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Oregon State Basketball: Opponent Preview - Stanford Cardinal (Game 24)

The second leg of the Beavers road trip brings them to Stanford.

NCAA Basketball: Utah at Stanford Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford Cardinal (14-10, 10-8)

  • Head Coach: Jerod Haase (5th Season, Overall: 82–71)
  • Points For: 71.7 PPG (195th)
  • Points Against: 68.8 PPG (133rd)
  • Last Game/Streak: 71-68 Loss vs. Oregon (2L)

The Skinny

NCAA Basketball: Utah at Stanford
Stanford’s Pac-12 Player of the Year candidate Oscar da Silva will be questionable with a foot injury.
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  • Oscar da Silva (18.8 PPG)
  • Jaiden Delaire (13.0 PPG)
  • Daejon Davis (12.2 PPG)
  • Ziaire Williams (11.0 PPG)
  • Spencer Jones (8.1 PPG)
  • Bryce Wills (7.5 PPG)
  • Michael O’Connell (6.8 PPG)
  • Noah Taitz (3.5 PPG)
  • Lukas Kisunas (2.9 PPG)

Oregon State clipped California by the slimmest of margins on Thursday night and as they embark on the second leg of their current three-game road trip, the Beavers are seemingly as ready as they can be for Stanford.

The big news surrounding this one on Saturday is the health and status of forward Oscar da Silva, one of the potential leaders for Pac-12 Player of the Year, who missed the Cardinal’s most recent outing against Oregon.

However, an increased level of success from forward Jaiden Delaire, who has scored 15 points in each of the team’s last three contests, has changed the dynamic of the team to that of one with more perimeter-oriented line-ups. If da Silva is unable to play, this style should stay the same. If da Silva can play, the more traditional Cardinal inside-out approach will be the more likely outcome.

As a hard critic of this Beavers team throughout the season, I’m genuinely impressed with where they are right now. To be 12-11 and 7th in the conference with this group and the potential of beating Stanford on their doorstep, they’re in a solid spot. It’s all up to this unit coming together for one big moment.

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, February 27th
  • Time: 3:30 PM PT
  • Location: Maples Pavilion (Stanford, California)
  • Coverage: Pac-12 Networks