It wasnt so long ago that Stanford was a March Madnessfixture. Despite its current three-yeardry spell, the Cardinal has still been to 14 of the last 20 NCAA Tournaments with four Sweet 16s and a Final Four along the way.So as we lookahead to the new season and wonder whether it will include a return to theMadness, it seems only fitting that we also look back and appreciate the recent and incredible - run of success.That said, we ask
What is the greatest Stanfordbasketball moment of the last 20 years? - Mark Madsen late bucket to send Stanford to the FinalFour in 1998
With Stanford trailing 74-73, Rhode Island's Cuttino Mobley had the ball stripped by Cardinal guard Arthur Lee. The ball ricocheted to Madsen who dunked and was fouled. The sophomore converted the free throw to give Stanford a lead it would not relinquish.
- Brevin Knight scores 27, forces OT in NCAA Tourney in1997
The superstar guard scored 25 of his 27 points after half in the West Region Semifinal against Utah, with the signature play a leaning 3-pointer from the corner with 7.1 seconds left to force overtime.- Nick Robinson buzzer beater vs. Arizona in 2004
Robinson hit a running 3-pointer from about 35 feet at the buzzer, and No. 2 Stanford held off No. 12 Arizona 80-77 to remain one of the nation's two undefeated Division I teams.
- Brook Lopez's late OT bucket to send Stanford to the Sweet16 in 2008
Following the ejection of Cardinal coach Trent Johnson, Lopez -- one of the team's twin 7-footers -- made a baseline leaner with 1.3 seconds left, part of his OT effort (scoring 8 of Stanford's 11 points in extra time).
Well re-live them all and reveal the winner on the StanfordBasketball Preview, which debuts November 8th at 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNetBay Area.