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Pac-12 Tournament Bracket And TV Schedule: Cal Gets Rematch With Stanford In Quarterfinals

The most crucial matchup for Bay Area college basketball fans will be taking place this evening at 6 PM PT when the California Golden Bears get their rematch with the hated Stanford Cardinal. Cal was very close to winning a Pac-12 championship, but they came out playing frantically against Stanford on Sunday and came up short in that crucial contest.

Cal now moves from trying to win the Pac-12 to entering must-win territory. The Bears are not certain of their tournament status right now, and a third straight loss would cause all sorts of problems. Cal will have to try and contain a Stanford squad that played pretty solid basketball to overwhelm the Bears this past Sunday, and you can expect a similar performance needed to win on Thursday.

Cal or Stanford will face the Colorado or Oregon winner.

Here's the bracket information, tip-off times and TV schedules below. All times are Pacific.

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Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 8

12 p.m.: No. 1 Washington Huskies vs. No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 4 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 5 UCLA Bruins (Fox Sports Net)
6 p.m.: No. 2 Cal vs. No. 7 Stanford (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes (Fox Sports Net)

Semifinals: Friday, March 9

6 p.m. - Semifinal #1: Washington-Oregon State winner vs. Arizona-UCLA winner (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m. - Semifinal #2: Cal-Stanford winner vs. Oregon-Colorado winner (Fox Sports Net)

Championship: Saturday, March 10
3 p.m. - Championship Game (CBS)

Here is the original bracket in PDF form.

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Stanford Vs. Cal: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio and More

The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team is looking to finish out their 2012 regular season with a huge win over their arch rival California Golden Bears, but will have their hand’s full at Maples pavilion Sunday will a very talented Bears squad.

The Golden Bears (23-7, 13-4 Pac-12) have not lost back-to-back games this season after falling 70-57 to Colorado their last time out. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Cal.

As for the Cardinal (19-10, 9-8 Pac-12), they look to enter the Pac-12 tournament with some momentum, entering the tourney the 7th seed regardless. Look for Dwight Powell to have a good game, entering the contest averaging 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in three career matchups with Cal, while shooting 14-28 from the field. That includes a career-high 20 points in his first time against them last year.

Stanford’s four-member senior class of Jarrett Mann, Josh Owens, Jack Trotter and Andrew Zimmermann will also be honored in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s game.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012 • 2:30 p.m.
Site: Maples Pavilion (7,329) • Stanford, CA
Series History: California leads 142-113
Last Meeting: California 69, Stanford 59 (Jan. 29, 2012)
Radio: KSFO 560 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
(PBP: Lucas Prokopiak, Analyst: Eli Katz)
TV: FSN (PBP: Steve Physioc, Analyst: Marques Johnson)

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2012 Pac-12 Standings: Stanford Vs. Cal Has First-Seed Implications

The Stanford Cardinal will head into the final game of the regular season hoping to play the role of the spoiler. They'll be looking to add another win to their record in front of their home crowd, of course, but they'll enter their game against the California Golden Bears knowing that the visitors have a No. 1 seed on their mind and within their sights.

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If the Cardinal manage to pull of the upset and send the Bears packing, the Washington Huskies will clinch the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament. The Golden Bears would then enter as the No. 2 seed, followed by the Oregon Ducks at No. 3 and the Arizona Wildcats at No. 4.

The Cardinals, of course, will enter the tourney in the No. 7 position regardless of the outcome of the game.

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Stanford Vs. Utah: Late Three Sinks Cardinal 58-57 Despite 19 From Chasson Randle

The Stanford Cardinal headed to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes Saturday evening, but thanks to a Chris Hines game winning three the Card would leave the Huntsman Center empty handed, falling by the score of 58-57.

Chris Hines dropped 19 points for the Utes (6-22, 3-13 Pac 12) , who’s dagger three with 27 seconds left ensured the end of an eight game losing streak for Utah.

