Pac-10 Champion Stanford Faces WSU in Conference Tournament Opener

March 8, 2004

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Stanford Men's Basketball on the Radio:
All Cardinal men's basketball games can be heard live throughout the Pac-10 and NCAA Tournament. Below is the radio schedule for this week's Pac-10 Tournament:

* Thursday, March 11, 12:20 pm, KABL (960 am)
* Friday, March 12, 6:15 pm * (KABL (960 am, joined in progress at 7:00 pm on KNEW, 910 am)
* Saturday, March 13, 3:15 pm * (KNEW, 910 am)

* if necessary

Stanford (26-1 overall, 17-1 Pac-10) vs Washington State (13-15 overall, 7-11 Pac-10)
Thursday, March 11, 2004, 12:20 p.m.
Staples Center (19,000)
Fox Sports Net

Stanford Cardinal Starters (26-1 overall, 17-1 Pac-10)
F - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo (6.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
F - Josh Childress, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca (15.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Junior, Hampton, Va (10.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il (12.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.7 apg)
G - Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca (10.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 4.7 apg)

Washington State Cougars Starters (13-15 overall, 7-11 Pac-10)
F - Shami Gill, 6-7, 238, Junior, Mission, British Columbia (6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
F - Jeff Varem, 6-6, 235, Junior, Benue, Nigeria (9.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg)
F - Chris Schlatter, 6-6, 211, Junior, Lafayette, Ca (4.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg)
G - Thomas Kelati, 6-5, 184, Junior, Walla Walla, Wa (11.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
G - Marcus Moore, 6-6, 208, Sneior, Inglewood, Ca (13.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg)

Tournament Talk
The Pacific-10 Tournament is slated for March 11-13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles ... Stanford is the #1 seed and will face the #8 seed, Washington State, on Thursday, March 11, at 12:20 p.m. ... The #2 seed Washington will face the #7 seed UCLA at 6:15 p.m., the #3 seed Arizona will face the #6 seed USC at approximately 8:45 p.m. while the #4 seed California will play #5 seed Oregon at 2:50 p.m. ... On Friday, March 12, the two semifinal games will be played at 6:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. ... The championship game will be held on Saturday, March 13, at 3:15 p.m. ... The first two days of the tournament will be televised on Fox Sports Net, and the championship game will be televised on CBS ... Stanford has lost in the first round of the Pac-10 the past two years, both times to USC ... The Cardinal dropped a 103-78 decision to the Trojans in 2002, and lost again to USC, 79-74, last year.

Thursday, March 11
Game 1 - No. 1 Stanford (26-1) vs No. 8 Washington State (13-15), 12:20 p.m. (FSN)
Game 2 - No. 4 California (13-14) vs No. 5 Oregon (14-11), 2:50 p.m. (FSN)
Game 3 - No. 2 Washington (17-10) vs No. 7 UCLA (11-16), 6:15 p.m. (FSN)
Game 4 - No. 3 Arizona (19-8) vs No. 6 USC (13-14), 8:45 p.m. (FSN)

Friday, March 12
Semifinal 1, 6:15 p.m. (FSN)
Semifinal 2, 8:45 p.m. (FSN)

Saturday, March 13
Championship Game, 3:15 p.m. (CBS)

Series Story
Sixteen straight wins over Washington State has given Stanford a 58-52 lead in the series ... At Maples Pavilion earlier this year (1/2/04) in the Pac-10 season opener, All-America candidate Josh Childress scored ten points in his season debut as then fifth-ranked Stanford scored a 73-51 victory over Washington State ... Honors Candidate Justin Davis scored 13 points for the Cardinal ... Childress, who had been sidelined with a stress reaction in his left foot, played seven minutes ... Stanford never trailed, maintaining a comfortable lead while shooting 60 percent in the first half ... The Cardinal held WSU scoreless in the final 5:10 before halftime, taking a 37-23 halftime lead ... Then on March 4, Honors Candidate Matt Lottich hit a desperation 35-foot shot as time ran out to give Stanford a dramatic 63-61 victory at WSU ... The Cougars led, 61-25, with 25 seconds left before Dan Grunfeld cut it to one with a rare for-point play, hitting a long three-pointer from the corner, getting fouled and making a free throw ... With 17.2 seconds left, WSU could not inbound the ball against Stanford's defense and turned it over on a five-second violation ... Stanford tried to hold the ball for the last shot, but it was knocked away from Chris Hernandez, and a wild scramble followed ... Nick Robinson finally gained control and flipped the ball back to Lottich for the game winner ... Stanford scored the final seven points of the game ... Lottich led Stanford scorers with 15 points while Childress added a double-double, 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Coaches Corner
Mike Montgomery, the 2003-04 Pac-10 and NABC District-9 Coach of the Year, is in his 18th season as head coach at Stanford ... Montgomery is 389-166 on The Farm, and holds an overall career record of 543-243 (17-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) ... Montgomery has led Stanford to nine straight trips to the NCAA Tourney ... Montgomery is 27-9 against Washington State ... Dick Bennett is in his first season at Washington State ... Bennett's career record (9 years at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 10 years at Wisconsin-Green Bay, first season at Washington State) is 466-273 ... Bennett is 0-2 against Stanford.

