Stanford Cardinal: Surprise Team This Season

By Tylor Walden
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Every year, college basketball has a team that exceeds expectations. It seems that one of those teams has been one coming out of the PAC 12.

The Stanford Cardinal have had quite a season so far in the early going of the NCAA Basketball Season, starting off on the right foot. But how can a team who is not great at rebounding and assists be at this stage of the season? Well, the Cardinal have been accurate when it comes to shooting the basketball as they are in the top 20 in field goal percentage. So, they do not have to worry much about missing because they are pin-point accurate quite a bit of the time when it comes to making a field goal shot.

Their fight and determination helped them knock off previous undefeated Connecticut Huskies and perhaps put them on the radar as a team that could make some noise when it comes to the big dance in March Madness. It has been quite a surprise to see unranked opponents taking down ranked opponents.

I could easily see the Cardinal make a case for a conference title for the moment and a good seed in the tournament. But it is too early to tell for this point in the season. If the Cardinal can keep up this pace, you can see this team along with the other 67 teams in the big dance.

 Tylor Walden is a contributing writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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