Freshman Chasson Randle had a chance for the win, but missed a long three atempt at the buzzer. He led Stanford (19-10, 9-8 Pac 12) with 19 points, including five from downtown. Josh Owens and Anthony Brown each added 11 apiece.

Jason Washburn added 17 points for the Utes, who played a significant role from the free throw line by making 17 of 21 attempts, while Dijon Farr added 12 points and six rebounds.

The Card now head home for their final regular season game against their rival Cal Golden Bears on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. PT.

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Stanford Vs. Oregon: Card Falls 68-64 At Maples Pavilion Sunday Night

The Stanford Cardinal played host to the Oregon Ducks Sunday night, looking to keep their winnings streak going at home. But after a hard fought battle the Card would eventually fold, falling to the Ducks 68-64.

E.J. Singler scored 10 consecutive points in the final six minutes, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:45 remaining to secure the win for the Ducks. Singler finished with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists while Olu Ashaolu added 14 points off the bench for the Ducks (19-8, 10-5 Pac-12), who have won two straight at Maples Pavilion following a 24-game losing streak that dating all the way back to 1986.

Josh Owens had 20 points and Dwight Powell scored 11 for Stanford (18-9, 8-7). The Cardinal went scoreless over the final 3:45 after taking a 64-61 lead on Owens’ dunk, but went cold the rest of the way

The win moves Oregon into a fourth-place tie with Arizona with three regular-season games remaining. The top four teams in the standings receive first-round byes in the Pac-12 tournament.

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Stanford Vs. Oregon State, Final Score: Chasson Randle, Aaron Bright Power Card To 87-82 Victory

The Stanford Cardinal played hosted to the Oregon State Beavers at Maples Pavilion Thursday evening, looking for their second straight victory after losing five of their previous seven games. And behind big nights from Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright, the Card toped the Beavers by the score of 87-82.

Randle led the Cardinal (18-8, 8-6 Pac-12) with a career high-tying 24 points and and five rebounds, while Bright poured in 20 along with seven assists off the bench. Josh Owens and Dwight Powell each added nine apiece, while Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown scored eight and 11 respectfully as Stanford put together another well-rounded offensive performance.

The last time Randle dropped 24 on somebody? It was the Beavers of course, in the Card's stunning quadruple overtime victory up in Corvallis on January 7.

As for the Beavers (15-11, 5-9 Pac-12) Jared Cunningham paced the team with 22 points along with three steals, while Roberto Nelson added 19 from off the bench. Devon Collier added 13 as well.

The Cardinal host the Oregon Ducks in their next time out this Sunday, with tip-off set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

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Stanford Vs. USC: Cardinal Cruise to 59-47 Victory Over Trojans

After a low scoring, hard fought first half between the Stanford Cardinal and USC Trojans at the Galen Center Sunday afternoon, the Trojans once again couldn’t get it done down the stretch, losing their 13th of their last 14 games as the Cardinal cruised to a 59-47 victory.

Chasson Randle and Josh Owens led the way for Stanford (17-8, 7-6 Pac-12) scoring 16 and 15 respectfully while Jarret Mann dropped eight. Andrew Zimmerman added seven as well for the Card, who’ve had some bad luck of their own lately after losing five of their last six matchups.

on the Trojans side of things, Byron Wesley and Greg Allen were the top players for USC (6-20, 1-12 Pac-12) each scoring 13 apiece, while Maurice Jones added 10.

The Cardinal new head home for a matchup with the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday at Maples Pavilion, with only six games left in the regular season.

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Stanford Vs. USC Preview: Cardinal Finish So Cal Road Trip Against Trojans

The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team finishes up their Southern California road trip of Sunday with a meeting with the USC Trojans at the Galen Center. The Cardinal are looking for its first season sweep of the Trojans since 2005, and are trying to rack up some wins after losing five of their last six games.

