Stanford Scouting Report II

Stanford will be playing their second to last home game before Maples Pavilion receives a $30 million renovation. Oh yeah, they have a 23-game winning streak as well and have not lost this season. <br><br> Tipoff is at 7:00 PM. The contest will not be televised, but can be heard over the Beaver Sports Radio Network.

Oregon State (11-13, 5-9) at Stanford (23-0, 14-0)
Saturday, February 26 - 7:05 PM PST (No TV)
Maples Pavilion - Palto Alto, CA
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 65-50
Last meeting: Stanford 62, Oregon State 48

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: 23-0, 14-0 in Pac-10 play
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: First in the Pac-10 and ranked #1 in the nation by the AP and coaches poll.
    Note:
    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: 9 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)

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Notes from the Stanford Contest

  • Josh Childress led the Cardinal with 14 points, OSU was led by Chris Stephen's career-high 24 points (5 of 7 from downtown).
  • Matt Lottich shot just 1 of 12 from the field, but dished out seven assists.
  • Stanford hit .923 (12 of 13) of their free throws while Oregon State made just .667 (12 of 18) of theirs.
  • The Beavers had 22 turnovers, Stanford tallied nine.
  • Stanford had 13 blocks, including six by Matt Haryasz, while OSU swatted just on shot.
  • Stanford had a nine point advantage at halftime.

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The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Josh Childress, 14.6
Leading Rebounder: Josh Childress, 7.3 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Chris Hernandez, 5.0 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Matt Haryasz, 1.5 bpg
Minutes played per game: Chris Hernandez, 30.8 mpg
Most steals per game: Nick Robinson, 1.3 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 win...one of the leaders on the team...has started 20 games, played in 21...in a team leading 30.8 minutes is averaging 10.2 points, a team leading 5.0 assists per game (fourth in conference), and 2.12 rebounds...shooting .450 from the field, a team best .463 from the three point line (second in conference), and a team and conference best .913 from the three throw line...just 51 turnovers the entire year despite handling the ball...did not make a field goal at OSU (0 of 4), grabbed two rebounds, did not make an assist and had four steals in 25 minutes.

G 33 Matt Lottich (6-4, 205) - hard working guard who can handle or shoot the ball...deadly from three-point range...very competitive...in 30.4 minutes is averaging 13.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists (ninth in conference)...shooting .419 from the field, .369 from downtown, and .850 from the line (fourth in conference)...has started 22 games, played in all 23...shot a dismal 1 of 12 from the field for four points...added seven assists and one block in 28 minutes on Ralph Miller Court.

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, tough...has the intangibles that a coach loves...played in all 23 games, started 18...in 25.9 minutes is averaging 6.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists...shooting 477 from the field, .364 from three point land, and .703 from the stripe...in 23 minutes scored two points, grabbed three rebounds, tallied two steals and two assists in Corvallis.

C 42 Rob Little (6-10, 275) - great around the basket...good hands...loves to bang with the big fellas...knows how to use his body on the defensive and offensive side of the court...has the most fouls on the team with 59...defensive rebounding machine...in 24.7 minutes is shooting a team best (second in the conference) .584 from the court and a team worst .519 from the free throw line...putting in 10.6 points and grabbing 5.4 rebounds per game...played 22, started 23 games...scored eight points and harnassed four rebounds in 21 minutes.

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...missed the first nine games this year due to a stress reaction in his left foot...has started 9 and played in 14...shooting .474 from the field, .417 from three point range and .797 from the line...averaging a team best 14.6 points and a team best 7.3 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per game...scored a team best 17 points, including 3 of 6 from downtown at Oregon State...also added four rebounds, five blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.

 

The Bench

F 52 Matt Haryasz (6-10, 215) - good footwork and hands...active on both sides of the floor...runs well...decent size on the box...one of the first players off the bench...has played in 21 games this year...shooting .513 from the field and 681 from the free throw line in 17.3 minutes per game...scoring 7.2 points, snagging 4.5 rebounds per game, and swatting 1.5 blocks per game (fourth in conference)...scored 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting while grabbing a team high seven rebounds and swatting a team high six Spauldings...all in just 18 minutes at OSU.

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 range...in 23 games is averaging 3.8 points on .361 shooting from the field, .200 from the three point line ,and .795 from the free throw line...getting 11.7 minutes per game...scored five points and grabbed one rebound in 11 minutes in Gill Coliseum.

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 23 games...in 12.4 minutes is averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting .578 from the field and .667 from the line...in 11 minutes scored four points and grabbed two rebounds at Oregon State.

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 23...shooting a team worst .227 from the field, .333 from downtown and .913 from the line...in 10.4 minutes is averaging 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds...did not attempt a field goal in Corvallis, but grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists in 15 minutes.

