Stanford Faces UConn Huskies On Saturday In NCAA Second Round

March 21, 2003

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The Stanford University Basketball Report

Stanford Cardinal Starters (24-8 overall, 14-4 Pac-10)
F - Justin Davis, 6-9, 225, Junior, Berkeley, Ca (10.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg)
F - Josh Childress, 6-8, 200, Sophomore, Lakewood, Ca (14.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 275, Sophomore, Hampton, Va (8.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Junior, Winnetka, Il (11.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 185, Senior, Rowland Heights, Ca (15.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

Tournament Talk

A team blessed with excellent team chemistry, quality depth, and overall excellenttalent has added up to another winning Stanford basketball team in 2002-03 ...Stanford's participation in the 2003 NCAA Tournament is the school's ninth straightyear, and 12th overall ... The Cardinal earned its first trip to the NCAA's in1942, and Stanford won the national championship that year with a 53-48 victoryover Dartmouth on March 28, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo ... Howie Dallmar scored 15points in the championship game to earn tournament MVP honors ... The game wasn'teven broadcast back to the San Francisco Bay Area ... After expenses, Stanford'sshare of the NCAA pot was $93.75 ... Times have changed since then ... The Cardinalhas been to the NCAA Tournament a school record nine times (18-10 record), includinga Final Four appearance during the 1997-98 season ... Only 12 Stanford players in school history have ever played on four Cardinal NCAA Tournament teams ...The list includes a member of this year's team, Julius Barnes (1999-00, 2000-01,2001-02, 2002-03).

First Round Facts

Stanford reached the second round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament with a 77-69 victoryover San Diego (3/20/03) at the South Regional in Spokane, Wa ... Josh Childressrecorded his eleventh double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points,eleven rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 36 minutes ... Three other Cardinalstarters scored in double figures with Julius Barnes (18), Matt Lottich (17) andRob Little (12) ... Stanford jumped to a 9-0 lead to start the game, and advancedthe lead to 16-2 with 14:37 in the first half ... The Cardinal then extended thelead to a game-high 19 points (29-10) with 9:09 in the first half ... San Diegothen mounted a comeback, outscoring the Cardinal 22-6 to make the score, 35-32,in favor of Stanford at halftime ... The Cardinal continued to lead throughoutmuch of the second half ... Stanford's largest lead of the second half was ninepoints, 45-36, with 15:44 to play ... USD again mounted a comeback, and outscoredthe Cardinal, 26-16, to take a 62-61 lead with 5:55 to play ... It was USD's firstlead of the game ... With San Diego holding a 66-63 lead with 3:41 to play, Barneshit four free throws in a 27-second span to give Stanford a 67-66 lead, a leadthe Cardinal would not reliquish ... Stanford scored ten more points, five byLottich (a three-pointer and two free throws) to make the final score, 77-69,in favor of Stanford.

Series Story

Connecticut holds a 3-0 advantage over Stanford ... The last meeting took placeduring the 1998-99 season (2/6/99) when the #1 ranked Huskies defeated Stanford,70-59, at Maples Pavilion ... UConn would later go on to win the national championship... Their first meeting was played on a neutral court (1956-57 season) at theOrange Bowl Classic in Miami, Fla ... UConn won that game, 57-56 ... Stanfordis 9-19 against Big East schools.

Neutral Notation

Stanford has done well on neutral courts during the last several years ... Sincethe 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 32-11 ... The Cardinal is 3-2 in neutral courtgames this year ... Stanford scored a 69-65 victory over Florida (11/27/02) inthe semi-finals of the Pre-Season NIT at New York City's Madison Square Garden,scored a 81-71 decision over Gonzaga (12/28/02) at the Pete Newell Challenge inOakland, and defeated San Diego (3/20/03) in the first round of the NCAA TournamentSouth Regional in Spokane ... The Cardinal has suffered neutral court losses toNorth Carolina (57-74, 11/29/02) in the championship game of the Pre-Season NITin New York, and to USC (74-79, 3/13/03) in the first round of the Pacific-10Tournament in Los Angeles.

