Nationally-Ranked Stanford Travels to UC Irvine

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Nov. 24, 2003

Stanford Basketball Team Travels to UC Irvine

Stanford (1-0) at UC Irvine (2-1)
Tuesday, November 25, 2003, 7:05 p.m.
Bren Center (5,000)

Stanford Cardinal Starters (1-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-10)
F - Justin Davis, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca (17 ppg, 10 rpg)
F - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo (9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Junior, Hampton, Va (12.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il (13.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg)
G - Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca (6.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 6.0 apg)

UC Irvine Anteater Starters (2-1 overall, 0-0 Big West)
F - Stanislav Zuzak, 6-11, 240, Senior, Chodov, Czech Republic (15.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
F - Matt Okoro, 6-7, 230, Senior, Buena Park, Ca (4.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
C - Adam Parada, 7-0, 265, Senior, Alta Loma, Ca (10.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
G - Ross Schraeder, 6-5, 195, Sophomore, Denver, Co (10.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg)
G - Jeff Gloger, 6-4, 195, Sophomore, Mission Viejo, Ca (11.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.3 apg)

Series Story
Stanford holds a 4-0 margin of victory over UC Irvine ... Three of those victories were at Maples Pavilion ... During the 1989-90 season, Stanford scored a 70-57 victory at UC Irvine's Bren Center ... Last year at Maples Pavilion, Stanford scored a 84-57 victory as the Cardinal shot .674 from the floor ... The Cardinal outscored the Anteaters, 17-3, in the first four minutes of the second half to open a 55-25 lead ... Stanford shot .714 in the first half ... Julius Barnes led the 17th-ranked Cardinal with 24 points ... Dan Grunfeld came off the bench with 12 points while All-America candidate Josh Childress tallied eleven points and ten rebounds ... UC Irvine is a member of the Big West Conference ... Stanford is 62-13 against Big West schools, and has won 22 straight games ... The last loss to a Big West school was a 77-76 decision at UC Santa Barbara during the 1977-78 season.

Coaches Corner
Mike Montgomery is in his 18th season as head coach at Stanford ... Montgomery is 364-165 on The Farm, and holds an overall career record of 518-242 (17-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) ... Montgomery has led Stanford to nine straight trips to the NCAA Tournament ... Montgomery is 3-0 against UC Irvine ... Pat Douglass is in his seventh season at UC Irvine with a record of 97-78 ... Douglass' career record (6 seasons at Eastern Montana, 10 seasons at Cal State Bakersfield, 6-plus seasons at UC Irvine) is 473-196 in 22-plus seasons ... Douglass is 0-1 against Stanford.

Scouting Stanford
Stanford open the 2003-04 season with a 77-59 victory over Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Honors Candidate Justin Davis led the Cardinal with 17 point and ten rebounds. his 13th career double-double ... Davis now has two straight double-doubles dating back to last year ... In the final game of the 2002-03 season, Davis scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds against Connecticut (3/22/03) ... Honors Candidate Matt Lottich added 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds against Sacramento State ... Two other Stanford players scored in double figures ... Rob Little scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Matt Haryasz came off the bench to score a career-high ten points (5-for-5 from the floor) and career-highs in rebounds (7) and blocked shots (2) ... Stanford shot 50 percent (26-for-52) and outrebounded the Hornets, 46-22 ... Three of Stanford's top double-digit scorers from a year ago return while the team's top four rebounders are back ... Josh Childress (14.1 ppg in 2002-03), Matt Lottich (11.3 ppg in 2002-03) and Justin Davis (10.3 ppg in 2002-03) are the veteran scorers while Childress (8.1 rpg in 2002-03), Davis (7.8 rpg in 2002-03), Rob Little (5.7 rpg in 2002-03) and Nick Robinson (4.2 rpg in 2002-03) are the four top rebounders ... Add to the point and rebound totals are talented veterans like Joe Kirchofer, Dan Grunfeld, Matt Haryasz, Jason Haas and Carlton Weatherby ... Chris Hernandez returns from a medical redshirt year, while Stanford has added another outstanding freshman class with the addition of Tim Morris & Fred Washington.

Season Starts
Stanford began its 89th season of collegiate competition when the Cardinal hosted Sacramento State (77-59 win on Nov. 22) ... The Cardinal is 73-16 in season openers, and has won 16 straight season openers dating back to the 1987-88 season ... Stanford now is 31-5 in home openers at Maples Pavilion.