And with only six games left in the regular season, Stanford (16-8, 6-6 Pac-12) is running out of time. As for the Trojans (6-19, 1-11 Pac-12) they’re looking for some positive signs towards the end of a disappointing season for them, who have now lost 12 of their last 13 contests.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 • 4:30 p.m.
Site: Galen Center (10,258) • Los Angeles, CA
Series History: USC leads 121-119
Last Meeting: Stanford 51, USC 43 (Dec. 31, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: David Lombardi)
TV: FSN (PBP: Steve Physioc, Analyst: Marques Johnson, Sideline: Rebecca Haarlow)

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Stanford Vs. Arizona: Cardinals Lose To Wildcats, 56-43

The Stanford Cardinals men's basketball team has now lost four of their last five games as they were defeated by the Arizona Wildcats on the road in Maples Pavilion on Saturday afternoon by a score of 56-43. The Cardinals now have a 16-7 record and are 6-5 in the PAC-12, which puts them in sixth place in the conference. Meanwhile, Arizona has a 16-8 record and are 7-4 in the PAC-12, which is good enough for fifth place.

The Cardinals were led by senior forward Josh Owens, sophomore guard Aaron Bright and freshman guard Chasson Randle, who each scored 10 points. Every other player on the rest of the team was held under eight points. As for the Wildcats, they were led by senior guard Kyle Fogg, who scored 14 points, senior forward Jesse Perry, who scored 11 and junior forward Solomon Hill and freshman guard Nick Johnson, who each scored 10.

The Cardinals will look to bounce back from the loss on the road against UCLA on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. The Wildcats will look to win their third game in a row at home against Colorado on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

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Stanford Vs. Arizona State: Card Shellac Sun Devils 68-44 Behind Aaron Bright's 16

The Stanford Cardinal were facing the Arizona State Sun Devils for the only time this season at Maples Pavilion, and were looking to end their recent losing streak. And behind Aaron Bright’s 16 points and Chasson Randle’s 14. the Card stomped Arizona State 68-44 to get back on track.

Anthony Brown dropped 11 points for the Cardinal (16-6, 6-4), which continued their great play at home, moving to to 12-1 at Maples Pavilion this season. They also finally shook a three-game losing streak that seemed much longer than that.

As for the Sun Devils (7-15, 3-7 Pac-12) they had a very rough game tying ASU’s lowest mark in Herb Sendek’s six years as coach with measly four assists on the night. They also shot 34 percent from the floor. The worst stretch was from 9:52 of the first half to the 12:51 mark of the second, when Arizona State completed only 1 of their 17 in that span, committing 10 turnovers in the process.

Jordan Bachynski led the Sun Devils with a career-high 20 points. Leading scorer Trent Lockett missed his fifth straight now with an ankle injury.

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Stanford Vs. Arizona State: Card Face Sun Devils At Maples Pavilion

In their one and only meeting of the season, the Stanford Cardinal get set to host the Arizona State Sun Devils at Maples Pavilion Thursday night, aiming to get back atop the Pac-12 standings his year.

Stanford is 5-4 at the misway point in league play, representing the first time in the last four seasons the Cardinal (15-6, 5-4 Pac-12) has owned a winning record through the first nine games of Pac-12 competition.

As for Arizona State (7-14, 3-6 Pac-12) they enter this game fresh off a off a 71-67 victory over the Washington State Cougars, snapping an unfortunate three-game losing skid with the victory. The Sun Devils have not won back-to-back games all season and are an unimpressive 3-6 away from home. ASU is fifth in tthe conference in field goal percentage, but also struggles with turnovers and like to shoot themselves in the foot. Their players to watch are Trent Lockett (13.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 54.7 percent FG), Carrick Felix (11.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, team-best 33 three-pointers) and Kyle Cain (8.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg).