Scouting Stanford
A 26-1 record, a #1 national ranking, a victory over a former #1 ranked team, four victories over nationally-ranked teams, 14 wins over teams with winning records and ten road victories in eleven games ... That's pretty good news for the Pac-10 champion Stanford Cardinal basketball team as it prepares to compete in the Pacific-10 Tournament ... The Cardinal has won its games by a margin of 13.3 points per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal is 14-0 at home, 10-1 on the road, and 2-0 on neutral territory, has outrebounded its opponents in 23 of the 27 games, holds a 14-1 record against teams with a winning record, has made 129 more field goals than its opponents, and 129 more free throws ... Stanford is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring margin (+13.3), field goal percentage defense (.396), rebounding defense (29.7 rpg) and rebounding margin (+6.6) ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.480), scoring defense (60.9 ppg), free throw percentage (.755) and blocked shots (4.22 bpg).

Conference Champions
For the fourth time in the last six years, Stanford is champion of the Pacific-10 Conference ... A 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) clinched at least a tie for the title, and then a 73-60 victory at UCLA (2/12/04) gave the Cardinal sole possession of the conference trophy ... Stanford has finished either first or second in the Pac-10 in the last eight seasons.

Neutral Notation
Stanford has done well on neutral courts during the last several years ... Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 34-12 ... In two neutral court games this year, the Cardinal scored a 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) in Anaheim at the John Wooden Classic, and then followed up with a 87-80 victory over then #13 Gonzaga (12/20/03) in Oakland at the Pete Newell Challenge.

Senior Salute
A big reason for Stanford's success this year has been the play of its three seniors, Justin Davis, Joe Kirchofer and Matt Lottich ... Davis has played in 98 games (57 as a starter) while Lottich has played in 108 games (60 as a starter) at Stanford during their four seasons on The Farm ... During their tenure at Stanford, Davis and Lottich have helped Stanford chalk up a 101-23 record, three trips to the NCAA Tournament (and a fourth in 2003-04) and two Pac-10 titles ... Davis currently ranks sixth in the Stanford record book for career field goal percentage (.560) ... Lottich is one of the school's all-time three-pointer shooters ... Lottich's 156 three-pointers is sixth-best in the school record book, while his 428 three-point attempts is seventh-best in school history ... Kirchofer has been one of the unsung heroes for Stanford since the 1999-00 season ... Kirchofer has played in 109 games, and during that span, has shot .551 from the floor, ninth-best in school history ... During his tenure at Stanford, Kirchofer has helped Stanford to a 97-24 record, three trips to the NCAA Tournament (and a fourth in 2003-04) and two conference titles ... All three players will graduate in June, 2004 ... Davis will earn a degree in Communication, Kirchofer in Urban Studies and Lottich in Science, Technology and Society.

Stanford's Streak
Stanford's 26-game winning streak this year was the longest in the Pac-10 since Oregon State won 26 straight during the 1980-81 season ... Since the end of UCLA's dynasty in 1975, these are the longest winning streaks in the Pacific-10 Conference ... 26 (Stanford, 2003-04), 26 (Oregon State, 1980-81); 20 (Stanford, 2000-01); 19 (Arizona, 1997-98); 19 (Arizona, 1992-93); 19 (UCLA, 1994-95, won NCAA title).

