Stanford Scouting Report

The undefeated Stanford Cardinal roll into Corvallis Thursday looking to extend their winning streak to 17. The Beavers, on the other hand, are looking to snap a three-game conference skid. <br><br> Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. The contest will not be televisted live in Oregon, but can be heard on the radio.

Oregon State (8-9, 2-5, 4-6) at Stanford (16-0, 7-0)
Sunday, January 29 - 7:05 PM PST (No TV)
Gill Coliseum - Corvallis, OR
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 65-49
Last meeting: Stanford 84, Oregon State 73

Series Records | The Players | Numbers Don't Lie | Last Time... | Strengths/Concerns | News and Notes | Prediction | Roster


The Nitty Gritty on the Cardinal

  • Home Court: Maples Pavilion (7,391)
  • All-time Record: 1,192-942 (87 years)
  • Joined Pac-10: 1916-17

  • Current Record: 16-0, 7-0 in Pac-10 play
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: First in the Pac-10 and ranked #2 in the nation by the AP and coaches poll.
    Stanford was picked to finish second in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Mike Montgomery is in his eighteenth year as head coach at Stanford.
    Career Record: 517-242 (25 years); Stanford Record: 363-165 (17 years); Pac-10 Record: 196-110 (17 years)
  • 2002-03 Record: 24-9, 14-4 in conference play
  • Pac-10 Tournament: Lost to USC, 79-74, in the first round.  Recap
  • Postseason: Lost to Connecticut, 85-74, in the second round.  Recap


Series Records

Most points (OSU): 111, Feb. 6, ‘82 (@ OSU)
Most points (Stanford): 97, Feb. 26, ‘71 (@ Stanford)

Longest OSU streak: 8 wins
Longest Stanford streak: 8 wins (current)

Margin of victory (OSU): 43 (81-38), Jan. 11 ‘82 (@ Stanford)
Margin of victory (Stanford): 33 (84-51), Jan. 20, ‘96)
                                                 33 (87-54), Feb. 13, ‘97 (@ Stanford)

Overtime Games: 2 (Stanford 2-0)



The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Matt Lottich, 13.4 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Justin Davis, 7.1 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Chris Hernandez, 5.4 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Matt Haryasz, 1.5 bpg
Minutes played per game: Chris Hernandez, 30.4 mpg
Most steals per game: Justin Davis, 1.2 spg

Returning starters: guard/forward Josh Childress, forward Justin Davis, center Rob Little, and guard Matt Lottich.

Starting Five

PG 11 Chris Hernandez (6-2, 190) - tough competitor who does what it takes to of the leaders on the team...has started 13 games, played in a team leading 30.4 minutes is averaging 10.5 points, a team leading 5.4 assists per game, and 2.1 rebounds...shooting .486 from the field, .548 from the three point line, and a team best .931 from the three throw line.

G 33 Matt Lottich (6-4, 205) - hard working guard who can handle or shoot the ball...deadly from three-point range...very 30.3 minutes is averaging a team best 13.4 points and 2.9 rebounds...shooting .429 from the field, .359 from downtown, and .864 from the line...has started 15 games, played in all 16.

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Matt Lottich provides Stanford with leadership and a smooth outside touch.

F 22 Justin Davis (6-9, 230) - loves to run the floor...has a great work of the leaders on the team...loves to rebound and bang down low...has the most personal fouls on the team with 43...shooting a team best (second in the conference) .574 from the field and .606 from the charity 22.8 minutes is averaging 11.8 points and a team best 7.1 rebounds...has started 15 games, played in all 16.

C 42 Rob Little (6-10, 275) - great around the basket...good hands...loves to bang with the big fellas...know how to use his body on the defensive and offensive side of the 26.2 minutes is shooting .545 from the court and a team worst .485 from the free throw line...putting in 10.1 points and grabbing 5.6 rebounds per game...played in 16, started 15 games.

F 1 Josh Childress (6-8, 200) - extremely talented offensive player who is tough and agreesive...can shoot outside or put in on the floor...great leaper and rebounder...tremendous upside...All-America candidate...started just two games and missed the first nine this year due to a stress reaction in his left foot...shooting .491 from the field, .300 from three point range and .690 from the line...averaging 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per game.


The Bench

F 52 Matt Haryasz (6-10, 215) - good footwork and on both sides of the floor...runs well...decent size on the of the first players off the bench...has played in all 16 games this year...shooting .511 from the field and .703 from the free throw line in 16.9 minutes per game...scoring 7.2 points and snagging 4.8 rebounds per game

F 20 Dan Grunfeld (6-6, 210) - can shoot from the outside or work on the block...passes great and rebounds the ball effectivly...son of former NBA player Ernie Grunfeld...has three-point 16 games is averaging 4.2 points on .339 shooting from the field, .182 from the three point line ,and .774 from the free throw line...getting 12.5 minutes per game.

F 21 Nick Robinson (6-6, 200) - started in place of the injured Childress at the beginning of the season...posseses a decent outside touch...loves to play defense...played in all 16 games, started 5.5 minutes is averaging 7.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists...shooting .523 from the field, .333 from three point land, and .654 from the stripe.

F 00 Joe Kirkchofer (6-9, 245) - competitive player who is a natural shot blocker, a great rebounder, and an excellent scorer...has a good stroke from 17 feet in...good post up player...has the skills to play the center position...has played in all 16 10.9 minutes is averaging 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting .564 from the field and .778 from the line.

G 32 Jason Haas (6-2, 180) - has the knack for finding the opening man...makes his teammates better when on the floor...fundamentally sound...underrated...started two games, played in all 16...shooting a team worst .222 from the field, .200 from downtown and .933 from the 11.3 minutes is averaging 1.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists.



Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                        STAN          OPP
SCORING.......................         1205          966
  Points per game.............         75.3         60.4
  Scoring margin..............        +14.9            -
FIELD GOALS-ATT...............      429-880      341-854
  Field goal pct..............         .488         .399
3 POINT FG-ATT................       73-205      106-289
  3-point FG pct..............         .356         .367
  3-pt FG made per game.......          4.6          6.6
FREE THROWS-ATT...............      274-375      178-258
  Free throw pct..............         .731         .690
REBOUNDS......................          601          446
  Rebounds per game...........         37.6         27.9
  Rebounding margin...........         +9.7            -
ASSISTS.......................          271          159
  Assists per game............         16.9          9.9
TURNOVERS.....................          239          259
  Turnovers per game..........         14.9         16.2
  Turnover margin.............         +1.2            -
  Assist/turnover ratio.......          1.1          0.6
STEALS........................          119          102
  Steals per game.............          7.4          6.4
BLOCKS........................           65           31
  Blocks per game.............          4.1          1.9
WINNING STREAK................           16            -
  Home win streak.............           10            -
ATTENDANCE....................        54587        63221
  Home games-Avg/Game.........      10-5459       4-8335
  Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -      2-14941

BY PERIOD     1st  2nd    Total
------------ ---- ----     ----
Team........  592  613  -  1205
Opponents...  416  550  -   966




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  • Good coaching - Montgomery has over 500 victories during his career and has produced seven NBA first round draft picks during his tenure.

  • Veteran team - with four players starting that started last year the Cardinal are talented and experienced.  A deep bench with plenty of playing time also provides Stanford with an unique advantage over their opponents.

  • Good defense - Stanford is second in the conference in scoring defense allowing 60.4 ppg and first in field goal percentage defense allowing their opponents to shoot just .399 from the floor.  Their superb play has resulted in a conference best +14.5 scoring margin.  Only one team has shot 50 percent or better against Stanford this year.
Josh Childress is looking to get back into the swing of things after missing the first nine games of the season.



  • Three point defense - Despite being dominant defensively in the paint, opponents are able to stretch the "D" and hit the three as Stanford allows their opponents to shoot .367 from downtown.

  • Toughness - Although having talented players at every position, the Cardinal has a reputation for being soft.



Last Time the Cardinal Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Julius Barnes had a career-high 33 points as No. 25 Stanford beat Oregon State 84-73 on Sunday.  Stanford (17-6, 8-3 Pac-10) has won eight of its last 10, but the Cardinal were coming off a 79-64 loss to Oregon on Thursday.  Recap


in Stanford...
Curtis Borchardt had 20 points and 12 rebounds to record his fourth straight double-double, and 10th of the season, as No. 20 Stanford defeated Oregon State 77-55. Teyo Johnson scored a career-high 15 points and Casey Jacobsen added 13 as the Cardinal (15-6, 8-4 Pac-10) won their ninth straight against the Beavers at home. Recap



News from the Latest Cardinal Game

Chris Hernandez is used to hearing about Stanford's reputation for being nice guys who are soft. And he's growing sick of it.  Hernandez had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds, and No. 2 Stanford stayed unbeaten by pulling away from Southern California for a 77-67 victory Saturday night...No. 2 Stanford Sinks USC 77-67



News and Notes

  • Stanford is one of only two undefeated teams left in Division I ball.  St. Joseph's is the other squad.

  • Stanford has not been outrebounded in any games this year.

  • The last time OSU defeated a top-25 team was March 2, 2000 when they beat No. 3 Arizona.

  • Since the 1997-98 season the Cardinal is 58-11 on enemy turf.

  • Not one player has fouled out of a game this year for Stanford.

  • The Cardinal have won the last twelve out of thirteen games and currently have an eight game winning streak over OSU, which includes four straight wins in Corvallis.

  • Ten players on the 14-man roster are averaging at least eleven minutes per game.

  • Mike Montgomery has guided Stanford to postseason berths in 15 of the past 16 seasons, including nine consecutive 20-win seasons.

  • Mike Montgomery has earned the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000.

  • Stanford won 18 consecutive games in 1998 on their way to the Final Four.

  • The last time the Cardinal did not make the postseason was during the 1986-87 season. The last time they did not make the NCAA tournament was during the 1993-94 season when they went 17-11 and went to the NIT.

  • Stanford won the NIT title during the 1989-90 season.



Norz's Humble Prediction

Gill should be soldout as the number 2 team in the nation rolls into town.  The place will be wild as Beaver Nation will try and spur their team to highlights on Sports Center.  Upset, Beavers by five in a close one.



Full Roster

00 Joe Kirchofer F 6-9 250 SR Elk Grove, CA
1 Josh Childress G/F 6-8 205 JR Lakewood, CA
3 Carlton Weatherby G 6-0 170 FR Tacoma, WA
10 Tim Morris 6-4 215 G FR Atlanta, GA
11 Chris Hernandez G 6-2 190 SO Fresno, CA
14 Evan Moore F 6-7 235 FR Brea, CA
20 Dan Grunfeld F 6-6 210 SO River Hills, WI
21 Nick Robinson F/G 6-6 200 SO Liberty, MO
22 Justin Davis F 6-9 230 SR Berkeley, CA
32 Jason Haas G 6-2 190 SO Centre Hall, PA
33 Matt Lottich G 6-4 205 SR Winnetka, ILL
42 Rob Little C 6-10 275 JR Hampton, VA
44 Fred Washington 6-5 205 205 FR Los Angeles, CA
52 Matt Haryasz F 6-10 215 SO Page, AZ


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