Washington State vs. Stanford – Game Preview – February 24, 2022
The Stanford Cardinal (23-3, 14-0 Pac-12) looks to build on a 15-game winning streak when he hosts the Washington State Cougars (18-8, 10-5 Pac- 12) at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. The Cougars have won four straight.
Haley Jones led Stanford to a 66-62 win over Oregon on Sunday, scoring 18 points in the game.
Washington State beat Arizona 72-67 on Sunday in the team’s final game, led by Johanna Teder, who scored 21 points in the win.
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Stanford Team Stats
Stanford heads into the game with 75.5 points per game, 15.7 more than the 59.8 Washington State allows per game. The Cardinal is 21-0 in games where it has amassed more than 60 points.
The Cardinal are outpacing their downtown opponents this season, knocking down 7.3 three-pointers per game while allowing 5.3 three-pointers to their opponents. When Stanford draws its average from deep this season, the Cardinal is 12-1.
Washington State Team Stats
The Cougars are averaging more points per game, 59.6, than the 58.3 Stanford is giving up. When Washington State hits the 58-point mark, it’s 8-1 on the year.
The Cougars are making 72.2% of their free throws as a team, seventh-best in the Pac-12. Charlisse Leger-Walker is shooting 2.6 free throws per game to lead Washington State while knocking down 75% of his attempts on the line.
Stanford players to watch
Jones carries 7.9 boards and dished out 3.6 assists to lead Stanford, while also scoring 12.6 points per contest. Cameron Brink leads the Cardinal in scoring and is averaging 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
Hannah Jump has proven to be the best bet for Stanford beyond the arc. She leads the team at threes per game, drilling 2.9 three-pointers per game (making 41% of her attempts).
Player stats reflect 26 of 26 games this season.
Washington State players to watch
Washington State leading scorer Leger-Walker is averaging 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Bella Murekatete leads the Cougars with 7.2 rebounds per game and adds 9.8 points, while Krystal Leger-Walker leads the team with 4.3 assists per game averaging 8.3 points.
Teder is a player to watch on the Washington State perimeter. She leads the Cougars’ shooting offense, shooting 36 percent from downtown averaging 2.2 shots per game.
Player stats reflect 25 out of 25 games this season.
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