Fantastic Finishes
Despite double-digit and last minute deficits, Stanford Basketball refuses to lose ... The latest fantastic finish was a 63-61 victory at Washington State (3/4/04) ... Down 61-56 with 25 seconds remaining, the Cardinal scored the game's final seven points, including a 25-foot three-pointer by Honors Candidate Matt Lottich at the buzzer to give the top-ranked Cardinal the wild win in Pullman ... Stanford was down 58-52 with 52 seconds remaining in the game against the Cougars, but Stanford's remarkable comeback was helped along by a four-point play by Dan Grunfeld with 19 seconds to play ... At Oregon (1/17/04), the Cardinal fought back from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat the Ducks, 83-80 ... Oregon was up, 45-26, early in the second half, but Stanford whittled away the Duck lead until All-America candidate Josh Childress gave the Cardinal its first lead since the opening basket with a three-pointer that made it 70-69 with 3:50 left ... Chris Hernandez scored all 22 of his points in the second half, and Stanford scored on all 15 of its final possessions in the second half ... Then against Arizona (2/7/04), Nick Robinson hit a running 35-foot basket as time ran out to give Stanford a highly dramatic 80-77 victory over the Wildcats ... The Cardinal came from four points (77-73) behind in the final minute ... Childress made one of two free throws with 43 seconds left ... A steal by Honors Candidate Matt Lottich then led to Childress' 3-pointer from the corner to tie the game with 24 seconds to go ... The winning shot was set up when Robinson and Lottich trapped Arizona's Salim Stoudamire, knocking the ball loose ... Robinson grabbed the ball, headed up court, and with time running out, fired home the winning three-pointer as time expired ... At USC (2/19/04), Stanford was down13 points, 36-23, with 1:34 in the first half, but Childress scored a career-high 36 points, Lottich added 20 points, and Stanford shot 64 percent in the second half to score a 76-67 win ... In five games this year, Stanford has battled back from a halftime deficit ... At Rice (11/30/03), Stanford was down at the half, 28-22, but rallied to win 60-56 ... Down 34-28 to USC (1/24/04) at Maples Pavilion, Stanford came back to win, 77-67 ... Down 15 points, 39-24, at Oregon (1/31/04), Stanford rallied to win in Eugene, 83-80 ... At California (2/14/04), Stanford was down 37-35 at halftime, but came back to win 69-58 ... At USC (2/19/04), Stanford faced a 36-28 halftime deficit, but rallied to win 76-67.

Rankings Review
Stanford, ranked first in the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today poll for three weeks is now #2 ... Stanford received two first-place votes in the Associated Press poll for a total of 1,648 points ... St. Joseph's, the only unbeaten team in the nation, is #1 in this week's Associated Press poll with 67 first-place votes for a total of 1,795 points ... In the ESPN/USA Today poll, the Cardinal generated 715 points to place second nationally behind St. Joseph's which collected all 31 first-place votes and 775 points.

Depth Dialogue
Stanford's entire roster has played an important role in the team's 26-1 start ... Ten players on the 14-man roster are averaging at least ten minutes per game ... Reserve forward Matt Haryasz has come off the bench to shoot .511 while averaging 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... Haryasz is the team leader in blocks (33, #6 in the Pac-10) ... Haryasz tied a school record with six blocks at Oregon State (1/29/04) along with ten points, seven rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench ... Haryasz is averaging 17.6 minutes per game in reserve ... With the injury to Justin Davis, Haryasz started at Oregon (1/31/04) and responded with a career-high 19 points (9-for-14 from the floor), seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes ... However, Haryasz sprained his right ankle in practice (2/3/04) and the injury to Davis means Nick Robinson has returned to the starting lineup ... In Robinson's 23 starts this year, Stanford is 22-1 ... In 34 starts for Robinson over the last two seasons, Stanford is 31-3 ... Robinson started the first 14 games of the 2003-04 season while All-America candidate Josh Childress was mending from a foot injury ... Robinson is averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Robinson, who is shooting .473, tallied a career-high 15 points along with six rebounds at UCLA (2/21/04) ... Robinson will always be remembered for his dramatic 35-foot shot as time ran out to propel Stanford to a 80-77 victory over Arizona (2/7/04).

Defensive Data
In 13 of the 27 games, Stanford's defense has held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting ... Only two teams have shot 50 percent or better against Stanford this year ... Stanford has outrebounded its opponent in 23 of 27 games ... Eight times this season Stanford has held a double-digit margin in rebounds ... Stanford is tops in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage defense (.396).

Shooting Stats
Stanford has shot 50 percent or better in eleven of the 27 games ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.480) ... Rob Little is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.588) ... Combined, Stanford's five post players (Justin Davis, Rob Little, Joe Kirchofer, Matt Haryasz and Nick Robinson) are shooting .543 (384-for-707) from the field.

