This is the dilemma when you don’t win enough in January and February: You’re left in March scoreboard watching, hoping other teams lose. That’s where the Stanford men’s basketball team finds itself today as it prepares for its final two regular-season games.
The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team lost to the Oregon Ducks at home Sunday night by a score of 73-70, and that leaves the team with an 18-10 record this year—including just 9-7 in Pac-12 play with a road trip to Arizona looming at the end of the week. The Cardinal will need at least one win in their final two conference games to secure a winning league record, a key mark for the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.
Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
The California Golden Bears couldn’t hold onto the football or protect their quarterback in a 21-10 loss to Texas in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night.
Cal (7-5) split its first eight games, leaving its bowl status in doubt, but wins in three of its final four contests – the only loss coming by a 31-28 score at then-No. 8 Stanford on Nov. 19 – earned it a Holiday Bowl berth.