The Stanford Cardinal hosted The Oregon Ducks on Senior Day Saturday and put up an incredible effort but ultimately Oregon was able to prevail in the final seconds. While the loss was certainly heartbreaking it just might have been the most impressive performance on the season for Stanford men’s basketball. Stanford has two more game remaining on their schedule both on the road. The Cardinal will take on the Colorado Buffaloes on March 2, and the Utah Utes on March 4.
Highlights and recaps are below.
“Stanford (14-14, 6-10 Pac-12) stood toe-to-toe with the sixth-ranked Ducks (26-4, 15-2) for 40 minutes, but a dramatic tip-in by Oregon's Jordan Bell with 14 seconds remaining proved to be the difference.”
“Stanford trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half but battled back to tie the game five times in the second half. But it took until that fifth equalizer for the Cardinal to take their first lead since being up 9-8 early in the first half.”
“Reid Travis had 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinal (14-14, 6-10), but committed a turnover on the final possession to end any comeback hopes on senior day that honored Christian Sanders, Marcus Allen and Grant Verhoeven.”
“The Cardinal were unable to follow up home wins against California and Oregon State when faced by tougher competition from the Ducks. That has been an issue all season for Stanford, which fell to 0-8 against ranked opponents.”