Free Throw Facts
Free throws made have played a role in Stanford's success this year ... Five players are shooting 80 percent or better led by Chris Hernandez who is first in the Pac-10 at .921 (93-for-101) ... Stanford's three guards (Chris Hernandez, Jason Haas, Matt Lottich) have combined to hit 167-of-186 free throw attempts for .898 ... All-America candidate Josh Childress is seventh in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.815, 66-for-81) ... Free throws made in the closing minutes of several games have helped the Cardinal to victory ... Stanford hit its final ten free throws in the final 1:15 to help defeat nationally-ranked Gonzaga (12/22/03), 87-80, at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Stanford hit its last nine free throw attempts in the final 6:35 in the 60-56 victory at Rice (11/30/03) ... The Cardinal hit 6-of-7 free throw attempts in the final 4:05 in the 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Stanford made 12-of-12 free throw attempts in the final 10:12 in the second half in the 86-71 decision over UNLV (12/13/03) ... Stanford hit 11 of its final 12 free throw attempts in the final 3:01 to defeat California (1/17/04), 68-61 ... In Stanford's 83-80 victory at Oregon (1/31/04), the Cardinal hit 9-of-11 free throw attempts in the final 5:37 of the game ... Stanford has made 150 more free throws than its opponent this year ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.754).

Blocks Barometer/Steals Saga
Traditionally, Stanford has been near the bottom of the Pac-10 standings in blocks and steals ... Not this year ... The Cardinal has averaged 4.29 blocks per game, second-best in the Pac-10 and currently second-best in school history since that statistic was kept at the start of the 1976-77 season ... The 1999-00 team holds the school record with 5.4 blocks per game ... Matt Haryasz leads the team in blocks (33, #6 in the Pac-10) and 14th-best for a single season in school history ... Haryasz recently tied the school record with six blocks at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... In the game against the Beavers, Stanford recorded a school record 13 blocks ... Stanford also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in steals at 6.74 per game ... That is the highest per game average since the 1985-86 season when Stanford averaged 8.2 steals per game ... Eight Stanford players have at least ten steals with Nick Robinson (32), Chris Hernandez (30) and Justin Davis (21) and Matt Lottich (21) leading the way.

Backcourt Bullets
The word is out ... Stanford's starting backcourt of Matt Lottich and Chris Hernandez is among the best in the country ... Lottich is averaging 12.3 ppg while Hernandez checks in at 10.6 ppg ... Combined, Lottich and Hernandez have hit 146-of-163 free throw attempts for .896, and 217 assists for an average of 8.04 assists per game ... Their assist-to-turnover margin is 217-to-112 ... Lottich is fifth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.92 while Hernandez is sixth at 1.92 ... Lottich and Hernandez have hit 92 three-pointers in 236 attempts for .390 ... Hernandez is first in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.921, 93-for-101) and Lottich is hitting .855 (53-for-62) ... Hernandez is first in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage at .463 (38-for-82) ... Hernandez is fifth in the Pac-10 in assists (4.68 apg) while Lottich is averaging 3.70 apg ... Hernandez is one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's best point-guard ... Lottich is a candidate for the John R. Wooden All-America team.

The 2003-04 Stanford Basketball Varsity

#2 Mark Bradford, 6-2, 190, Freshman, Los Angeles, CaJoined the basketball season after playing his freshman year as a wide receiver on the Cardinal football team ... Caught 37 passes for 587 yards (15.9 ypc) and three touchdowns ... Started seven of the eleven games ... Averaged 20 points per game as a senior at Fremont High School ... Played his first collegiate basketball game against Southern Utah (12/22/03) and played four minutes with one assist ... Scored his first collegiate basket against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Scored a season-high three points in three minutes of play against Oregon State (2/26/04).Career HighsPoints: 3 vs Oregon State (2/26/04)Rebounds: 1 vs Harvard (12/28/03)Assists: 1 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)Steals: 1 vs Oregon State (2/26/04)Minutes: 4 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)