Josh Owens has a 10.2 point and 6.5 rebound average in four meetings with ASU, shooting 14-22 from the field while Jack Trotter is 11-22 from the field in six meetings against the Sun Devils. Stanford owns the 41-30 advantage over ASU in the all-time series, dating all the way back to 1957. The Card have won six of the last 10 and 22 of the last 28 meetings dating back to 1998.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Site: Maples Pavilion (7,329) • Stanford, CA
Series History: Stanford leads 41-30
Last Meeting: Stanford 83, Arizona State 75 (Feb. 5, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Jacob Jaffe, Analyst: Zach Zimmerman)
TV: none

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Stanford Vs. Cal Final Score: Cardinal Squanders First-Half Lead, Loses 69-59

The Stanford Cardinal visited the California Golden Bears on Sunday evening, hoping to gain ground in the Pac-12. In the end, the Golden Bears picked up the 69-59 win and improved to 7-2 in conference play. With the loss, Stanford drops to 5-4 in the conference, with an overall record of 15-6.

Stanford actually held the slimmest of leads over Cal after the first half, as they entered halftime on top by a score of 33-32. They could only put up 26 points after the break, however, as the Golden Bears outscored them by 11 points in the second half.

Only two Stanford players were able to achieve double digits in scoring. Cardinal center Stefan Nastic and forward Dwight Powell each put up 11 points. Josh Owens narrowly missed both ends of a double-double, with nine points and nine rebounds.

Stanford's next game will be on Thursday, February 2 when they host the Arizona St. Sun Devils.

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Stanford Vs. Cal Preview: Historic Rivalry Renewed At Haas Pavilion

Sunday marks the end of the first half of Pac-12 play this season as the Stanford Cardinal (15-5, 5-3 Pac-12) pack it up for their short trip to Berkeley to take on their arch rivals the California Golden Bears. (16-5, 6-2 Pac-12), which Cal holding a slight one game advantage over the Card.

In a series that’s almost 100 years old, Cal owns the 141-113 advantage all time, with the Golden Bears taking four of the last five match ups including a 82-68 win last January. Stanford has lost three in a row at Haas Pavilion, but haven’t lost four straight games in Berkeley since way back in 1968-1972. The Card haven’t had a home game since Jan. 12.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 • 5:30 p.m.
Site: Haas Pavilion (11,877) • Berkeley, CA
Series History: California leads 141-113
Last Meeting: California 74, Stanford 55 (Mar. 5, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Lucas Prokopiak, Analyst: Eli Katz)
TV: FSN (PBP: Gus Johnson, Analyst: Steve Kerr)

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Stanford Vs. Washington, Final Score: Card Come Up Empty On Road Trip, Fall 76-63

The Stanford Cardinal were looking to salvage their Washington road trip on Saturday with a win over the Washington Huskies at the Alaska Airlines Arena. But behind Tony Wroten’s 21 points and Terrence Ross’ 18, the Huskies pulled away in the second half, earning themselves 76-63 win in the process.

Washington used 20-3 run including 13 straight points to run away with it in the second half, leaving Stanford in the proverbial dust while they move their way up the Pac-12 standings.

Josh Owens led Stanford (15-5, 5-3) with 14 points and nine rebounds, but it would be all for not as the Huskies (12-7, 5-2 Pac-12), bounced back from their loss to Cal on Thursday. Aaron Bright added 14 as well, while Dwight Powell added 10. Josh Huestis had seven from off the bench.

With the win Washington coach Lorenzo Romar reached his 300th career victory and 100th conference win with the Huskies.

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Stanford vs. Washington Preview, Start Time, TV Schedule, Radio And More

The Stanford Cardinal and Washington Huskies are both coming off tough losses from Thursday night and both programs need to get back on track. With the first half of conference play nearly complete, there is no more room for error if you hope to be playing in March Madness. The Cardinal have played well to this point and are in second place, and while UW has as much talent as anyone, they have struggled mightily to put it all together this year.

Tipoff from Seattle is set for 3 p.m. today, with the action televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and ROOT Sports. Glen Kuiper will serve as the play-by-play guy, while analyst Dan Belluomini will provide insight into the matchup. On ROOT, Kevin Calabro and Lenny Wilkens will call the action.

Those in the Bay Area can find the game live on the radio on KNBR 1050 AM, with John Platz and Drew Shiller calling the action. David Lombardi will broadcast the game on KZSU 90.1 FM, as well. Fans can also follow along on the official team website,

Stanford holds a slight lead in the all-time series matchup, although Washington has won seven of the last ten meetings. The Cardinal desperately need to come through and earn a split on the road this afternoon.

