The Bootleg's Mark DeVaughn looks back at one of the all-time miraculous buzzer-beaters as Matt Lottich canned a last-second turnaround jumper to beat the host Washington State Cougs and lead Mike Montgomery's 2003-04 team, his last as a Cardinal head coach, to an unfathomable 25-0...There were Stanford heroes all around and it all happened five years ago today... on This Day in Cardinal Hoops!
March 4, 2009
When you look around the conference, there are a few coaches you would not trust to give you directions to the freeway, much less select the exalted Pac-10 honors for this 2003-04 season. So we have polled our top basketball minds on <i>The Bootleg</i> staff to come up with our own First Team, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Frosh of the Year. A couple results might surprise you...
March 16, 2004
All year there has been talk from Mike Montgomery and his players about winning a Pac-10 Championship. That goal was secured weeks ago, with an unprecedented advantage over conference competitors. But when Stanford went to L.A. this weekend, there was a very real and serious focus on winning the Pac-10 tourney title. The Card did just that in impressive fashion Saturday, in all facets of the game with a 77-66 win over Washington...
March 14, 2004
Chris Hernandez did not have the offensive surge this evening, and he turned his ankle to make matters worse. The three-point shots did not fall in the first half, while lay-ups routinely rimmed out. Josh Childress was hot, then cold, and Rob Little went to the bench with quick fouls. Justin Davis was in a funk. It looked bad. Then a 47-point second half surge turned the ship around for Stanford for a tough 70-63 semifinal win over Oregon.
March 13, 2004
The Pac-10 Tournament has been like a four-letter word to Stanford fans, with first round slappings by USC each of the last two years. Unmotivated and disgruntled about the money-grubbing event, the Card have not fared well at the Staples Center - until today. The #1 seed Cardinal handled #8 seed Washington State in a smooth 68-47 win that featured the highly anticipated return of Justin Davis...
March 11, 2004
Stanford looked no part of the #1 team in America today in their 75-62 loss at Washington. Their vaunted zone defense was slack in execution, yielding too many open perimeter shots, which the Huskies were happy to convert. The Cardinal offense was 40-minute house of horrors, including 20% three-point shooting and 18 turnovers. Worse than failing to land a perfect Pac-10 record, the Card finish this road trip in a funk.
March 6, 2004
It is difficult to define this game, which justly pushed Stanford closer to the brink of defeat than any other game this year. Still, the contest concluded with a shocking string of improbable events, both lucky and lamentable. Matt Lottich's buzzer beater heave to turn a one-point loss into a 63-61 win is something to treasure. A rollercoater ride so wild, this contest could have only played out in the Palouse...
March 4, 2004
After last week's pair of dominating wins, Etch has much to sketch this week. He takes a look at the personal growth achieved by Stanford's three seniors, the Card's tournament readiness, NCAA prospects for Arizona and U-Dub... and more. To enjoy Mike's latest this week, plus his top four seeds and matchups in the four NCAA regions, read on.
March 2, 2004