#1 Josh Childress, G/F, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca
The 2003-04 Pacific-10 Player of the Year, the first Stanford player to receive that honor ... A finalist for Adolph F. Rupp and John R. Wooden Player of the Year ... Also a candidate for Naismith Player of the Year ... Named to the Adolph Rupp All-American first team ... Named third team All-American by ESPN.com ... Named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District-9 first team ... The All-America candidate returned to the active roster after missing the first nine games with a stress reaction in his left foot ... Started his first game of the year against UCLA (1/22/04) and responded with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals ... Averaging 15.2 points (#1 on the Cardinal, #9 in the Pac-10) and 7.4 rebounds per game (#1 on the Cardinal, #5 in the Pac-10) ... Has scored in double figures in 17 of 18 games, including a string of 16 games in a row ... Shooting .815 (66-for-81) from the free throw line, seventh-best in the Pac-10 ... Has hit 32-of-35 free throw attempts in the last seven games for 91 percent ... The hero of the 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) with a career-high 36 points (12-for-15 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc, 9-for-9 from the free throw line) along with eleven rebounds and two steals ... Scored a game-high 29 points (10-for-16 from the floor, 4-of-6 from the free throw line, 5-for-5 from the free throw line) along with 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks against Oregon (2/28/04) ... Tallied 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Stanford's 82-72 victory at then third-ranked Arizona (1/10/04) ... Scored the winning basket on a layup with nine seconds to play to give Stanford a 63-62 victory at Arizona State (1/8/04) ... Against the Sun Devils, Childress scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds ... For his efforts against Arizona State (1/8/04) and Arizona (1/10/04), he was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Collected 17 points, five blocks (career-high) and four rebounds in Stanford's 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Collected a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds against California (1/17/04), and another double with 18 points and ten rebounds against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Tallied ten points (4-for-5 from the floor) in seven minutes of play in his season debut against Washington State (1/2/04).
Career Highs
Points: 36 at USC (2/14/04)
Rebounds: 15 vs USC (1/25/03)
Assists: 6 vs Yale (12/30/02)
Blocks: 5 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Steals: 3 vs Portland State (12/19/01), Arizona (2/28/02), Arizona (1/130/03)
Minutes: 40 vs Oregon State (2/9/03), Arizona (3/1/03), USC (2/19/04)

#22 Justin Davis, F, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca
Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... The Honors Candidate should be back soon after suffering a partial tear of his medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the same injury he suffered last year ... Davis suffered the injury in the second half at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Stanford's second leading rebounder (6.9 rpg) ... Shooting .578 (78-for-135) ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 12 of 18 games played ... Collected a career-high four steals against California (1/17/04) ... Has collected four double-doubles this year ... Scored 17 points along with a season high 13 rebounds against Washington (1/4/04) ... Grabbed a team-high ten rebounds in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03), ten more against UNLV (12/13/03) and Arizona (1/10/04) ... Scored a season-high 21 points (9-for-10 from the floor, hit his first seven shots) along with ten rebounds against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Also netted 21 points (10-for-11 from the floor) against UCLA (1/22/04) ... Tallied 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals (career-high) in Stanford's 87-80 victory over Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor enroute to scoring 17 points against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Hit 7-of-10 shots enroute to 17 points and seven rebounds against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Grabbed nine rebounds against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) at the John Wooden Classic.
Career Highs
Points: 24 vs Gonzaga (12/28/02)
Rebounds: 16 vs UNLV (12/21/02)
Assists: 6 vs Yale (12/30/02)
Blocks: 2, five times
Steals: 4 vs Gonzaga (12/20/03), vs California (1/17/04)
Minutes: 32 vs Boston University (11/18/02), Florida (11/127/02)

#20 Dan Grunfeld, F, 6-6, 210, Sophomore, River Hills, Wi
An important reserve ... Averaging 11.6 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 21 points (5-for-8 from the floor, 9-for-9 from the free throw line) in 22 minutes of play against Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Scored 13 points along with four rebounds and two steals in a career-high 27 minutes against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Tallied nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) along with two assists in 17 minutes of play against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Also scored nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Grabbed five rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03) ... Tallied a crucial four-point play (3 pointer plus free throw) with 17 seconds remaining to help Stanford scored a come-from-behind 63-61 victory at Washington State (3/4/04).
Career Highs
Points: 22 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)
Rebounds: 5 vs UC Irvine (11/25/03)
Assists: 3 vs Sacramento State (11/22/03), Harvard (12/28/03)
Blocks: 1, four times
Steals, 2 vs Arizona State (2/1/03), Washington State (2/15/03), Fla International (12/15/03)
Minutes: 27 vs Florida International (12/15/03)

#32 Jason Haas, G, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Centre Hall, Pa
Earned his first collegiate start against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Subbing for an injured Chris Hernandez, started two games (UNLV, Florida International) ... In those two games, played 58 minutes, scored eleven points, dished out seven assists along with five rebounds and three steals ... Played a career-high 33 minutes, six points (4-for-4 from the free throw line), five assists and two steals against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Followed up with five points and four rebounds (career-high) against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Played ten key minutes in the second half against Gonzaga (12/20/03) after starter Chris Hernandez picked up his fourth foul with 13:12 in the second half and helped maintain Stanford's lead ... Tallied a career-high seven points along with two assists in 17 minutes against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Played 16 minutes against Oregon State (2/26/04) with five points and three rebounds ... Scored three points and dished out two assists in seven minutes of play against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Has played double-digit minutes in eleven of the team's 27 games.
Career Highs
Points: 7 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Rebounds: 4 vs Florida International (12/15/03)
Assists: 6 vs Washington (2/13/03)
Steals: 2, vs UNLV (12/13/03)
Minutes: 33 vs UNLV (12/13/03)

