Stanford Cardinal’s forward Oscar da Silva (13) tries to defend the shot of the Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (24) during the Maui Invitational in Asheville NC on Wed Dec 2, 2020 (photo from iuhoosiers.com)
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#1 Jerry the Stanford men’s next two basketball games have been canceled Dec 7 vs. Cal Poly and Wed 9th vs. Loyola Marymount and they will play at USC on Dec 13th. The Stanford women’s team will play at UNLV in Las Vegas until further notice due to the Santa Clara County Covid-19 restrictions directive.
#2 For Stanford football the Cardinal (1-2) are schedule to play in Seattle against the University of Washington Huskies (3-0) this Saturday Dec 5th and then will travel to face Oregon State (2-2) on Dec 12th. Jerry with these changes to the Cardinal home schedule do you see that effecting their play?
#3 In Stanford men’s basketball the Cardinal (1-2) in the Maui Invitational defeated Alabama to open the series but lost their last two games on Tuesday and Wednesday to North Carolina and Indiana. Hoosiers who have a rich basketball tradition finished way ahead of the Cardinal with a 16 point win 79-63.
#4 The Cardinal men play to host Cal Poly on Mon
#5 Back to Cardinal football the Washington Huskies are on a three game win streak and are undefeated the Huskies in their last game narrowly defeated the Utah Utes 24-21. The Huskies quarterback Dylan Morris threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns. While the Stanford Cardinal won their last game against Cal by a one point 24-23 in a game the Cardinal won by blocking the Bears kicker Dario Longhetto’s extra point.
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By Joe Lami
After a first round bye, the Stanford Cardinal started their weekend in Seattle with a win. The top-seeded Cardinal beat the Buffaloes of Colorado by the final score of 69-54 on Friday afternoon to move on to the semi-finals in the Pac-12 tournament.
The Buffaloes earned their contest with the Cardinal by beating the UCLA Bruins by the score of 76-65 on Thursday. They came out to play on Friday, as they held the Cardinal to it’s worst scoring first half of the year at 21 points. The Buffaloes went into halftime leading 23-21, however a strong second half performance for the Cardinal would earned them the victory. The key difference for Stanford was starting the second half on a 16-2 run, which was good enough for them to hold the lead the rest of the game.
The starters for the Cardinal were extremely impressive, as four of them got into double digits in scoring. The Pac-12 player of the year, Chiney Ogwumike, paved the way for the Cardinal putting up 19 points and rebounding 11. This was after Ogwumike was held to only six points in the first half. Bonnie Samuelson and Lili Thompson each added 15 points. Mikaela Ruef had another amazing performance and has a double double to show for it, as she scored ten points, and led the team in rebounds, bringing down 16. After Amber Orrange had one of her most impressive performance of the year this previous Sunday, Friday afternoon was a way different story. The Junior Point Guard scored three points on four shot attempts.
The Buffaloes were led by Brittany Wilson, who notched 16 points, with 12 of them coming from beyond the three-point line. Wilson also put up the most shot attempts of any Colorado player, as she went 5 of 20. 11 of the 20 shots came from three-point range. Haley Smith was the only other Colorado scorer to get into double digits with ten. Arielle Roberson led all players in rebounds with 17, she would end just two points shy of the double double.
With the win, the Cardinal are unsure of their next opponent, as they will find out in the upcoming hours. They will take on the winner of the contest between Southern California and Arizona State for a chance at the final on Sunday.