Basketball team opening at (previously) undefeated Colorado. Would Stanford rebound from the embarrassing home loss to UConn. Or will Colorado try a similar UConn game plan to expose the Cardinal weaknesses?
Well, there is a reason UConn is #1 and beat Stanford so soundly. They are very talented and athletic, and not everyone can deploy their type of game plan. Or, Colorado sure couldn’t. They did not pressure the point guard in the back court or employ a full court press to try and force turnovers until the final three minutes when desperation set in and the game was already lost. They let Stanford get up the court easily and run their plays unhindered for most of the night. The result was a 25-12 Stanford lead at half.
And, there is a reason Stanford has been a perennial top 25 team for so many years: they play great defense. I mean, they DID hold high-scoring UConn to 61 points. And they held Colorado to just two points in the first ten minutes of the game.