9) on Thursday night the Cardinal have lost two of their last three games including a brutal loss to the Cal Bears, Jerry talks about the match up in Utah.

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

Big game from da Silva sparks Cardinal upset of No. 11 Oregon 70-60 end three game loss streak

gostanford.com photo: Stanford Cardinals from left to right forward Spencer Jones (14), guard Tyrell Terry (3) and forward Oscar da Silva (13) battle the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Thanks to a big day from Oscar da Silva, Stanford snapped its three-game Pac-12 losing streak in resounding fashion, as the Cardinal upset No. 11 Oregon 70-60 Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

It was a career day for da Silva, who bagged 27 points and 15 rebounds — 17 of his points and 11 of his rebounds came in the second half. Tyrell Terry added 12 points for the Cardinal (16-5 overall, 5-3 Pac-12).

Da Silva scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and the 10th time in his career. His effort against the Ducks was his sixth career double-double.

Oregon (18-5 overall, 7-3 Pac-12) was leading 44-35 with 14:30 to play, then Stanford held the Ducks without a field goal over the next 10 minutes. The Cardinal went on a 15-1 run, including Terry’s go-ahead 3-pointer, to surge ahead 59-50.

The Ducks were held to 6 of 30 field goal shooting in the second half, and turned in a season-low 32.8 percent shot percentage. Oregon was also outrebounded for the fifth time in its last six games.

Stanford, meanwhile, shot 50 percent from the field and was 13 of 17 at the foul line in the second half.

Will Richardson led Oregon with 17 points. Payton Pritchard was next for the Ducks with 16 points, and Chris Duarte had 14. Pritchard also notched his 200th career steal, second all-time in Oregon history.

The Cardinal hit the road next week, traviling to Utah on Thursday.