Stanford And Kansas To Face Off In NCAA Second Round On Saturday
March 15, 2002
Saturday, March 16, 2002, 7:00 p.m., Edward Jones Dome
NCAA Midwest Regional, St. Louis, Mo
Stanford Cardinal Starters (20-9 overall, 12-6 Pac-10)
- F - Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Lynnwood, Wa (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
- C - Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Redmond, Wa (17.1 ppg, 11.5 rpg)
- G - Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 210, Junior, Glendora, Ca (21.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg)
- G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Rowland Heights, Ca (11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
- G - Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Salt Lake City, Ut (3.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
A team blessed with excellent team chemistry, quality depth, and overall excellent talent has added up to another winning Stanford basketball team in 2001-02 ... Although Stanford lost four seniors to graduation in 2001, the Cardinal of 2001-02 has emerged as a talented, well-coached team with an overall record of 20-9 ... Stanford's participation in the 2002 NCAA Tournament is the school's eighth straight, and eleventh overall ... The Cardinal earned its first trip to the NCAA's in 1942, and Stanford won the national championship that year with a 53-48 victory over Dartmouth on March 28, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo ... Howie Dallmar scored 15 points in the championship game to earn tournament MVP honors ... The game wasn't even broadcast back to the San Francisco Bay Area ... After expenses, Stanford's share of the NCAA pot was $93.75 ... It would then be 47 years before Stanford's next appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1989 ... Times have changed since then ... The Cardinal has been to the NCAA Tournament a school record eight straight times, including a Final Four appearance during the 1997-98 season ... Only eleven Stanford players in school history have ever played on four Cardinal NCAA Tournament teams ... The list includes a member of this year's team, senior Tony Giovacchini (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02) ... The other ten players are Jarron Collins (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01), Arthur Lee (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99), Mark Madsen (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00), Ryan Mendez (1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-00, 2000-01), David Moseley (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00), Peter Sauer (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99), Mark Seaton (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99), Kamba Tshionyi (1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98), Kris Weems (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99) and Tim Young (1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99).
- 2 - The number of NCAA Final Four appearances by Stanford Basketball (1941-42, 1997-98).
- 3 - Everett Dean, who coached Stanford to the 1942 NCAA title, is the only coach to have a perfect record (3-0) in tournament play.
- 10 - The number of NCAA Tournament apperances under head coach Mike Montgomery.
- 11 - The number of Stanford players who have played on four NCAA Tournament teams.
- 93.75 - The number of dollars that Stanford received from the NCAA for winning the national title in 1942.
- 1942 - The year Stanford captured the NCAA title.
- 40,509 - The number of fans at the NCAA Final Four in 1998 in San Antonio to watch Stanford play Kentucky in the national semi-finals, the largest crowd to ever watch a Stanford basketball game.
At 20-9, Stanford has chalked up its ninth straight winning season, and its eighth straight 20-win campaign ... Stanford finished in a four-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 with Arizona, California and USC ... The Cardinal has finished no worse than second place in the last five years.
Kansas holds a 7-1 series lead against the Stanford Cardinal ... The last meeting took place on a neutral court in Kansas City in the championship game of the BMA Holiday Classic during the 1989-90 season ... The Jayhawks won the game, 83-61 ... Stanford's lone win took place during the 1963-64 season with a 69-64 decision.
Stanford, seeded eighth, reached the round of 32 in this year's NCAA Tournament with an 84-68 victory over ninth-seeded Western Kentucky in the opening round of the Midwest Regional in St. Louis ... All-America candidate Curtis Borchardt recorded his 16th double-double of the year with 19 points, 12 rebounds, along with five blocks ... All-America candidate Casey Jacobsen added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes ... The Hilltoppers took a quick 3-0 lead to start the game, but Stanford took the lead at 4-3 at 17:52 and never trailed again ... A 14-point halftime lead, 36-22, expanded to as many as 17 points, 78-61, with 1:02 to play.