Stanford Scrapbook

Winners of 12 of its last 15 games, and 15 of its last 19, Stanford continuesits remarkable season with a 24-8 overall record, four more wins than a year ago... Stanford finished the Pac-10 season, 14-4, two games better than a year ago... The Cardinal has posted 20 more wins for the ninth straight season, and tenor more wins in Pac-10 play also for a ninth straight year ... Only Arizona'sstreak of 18 straight winning seasons in league play is longer ... Nobody knewat the start of the season what to expect from a Cardinal team that lost two juniors(Curtis Borchardt, Casey Jacobsen) as first round picks in the 2002 NBA Draftand Teyo Johnson (also wide receiver on the football team who has declared forthe NFL Draft) ... What has emerged is a team that is resilient, poised, comprisedof outstanding team chemistry, and a grit and determination to play tough defenseand outrebound an opponent for 40 minutes ... Stanford's 24 wins include fivevictories over nationally-ranked teams ... Not bad for a team that was pickedto finish seventh in the Pac-10 in a pre-season poll ... Stanford is 8-3 in gamesdecided by five or less points ... That includes three one-point victories overXavier (11/20/02), UCLA (1/23/03) and Arizona State (2/1/03) ... In the Mar. 17national poll, Stanford was ranked 16th in the USA Today/ESPN poll and 18th inthe Associated Press poll.

Senior Salute

Julius Barnes has proven to be one of the top point-guards in recent school history... Barnes has played in 118 games during his four-year career, and has scored1,030 points ... That makes Barnes the 32rd player in school history to score1,000 or more points ... Barnes has been a starter in 56 straight games ... TylerBesecker will be a three-year letterman, and has been a great ambassador for StanfordBasketball ... Battling through injuries during his career, Besecker has stillmaintained a positive attitude, and has been a great team player ... OlatundeSobomehin had been the team manager in previous years, but with his enthusiasm,work ethic and popularity with his teammates and coaches, was awarded a spot onthe basketball team this year.

Rankings Report

Five of Stanford's wins have been against nationally-ranked teams ... On Nov.20, the Cardinal scored a 63-62 victory over then eleventh-ranked Xavier in thesecond round of the Pre-Season NIT, and then followed up with a 69-65 decisionover then seventh-ranked Florida (11/27/02) in the semi-finals of the NIT at MadisonSquare Garden ... Stanford's third win over a nationally-ranked team was a decisive81-57 win over then tenth-ranked Oregon (1/11/03) ... Stanford recorded a 82-77victory at #1 ranked Arizona on Jan. 30 ... Stanford now owns three wins over#1 ranked teams in school history, including two over Arizona ... The other victoryover a #1 ranked team was a 84-83 decision over Duke during the 2000-01 season... On March 8, Stanford defeated #22 California, 72-60 ... Stanford is 16-5 againstteams with winning records.

Defensive Data

Stanford is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (67.0 ppg) ... In 16 of Stanford's24 wins, the Cardinal has held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting ...Only two opponents have hit 50 percent or better in a game ... The Cardinal isallowing the opposition only a .405 shooting percentage, #1 in the Pac-10 ...The Stanford defense has held the opposition to only a .301 shooting percentagefrom three-point range, first in the Pac-10 ... In only three games has the opponenthit double-digits in three-pointers ... In 25 of 32 games, the Cardinal has outreboundedits opponent ... The Cardinal has five players with 20 or more steals in a seasonfor the first time since 1994.

Coaches Corner

Mike Montgomery, who is a finalist for the 2003 Naismith Coach Basketball Coachof the Year, is in his 17th season at Stanford with a record of 363-164 ... In16 previous seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 14 post-seasonappearances (10 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (16-plus seasonsat Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 517-240 ... Montgomery, who was named 2003Co-Coach of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference, became the 61st Division I headcoach to earn at least 500 wins with the team's 77-66 victory at UNLV (12/21/02)... Montgomery, who was also named 2003 United States Basketball Writers Association(USBWA) Coach of the Year, earned his first collegiate win on Nov. 24, 1978 ashead coach at Montana ... Montgomery coached the Grizzlies to a 61-41 victoryover Stout State (Wisconsin-Stout) in Missoula ... Montgomery gained his firstvictory as Stanford head coach on Nov. 29, 1986, as the Cardinal defeated Rice,72-52, in the consolation game of the Central Fidelity Classic in Richmond, Va.