F 22 Justin Davis (6-9, 230) - loves to run the floor...has a great work ethic...one of the leaders on the team...loves to rebound and bang down low...shooting a team best .578 from the field (third in conference) and .606 from the charity stripe...in 22.3 minutes is averaging 11.5 points and 6.9 rebounds (eighth in conference)...has started 16 games, played in all 17...shot 4 of 6 from the field for eight points while adding five rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes at OSU.

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Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                        STAN          OPP
--------------------------------------------------------
SCORING.......................         1729         1407
  Points per game.............         75.2         61.2
  Scoring margin..............        +14.0            -
FIELD GOALS-ATT...............     608-1253     501-1250
  Field goal pct..............         .485         .401
3 POINT FG-ATT................      115-309      148-419
  3-point FG pct..............         .372         .353
  3-pt FG made per game.......          5.0          6.4
FREE THROWS-ATT...............      398-534      257-375
  Free throw pct..............         .745         .685
REBOUNDS......................          840          665
  Rebounds per game...........         36.5         28.9
  Rebounding margin...........         +7.6            -
ASSISTS.......................          386          235
  Assists per game............         16.8         10.2
TURNOVERS.....................          323          349
  Turnovers per game..........         14.0         15.2
  Turnover margin.............         +1.1            -
  Assist/turnover ratio.......          1.2          0.7
STEALS........................          167          143
  Steals per game.............          7.3          6.2
BLOCKS........................          100           53
  Blocks per game.............          4.3          2.3
WINNING STREAK................           23            -
  Home win streak.............           12            -
ATTENDANCE....................        69369       109390
  Home games-Avg/Game.........      12-5781       9-8834
  Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -      2-14941


BY PERIOD     1st  2nd    Total
------------ ---- ----     ----
Team........  837  892  -  1729
Opponents...  631  776  -  1407

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Strengths/Concerns

Strengths

  • 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 from last year's squard the Cardinal are talented and experienced.  A deep bench with plenty of playing time also provides Stanford with a unique advantage over their opponents.

  • Good defense - Stanford is second in the conference in scoring defense allowing 61.2 ppg and first in field goal percentage defense allowing their opponents to shoot .401 from the floor.  Their superb play has resulted in a conference best +14.0 scoring margin.  Only one team has shot 50 percent or better against Stanford this year.

 

Concerns

  • Toughness - Although having talented players at every position, the Cardinal has a reputation for being soft, although Hernandez is trying to change that perception.

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Last Time the Cardinal Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
The Beavers dropped a hard fought game to the No. 2 Cardinal Thursday night by a score of 62-48, as Stanford remained one of the nations two undefeated teams at 17-0.

“Stanford’s obviously a great team, they can win games in many different ways,” said Oregon State head coach Jay John...Beavers scrappy, but Stanford makes it 17 straight


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

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News from the Latest Cardinal Game

It's a school-record 23 consecutive victories and counting for Stanford.  The top-ranked Cardinal defeated UCLA 73-60 Saturday to remain undefeated with two weeks left in the regular season.

Stanford improved to 14-0 in the Pac-10, and clinched its fourth conference title in six years and 11th overall. Rob Little led the Cardinal with 18 points, tying his career high...No. 1 Stanford Wins Pac-10 Title

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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 won the Pac-10 title for the fourth time in the last six years.
  • Stanford has been outrebounded by one team this year...Oregon State.
  • The Cardinal have a ten game winning streak against OSU in Maples.
  • Since the 1997-98 season the Cardinal is 64-11 on enemy turf.
  • Not one player has fouled out of a game this year for Stanford.
  • The Cardinal have won the last thirteen out of fourteen games and currently have an nine game winning streak over OSU, which includes five 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.
  • Montgomery has earned the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and is up for Coach of the Year honors this year.
  • 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.
  • Since the Pac-10 went to an 18-game schedule in 1979, no team has ever recorded an 18-0 record ...Two teams have produced 17-1 marks (Oregon State in 1980-81, Arizona in 1987-88, 1988-89, 1992-93, and 1997-98).
  • Stanford is 12-0 this year and will attempt to complete the home season with a 14-0 record when it hosts Oregon State (2/26/04)and Oregon (2/28/04)...Only twice in the 36-year history of Maples Pavilion has Stanford finished the home season with a perfect won-loss record (13-0 during the 1988-89 season,and 12-0 during the
    1996-97 season).

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Norz's Humble Prediction

Dang.  The number one team in the nation who can taste history and a rabid fanbase that will be louder then ever.  Stanford pulls away in the second half, maybe even the first.

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Full Roster

No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown
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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