A season that started with promise is hanging by a thread as the Stanford men’s basketball team hosts rival Cal this weekend.
Stanford entered the 2012-13 campaign with their eyes set on an NCAA Tournament berth after capturing the NIT postseason title last season. But the Cardinal (10-7, 1-3) could be watching March Madness on TV again this year if they’re unable to pick up a crucial win against Cal (10-6, 2-2) at Maples Pavilion on Saturday. Read More
Jio Fontan scored 15 points including a pair of tiebreaking free throws with 6.9 seconds to play and USC pulled out a 71-69 victory over Stanford on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.
Eric Wise added 14 points for USC (6-8). Four of the Trojans’ losses have come against schools that are currently among the top 20 in the nation including Minnesota, Illinois, San Diego State and New Mexico. Read More
For the Stanford men’s basketball team, the Pac-12 Conference season couldn’t come at a better time.
Despite coming off an uninspiring 65-59 victory over Lafayette on Saturday, Stanford has won five of its past six games entering today’s conference opener at Southern Cal. The Cardinal (9-4) are still seeking a signature win after losing nonconference games to Missouri, Minnesota and North Carolina State. Read More
Robert Thurman scored a season-high 14 points off the bench and Cal snapped its three-game losing streak with an impressive 68-59 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara.
Allen Crabbe had 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting for Cal (7-3), which led 32-22 at halftime and extended its lead to 20 when freshman Tyrone Wallace hit a 3-pointer with 11:30 remaining. Read More
Cal men’s basketball fans will get a chance to watch two of the nation’s most prolific scorers go head-to-head when No. 16 Creighton (9-1) rolls into Haas Pavilion on Saturday.
Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the NCAA’s fifth-leading scorer, averaging 22.7 points per game and Cal’s Allen Crabbe is sixth, dropping 21.9 points per outing.
“You always want to play the best, you just want to beat the best,” Crabbe said. Read More
A special night for St. John’s coach Steve Lavin ended on a bitter note as the USF men’s basketball team knocked off the Red Storm 81-65 on the Hilltop on Tuesday night.
Lavin’s father, Cap Lavin, was honored at halftime as a member of USF’s 1949 NIT championship squad. But the Dons sprinkled rain — and 3-pointers — on Lavin’s parade by defeating his squad in his first game on the sideline at his father’s alma mater. Read More
Not since their opening round win in the Puerto Rico Shootout a dozen years ago, has the Stanford men’s basketball team won a game on Thanksgiving Day. They handled Old Dominion 84-60 that day.
And today, the Cardinal return to the Caribbean. But No. 13 Missouri isn’t Old Dominion. Read More
The USF men’s basketball team has two traits that sets it apart from last year’s squad: they’re a lot younger and a lot more athletic.
The Dons have no seniors this year and just five juniors, but the new influx of size and talent has coach Rex Walters more optimistic about this team than he has been in some time. Read More
The U.S. men’s basketball team booked its expected place in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament on Wednesday, but were given a good game by Australia before Kobe Bryant put on a fourth-quarter show in a 119-86 win.
Bryant drilled four 3-pointers in succession to chants of “Ko-be! Ko-be!” as the Americans ran away from a fatigued Australian team that had given its all for 30 rousing minutes. Bryant finished with 20 points. Read More
Andre Young had 19 points off three 3-pointers to lift Clemson to its second straight win in a 71-60 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Devin Booker scored 16 points and Tanner Smith added 13 for the Tigers (11-9, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shook off an awful start to send Wake Forest to its fifth loss in five games. Read More