Cardinal Comebacks

  • In six of Stanford's wins, the Cardinal has stormed back from deficits as large as 16 points.
  • In the 61-57 victory over Boston University (11/18/02),
  • the Cardinal was down nine points (19-28) with 17:58 in the first half
  • In the 69-65 victory over Florida (11/27/02),
  • Stanford was down eight points (45-53) with 9:02 in the second half
  • In the 81-71 victory over Gonzaga (12/28/02),
  • Stanford was down 12 points (37-49) with 15:23 in the second half
  • In the 57-54 victory over Oregon State (1/9/03),
  • Stanford was down 15 points (31-46) with 12:18 in the second half
  • In the 73-68 overtime victory at Washington State (1/16/03),
  • Stanford was down 16 points (20-36) with 3:57 in the first half
  • In the 58-57 victory at Arizona State (2/1/03),
  • Stanford was down eight points (4-12) with 13:58 in the first half

Cardinal Chatter

Stanford is in the midst of its 88th season of collegiate basketball competition... The Cardinal returned nine players from last year's squad that produced a20-10 record, a second place finish in the Pac-10 Conference, and a then schoolrecord eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament ... One starter returned, JuliusBarnes ... Justin Davis started 18 games last year, and has started 21 games thisyear ... Two other starters from a year ago, Curtis Borchardt and Casey Jacobsen,left Stanford after their junior seasons to join the NBA while another key player,Teyo Johnson, did not play this year to enter the NFL Draft ... Borchardt playsfor the Utah Jazz, but is currently injured with a broken foot, while Jacobsenplays for the Phoenix Suns ... Jacobsen led the Pac-10 in scoring (21.9 ppg) lastyear, while Borchardt led the league in rebounding (11.4 rpg) ... It was the firsttime in Pac-10 history that two different players from the same school led theleague in scoring and rebounding.

Minute Memo

Honors Candidate Julius Barnes has played 1,120 minutes this year, only the eighthplayer in school history to play at least 1,000 minutes in a season ... AnotherCardinal standout, honors candidate Josh Childress, has played 1,094 minutes,thus becoming the ninth player in school history to play at least 1,000 minutesin a year.

Rebounding Roundup

Stanford has outrebounded the opposition in 25 of the 32 games ... Stanford hasoutrebounded its opponents by a margin of 5.6 (#2 in the Pac-10) over the 32 games... Significant was a 54-27 rebounding advantage over UNLV (12/21/02), a 42-22margin against Montana (12/17/02), a 45-26 advantage over Oregon (1/11/03) anda 46-31 advantage over North Carolina (11/29/02) ... Josh Childress leads thePac-10 in rebounding at 8.3 per game ... Justin Davis is second on the team andfifth in the conference in rebounding at 7.7 per game ... Childress has producedten or more rebounds in eleven games, including a career-high 15 caroms againstUSC (1/25/03) and 13 at Oregon (2/6/03) ... Davis has recorded double-digits inrebounds in eleven games with a career-high 16 caroms in games against UNLV (12/21/02).

Trey Talk

Julius Barnes, Matt Lottich and Josh Childress have combined to make 198 of theteam's 223 three-pointers ... Lottich has hit a team leading 77 three-pointers(77-for-199 for .387) ... Barnes has hit 74-of-216 three-pointers for .343 ...Childress has tallied 47-of-140 three-point attempts for .336 ... Stanford isfifth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.357).

Roster Report

Stanford has added a walkon to its roster ... Olatunde Sobomehin (#12) is a 5-foot-11,169-pound senior guard from Benson Tech High School in Portland, Or ... Sobomehinhas served as team manager the past two seasons ... While at Benson Tech HighSchool, Sobomehin was a captain on the basketball team, played soccer and competedon the track & field team ... Averaged six points and six assists per gameduring his senior season at Benson ... Helped lead the team to an undefeated leaguechampionship ... In 1998, Sobomehin helped lead Benson Tech High School to thestate championship game ... Sobomehin is majoring in Urban Studies ... Teyo Johnson,who played in 53 games (11 as a starter) during the last two seasons, has decidednot to play basketball this year ... Johnson, a wide receiver on the footballteam, has declared for the NFL draft.

