The Bootleg's Mark DeVaughn looks back at one of the all-time miraculous buzzer-beaters as Matt Lottich canned a last-second turnaround jumper to beat the host Washington State Cougs and lead Mike Montgomery's 2003-04 team, his last as a Cardinal head coach, to an unfathomable 25-0...There were Stanford heroes all around and it all happened five years ago today... on This Day in Cardinal Hoops!
March 4, 2009
<i>The Bootleg</i> was in Charlotte Friday night for Stanford's swan song to the 2004-05 season. Here are the post-game quotes from Trent Johnson, Chris Hernandez, Matt Haryasz, Rob Little and Nick Robinson - talking about the loss and their reflections upon the season.
March 20, 2005
The calendar has moved forward, but the Cardinal community is still stuck on last night's stunning and painful 93-70 defeat to Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It was a game that saw dramatic swings in the ebb and flow, with Stanford leading by 12 late in the first half but losing by 23. To review what went right and how it all went so wrong, here is a log of plays and events taken courtside in Charlotte.
March 19, 2005
'Tis the time of year for radical emotional swings and unabashed bipolarism. With St. Paddy's Day and its associated beverages in the rearview mirror, we can now focus our wild mood swings on Stanford's first round NCAA game against Mississippi State. As you would expect, there are a wide range of possibilities for this #8 vs. #9 game. Here is the case to be made for both delight and doom for the Cardinal tonight.
March 18, 2005
Cardinalmaniacs™ wondered, not long ago, if Stanford could make the NIT in this tough transition year, but a strong couple months catapulted the Card into their 11th straight NCAA Tournament. Mike Montgomery may be gone, but Stanford Basketball under Trent Johnson is here to stay. The #8 seed handed out Sunday keeps a streak alive that is matched by only four schools in the country.
March 14, 2005
It wasn't a win, but Stanford's performance acquitted the Cardinal well enough Friday night in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinal against Washington. Stanford hung tough despite their weary legs. To enjoy the excitement of that evening at the Staples Center again, you want to peruse Yuji Higaki's photo gallery. 35 exquisite shots from the baseline that capture the Card's energy and fight.
March 12, 2005
All three games this year against Washington State have been far from pretty, but Thursday night's tight victory over the Cougars was a beautiful thing. To relive the action on both ends of the court, including the surge off the bench from freshman <b>Taj Finger</b>, check out Yuji Higaki's courtside photographic review.
March 11, 2005