#52 Matt Haryasz, F, 6-10, 225, Sophomore, Page, Az
Has been one of Stanford's top players off the bench ... Shooting .511 (70-for-137) ... Has shot 50 percent or better in 13 of the 25 games he has played ... Averaging 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Averaging 17.6 minutes per game ... Started his first collegiate game at Oregon (1/31/04) and responded with a career-high 19 points (9-for-14 from the floor), seven rebounds, three assists, and a block in 33 minutes ... Scored 16 points (7-for-11 from the floor) against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Tallied a career-high eight rebounds, along with three blocks in Stanford's 67-37 victory over Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Hit 5-of-5 shots for ten points along with seven rebounds in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Added ten points (4-for-6 from the floor) against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Tied a school record with a career-high six blocks along with ten points (5-for-7 from the floor), seven rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench in the 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Leads the team in blocked shots (33, #5 in the Pac-10) ... Has at least one block in 17 of 24 games played ... Netted three blocks against Rice (11/30/03), then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03), Southern Utah (12/22/03) and USC (1/24/04) ... Grabbed six rebounds along with eight points against Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Washington (3/6/04).
Career Highs
Points: 19 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
Rebounds: 8 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03), Washington (3/6/04)
Assists: 3 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
Blocks: 6 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Steals: 2 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Minutes: 33 vs Oregon (1/31/04)

#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Guard, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca
A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's top point-guard ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer (10.6 ppg) ... Named first team All Pac-10 and also to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District-9 first team ... Returned to action against Gonzaga (12/20/03) after missing the previous two games against UNLV (12/13/03) and Florida International (12/15/03) with two bulging disks in his lower back ... The Pac-10 leader in free throw percentage (.921, 93-for-101) ... Hit 31 straight free throws before missing against Washington State (1/2/04) ... First in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.463, 38-for-82) ... Second on the team in steals (30) ... Averaging 4.68 assists per game, fifth-best in the Pac-10 ... Has an assist/turnover ratio of 1.92, #6 in the Pac-10 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for helping lead Stanford to two victories at UC Irvine (72-59, 11/25/03) and Rice (60-56, 11/30/03) ... Scored 39 points against UCI and Rice ... Scored a career-high 22 points (16 in the first half) along with five assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes of play at UC Irvine ... Hit 8-of-9 shots from the floor, and 6-for-7 from three-point territory against the Anteaters ... Hit a career-high six three-pointers against UCI ... Scored 17 points (15 in the second half), dished out four assists and stole two passes in the win at Rice ... Hit 4-of-6 shots from the floor, and 2-for-3 from three-point territory ... Was 7-for-7 from the free throw line, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds to ice the game at Rice ... In the two games against UC Irvine and Rice, hit 12-of-15 shots for 80 percent, 8-of-10 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line ... Dished out nine assists along with two steals in 67 minutes of play ... Matched his career-high with 22 points (10-for-12 from the floor throw line), four assists and three steals in Stanford's 83-80 come-from-behind victory at Oregon (1/31/04) ... Scored all 22 of his points in the second half against Oregon (1/31/04) ... Tallied 21 points at Washington (3/5/04) ... Collected 20 points (5-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc, 7-for-7 from the free throw line) against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Scored 18 points (4-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory, 7-for-8 from the free throw line) in Stanford's 77-67 victory over USC (1/24/04) ... Stole a career-high four passes in the 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at California (2/14/04).
Career Highs
Points: 22 vs UC Irvine (11/25/03), Oregon (1/31/04)
Rebounds: 6 vs California (2/14/04)
Assists: 9 vs Washington (1/4/04), Arizona (1/10/04)
Steals: 4 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Minutes: 38 vs Oregon (1/31/04), Washington (3/6/04)

#00 Joe Kirchofer, F, 6-9, 250, Senior, Elk Grove, Ca
Tri-captain ... Averaging 12.4 minutes per game in a reserve role ... Has hit 41-of-74 shots from the floor for .554 percent ... On Senior Night against Oregon (2/28/04), started his second collegiate game and responded with a double-double with career-highs in points (13) and rebounds (10) in 17 minutes of play ... Helped propel Stanford's remarkable come-from-behind 83-80 victory at Oregon (1/31/04) ... Played 21 minutes and responded with eight rebounds, and seven points (3-for-4 from the floor) as Stanford battled back from a 19-point second-half deficit against Oregon (1/31/04) ... Also played an important role in Stanford's 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) with seven rebounds in a season-high 23 minutes ... Played 21 minutes against Arizona State (2/5/04) and 20 minutes against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Also played a major role in Stanford's 69-58 victory at California (2/14/04) with seven points (3-for-4 from the floor) in 14 minutes of play ... Played a major role in Stanford's 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) at the John Wooden Classic ... Scored ten points (4-for-4 from the floor) in 13 minutes of play against the Jayhawks ... Collected nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) along with seven rebounds and a block against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Scored six points (2-for-2 from the floor, 2-for-2 from the free throw line) along with three rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03) ... Grabbed four rebounds against Southern Utah (12/22/03).
Career Highs
Points: 13 vs Oregon (2/28/04)
Rebounds: 10 vs Oregon (2/28/04)
Assists: 3 vs Washington State (1/17/02)
Blocks: 3 vs New Hampshire (12/29/99)
Steals: 1, 8 times
Minutes: 24 vs USC (1/26/02)