Team Talk

Chris Hernandez, who was projected as Stanford's starting point-guard, will missthe rest of the season ... Hernandez had broken a bone in his left foot on Oct.26 and returned to action against St. Mary's on Dec. 14 ... But two nights lateragainst Montana (Dec. 16) in the Stanford Invitational, Hernandez rebroke thebone in his left foot, and will be out of action for the remainder of the year... Hernandez will probably start running around April or May ... No surgery wasperformed.

Post-Season Potpourri

The post-season honors are starting to flow in ... Julius Barnes, Stanford's seniorpoint-guard, has been named to the ten-member 2003 All Pacific-10 Conference firstteam ... Barnes is Stanford's leading scorer (15.7 ppg) and also ranks first infree throw percentage (.816) and assists (118) ... The other nine All Pac-10 selectionsare Ike Diogu (Arizona State), Jason Gardner (Arizona), Luke Jackson (Oregon),Jason Kapono (UCLA), Philip Ricci (Oregon State), Luke Ridnour (Oregon), Joe Shipp(California), Amit Tamir (California) and Luke Walton (Arizona) ... Ridnour wasnamed Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Josh Childress and Justin Davis were namedHonorable Mention All Pac-10 ... Barnes was also named to the United States BasketballAll-District-9 team ... That ten man team includes Tony Bland (San Diego State),Ike Diogu (Arizona State), Carl English (Hawaii), Jason Gardner (Arizona), JasonKeep (USD), Luke Ridnour (Oregon), Phillip Ricci (Oregon State), Joe Shipp (Cal)and Blake Stepp (Gonzaga) ... Stanford head coach Mike Montgomery was named 2003Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year along with Arizona's Lute Olson ... Montgomery wasnamed USBWA District-9 Coach of the Year ... Gardner was USBWA District-9 Playerof the Year.

The 2002-03 Stanford Cardinal Varsity

#24 Julius Barnes, Guard, 6-1, 185, Senior, Rowland Heights, Ca

Honors Candidate ... Named to the ten-member All Pacific-10 first team ... Also named to the ten member United States Basketball Writers Association District-9 team ... Stanford's starting point-guard and leading scorer (15.8 ppg, #10 in the Pac-10) ... Leads the team in free throw percentage (.817, #6 in the Pac-10) ... Hit two free throws with eight seconds to play to ice Stanford's 82-77 victory over #1 ranked Arizona (1/30/03) ... Tied a Maples Pavilion record with a 100 percent free throw effort (13-for-13) against USC (1/24/03) and 13-for-13 against Arizona State (2/27/03) ... Also the team leader in assists (121, 3.78 apg, #6 in the Pac-10) and minutes played (35.0 mpg) ... Has played 30 or more minutes in ten of the last eleven games, and 13 of the last 15 ... Has played 1,120 minutes this year, only the eighth player in school history to play 1,000 or more minutes in a season ... Dished out a career-high ten assists at Arizona (1/30/03), only the eighth player in Stanford history to dish out ten or more assists in a game ... In his last eleven games, has scored 213 points (19.4 ppg during that span) ... Scored a career-high 33 points (23 in the first half) at Oregon State (2/9/03) ... Hit 10-of-15 shots from the floor against Oregon State, including five for nine from three-point territory ... Scored 29 points (9-for-18 from the floor, 6-for-12 from behind the arc) against Washington (2/13/03) ... Also hit for 29 points (4-for-4 from behind arc) against Arizona State (2/27/03) ... Scored 28 points against Rice (11/24/02) ... Tied a school record with eight three-pointers against Rice (11/24/02) ... Hit 8-of-11 three-pointers against the Owls ... Tallied 27 points (13-for-13 from the free throw line) against USC (1/25/03) ... Tallied 27 points (7-for-7 from the free throw line, seven assists) at UCLA (2/22/03) ... Has hit in double-figures in points in 25 of the 32 games ... Has hit at least one three-pointer in 27 of 32 games ... Has made three-pointers (74) ... Has attempted a school record 216 three-pointers ... Has started 56 straight games for the Cardinal.

#14 Tyler Besecker, Guard/Forward, 6-6, 210, Junior, Bellevue, Wa

Has played in nine games, including a four-minute game against UC Irvine (12/19/02) ... Scored a three-pointer in two minutes of play against Yale (12/30/02) ... Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in three minutes of play against Washington State (2/15/03).

