Oh yeah, with this smorgasbord of football this weekend, we almost forgot the Stanford Women’s Basketball team played a game Sunday against Gonzaga. Almost. Stanford is the highest ranked women’s team to visit Gonzaga, and in their honor they sold out their 6,000 seat stadium. Cool. It was only the second sell out for their women’s team, the first being Tennessee in 2008, but then again, we were higher-ranked! Hee hee.
Since the game was not televised or else C and R couldn’t figure out their stations, we didn’t see the game, so imagine our surprise when we read that Stanford holds off the ‘Zags 84-78! What?! Gonzaga even tied the game at 68 with just over 5 minutes left. Last year we beat them 105-74! Well, they did go on to have their best season last year and reach the sweet 16 for the first time in their school’s history, so maybe they have improved.
But boy Stanford, you sure are giving us plenty to worry about in the mean time. Are we going to be able to hang with the top-ranked teams? Don’t make those pollsters back East regret your number 3 or 2 or whatever the ranking is now.
Nneka Ogwumike got to play today, and it was a good thing because she lead the Cardinal in scoring with 21 and in rebounding with 14. So much for the “ankle-gate”, which didn’t even get started, although she did have her fingers taped for this game. Could that have been the “undisclosed medical condition” the Stanford officials gave out as the reason for her missing Friday’s game? Inquiring minds want to know.
C and R will be thankful to have Stanford back in CA for Thanksgiving. The next two games are at home over that Thanksgiving weekend. The first game is against South Carolina. Have we ever played them before? Can’t recall.
Happy Thanksgiving from C and R if we don’t see you first.