Mike Montgomery is in his 16th season at Stanford with a record of 339-155 ... In 15-plus seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 13 post-season appearances (10 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (15+ seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 493-231 ... Montgomery is 14-9 in NCAA Tournament play ... Montgomery was just named an assistant coach of USA Basketball's 2002 World Championship Team that will compete in the 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Men (Aug. 29-Sept. 8, 2002) in Indianapolis ... Montgomery is one of 20 finalists for Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year ... The winning coach will be honored on April 5 in Atlanta.
Stanford has been strong on a neutral court in recent years ... In the last four-plus seasons, Stanford has chalked up a 27-7 on neutral territory ... This year, the Cardinal is 3-3.
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford is 96-14 (.873) (58-13 vs Pac-10 schools, 38-1 vs non-league opponents) ... Stanford won its ten home games this year by an average of 22.5 points per game (+225 points) ... That included Stanford's 105-60 victory over Washington (1/19/02), the largest margin of victory over the Huskies, and fourth best against a conference foe.
Stanford, since the 1997-98 season, has chalked up a 47-8 record (55 games, +644 points) on the road ... The Cardinal is 7-3 on the road this year ... Last year, Stanford was the first team to go undefeated on the road in league play (9-0 in 2000-01) since Oregon State turned the feat during the 1980-81 season.
Stanford is on a record pace to break the school record for season blocks ... After 29 games, the Cardinal has averaged 4.41 blocks per game, compared to a season-average of 3.2 last year ... Eighty-three of those 128 team blocks this year belong to Curtis Borchardt, who is averaging 2.96 blocks per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... Borchardt's 83 blocks are a single season school record ... Borchardt tallied 19 blocks in 20 games played last year ... The school record for average blocks per game is held by Tim Young at 1.7 per game (1996-97 season) ... Borchardt has had at least three blocks in 15 games this year.
Curtis Borchardt leads the Pac-10 in rebounding at 11.5 rpg ... Since the 1989-90 season, three Stanford players have won the conference rebounding title five times ... Casey Jacobsen and Borchardt are the highest 1-2 scoring punch in the Pac-10 ... Jacobsen and Borchardt have combined to average 39.0 ppg ... Jacobsen is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring (21.9 ppg) ... Jacobsen is trying to become Stanford's first conference scoring champion since the 1983-84 season when Keith Jones averaged 20.0 ppg ... Since the 1927-28 season, only three Stanford players (Hank Luisetti in 1936, 1937, 1938, Ed Tucker in 1952 and Russ Lawler (1954) have won the conference scoring title ... Borchardt leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 83 ... No Stanford player has ever won the conference title in blocked shots.
Three school records have been broken or tied thus far in the 2001-02 season ... All-America candidate Curtis Borchardt has recorded 83 blocks, easily breaking the old mark of 50 set by Tim Young during the 1996-97 season ... Borchardt collected six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) which tied his record against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Stanford attempted 42 three-pointers against UCLA (2/23/02), breaking the old mark of 34 against Oregon State during the 1996-97 season.
Post-season honors are starting to be released, and several Stanford players are again on several all-league, all-regional and All-America teams ... Casey Jacobsen earned his third All Pac-10 first team award, joining just 33 other players in Pac-10 history to accomplish that feat ... Jacobsen has been named a second team All-America by Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... Jacobsen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District-14 first team, and to the USBWA District-9 first team ... Jacobsen is a candidate for the John Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year awards ... Curtis Borchardt, along with Jacobsen, was named to the All Pac-10 first team ... Borchardt, an honorable mention Associated Press selection, was also named to the NABC District-14 first team, and is a candidate for the John Wooden All-America team ... Josh Childress and Chris Hernandez were named honorable mention All Pac-10 freshman ... Stanford head coach Mike Montgomery is one of 20 finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year.
- 8 - The number of returning lettermen for Stanford in 2001-02.
