After a Thursday contest with USC (11-3, 5-2 Pac-12) was postponed due to a "suspected COVID-19 related issue" within the Trojans' program, Stanford men's basketball (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12) turned its attention to a weekend meeting with UCLA (12-2, 8-0 Pac-12).
When Stanford men's basketball (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12) headed east this week, the team was coasting on the momentum of a three-game win streak.
With three players finishing in double-digits, a victory by Stanford men's basketball (8-4, 4-2 Pac-12) over Utah may have seemed guaranteed, but atrocious first-half shooting and defensive struggles kept the Cardinal trailing the Utes through the final buzzer. Snapping a three-game win streak, Stanford fell 65-79 on Thursday.
A sweep of the Washington schools last week sets the stage for Stanford men's basketball (8-3, 4-1 Pac-12) to head east boasting a three-game win streak. The team will now look to stretch its successful run to four consecutive victories with a game against Utah (4-5, 1-4 Pac-12) in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Stanford men's basketball (8-3, 4-1 Pac-12) completed its sweep of the Washington schools on Saturday, securing the 75-60 victory over WSU (9-2, 2-2 Pac-12) in Santa Cruz.
With five players in double-digits, there was little stopping Stanford men's basketball (7-3, 3-1 Pac-12) from cruising to a 91-75 victory over Washington (1-8, 0-4 Pac-12) on Thursday.
Another game day approaches for Stanford men's basketball (6-3, 2-1 Pac-12) and yet Maples Pavilion will continue to sit quiet and empty. For the second time this season, Kaiser Permanente Arena will be the team's home-away-from-home on Thursday when the Cardinal host the University of Washington (1-7, 0-3 Pac-12) at the Santa Cruz venue.
The Cardinal narrowly edged past California State University Bakersfield (3-3, 0-0 Big West) for a 63-50 victory Monday evening in Santa Cruz.
In its first game since head coach Tara Vanderveer's record-setting 1,099th career victory, Stanford women's basketball (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) cruised to an easy conference win over USC (1-4, 0-4 Pac-12) on Saturday.
Stanford Football added 20 to its ranks on Wednesday during the NCAA's Early National Signing period, acquiring nine offensive players, nine defensive players and two specialists in a recruiting class currently considered No. 30 in the nation by PrepStar.
Following the postponement of Stanford men's basketball's (2-2,0-0 Pac-12) Pac-12 opener against USC (4-1, 0-0 Pac-12) on Sunday, the Cardinal now gear up to face California State University, Northridge (3-1, 0-0 Big West) at the Matadors' home court on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT.
Sunday's news marks Stanford's fifth game this season that has either been canceled or postponed in response to COVID-19 restrictions, cases, testing protocol or associated contact tracing.
After Santa Clara County restrictions prompted Stanford men's basketball (2-2, 0-0 Pac-12) to cancel its remaining non-conference home games and continue training in North Carolina following the Maui Invitational, the program converted a rapidly-arranged matchup against North Carolina A&T (2-4, 0-0 MEAC) into its second win of the season on Sunday. Crucial contributions from nearly the entire Stanford roster and big offensive numbers from senior forward Oscar da Silva paved the way for the Cardinal en route to a 78-46 victory over the Aggies.
Moving to 1-2 in the tournament and the season, the Cardinal fell to the Hoosiers 79-63.
After its home opener against Utah Valley was canceled last week, Stanford men's basketball travels to Asheville, North Carolina to tip off its season at the 2020 Maui Invitational. In its first test of the season, the Cardinal will take on Alabama (1-0, 0-0 SEC) Monday evening in a first-round matchup at 6:30pm PT.
In a move all too familiar after the remainder of last season was canceled abruptly in response to coronavirus, the home opener for Stanford men's basketball against Utah Valley has been called off. Set to tip off at 2pm on Wednesday, Stanford announced Tuesday that the game would no longer be taking place in light of a positive COVID-19 test within the Utah Valley program.
The neglect of women's sports and the voices of female athletes is exactly what Voice in Sport hopes to address with the help of collegiate and professional athletes alike, including several of Stanford's own. Launched in 2019, the platform aims to inspire female athletes through connection to a number of tools and programs designed to address the challenges and inequalities women face in sports.
Around this time last year, freshman point guard Michael O’Connell was committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, and had been so ever since he was entering his sophomore year of high school. Now a year later, he is set to begin his first season as a member of the Stanford men’s basketball program.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2020 NCAA basketball season short in early March, the abrupt end did little to halt the accolades rolling in for Stanford men's hoops. Junior guard Bryce Wills was just one Cardinal athlete to make headlines, dubbed the nation's best defender after recording a national-low 0.613 points allowed per possession.
After adding consensus five-star prospect Ziaire Williams to its program earlier this year, Stanford men's basketball has now snagged another with the commitment of Harrison Ingram last week. Ingram, the first five-star to commit to Stanford's 2021 recruiting class, announced his decision to join the Cardinal in a post on his personal Instagram page on Friday.
Stanford student-athletes are given a platform. What they choose to do with that platform, however, is up to them. Some choose to inspire the next generation of athletes through impressive performances in competition. Some aim to be academic and athletic role models by connecting with young fans. Others, however, have done both, as in the case of Ousseni Bouda, Kyla Bryant, DiJonai Carrington and Madison Haley and their involvement with The Big Homie Project in East Palo Alto.
After having already compiled the highest-ranked recruiting class in the Pac-12, Stanford men's basketball added another guard to its repertoire with the signing of Michael O'Connell.
Four-star junior point guard Isa Silva became the second commit in two weeks and first of the 2021 recruiting class for Stanford men's basketball after announcing on Tuesday his plans to continue his academic and athletic career on the Farm. In a post on his personal social media, Silva revealed his decision to join the Cardinal over several other Division I programs, including Pac-12 foe Arizona.
Just days after standout freshman guard Tyrell Terry announced his decision to declare for the 2020 NBA draft and potentially leave Stanford, Cardinal men's basketball welcomed a new star to its recruiting class.