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Stanford Vs. Washington State, Final Score: Cougars Drop Card 81-69 Behind Faisal Aden's 33 Off The Bench

The Stanford Cardinal were hoping for another road victory this season against the Washington State Cougars, but instead ran into a buzzsaw as WSU trounced Stanford for a 81-69 victory at the Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum in Pullman.

Despite 19 and seven boards from Josh Owens, and 15 from Chasson Randle, the Cardinal (15-2, 5-2 Pac-12) simply couldn’t keep up offensively with the Cougars (10-8, 2-4 Pac-12) tonight. Stanford was outscored by 14 in the second half after taking a two point lead into the locker room. John Gage added nine off the bench, while Aaron Bright added eight and four assists.

Faisal Aden exploded off the bench tonight for Washington State, finishing with 33 points including a perfect 13-13 from the stripe in 29 minutes on the floor. Brock Motem added 16 while Reggie Moore added 13 and four assists.

The Cougs shot 52 percent from the floor, and 93 percent from the stripe, compared to only 40 and 68 percent for Stanford respectfully. Faisal Aden truly was the difference maker this evening.

Next up the Card head to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday.

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Stanford Vs. Washington State: Cardinal Hit The Road Again, Face Cougars In Pullman

With their second home sweep in conference play this season already under their belt, the Stanford Cardinal (15-3, 5-1 Pac-12) will have one of their toughest challenges yet with three consecutive road games on the Docket, starting with the Washington State Cougars Thursday evening.

The Card enter the week tied for first place in the Pac-12 standings with Cal, but will need to get some wins on their weekend road trip. As winners of three straight, Stanford is playing the best they have all season, with much thanks to Josh Huestis and Josh Owens and a productive set of role players to boot.

The Cougars (9-8, 1-4 Pac-12) come in struggling, losers of four of their last five despitie a six game winning streak through most of December. Watch out for Brock Motum (15.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 56.1 percent FG), Faisal Aden (13.1 ppg, 20 steals, 23-27 free throws) and DaVonte Lacy (9.8 ppg, team-best 30 three-pointers) tonight for Washington State.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Site: Beasley Coliseum (11,671) • Pullman, WA
Series History: Stanford leads 69-58
Last Meeting: Stanford 75, Washington State 62 (Feb. 10, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: David Lombardi)
TV: None

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Stanford Vs. Colorado: Card Roll Over Buffs 84-64 Saturday Night

The Stanford Cardinal were looking to start a nice winning streak Saturday night against the Colorado Buffaloes, out for their third straight win in Pac-12 play. And behind Chasson Randle’s18 points four 3-pointers, Stanford beat Colorado 84-64 at Maples Pavilion to keep the good times rolling.

Josh Huestis tied his career high with 13 points for the Cardinal (15-3, 5-1 Pac-12), who improved to 11-1 in Palo Alto and remain one of the top teams in the Pac-12. Aaron Bright dropped 14 points, while Josh Owens’ 10 points and seven rebounds were clutch as well.

Andre Roberson led all Buffs with 15 points as the Buffaloes (11-6, 3-2), lost their second straight after busting out with a six-game winning streak. Austin Dufault added 14 points, Carlon Brown 13 and Spencer Dinwiddle 10.

Full Box Score can be found here.

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Stanford Vs. Utah, Final Score: Cardinal Earn Hard Fought 68-65 Win

Josh Huestis had himself his best game as a Stanford Cardinal Against the Utah Utes Thursday night, scored all 13 points in the second half to help the Card edge the Utes 68-65 at Maples Pavilion.

Josh Owens and Chasson Randle had nice games as well for the Cardinal (14-3, 4-1 Pac-12) each scoring 11 points while Aaron Bright added seven points and seven assists.

Chris Hines paced the Utes (4-12, 1-3) with a career-best 21 points while Josh Watkins added 14 points. Utah remains winless of the road this season.