#42 Rob Little, C, 6-10, 260, Junior, Hampton, Va
Averaging 10.3 points per game, #5 on the Cardinal ... Also grabbing 5.4 rebounds per game, #2 on the team and 13th in the Pac-10 ... Shooting a team-leading .588 (124-for-211) from the floor, second-best on the Cardinal and #2 in the Pac-10 ... Has shot 50 percent or better in 19 of the 27 games ... In the last 13 games, has hit 61-of-93 shots for 66 percent ... Has scored in double figures in 14 games ... Scored a career-high 18 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with seven rebounds and two blocks in Stanford's 73-60 victory at UCLA (2/21/04) ... Garnered 17 points (8-for-12 from the floor) along with nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Scored 17 points (7-for-11 from the floor) along with seven rebounds and two blocked shots at Rice (11/30/03) ... Collected 17 points (8-for-11 from the floor) against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Also scored 17 points (8-for-12 from the floor) along with six rebounds against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Helped Stanford to a 69-58 victory at California (2/14/04) with 17 points (7-for-8 from the floor), five rebounds and two blocks ... Tallied 16 points along with six rebounds against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Garnered 14 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals in Stanford's 87-80 victory over Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... In Stanford's 82-72 victory at then third-ranked Arizona (1/10/04), tallied 12 points (5-for-8 from the floor) along with seven rebounds ... Scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Collected eight rebounds against Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Has tallied 25 blocks, seventh-best in the Pac-10.
Career Highs
Points: 18 vs Florida (11/27/02), UCLA (2/21/04)
Rebounds: 12 vs Washington (1/18/03)
Assists: 2, twelve times
Blocks: 4 vs San Diego (3/20/03)
Steals: 2, five times
Minutes: 39 vs Washington State (1/16/03)

#33 Matt Lottich, G, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il
Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... Honors Candidate ... A candidate for the John R. Wooden All-America team ... Tri-captain ... Has scored in double figures in 19 of the 27 games ... Averaging 12.3 points (#2 on the Cardinal, #19 in the Pac-10) and 2.8 rebounds per game ... Fifth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.92 ... Averaging 3.70 assists per game ... In the last 19 games, has dished out 66 assists with only 33 turnovers ... Shooting .855 (53-for-62) from the free throw line, second-best on the Cardinal ... Made an incredible 35-foot shot at the buzzer to lead Stanford back from a six-point deficit in the final 52 seconds for a 63-61 win at Washington State (3/4/04) ... Scored a career-high 34 points (12-for-17 from the floor, six 3-pointers in seven attempts) along with a career-high seven assists in Stanford's 87-80 victory over Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... His 34 points (25 in the second half) against Gonzaga broke the Pete Newell Challenge record of 29 by Cal's Gene Carlisle vs North Carolina on Dec. 29, 1998 ... For his efforts in wins over Gonzaga and Florida International (46 points, 12 assists in the two games), Lottich was named Pac-10 Player ofthe Week and The Sporting News National Player of the Week ... Collected 20 points (18 in the second half) in Stanford's 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) ... Scored 19 points (7-for-11 from the floor, 3-for-6 from behind the arc) along with three steals against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Tallied 18 points (5-for-10 from behind the arc) along with five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 34 minutes in a 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Hit a critical three-pointer against the Jayhawks with 2:26 in the game to give Stanford a 59-55 lead ... For his efforts against Kansas (12/6/03), was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Scored 17 points (6-for-8 from the floor, 2-for-3 from behind the arc) in Stanford's 82-72 victory at then third-ranked Arizona (1/10/04) ... Collected 17 points and six assists in 31 minutes against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Sacramento State (11/22/03).
Career Highs
Points: 34 vs Gonzaga (12/20/03)
Rebounds: 8 vs Arizona (3/1/03), Sacramento State (11/22/03)
Assists: 7 vs Oregon State (2/9/03), Gonzaga (12/20/03), WSU (1/2/04), OSU (1/29/04)
Blocks: 2 vs UCLA (1/22/04)
Steals: 4 vs UCLA (1/23/03)
Minutes: 42 vs Washington State (1/16/03)

