Stanford Basketball Preview

The Beavers head to "The Farm" on Thursday to face the Cardinal. Tipoff is at 7:00 PM. The game will not be televised in Oregon.

Oregon State (7-4, 0-2) at Stanford (9-4,0-1)
Thursday, January 9 - 7:00 PM (No television)
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 65-47.
Last meeting: Stanford 77, Oregon State 55

 

 

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: 9-4, 0-1 in Pac-10 play
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Eighth in the Pac-10, currently not ranked in the top 25.
    Note:
    Stanford was picked to finish seventh in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Mike Montgomery is in his sixteenth year as head coach at Stanford.
    Career Record: 473-223; Stanford Record: 319-146; Pac-10 Record: 170-100

 

  • 2001-02 Record: 20-10; 12-6 in Pac-10 play
  • Notable Pac-10 wins during the 2001-02 season: Defeated #13 Michigan State at home, 75-64; defeated #13 UCLA in Los Angeles, 86-76; defeated #13 Oregon at home 90-87 in overtime; defeated #14 Arizona in Tucson, 76-71; defeated #19 Western Kentucky 84-68 in the first round of the tournament.
  • Pac-10 Tournament: Lost to USC in the first round, 103-78. Recap
  • Postseason: Lost to Kansas in the second round of the NCAA tournament, 86-63. Recap

 

Series Records

Most Points (OSU): 111, Feb. 6, ‘82 (Gill)
Most Points (Stanford): 97, Feb. 26, ‘71 (Maples)

Longest OSU Streak: 8 wins
Longest Stanford Streak: 6 wins (current)

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

Overtime Games: 1 (Stanford 1-0)

 

The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Julius Barnes, 14.3 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Justin Davis, 9.4 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Julius Barnes, 3.5 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Josh Childress, 1.2 bpg
Minutes played per game: Julius Barnes, 34.2 mpg
Most steals per game: Justin Davis, 1.3 spg


Returning starters: guard Julius Barnes and guard Justin Davis.

Starting Five

PG Julius Barnes (6-1, 185) - can play both the point guard and off guard postion...very athletic, quick, and aggressive...can run the fast break exceptionally well...has the ability to break down the defense with penetration...scored in double figures 15 times in 2001...Stanford's leading returning scorer...15th all-time in career three point field goals and career three point attempts...has started all 13 games this season...leads the Cardinal in scoring (14.4 ppg), assists (3.5 apg), minutes (34.3 mpg), and turnovers (3 topg)...shooting .386 from the field, .367 from downtown, and .758 from the free throw line.

G Matt Lottich (6-4, 205) - hard working guard who can handle or shoot the ball...played in 23 games last season...has not played a lot due to being behind Casey Jacobsen...has started all 13 games this season...averaging 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game...shooting .354 from the field, .357 from the three point range, and .500 from the free throw line.

Barnes in action.
Julius Barnes leads the Cardinal in three statistical categories . (Getty Images)

F Justin Davis (6-9, 225) - team oriented player who loves to run and rebound...remarkably athletic...has started all 13 games this season...averaging 27.3 minutes and 11.2 points per game...leading the team and Pac-10 in rebounds (122, 9.4 rpg) and steals (17, 1.3 spg)...shooting .579 from the filed and .554 from the free throw line...started 18 of 30 games last season...#7 in Stanford's career field goal percentage.

C Rob Little (6-10, 275) - great around the basket...good hands...loves to bang with the big fellas...played in 30 games last season...has started all 13 games this season...averaing 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and .77 blocks in 19.5 minutes per game...leads the team in personal fouls with 44...shooting .672 from the filed and .611 from the free throw line.

F 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...tremendous upside...scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Oregon State last year...in 32.8 mpg Childress is averaging 14.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists...shooting .479 from the field, .393 from the three point line, and .674 from the free throw line...leads Stanford in blocks with 1.4 a game...scored in double digits 10 times last year...was the first freshman to start at Stanford since Brevin Knight in 1993-94...averaging 11.5 points against the Beavers in two games.

 

The Bench

F Dan Grunfeld (6-6, 210) - can shoot from the outside or work on the block...passes great and rebounds the ball effectivly...just a freshman...son of former NBA player Ernie Grunfeld...averaging 13.1 minutes per game, 5.2 points and 1.5 rebounds...shooting .449 from the field, .417 from downtown, and .813 from the charity stripe...has played in all 13 games this season.

F/G Nick Robinson (6-6, 200) - one of Stanford's top reserves last year...joined the team in 2000 after spending two years in Brazil on his Mormon mission...averaging 17.6 mintues, 3.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game...shooting .381 from the field, .300 from downtown, and .375 from the free throw line...has played in all 13 games this season.

F 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...averaging 10.6 minutes, 2.2 points, and 1.5 rebounds...shooting .579 from the field and .600 from the free throw line.

F Matt Haryasz (6-10, 215) - good footwork and hands for a big man...averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 blocks during his senior season at Page High School...has played in all 13 games this season...averaging 7.8 minutes...shooting .529 from the field and .333 from the free throw line...averaging 1.6 points and 1.9 rebounds.