Cedric Martin hit a three with 20 seconds left to cut the Cardinal lead to three. Randle hit a pair of free throws next time down but the Utes hit another bucket to make it 68-65. The Utes would miss two shots at a tie in the final seconds to ensure the loss, help the Card move up the Pac-12 standings.

Both teams shot an abismal 6-26 combined from the free throw line.

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Stanford vs. Utah Preview: Cardinal Return Home To Host Utes

After their impressive quadruple-overtime victory over the dangerous Oregon State Beavers in their last game out, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team returns home for the first of a two game homestand before embarking out on the road for the rest of the month.

The Cardinal (13-3, 3-1 Pac-12) are finally back at Maples Pavilion this week for its one and only homestand of January. Conference newcomer Utah (4-11, 1-2 Pac-12) heads to town on Thursday night, looking to earn their 10th home victory of the season thus far.

These teams havent square off since way back when in 2007, and 82-77 overtime loss in the Western region semifinal of the NCAA tournament, played in San Jose that year. Hopefully they can build off the momentum of their last victory and keep it rolling at Maples.

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Stanford Vs. Oregon State Recap: Cardinal Pick Up 103-101 Win In Quadruple Overtime

The Stanford Cardinal faced off against the Oregon St. Beavers on Saturday night in hopes of picking up a win to split their Pac-12 road series in Oregon. They managed the win, but it certainly wasn't easy. In the end, the 103-101 victory required four overtime periods.

Things didn't look to be going Stanford's way early, as the Beavers held a 43-36 lead heading into halftime. The teams battled to a tie in the closing minutes of regulation, with neither team able to score in the final minute, beginning the series of overtime periods.

The first overtime saw each team score seven points, the second saw the two teams scoring nine points each and the third overtime featured only three points netted by each team: Oregon State's points on Jared Cunningham free throws, Stanford's three on an Anthony Brown trey with 0:18 left in the period.Stanford pulled ahead 102-99 in the fourth overtime, finally managing to hang on for the 103-101 win.

Chasson Randle led all scorers with 24 points. Dwight Powell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Owens also managed a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

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Stanford vs. Oregon State Preview: Card Looks To Split Oregon Road-Trip

After a disappointing loss at the hands of the Oregon Ducks in their list time out, the Stanford Cardinal must regroup in a hurry as they take on the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis Saturday evening.

The Beavers took out the Cal Bears in the last time out, and boast the most potent offensive attack in the Pac-12 thus far, leading the conference in scoring. Both these teams have split their last 10 meetings. The card are going to need a well balanced attack if they want to leave with a win tonight.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Site: Gill Coliseum (10,400) • Corvallis, OR
Series History: Oregon State leads 73-62
Last Meeting: Oregon State 69, Stanford 67 (Mar. 9, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Chris Fitzgerald)
TV: ROOT Sports (PBP: Rich Burk, Analyst: Lamar Hurd, Sideline: Jen Mueller)

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Stanford Vs. Oregon, Final Score: Cards Fall in Eugene 78-67

The Stanford Cardinal have had it rolling as of late, but ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the Oregon Ducks; well, the Ducks’ Devoe Joseph actually. Joseph would drop 30 big ones on the Cardinal, ensuring a 78-67 Ducks wins.

Joseph was 9-15 from the floor, including 5-7 from downtown, leading all scorers in the game this evening. Stanford’s Josh Owens dropped 19, while Aaron Bright added 14, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Ducks proved to be too much tonight at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon had just a two point lead at the half, but exploded in the second for 44 points, blowing past Stanford in the process. The Cardinal also bailed Oregon out by sending them to the line 26 times, compared to the nine free throws taken for the Card.

With the loss the Cardinal move to 12-3 on the year, and 2-1 in Pac-12 play.

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Stanford Vs. Oregon Preview: Card Hit The Road For First Time Since Dec. 1

It’s been a nice start to 2012 so far for the Stanford Cardinal, earning themselves a easy win over the USC Trojans on New Year’s Eve, and now take their first road trip in over a month, heading to Eugene to take on the Oregon Ducks.