- 16 - The number of double-double (points-rebounds) for Curtis Borchardt this season.
- 31 - The number of former Stanford basketball players in the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.
- 39 - The number of times Casey Jacobsen's name appears in the Stanford record book.
- 87 - Stanford is in the midst of its 87th season of varsity basketball in 2001-02.
- 100 - The graduation rate of Stanford basketball players under head coach Mike Montgomery.
- 1,192 - The number of victories in Stanford basketball history.
- 2,133 - The number of games played in the 87-year history of Stanford basketball.
- 127,569 - The number of points scored by Stanford in the 87-year history of Cardinal Basketball.
- 1,174,720 - The number of people who have watched Stanford Basketball in the last three-plus seasons.
Stanford is 16-4 when it leads at halftime ... The Cardinal is 19-3 when it outrebounds an opponent ... Stanford is 20-1 when it leads with five minutes to play. Several notable accomplishments for the Cardinal this season ... With 20 wins, Stanford has chalked up nine straight winning seasons ... Stanford, with its 79-75 victory at UCLA, has beaten the Bruins five straight seasons at Pauley Pavilion ... With a 76-71 victory at Arizona (2/28), the Cardinal has won two straight games for the first time ever at McKale Center ... With a 81-76 victory at Arizona State (3/2/02), the Cardinal has won seven straight contests in Tempe ... The Jacobsen family has set a national record for three-point field goals ... The national record was 597 by the McCarthy brothers (Brendan, who scored 300 three-pointers at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire from 1993-96, and Kevin McCarthy, who scored 297 three-pointers at New Hampshire College from 1989-92) ... Casey, Adam and Brock Jacobsen have combined to make 625 three-pointers ... Casey has made 222 three-pointers, while Adam made 311 from 1993-98 at Pacific, and Brock tallied 92 three-pointers from 1995-99 at USD.
KTCT (1050 am) is the home for Stanford Basketball in 2001-02 with Bob Murphy and John Platz providing the broadcast chores ... The KTCT broadcast can be heard on www.gostanford.com ... KZSU (90.1 fm), Stanford's student station, also provides live broadcasts with Andy Jacob and Colby Smith ... The KZSU broadcast can be heard on the internet (realaudio.stanford.edu).
Twenty-two Stanford regular season games were televised during the 2001-02 season ... CBS will televise the entire 2002 NCAA Tournament.
The Pacific-10 Conference honored ten former coaches and student-athletes with their induction into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor during the 2002 Pac-10 Tournament (Mar. 7-9) ... Those individuals inducted included Hank Luisetti (Stanford), Sean Elliott (Arizona), Byron Scott (Arizona State), Pete Newell (California), John Dick (Oregon), Gary Payton (Oregon State), John Wooden (UCLA), Bill Sharman (USC), Bob Houbregs (Washington) and Craig Ehlo (Washington State) ... A three-time All-American and two-time College Player of the Year, Luisetti revolutionized the game with his one-handed shot during the 1930's ... Luisetti is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and the Citizens Savings Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame ... Luisetti is the owner of the oldest school record in Stanford basketball history, as he tossed in a school-best 50 points in a 92-27 victory over Duquesne on Jan. 1, 1938.
Stanford has signed three high school seniors to national letters of intent ... All three players will enroll at Stanford in the Fall of 2002.
Dan Grunfield, 6-6, 200, F, Glendale, Wi
Averaged 17.2 points and six rebounds per game during his junior season at Nicolet High School ... A pre-season honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's.
Jason Haas, 6-2, 175, G, Blairstown, Nj
Last year at Penns Valley High School in Centre Hall, Pa, averaged 24 points and five assists in leading his team to a 24-2 record and the state tournament ... Attending Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ this year.
Matt Haryasz, 6-10, 205, F, Page, Az
Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and six blocks per game last year in leading Page High School to a 22-8 and the state tournament.