Stanford basketball, once an annual powerhouse in the Pac-12, is going through a rough patch.
Five straight missed tournament appearances and a series of mediocre Pac-12 finishes have Stanford fans disillusioned and disinterested. This is a critical year for the Cardinal; however, this might be Johnny Dawkins' best team at Stanford.
Here are five reasons to think that Stanford will return to March Madness.
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