Oregon (10-4 1-1) is the stiffest competition that Stanford (12-2, 2-0) has faced in the Pac-12 thus far, with the Ducks coming off an impressive win of their own against WSU. They’re currently averaging 70.1 points a game, and are one of the most potent offensive teams in the conference, so the Card will have their hands full tonight.

Look for Josh Owens to have himself a big game if the Cardinal want to get out of town with a win, as well as Dwight Powell, who comes in averaging 12.5 points a game against the Ducks in his career.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 • 6 p.m.
Site: Matthew Knight Arena (12,369) • Eugene, OR
Series History: Stanford leads 89-45
Last Meeting: Stanford 88, Oregon 71 (Feb. 26, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Chris Fitzgerald)
TV: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (PBP: Ted Robinson, Analyst: Dan Belluomini)

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Stanford Vs. USC Final Score: Stanford Cruises To 51-43 Win

The Stanford Cardinal men's basketball team hosted the USC Trojans on Saturday evening at the Maples Pavilion, in the second Pac-12 game for both teams. Stanford was able to pick up the win, 51-43. They are now 2-0 within conference play and hold a 12-2 record overall.

The story of the evening was the inconsistency from USC. The Trojans shot just 34.8% from the field in the game. The fact that the 34.8% is their third best FG% performance in December should tell you a little bit about how mightily USC has been struggling as of late.

The Cardinal trailed by eight points early in the game, but were able to bounce back. They headed to halftime up by a score of 31-25 and never looked back. Stanford guard Aaron Bright led all scorers with a career-high 16 points, seven of which came in the last five minutes of play. Josh Owens finished the night with 12 points, also picking up eight rebounds.

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Stanford Vs. UCLA, Final Score: Aaron Bright, Josh Huestis Ensure 60-59 Cardinal Victory

The Stanford Cardinal got out to a 10-2 start in non-conference play this season. The UCLA Bruins have won their last three games in a row and are looking to regain their previous UCLA glory. And in a tightly contested match from the tip, it was the Cardinal that would eventually prevail thanks to a Josh Huestis' block at the end of regulation to keep the Bruins at bay, taking their first game of conference play 60-59 at Maples Pavilion Thursday night.

Sophomore guard Aaron Bright lead the way for the Cardinal (11-2, 1-0), scoring 16 points in 33 minutes, including going 4-8 from downtown. Chasson Randle had a rough night from the floor, shooting only 3-12 for the game, but still finished with 10 points, while Josh Owens added nine and eight boards. John Gage added 10 off the bench.

The Bruins (7-6, 0-1) were in it all night, finishing the first half the same way the did the game; one point behind. Senior guard Lazeric Jones led all scorers with a career high 26 points, including 4-6 from three point land. Jones unfortunately was the one who got stuffed by Huestis at the end of the game, a bit of a sour note to his highlight night.

Stanford insider Kyle Bonagura also tweeted before the game that guard Gabriel Harris will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.

For more discussion and analysis of Cardinal Athletics, make sure to check out Rule of Tree and get in on the action.


Stanford Vs. UCLA Preview: Pac-12 Play Begins As Cardinal Host Bruins

The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team have gotten themselves off to a great start to the season, earning themselves a 10-2 record heading into conference play as the UCLA Bruins head to Maples Pavilion Thursday night.

Stanford is looking for some redemption after falling to Butler in their last game, while UCLA is red hot right now, winners of their last five in a row after a 2-5 start. Can josh Owens keep up his terrific play as of late and start the Card’s Pac-12 play with a win?

Date: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 • 8 p.m.
Site: Maples Pavilion (7,329) • Stanford, CA
Series History: UCLA leads 135-90
Last Meeting: UCLA 69, Stanford 65 (Feb. 17, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Peter Trudelle, Analyst: Jack Wang)
TV: FSN (PBP: Steve Physioc, Analyst: Marques Johnson)

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