#1 Josh Childress, Guard/Forward, 6-8, 200, Sophomore, Lakewood, Ca

Honors Candidate ... Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... Has emerged as one of the team leaders in scoring (14.4 ppg, #2 on the Cardinal, #14 in the Pac-10) and rebounding (8.3 rpg, #1 on the Cardinal, #1 in the Pac-10) ... Has scored in double-figures in 28 of the 32 games ... Has grabbed 165 rebounds in his last 18 games (an average of 9.2 during that span) ... Played perhaps his best game of his Cardinal career with a career-high 22 points, eleven rebounds, five assists, a career-high four blocks and a steal in 36 minutes of play against San Diego (3/20/03) in the first round of the NCAA South Regional in Spokane ... Collected a career-high 22-points in the season opener against Boston University (11/18/02), a 21-point game at UNLV (12/21/02), and a 21-point game at Arizona State (2/1/03) ... Scored the winning basket with 40 seconds to play at ASU (2/3/03) ... Has hit 47 three-pointers, third-best on the Cardinal ... Has grabbed ten or more rebounds in 12 games ... Recorded a career-high 15 rebounds against USC (1/25/03) ... Has recorded eleven double-doubles ... Leads the team in blocks (43, #4 in the Pac-10) ... Has collected at least one block in 28 of 32 games ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 13 games ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Pre-Season NIT.

#22 Justin Davis, Forward, 6-9, 225, Junior, Berkeley, Ca

Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... A partial tear of his medial collateral ligament in his left knee sidelined the junior forward for five games ... Suffered the injury during second half action at California (1/4/03) ... Returned to action against USC (1/25/03) and responded with seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes of play ... Returned to the starting lineup against Washington State (2/15/03) and responded with 21 points (7-for-10 from the floor), ten rebounds and two blocks ... At USC (2/20/03), tallied 20 points (7-for-11 from the floor) along with 14 rebounds ... One of the Pac-10's leading rebounders (7.7 rpg, #2 on the Cardinal, and #5 in the Pac-10,) ... Has produced ten or more rebounds in eleven games, including a career-high 16 boards at UNLV (12/21/02) ... Scored a career-high 24 points (9-for-13 from the floor) against Gonzaga (12/28/02) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Scored 21 points at UNLV (12/21/02) ... Unstoppable around the basket, hitting .544 from the floor, #6 in the Pac-10 ... Has shot 50 percent or better in 18 of his last 22 games ... Averaging 10.0 points per game.

#30 Dan Grunfeld, Forward, 6-6, 210, Freshman, River Hills, Wi

The freshman has provided a spark off the bench ... Averaging 10.7 minutes per game ... Has played double-digit minutes in 20 of 32 games ... Averaging 3.8 ppg ... Has made 16 three-pointers, fourth-best on the Cardinal ... Scored a season-high 12 points (4-for-4 from the floor, 2-for-2 from three-point territory, 2-for-2 from the free throw line ) against UC Irvine (12/19/02) ... Hit for nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) at UCLA (2/22/03).

#32 Jason Haas, Guard, 6-2, 180, Freshman, Centre Hall, Pa

Has proven to be a valuable point-guard off the bench ... Gives the Cardinal solid, fundamental play ... Has played in 31 of 32 games, including a season-high 17 minutes against Washington State (2/15/03) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in nine games ... Played a major role in the 77-66 victory at UNLV (12/21/02) ... With Julius Barnes sustaining his fourth foul early in the second half, Haas came off the bench and helped lead the Cardinal charge to victory ... Also ran the team with veteran precision during a major portion of the second half at Arizona State (2/3/03) when Barnes ran into foul trouble ... Produced six assists with no turnovers against Washington (2/13/03) ... And against California (3/8/03) with Barnes in foul trouble, Haas played eleven key minutes with four assists and no turnovers.

#52 Matt Haryasz, Forward, 6-10, 215, Freshman, Page, Az

Has played in all 32 games ... Gives Stanford added big man strength off the bench ... Played a season-high 18 minutes against Oregon (1/11/03) ... Against North Carolina (11/29/02), grabbed a season-high six rebounds ... Tallied a season-high nine points (4-for-5 from the floor) against Yale (12/30/02) ... Gave Stanford a boost off the bench by playing 17 minutes (four points, four rebounds, two assists) at Arizona (1/30/03).

