Stanford Men's Basketball Travels To San Juan Puerto Rico Shootout

Nov. 19, 2000

Travel Time
The Stanford basketball team will travel to uncharted territory when the Cardinal ventures to San Juan for the Puerto Rico Shootout ... This will be the first time a Stanford basketball team has competed in Puerto Rico ... The Cardinal will play three games in three days starting on Nov. 23 at 4:00 p.m. (Puerto Rico time) against Old Dominion ... The tournament field, including Stanford and Old Dominion, will have Memphis, Utah, Georgia, Indiana State, Miami (Ohio), and American-Puerto Rico ... All games will be played at the Eugene Guerra Sports Complex, located on the American University of Puerto Rico campus.

Cardinal Catalogue
With ten lettermen and three starters returning, another championship season awaits ... The Cardinal finished the 1999-00 season 27-4 and earned a second straight Pac-10 title at 15-3 ... Nearly every pre-season national polls finds the Cardinal among the top teams in the country ... That includes a #3 ranking by ESPN/USA Today, and a #4 national ranking by Associated Press ... This year's roster is composed of 15 players, including a strong senior class of Jarron Collins, Michael McDonald and Ryan Mendez ... Two redshirt freshman, Justis Davis and Tyler Besecker, will be added to the mix along with three true freshmen, Teyo Johnson, Matt Lottich and Nick Robinson ... This promises to be another outstanding Stanford basketball team.

Stanford Story
Stanford (1-0) vs Old Dominion (*1-0, *at George Washington, 11/20/00)
Thursday, November 23, 2000, 4:00 p.m. (Puerto Rico time)
Eugene Guerra Sports Complex, located at American University of Puerto Rico.

Stanford Starters (1-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-10)
F - Jarron Collins, 6-11, 255, Senior, North Hollywood, Ca (12.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg)
F - Ryan Mendez, 6-7, 210, Senior, Burleson, Tx (6.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg)
C - Jason Collins, 7-0, 260, Junior, North Hollywood, Ca (7.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg)
G - Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 210, Sophomore, Glendora, Ca (14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
G - Michael McDonald, 6-1, 180, Senior, Long Beach, Ca (19.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg)

Coaches Corner
Mike Montgomery is entering his 15th season at Stanford with a record of 289-143 ... In 14 previous seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 12 post-season appearances (8 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (14-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 443-220.

Monarchs Memo
Old Dominion opened its 2000-01 season with an 84-57 victory over Gardner-Webb (11/18/00) ... Junior guard Pierre Greene scored 14 points to lead the ODU attack, while senior forward Andre McCullum added 12 points ... Sophomore forward Rasheed Wright grabbed a career-high eleven rebounds ... The Monarchs play at George Washington on Monday (11/20/00) before testing Stanford in the first round of the Puerto Rico Shootout on Nov. 23 ... Old Dominion is located in Norfolk, Va, and is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) ... Jeff Capel is in his seventh season as head coach at ODU ... His record with the Monarchs is 110-80 ... Capel's overall record (4 seasons at Fayetteville State, 1 season at North Carolina A & T, 6-plus seasons at ODU) is 189-145 ... Stanford and ODU will meet for the first time.

Game Gossip
Stanford opened the 2000-01 season with a 100-49 victory over San Francisco State (11/19/00) as point-guard Michael McDonald scored a career-high 19 points ... McDonald hit a career-high five three-pointers in six attempts, and overall hit 7-of-9 shots ... McDonald also dished out three assists in 19 minutes of play ... Seven-foot sophomore center Curtis Borchardt scored 14 points (12-for-12 from the free throw line), grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists in 20 minutes of play ... Stanford hit 60 percent from the floor, and held SFS to 33 percent shooting ... The Cardinal hit 12-of-20 shots from three-point territory ... The Cardinal outrebounded the Gators, 40-21.

Co-Captains
Jason Collins and Ryan Mendez have been voted co-captains by their teammates.

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