Stanford isn't used to looking up to many teams in the rankings, and even fewer foes in the Pac-12 standings. But with a big second-half comeback against Cal on Wednesday, the Cardinal looked like their old selves.
In this wild and weird season, No. 10 Louisville has been quietly going about its business. And after Sunday's win at Cal, that translates to an 11-1 record and likely climbing even higher in the polls.
After seeing protests take place around the country in response to the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, Cal senior Brittany Boyd and assistant Charmin Smith were compelled to make their own voices heard in local protests in Berkeley.
Teams across the country are practicing, preparing and priming themselves for the new season, which the annual Midnight Madness helps tip off. What five things are we most looking forward to when the ball goes up?
After nearly blowing a 30-point lead, Stanford hung on to beat Cal 70-64. The two teams meet again Sunday, with the Cardinal looking to play 40 solid minutes and the Bears trying to finish what they started in Thursday's second half.