Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Haase rallies the troops in comeback game against USF

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On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Great coaching by Stanford head coach Jerod Haase as the Cardinal were able to rally the troops against the USF Dons on Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion with a comeback second half. Down 23-18, the Cardinal came back with a 46-33 second half.

#2 Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis each scored 18 points for Stanford Tuesday. Two of four players to get into double figures.

#3 Talk about how impressive this team is now improving to 10-1. They will certainly get some national attention real soon.

#4 Bryce Willis had 12 points and Spencer Jones had 10 to follow up behind da Silva and Davis in scoring.

#5 Up next for the Cardinal, they will face San Diego at Chase Center in San Francisco this Saturday December 21st in the Al Attles Classic

Jerry does the Cardinal podcasts each Thursday at

Cardinal uses big second half to upend USF 64-56

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis each scored 18 points for Stanford Tuesday, as the Cardinal overcame the absence of injured point guard Tyrell Terry and slipped past San Francisco 64-56 in non-conference men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Bryce Wills and Spencer Jones added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cardinal (10-1), who trailed 23-18 at halftime. Jones, da Silva and Wills each had five rebounds; Davis added four assists.

Terry was held out of the Cardinal lineup due to what Stanford called “an upper body injury” sustained during the pregame shootaround. Afterward, Stanford personnel said they didn’t think the injury was serious.

Terry’s absence affected the Cardinal offense, which totaled only six assists while committing 19 turnovers. Stanford compensated for the lack of ballhandling by shooting 48 percent from the field while holding the Dons to 39 percent shooting.

Stanford outscored USF 46-32 in the second half. San Francisco averaged 84.6 points per game going into Tuesday’s contest.

Charles Minlend led the Dons (9-3) with 18 points, and Jamaree Bouyea added 15 points, while Minlend and Josh Kunen each grabbed seven of USF’s 29 rebounds.

The Dons are 1-2 against Pac-12 opponents this season. USF lost to Arizona State two weeks ago and earlier defeated California.

Next action for the Cardinal is on Saturday, when they face San Diego in the Al Attles Classic at Chase Center. The Dons play UC Davis on Saturday.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Too much USF and Santa Clara; Bears glad to get back home against Fresno State

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On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

The Cal Bears are unbeaten at home and are winless away from home. The Bears visited a couple of highly rated Jesuited institutions at USF and Santa Clara, but the Bears are back in the friendly confines of their home court at Haas Pavilion on Wednesday night.

They really played an entertaining game against the Fresno State Bulldogs and neither team held a seven or eight point lead at anytime in that game. It was back and forth for the whole evening and although the Bears wound up with a six-point win that was in doubt until the final minute.

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: After first half, Dons stayed well enough ahead of Cal

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On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael:

#1 The Cal Bears (5-3) were unceremoniously dumped at USF as the Dons whipped the Bears by 12, 76-64.

#2 The Dons improved their record to 8-2. This has been an up and coming program and the Golden Bears certainly had an idea of what they were getting into.

#3 The Bears had a better first half. Although they trailed the Dons 34-32, and in the second half, it was all Dons 42-32.

#4 Cal had only two players in double figures: Kareem South with 20 and Matt Bradley with 11.

#5 The Bears are still holding their own. This is their third loss out of their last eight games.

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Stanford squeezes past Long Beach State 93-86 photo: Stanford Cardinal Josh Sharma goes up for the throwdown against the Long Beach Matadors at Maples Pavilion on Saturday night

by Joey Friedman

PALO ALTO — Coming off a loss to an outstanding San Francisco Dons team on the road, Stanford (now 7-5 on the season) returned to Maples Pavilion for their final game of the 2018 calendar year and their final game of the non-conference schedule against Long Beach State (now 5-10 on the season). Star freshman guard Cormac Ryan remained out for the third consecutive game with an ankle injury, giving freshman Jaiden Delaire his first career start in the win. Stanford was successful in avenging last year’s road loss to the Long Beach State 49ers by the score of 93-86.

The game remained tight throughout the first half as copious turnover and fouls committed by both teams stunted any runs. The Cardinal and The Beach exchanged small advantages with Josh Sharma and KZ Okpala leading the team with 9 and 8 points in the half, respectively. Sharma also collected 10 rebounds in the first half, setting a career record. Stanford would take a 37-36 lead to halftime.

Long Beach State’s lead with the score 45-43 was their last of the night as Stanford caught fire and, on the back of a pair of Oscar da Silva 3-pointers, went on a 13-1 run, which put the score at 56-46 with less than 14 minutes left in the game.

The Beach didn’t go quietly, however. Stanford’s free throw shooting down the stretch allowed for the 49ers to crawl back to within two points with under a minute to go. Bryan Alberts, who finished with 22 points (6-13 from beyond the arc), nailed a pair of 3s while Temidayo Yussuf, who finished with 13 points (5-7 from the field), added 6 points of his own in the closing minutes to narrow the gap. Towards the end of the game, Stanford shot 5-19 from the charity stripe.