G Jason Haas (6-2, 180) - has the knack for finding the opening man...makes his teammates better when on the floor...fundamentally sound...underrated...has played in all 13 games this season...shooting .154 from the field and .786 from the line in 8.1 mintues per game.

 

 

Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                STANFORD          OPP
 ---------------------------------------------------
 SCORING..................          922          853
   Points per game........         70.9         65.6
   Scoring margin.........         +5.3            -
 FIELD GOALS-ATT..........      332-726      304-709
   Field goal pct.........         .457         .429
 3 POINT FG-ATT...........       90-243       72-250
   3-point FG pct.........         .370         .288
   3-pt FG made per game..          6.9          5.5
 FREE THROWS-ATT..........      168-270      173-246
   Free throw pct.........         .622         .703
 REBOUNDS.................          490          383
   Rebounds per game......         37.7         29.5
   Rebounding margin......         +8.2            -
 ASSISTS..................          188          159
   Assists per game.......         14.5         12.2
 TURNOVERS................          186          173
   Turnovers per game.....         14.3         13.3
   Turnover margin........         +1.0            -

 STEALS...................           78           92
   Steals per game........          6.0          7.1
 BLOCKS...................           41           20
   Blocks per game........          3.2          1.5
 

 SCORE BY PERIODS:                1st  2nd    Total
 ------------------------------  ---- ----    ----
 Stanford.......................   439  483  -  922
 Opponents......................   406  447  -  853

 

 

Team Preview

Davis boxing out.
Justin Davis loves to run and fight in the trenches. He leads Stanford in rebounding with 9.4 rpg. (Getty Images)

Strengths

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

  • Home court advantage - A rowdy Maples Pavilion could help the young team win some crucial games at home. Since the1994-95 season, Stanford is 102-20 (.836) at home.

  • Good defense - The Cardinal surrender only 65.6 points per game.

Weaknesses

  • Filling the voids- The departure of Curtis Borchardt and Casey Jacobsen to the NBA has left some big holes to fill. The two NBA picks accounted for 47 percent of Stanford's scoring and 37 percent of their rebounding.

  • Three-point range - The return players shot a combined 108-338 (.320) from behind the arc last season.

 

 

Last Time the Cardinal Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Casey Jacobsen was on his way toward another horrible game, and Stanford was staring at a possible second straight road loss. In came freshman Josh Childress to cover Jacobsen's back and help the Cardinal pull away for a victory.
Childress scored 19 points, including seven straight during a second-half run, and Jacobsen recovered his shot after that to lift the 14th-ranked Cardinal past Oregon State 67-50. Recap | Box Score

 

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 | Box Score

 

 

News from the Latest Cardinal Game

Joe Shipp had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Brian Wethers added 16 points as California made two big rallies in the second half to beat Stanford 72-59 Saturday night in the Pac-10 opener for both schools. Amit Tamir scored 11 points for the Golden Bears (8-2), who pulled away late in their second straight win over their archrivals. Cal snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Cardinal last season - its longest losing streak in a rivalry dating to 1911...Stanford Drops Pac-10 Season Opener at California | Box Score

 

 

News and Notes

  • Chris Hernandez broke a bone in his left foot against Montana and is out for the year.

  • Stanford has defeated two ranked teams this year, #11 Xavier and #7 Florida. Both victories were during the Pre-season NIT tournament.

  • The Beavers have not defeated Stanford at Maples Pavilion since 1994, when the Beavers won 77-66.

  • Has guided Stanford to postseason berths in 14 of the past 15 seasons, including eight consecutive 20-win seasons.
  • Teyo Johnson decided not to play basketball this season and has declared for the NFL draft.

  • Stanford won a school record 31 games in 2001.

  • 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.

  • The Cardinal has won the last nine games against Oregon State at Maple Pavilion. Have won 10 of the last 11 overall.

  • Stanford opponents during the 2002-03 season have a combined record of 155-84 (.649).

  • Stanford is the only team in the Pac-10 this year to use the same starting lineup the entire season.
  • Julius Barnes, Matt Lottich, and Josh Childress have combined to make 76 of the team's 90 three-pointers.

 

Full Roster

No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown
00 Joe Kirchofer F 6-9 245 Jr. Elk Grove, CA
1 Josh Childress G/F 6-8 200 So. Lakewood, CA
3 Carlton Weatherby G 5-11 165 Fr. Tacoma, WA
11 Chris Hernandez G 6-2 190 So. Fresno, CA
14 Tyler Besecker G/F 6-6 210 Jr. Bellevue, WA
20 Dan Grunfeld F 6-6 210 Fr. River Hills, WI
21 Nick Robinson F/G 6-6 200 So. Liberty, MO
22 Justin Davis F 6-9 225 Jr. Berkeley, CA
24 Julius Barnes G 6-1 185 Sr. Rowland Heights, CA
32 Jason Haas G 6-2 180 Fr. Centre Hall, PA
33 Matt Lottich G 6-4 205 Jr. Winnetka, ILL
42 Rob Little C 6-10 275 So. Hampton, VA
52 Matt Haryasz F 6-10 215 Fr. Page, AZ

 


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