Nowell, No. 25 Washington hold off Stanford 62-61
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Mike Hopkins decided not to show his Washington players any video from their ugly loss at California that began a tough Bay Area trip. No need — everybody...
Sharma’s double-double helps Stanford beat UCLA 104-80
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Not even a 35-minute delay at halftime to replace the backboards distracted Josh Sharma or his Stanford teammates.
Sharma scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds to help Stanford beat UCLA 104-80 on Saturday night.
"We came out strong in the second half," Sharma said. "We got it up to a 20-point lead in a short amount of time. We tried to stay focused and stay loose."
Wills helps Stanford rally past USC 79-76
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Sheffield hasn't scored much this season. When he's needed, though, he's ready.
Sheffield, who missed of all last year with an injury, scored a season-high 16 points, including a key 3-pointer, and Stanford rallied to beat Southern California 79-76 on Wednesday night.
"I stay prepared, come in and play defense," Sheffield said. "The shots are going to come."
Pritchard scores 20 as Oregon beats Stanford 69-46
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford knew exactly who the masked man was at the center of Oregon's defense.
Yet it still didn't matter, as Kenny Wooten blocked more shots than the Cardinal made for most of the first half.
"We were very clear on who he was and what he did," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said, "but we didn't execute the game plan very well."
Da Silva scores 23, Stanford overwhelms Oregon State 83-60
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A key component of Stanford's game plan was to come out confident and attack the basket, Oscar da Silva said.
"I tried to be aggressive right from the get-go. I tried to take it at their bigs, get into their zone from the high post, and that worked really well," da Silva said.
The sophomore guard tied a career-high with 23 points and had nine rebounds and a career-high seven assists as Stanford handled Oregon State 83-60 on Thursday night.
Stanford downs Washington State behind Davis, Da Silva
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Daejon Davis scored 15 points with six assists and Stanford beat Washington State 78-66 on Saturday.
WSU cut the lead to 69-64 on Robert Franks' two free throws with 2:28 left but then knocked a potential defensive rebound out of bounds. Bryce Wills made an easy dunk on the next possession to extend the lead and Stanford (9-9, 2-4, Pac-12 Conference) scored six unanswered points in the final 55 seconds.
Sharma’s double-double helps Stanford beat Long Beach St.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Josh Sharma found himself out of the starting lineup Saturday following a discussion with Stanford coach Jerod Haase.
"He challenged me to play with more passion and energy," said Sharma, who took it to heart.
Stanford's only senior recorded his first double-double with career highs of 23 points and 18 rebounds and the Cardinal beat Long Beach State 93-86 on Saturday night.
Sharma, whose previous career bests were 15 points and nine rebounds, was 10-of-15 shooting.
Da Silva, Sharma lead Stanford past Vikings, 79-67
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Oscar da Silva had last year's loss to Portland State on his mind and used it for motivation. Josh Sharma said it felt like he had a chip on his shoulder.
Da Silva scored 12 points, Bryce Wills added 10 and six others scored at least seven points in helping Stanford down Portland State 79-67 on Wednesday night.
"It was heartbreaking, tough loss in Portland," da Silva said.
Stanford regroups after top player Reid Travis transfers
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford's best player left the program. Reid Travis is now wearing a Kentucky uniform as a graduate transfer.
The Cardinal will try to fill the big shoes of the departed big man, the team's leading scorer and rebounder last season after he was such a fixture during four years on The Farm.
Last season: 19-16.
Coach: Jerod Haase, third season.
Who's gone: F Reid Travis transferred to Kentucky as a graduate transfer, Dorian Pickens.
Who's back: G Daejon Davis (10.7 ppg) and F KZ Okpala (10.0 ppg) are experienced members from the sophomore class while 7-foot center Josh Sharma is the lone senior on the roster but has never started a game. He blocked 27 shots last season.
Reid scores 29 points in Stanford’s 71-59 win over the Dons
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis made his first shot and then made another. His confidence grew and it led to a career night.
Travis matched his career-high with 29 points and had eight rebounds in helping Stanford win its third in four games, beating San Francisco 71-59 on Sunday.
"When I was able to get one early, I gained a little confidence," Travis said. "I stayed in attack mode and got some early looks."