#15 Evan Moore, F, 6-7, 235, Freshman, Brea, Ca
Joined the basketball team after playing his freshman season in 2003 on the Stanford football team ... Caught eight passes in six games for 150 yards (18.8 ypc) with one touchdown ... During his senior season at Brea-Olinda High School, averaged 24.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game ... Team finished 25-4 and was named MVP of the Century League, first team All-CIF, all-state and Super Prep All-American ... Scored a season-high four points along with two rebounds and a steal in nine minutes against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Scored three points and grabbed a rebound in two minutes of play in his collegiate basketball debut against Southern Utah (12/22/03).
Career Highs
Points: 4 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Rebounds: 2 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Steals: 1 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Minutes: 9 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)

#10 Tim Morris, G, 6-4, 215, Freshman, Atlanta, Ga
Redshirting the 2003-04 season.

#21 Nick Robinson, F/G, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo
Tri-captain ... A starter in 23 of 27 games ... Stanford is 22-1 in games Robinson has started this year ... During the last two seasons, the Cardinal is 31-3 in games Robinson has started ... Averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Has shot 50 percent or better in 14 games ... Shooting .473 from the floor ... The team leader in steals (32) ... The hero in Stanford's 80-77 victory over Arizona (2/7/04) ... Helped create a steal against Arizona in the final seconds of regulation, dribbled the ball up the court, and fired home a successful 35-foot three-point shot as time ran out ... Tallied eight points, seven rebounds and three steals in the win against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Scored a career-high 15 points along with six rebounds and two steals in Stanford's 73-60 victory at UCLA (2/21/04) ... Scored 13 points (6-for-7 from the floor) along with four assists and two steals against Washington (1/4/04) ... Tallied 13 points (6-for-7 from the floor) against USC (1/24/04) ... Tallied eight rebounds and seven points along with two steals and a block in Stanford's 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas at the John Wooden Classic ... Scored eight points (4-for-6 from the floor) and grabbed six rebounds against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Collected seven points (3-for-3 from the floor), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Tallied a career-high eight assists with only one turnover in Stanford's 87-80 victory over Gonzaga at the Pete Newell Challenge ... In the last 17 games, has dished out 41 assists compared to only 14 turnovers ... His wife, Meagan, gave birth to the couple's first child, Annie Lee, on March 1.
Career Highs
Points: 15 vs UCLA (2/21/04)
Rebounds: 11 vs Oregon (1/11/03)
Assists: 8 vs Gonzaga (12/20/03)
Blocks: 2 vs Washington State (1/16/03)
Steals: 3 vs Oregon State (2/9/03), Arizona State (2/5/04), Arizona (2/7/04)
Minutes: 38 vs Oregon (1/11/03), Arizona (2/7/04)

#44 Fred Washington, F, 6-5, 205, Freshman, Los Angeles, Ca
Despite his youth on the collegiate level, has contributed to Stanford's success ... Has played double-digit minutes in seven games ... Played a season-high 18 minutes against Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... In 13 minutes of play against Oregon State (2/26/04), tallied eleven points (4-for-5 from the floor), three rebounds, a block and a steal ... In 13 minutes of play against Harvard (12/28/03), tallied five points (2-for-3 from the floor), three rebounds, two assists and two steals ... In 12 minutes of play at UC Irvine (11/25/03), scored nine points (6-for-6 from the free throw line), grabbed three rebounds and stole three passes ... Against UNLV (12/13/03), tallied six points (2-for-2 from the floor), four rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes of play ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds in 12 minutes of play against Arizona State (2/5/04).
Career Highs
Points: 11 vs Oregon State (2/26/04)
Rebounds: 6 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Assists: 2 Florida International (12/15/03), Harvard (12/28/03), Arizona State (2/5/04)
Blocks: 1 vs Florida International (12/15/03)
Steals: 3 vs UC Irvine (11/25/03)
Minutes: 18 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)

#3 Carlton Weatherby, G, 6-0, 175, Sophomore, Tacoma, Wa
Has played in nine games (Sacramento State, UNLV, Florida International, Southern Utah, Harvard, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State, Oregon) ... Scored a basket in the final minute of the game against Arizona State (2/5/04).
Career Highs
Points: 3 vs Washington State (2/15/03)
Assists: 1 (4 times)
Minutes: 2 (4 times)

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