With the Cardinal sitting at 4-3 after finishing the fall quarter, there been a plenty of finger pointing. One of the obvious arenas for discussion has been Stanford's three-point shooting, which has suffered in both percentage and attempts in early losses. But before we fly off the handle at this supposed crisis, we might take a deep breath and take a look back at recent history.
December 15, 2006
After a big win like Stanford's control of an Oklahoma Sooners squad that had won 19 straight, there is plenty to ask in the press room. Tara VanDerveer revealed the Cardinal's five-point defensive plan to limit high-octane Oklahoma. Kristen Newlin explained the tactics of the double-team. And there was universal praise of Brooke Smith after her career day. Read on for all this and more from Stanford, plus Oklahoma's post-game reactions.
March 25, 2006
The offense was not quite firing on all cylinders for Stanford Saturday night in their NCAA opener, yet their stifling defense held Southeast Missouri State in check for long stretches and nearly a Tournament record. The 72-45 win included some encouraging flashes in Denver, most notably from a hometown girl who had one of her best games of the year. Here are quotes and notes from both teams.
March 19, 2006
With five of the conference's 10 recognized top players on the court, Monday night was a banner evening for the Pac-10 in its biggest game of the year. UCLA, on the back of their renowned "Triple Threat", tripped up top-seeded Stanford in an overtime classic to grab the Pac-10 Tournament championship. The ebb and flow of the game was dictated by big players making big plays, and UCLA made the most down the stretch.
March 7, 2006
Stanford dropped the hammer hard Sunday night in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals against USC. Despite pulling starters early in the second half, the #1 seed Cardinal were able to run away with a 73-44 win over the #5 seed Trojans in a game that was not as close as the score might suggest. The Stanford post-game press room was happy, confident and eager to play UCLA in the finals.