The Stanford males’s basketball group’s season (14-18, 7-13 Pac-12) isn’t over fairly but! After ending its common season with a loss to the Oregon Geese, the Cardinal flipped their momentum rapidly, netting a 73-62 win within the Pac-12 match first spherical in opposition to the Utah Utes (17-15, 10-10 Pac-12).
Stanford jumped out to an early lead due to a balanced scoring effort from the beginning lineup. Sophomore ahead Harrison Ingram, junior ahead Spencer Jones, sophomore middle Maxime Raynaud and junior ahead Brandon Angel all scored inside the first six minutes of the sport. By the 11:56 mark, the Cardinal had prolonged their lead out to double digits. Nonetheless, the Utes slowly crawled their means again into the sport due partly to the capturing of Gabe Madsen. Madsen’s 3-point shot on the 7:06 mark introduced Utah inside one possession of the lead.
From right here, Jones went on a scoring spree to provide Stanford a 9-point lead. Whereas the Cardinal had the chance to blow the sport open, Utah middle Branden Carlsen was capable of preserve the Utes inside placing distance due to his well timed scoring. At halftime, Stanford held a 34-27 lead.
The second half started with a back-and-forth offensive show from each groups, with the Utes unable to shift the lead of their favor. Ingram started asserting himself extra offensively, driving the ball and scoring near the basket. Angel additionally acquired in on the scoring motion, displaying his versatile scoring arsenal within the paint and on the perimeter. Regardless of one other nice second half efficiency from Branden Carlsen and amplified output from Lazar Stefanovic, the duo of Angel and Ingram, together with well timed 3-point pictures, had been an excessive amount of for the Utes to beat.
After the 10-minute mark, Stanford maintained a double-digit lead all through the rest of the sport. Furthermore, a sloppy, turnover-filled efficiency by Utah dashed any hopes at a late-minute comeback. Ultimately, the Cardinal held on to beat the Utes by a rating of 73-62, holding their season alive for at the least one other day. That is the second time that Stanford beat the Utes all season, as they escaped Salt Lake Metropolis with a win again in February.
Up subsequent, the Cardinal will face No. 2 Arizona within the Pac-12 Event Quarterfinal at present at 6 p.m. PT. Stanford had one of many largest upsets of the school basketball season in February, defeating the Wildcats 81-69 in Maples Pavilion. For the Cardinal to maintain their season and match hopes alive, it must dethrone Arizona once more.