Down by 3 and with a chance to tie the game with under 10 seconds left in the game, Long Beach State head coach Don Monson tried to call a timeout to presumably set up a play for his team on offense but was unsuccessful at getting the referees’ attention. Subsequently, Long Beach State threw up a poor, air-balled shot on their final possession. Monson was understandably irate with the referees which drew a pair of technical fouls and an ejection from the court. Stanford padded their lead in the closing seconds with the fouls shots.

Josh Sharma finished the game for the Cardinal with his first career double-double. He set career-highs in both points and rebounds, blowing his previous career highs out of the water. He finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

Daejon Davis, who had 17 points and 5 assists for the Cardinal, left the game with an apparent ankle injury with about seven minutes left in the game. Head coach Jerod Hasse said he does not know the extent of the injury.

KZ Okpala and Jaiden Delaire each had 20 points and 10 points, respectively, in the win.

What’s next?
Stanford will open Pac-12 Conference play with the LA schools as the Card head south for games at UCLA on January 3rd and at USC on January 6th.

Long Beach State opens Big West Conference play at home against UC Davis after they face Bethesda at home on January 5th.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey Friedman: USF Dons were just too much for Stanford in last game; Cardinal get ready for Long Beach State

photo from Stanford’s Daejon Davis and the Cardinal hope to come off a frustrating loss to the USF Dons from last Saturday as they host Long Beach State at Maples Pavilion this Saturday Dec 29

The Dons (12-1) were led by Charles Minlend with 19 points, and Frankie Ferrari with 17. Jimbo Lull, USF’s 7-foot junior, hit double figures in rebounds for the first time in his career with 15; he also scored 11 points. Matt McCarthy added 10 points for the Dons.

It was the Cardinal’s first game at USF in 23 years, the first game on the USF campus since 1987, and the 68th meeting between the schools. Stanford leads the series 46-22.

Joey Friedman does the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcasts each Friday at

NCAA podcast with Daniel Dullum: Hoops shocker ASU tops No. 13 Kansas; USF continues to roll with win over Stanford; Minnesota women now 11-0; plus more photo: Arizona State guard Rob Edwards (left) knocks the ball out of the hands of Kansas guard Quentin Grimes Saturday night at ASU

On the NCAA podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Men’s Hoops: No. 18 Arizona State stuns No. 1 Kansas

2 USF handles Stanford

3 Women’s Hoops: No. 13 Minnesota 11-0 under new coach Lindsay Whalen

4 No. 1 UConn holds off challenge from Cal

5 Congrats to Stanford on women’s volleyball national championship

Daniel Dullum is filling in for Michelle Richardson for the NCAA report heard each week at

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman: After close game victory with SJSU, the Cardinal head to the City for contest with USF Saturday

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On the Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey:

#1 Joey, it was a close one, but the Stanford Cardinal (6-4) just got by the San Jose State Spartans 78-73 in spite of the score. The Spartans gave the Cardinal a battle on their home floor at Maples Pavilion.

#2 For the Cardinal, sophomores Daejon Davis and KZ Okpala helped the Cardinal make up the deficit by halftime and were crucial in keeping up with the improving Spartans.

#3 The three-point game was the big balance for the Cardinal, helping them pull away from the feisty Spartans with 18 team assists.

#4  Stanford Sophomore Oscar da Silva exploded to hit four straight three-pointers in the second half, adding to his two first-half treys, going 9-13 for 23 points.

#5 The Cardinal hit the road and head up from Palo Alto to San Francisco for a battle with one of the NCAA’s best, the USF Dons (11-1), for a Saturday night battle at War Memorial Gym.

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Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman: After loss to Kansas, Stanford looks to recover against Washington Eastern photo

On the Stanford basketball podcast with Joey:

#1 Last Saturday, going to Kansas (8-0), you had to get that feeling the Stanford Cardinal (4-4) had their work cut out for them.

#2 The Jayhawks’ LaGerald Vick, one of the big threats, hit a three-pointer with just a second left in the game, Vick had eight of 27 points for the Hawks to lead them to a 90-84 win and the Hawks kept their perfect record in tact.

#3 For the Cardinal, KZ Okpala had 22 points and eight rebounds, Daejon Davis had 19 points and eight boards and Isaac White had 15 points and five threes.

#4 While the Jayhawks are still undefeated, they did make mistakes during their win over the Cardinal and just got away with a six-point win.

#5 The Cardinal have the home floor Saturday night against the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-7). The Eagles will be coming off a game against the USF Dons on Thursday night. The Cardinal could very well have this game in hand.

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