Thomson ReutersMarch 14, 2014 10:00
As the lowest-seeded team remaining in the Pac-12 tournament, Stanford faces an uphill battle in Friday’s semifinal against No. 2 seed UCLA in Las Vegas. After watching the sixth-seeded Cardinal dismantle Arizona State 79-58 in the quarterfinals, however, it’s unlikely the Bruins are going to underestimate them. The teams split two meetings during the regular season, with Stanford losing 91-74 at UCLA on Jan. 23 before rolling to an 83-74 home win over the Bruins on Feb. 22.