#11 Chris Hernandez, Guard, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca

A broken foot has sidelined Chris for the 2002-03 season ... Projected as the team's starting point-guard, but broke a bone in his left foot during practice on Oct. 26 ... That pushed him out of action until the Dec. 14 game against St. Mary's when he collected three assists in six minutes of play ... But he then rebroke the bone in his left foot two nights later against Montana (12/16/02).

#00 Joe Kirchofer, Forward, 6-9, 245, Junior, Elk Grove, Ca

An experienced forward/center who gives Stanford strength around the basket ... Has played double-digit minutes in 14 games, including a season-high 17 minutes against Gonzaga (12/29/02) ... Shooting .569 from the floor ... Played a pivotal role in Stanford's 72-60 victory over California (3/8/03) ... Played eleven minutes and responded with a season-high eight points (4-for-4 from the floor), a season-high six rebounds and one block ... Grabbed five rebounds against North Carolina (11/29/02) ... Scored a season-high eight points along with three rebounds in 13 minutes of play at Oregon (2/6/03) ... Collected seven points (3-for-4 from the floor) along with six rebounds in 16 minutes of play against USC (3/13/03) in the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament ... Added six points in 16 minutes of play at Oregon State (2/9/03).

#42 Rob Little, Center, 6-10, 275, Sophomore, Hampton, Va

Has enjoyed a solid season thus far ... Third on the team in rebounding (5.7 rpg, #16 in the Pac-10) ... Collected his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and eleven rebounds against Oregon State (1/9/03) ... Added his second double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds at Washington (1/16/03) ... Has grabbed six or more rebounds in 16 games, including a career-high 12 rebounds at Washington (1/18/03) ... Hitting .569 from the floor, #1 on the Cardinal and #4 in the Pac-10 ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 25 of the 32 games ... That included 4-for-5 efforts against Rice (11/24/02), Montana (12/16/02) and Gonzaga (12/28/02) ... Averaging 8.7 ppg ... Has scored in double-digits in points in 15 games, including a career-high 18 points against Florida (11/27/02).

#33 Matt Lottich, Guard, 6-4, 205, Junior, Winnetka, Il

A starter at off-guard ... Averaging 11.4 ppg ... Leads the team in three-pointers (77) ... Hitting .387 (77-for-199) from three-point territory ... Has hit at least one three-pointer in 28 of the 32 games ... In 18 games, has hit double-digits in scoring ... Scored 18 of his career-high 23 points in the final 7:12 as Stanford rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Oregon State (1/9/03) ... Helped lead the Cardinal to victory with a career-high 23 points (5-for-8 from three-point territory, five rebounds, four assists, 36 minutes) at Arizona (1/30/03) ... Scored 22 points against USC (1/25/03) ... Collected 20 points (6-for-8 from the floor, 5-for-7 from behind the arc) at UCLA (2/22/03).

#21 Nick Robinson, Forward/Guard, 6-6, 200, Sophomore, Liberty, Mo

Moved into the starting lineup for eleven games with the knee injury to Justin Davis ... In those eleven starts, averaged 5.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game ... Started his first collegiate game against Oregon State (1/9/03) and responded with six points and seven rebounds ... His next start (vs Oregon, 1/11/03) resulted in his first collegiate double-double with 13 points and eleven rebounds ... Scored eleven points and grabbed four rebounds at Washington State (1/16/03) ... Scored ten points (4-for-5 from the floor) and grabbed nine rebounds in Stanford's 82-77 victory at #1 ranked Arizona (1/30/03) ... Gives Stanford a tremendous lift off the bench ... Averaging 22.3 minutes per game ... Averaging 4.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game ... Also an outstanding student ... Carries a 3.67 gpa as a Political Science major, and has been nominated for Academic All-America honors.

#12 Olatunde Sobomehin, Guard, 5-11, 170, Senior, Tacoma, Wa

Made his collegiate debut against Oregon (1/11/03) ... Grabbed two rebounds in two minutes of play against Washington State (2/15/03) ... Served as the team manager the previous two years ... Has played in four games.

#3 Carlton Weatherby, Guard, 5-11, 165, Freshman, Tacoma, Wa

Gives Stanford added strength at the point-guard position ... Has played in seven games ... Scored his first collegiate basket with a three-pointer against Washington State (2/15/03).

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