Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal on win streak roll face USC on Saturday

sportschatplace.com photo: UCLA and Stanford last met up last season before facing each other last night at Pauley Pavilion

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 After that tough loss to Kansas (13-3) on Dec 29th the Stanford Cardinal (15-2) have turned tide with four straight wins over Cal (8-8), Washington (11-6), Washington State (10-7) and UCLA (8-8) they’ve been on fire.

#2 The Cardinal had three scorers in double figures last night at UCLA Tyrell Terry (24), Spencer Jones (14), and Bryce Wills (10)

#3 The win for Stanford at Pauley Pavilion marked the first time in 15 years that Stanford had won in that building

#4 The Bruins closed to within one point early in the second half, Stanford went on a 12-2 run to go up 50-39.

#5 Stanford goes after their next challenge and tip off against the USC (13-3) Trojans on Saturday night. The Trojans are no push over and are on a roll.

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

Huskies rout Cardinal 80-64 in Pac-12 play

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stanford’s woes in conference play continued Thursday, as the Cardinal traveled to Seattle and dropped an 80-64 Pac-12 men’s basketball decision to Washington.

Jaylen Nowell led the Huskies (13-4 overall, 4-0 Pac-12) with 22 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Nahziah Carter was next with 13 points off the bench, followed by Dominic Green with 11 and David Crisp with 10.

Nowell and Crisp each grabbed five rebounds for the Huskies; Nowell, Crisp and Green each had two assists. Matisse Thybulle collected five steals for Washington.

KZ Okpala was Stanford’s top scorer with 22 points, along with five rebounds and two assists and a technical foul. Josh Sharma scored 17 points and grabbed eight of the Cardinal’s 34 rebounds. Daejon Davis committed five of Stanford’s 18 turnovers, which the Huskies converted into 24 points.

Stanford has averaged 15.5 turnovers per game this season, and has yet to register single-digit turnovers in any of its 17 games. To compound matters, the Cardinal were 3-of-15 on 3-point attempts.

The Cardinal (8-9, 1-4) struggled with Washington’s zone defense for most of the first half and though things improved in the second half, the Huskies cruised to their fifth straight win.

In the second half, the Huskies led by as many as 16 points, but Stanford cut its deficit to single digits with 10:16 left. A Washington run put the Huskies back to a 58-44 lead with 8 minutes to play.

Stanford’s road trip continues when they visit Washington State on Saturday. Game time set for 12:00 pm PST.

Stanford vs Washington Preview

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Stanford Cardinal (2-1 overall and 0-1 Pac-12) travels to Seattle to play the Washington Huskies Saturday afternoon. The Huskies are 4-0 under new coach Chris Petersen and will be playing it’s first Pac-12 game of the year against Stanford. Petersen coms to the Huskies from Boise State where he had phenomenal success with the Broncos. Under Petersen’s leadership, Boise State had a record of 92-12 and went to eight bowl games in his eight seasons there. Boise State’s biggest wig came in 2007 when they upset mighty Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Huskies , as mentioned above, have won the first four games of the year. They started the year with a trip to Honolulu where they barely squeaked by the University of Hawaii’s Rainbow Warriors 17-16. They played the next three games at Seattle where they beat Eastern Washington 59-52 in a shootout.

The University of Illinois came calling and they were trounced by the Huskies 44-19 and then last week, the Huskies spotted Georgia State a fourteen point lead but came roaring back scoring 45 unanswered points to win going away.

The key players on offense for the Huskies will be new quarterback, 6ft 4 inch sophomore,Cyler Miles and the Huskies will rely on Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman to be the running backs.. The Huskies also have a very talented wide receiver/kickoff in the person of one John Ross who averages 155 all purpose yards per game good for 15th in the nation and right behind Stanford’s Ty Montgomery who has 156 and is 13th nationally.

Washington’s defense is anchored by by 6ft 2 inch,339 pound senior Danny Shelton. Shelton leads the nation with seven sacks and his partner on the line is Hau’oli Kikaha who has six sacks to his name.

Other standouts are Shaq Thompson who scores two touchdowns against Illinois. One was on an interception and the other on a fumble recovery. Marcus Peters,from Oakland, is an outstanding cornerback.

Stanford will again be led by quarterback Kevin Hogan and Ty Montgomery on offense. The running backs are done by committee and coach Shaw will utilize Barry Sanders, Christian McCaffrey and Ricky Seale for maximum results. The Cardinal has a good receiving corps manned by stellar tight end Austin Hooper and Wide receivers Michael Rector, Francis Owusu and Devon Cajuste.

On defense, defensive ends Henry Anderson and Blake Luedens have performed well so far. Kevin Anderson and A.J.Tarpley have been outstanding for Stanford as has safety Jordan Richards.

It should be an exciting game. The Cardinal will be playing in a hostile environment and may have trouble with the noise level. The Cardinal need the win as a second loss in Pac-12 play could doom the possibility of a return to the Rose Bowl. The Huskies, who have not been to the Rose Bowl in 13 years, will be looking to extend their winning streak to five so far this year but no one really knows how good they are. The beat a Hawaii team that is now 1-3 on the season and the won by just one point.. They gave up 52 points to Eastern Washington and beat Georgia State by a wide margin but neither school is a football power. The did trounce Illinois and it was Illinois’ but their three wins came over schools that could not be considered powerhouses and they have yet to play a Big-10 opponent.

Who will win? No predictions here but it looks like an evenly matched game with a lot at stake for both clubs.