Maples Memo
Stanford is in the midst of its 36th season playing in Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal is 168-34 (.832) against non-league competition on its home court ... Stanford has produced ten straight winning seasons at Maples Pavilion ... Following the 2003-04 season, Maples Pavilion will undergo a $30-million renovation ... The project is expected to be completed on Jan. 1, 2005, in time for the opening of the Pac-10 season ... Stanford will play the non-league season at Santa Clara's Leavey Center ... The renovation, financed entirely through donations from alumni and friends of the University, will include a new covered concourse with state-of-the-art concession and restroom facilities, in addition to a new center-hung scoreboard with video and replay capability ... The renovation will also include new locker rooms, a strength and conditioning room, a training room, a media center and meeting rooms ... The seating configuration will feature a new lower seating bowl that will take the place of the current floor and loge sections ... The new lower seating bowl will include chair-back theater seats that will replace the wood bleachers in the current floor setup.

Road Review
Since the 1997-98 season, Stanford is 54-11 (.831) on enemy turf ... Stanford was 7-3 on the road last year, including a 82-77 victory at #1 ranked Arizona and a 93-84 decision at UCLA, the sixth straight season that Stanford has beaten the Bruins at Pauley Pavilion ... UC Irvine has won 37 of its last 42 games at the Bren Center since the 1999-00 season.

Conference Chatter
Stanford is predicted to finish second in the 2003-04 Pacific-10 Conference basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball ... The Cardinal chalked up 321 points, including seven first-place votes ... Arizona, the defending Pac-10 champion, gathered 26 first-place votes and a total of 339 points ... California is picked to finish third after gathering one first-place vote and 238 points ... USC was the only other conference member to gain at least one first-place vote ... Oregon is picked to finish fourth followed by USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State and Oregon State.

Pre-Season Potpourri
All-America candidate Josh Childress is one of 30 pre-season candidates for the 2003-04 Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award ... Childress, a member of the 2003 United States Pan Am Games team, also is one of 50 collegiate players named pre-season All-America candidate for the John Wooden team ... Childress also was just named to the ten-member Playboy All-America team ... Childress also was named honorable mention All-American by Athlon's Magazine ... Head coach Mike Montgomery is the 2004 winner of the John R. Wooden 'Legends of Coaching' Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anteater Analysis
UC Irvine, a member of the Big West Conference, is 2-1 ... The Anteaters began the 2003-04 with three games at the Dell Black Coaches Association Classic in Cincinnati ... In the season opener, UCI dropped a 77-65 decision to Illinois-Chicago (11/15/03), but then scored a 65-60 victory over San Diego (11/16/03) and a 63-60 verdict over Ohio (11/17/03) ... The Anteaters have recorded three straight 20-win seasons ... The last time UC Irvine hosted a Pac-10 school, the Anteaters scored a 56-52 over California during the 2000-01 season ... UC Irvine will play the Golden Bears later in the season (12/3) at Berkeley ... UC Irvine is 9-23 all-time against Pac-10 schools with five of those wins at home ... The Anteaters are 28-10 in home openers ... Forward Stanislav Zuzak (6-11, 240, Senior) leads the team in scoring at 15.3 ppg ... Zuzak scored a career-high 29 points against Illinois-Chicago (11/15/03) ... Zuzak is 8-for-14 from three-point range in three games ... Four players average in double figures ... Guard Jeff Gloger (6-4, 195, Sophomore) is the team leader in rebounding at 6.3 per game ... Gloger and guard Ross Schraeder (6-5, 195, Sophomore) lead the team in shooting (.579) ... Schraeder tallied a career-high 17 points against Ohio (5-for-6 from three-point territory).

Mike Montgomery Press Conference and Teleconference Schedule

During the 2003-04 Stanford basketball season, Cardinal head coach Mike Montgomery will host a series of press conferences and teleconferences. Please join us throughout the year to get an insight on this year's nationally-ranked Cardinal team.

All press conferences will be held in the ABC Room at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center at Stanford University.

The Stanford teleconferences can be accessed by calling (650) 723-2400

Media may contact the Pac-10 office to receive the media-only teleconference
phone number for the live teleconference.
The phone number for the taped replay is 420-222-9927.

Mon., Dec. 1, Pete Newell Press Conference at Momo's Restaurant in San Francisco, Noon
Friday, December 5, John Wooden Classic Press Conference at Anaheim Pond, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 9, Teleconference, 11:30 a.m., 650-723-2400
Friday, December 19, Pete Newell Press Conference at Oakland Arena, Noon
Tuesday, December 30, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, January 6, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 6, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, January 13, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 13, Press Conference, ABC Room, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 20, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 20, Press Conference, ABC Room, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, February 3, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 3, Press Conference, 11:30 a.m., ABC Room
Tuesday, February 10, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 10, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, February 17, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 17, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, Feburary 24, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 24, Press Conference, 11:30 a.m., ABC Room
Tuesday, March 2, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, March 2, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, March 9, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, March 9, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400

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