Stanford Cardinal Preview

The Beavers look to get back to their winning ways against the Cardinal on Sunday. <br><br> Game time is 12:30. The game will be televised on FoxSports Net.

Oregon State (11-8, 4-6) at Stanford (16-6, 7-3)
Sunday, February 9 - 12:30 PM (FoxSports Net)
Gill Coliseum - Corvallis, OR
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 65-48.
Last meeting: Stanford 57, Oregon State 54



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: 16-6, 7-3 in Pac-10 play
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: ranked #25 in the nation.
    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 (@ OSU)
Most Points (Stanford): 97, Feb. 26, ‘71 (@ Stanford)

Longest OSU Streak: 8 wins
Longest Stanford Streak: 7 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: Julius Barnes and Josh Childress, 14.1 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Josh Childress, 8.1 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Julius Barnes, 3.6 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Josh Childress, 1.3 bpg
Minutes played per game: Julius Barnes, 34.4 mpg
Most steals per game: Josh Childress, 1.2 spg

Returning starters: guard Julius Barnes and guard Justin Davis.

Starting Five

PG 24 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 returning leading scorer...15th all-time in career three point field goals and career three point attempts...has started all 22 games this season...leads the Cardinal in scoring (14.1 ppg), assists (3.6 apg), minutes (34.4 mpg), and turnovers (3.1 topg)...shooting .356 from the field, .324 from downtown, and a team best .813 from the free throw line...scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out five assists against OSU in 38 minutes.

G 33 Matt Lottich (6-4, 205) - hard working guard who can handle or shoot the ball...played in 23 games last season...has started all 22 games this season...averaging 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game...shooting .393 from the field, .405 from the three point range, and .690 from the free throw line...had 33 points, five rebounds and two assits against the Beavers in 31 minutes.

Barnes in action.
Julius Barnes scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in Maples against OSU. (Getty Images)

F 21 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...starting in place of the injured Justin Davis...averaging 23.0 mintues, 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game...shooting .430 from the field, .294 from downtown, and .364 from the free throw line...scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in 27 minutes against the Beavs.

C 42 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 22 games this season...averaing 9.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and .91 blocks in 22.7 minutes per game...leads the team in personal fouls with 77...shooting .594 from the filed and .568 from the free throw line....scored 12 points and grabbed a team high 11 rebounds against the Beavers in 35 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...tremendous upside...scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Oregon State last 33.4 mpg Childress is averaging 14.1 points, a team leading and second in the Pac-10 8.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists...shooting .426 from the field, .333 from the three point line, and .714 from the free throw line...leads Stanford in blocks with 1.3 a game...scored in double digits 10 times last year...was the first freshman to start at Stanford since Brevin Knight in 1993-94...scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, and stole two passes in 27 minutes against the Beavers.


The Bench

F 20 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 12.7 minutes per game, 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds...shooting .423 from the field, .429 from downtown, and .792 from the charity stripe...has played in all 22 games this season...played 15 minutes against the Beavers.

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...averaging 10.6 minutes, 2.2 points, and 1.5 rebounds...shooting .579 from the field and .600 from the free throw line....grabbed two rebounds in nine minutes against OSU.

F 52 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 22 games this season...averaging 9.6 minutes...shooting .536 from the field and .7.6 from the free throw line...averaging 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds...played 14 minutes and scored two points and grabbed two rebounds against 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...has played in all 22 games this season...shooting .263 from the field and .786 from the line in 7.4 mintues per game...played four minutes against the Beavers.



Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                        STAN          OPP
SCORING.......................         1415         1305
  Points per game.............         70.8         65.2
  Scoring margin..............         +5.5            -
FIELD GOALS-ATT...............     504-1134     465-1124
  Field goal pct..............         .444         .414
3 POINT FG-ATT................      139-382      115-382
  3-point FG pct..............         .364         .301
  3-pt FG made per game.......          6.9          5.8
FREE THROWS-ATT...............      268-409      260-380
  Free throw pct..............         .655         .684
REBOUNDS......................          772          628
  Rebounds per game...........         38.6         31.4
  Rebounding margin...........         +7.2            -
ASSISTS.......................          286          240
  Assists per game............         14.3         12.0
TURNOVERS.....................          297          271
  Turnovers per game..........         14.9         13.6
  Turnover margin.............         -1.3            -
  Assist/turnover ratio.......          1.0          0.9
STEALS........................          114          143
  Steals per game.............          5.7          7.2
BLOCKS........................           73           43
  Blocks per game.............          3.7          2.2
WINNING STREAK................            3            -
  Home win streak.............            6            -
ATTENDANCE....................        60005        75933
  Home games-Avg/Game.........      12-5000       5-9696
  Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -       3-9151

BY PERIOD     1st  2nd  OT     Total
------------ ---- ---- ----     ----
Team........  671  732   12  -  1415
Opponents...  639  659    7  -  1305



Team Preview

Davis boxing out.
Justin Davis played against the Beavers in Palto Alto, but will not play in Corvallis. (Getty Images)


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

  • Good defense - Number one in three point percentage defense (.301), number three in field goal percentage defense (.414), and number two in scoring defense with a 65.2 average.

  • Downtown - Third in the conference in three point percentage a .364 percentage.

  • Rebounding - Second in the conferecne in defensive rebounding with


  • 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.

  • Free throws - Ninth in the Pac-10 with a .655 percentage.



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



Notes from the Palto Alto Game

  • Oregon State had a 10 point lead at halftime.

  • Stanford outscored Oregon State by 13 points in the second half.

  • Stanford shot 40% from the field, Oregon State shot 34.5% from the field.

  • Oregon State shot 21.4% from three point range, Stanford shot 27.8%.

  • Matt Lottich hit 5 of 6 three pointers against the Beavers in California.

  • Rob Little grabbed a team high 11 rebounds.

  • The Beavers shot 59.1% from the free throw line, the Cardinal shot 75.0%.

  • J.S Nash led the way for the Beavers with 17 points.

  • Philip Ricci grabbed a team high seven rebounds.



News from the Latest Cardinal Game

Luke Ridnour scored all 23 of his points in the second half and extended his free throw streak to a school-record 43 in a row to lead Oregon over No. 25 Stanford 79-64 Thursday night. Ridnour sat for the final 18:03 of the first half after picking up his second foul in 32 seconds. He came back to help the Ducks (16-5, 6-4 Pac-10) stop Stanford's four-game winning streak. In the second half, he shot 7-for-13 from the field and made all six of his foul shots. The previous school mark for free throws was 41 straight ...Ducks Drop No. 15 Cardinal | Box Score



News and Notes

  • Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 51-11 (.823) on enemy turf.

  • In six of Stanford's wins, the Cardinal has stormed back from deficits as large as 16 points.

  • The Cardinal has won the last seven games against the Beavers, including three wins in Corvallis.

  • In eleven of Stanford's 16 wins, the Cardinal has held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting.

  • The Stanford defense has held the opposition to only a .306 shooting percentage from three-point range, first in the Pac-10.

  • In only two games has the opponent hit double-digits in three-pointers.

  • Only one opponent has hit 50 percent or better in a game.

  • In 17 of 22 games, the Cardinal has outrebounded its opponent.

  • Stanford has outrebounded the opposition in 17 of the 22 games.

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

  • Stanford has defeated four ranked teams this year, #11 Xavier, #7 Florida, #10 Oregon, and #1 Arizona.

  • Mike Montgomery 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 11 of the last 12 overall.


Full Roster

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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