Michigan State And Participation In the EA Sports Maui Invitational Highlight Stanford's 2004-05 Schedule

Oct. 11, 2004

Stanford, Ca - A trip to one of the nation's premier college basketball tournaments (the EA Sports Maui Invitational), a matchup against one of the nation's top teams (Michigan State), a return trip to the Pete Newell Challenge and the return to the renovated Maples Pavilion for 12 home games highlights the 2004-05 Stanford basketball schedule.

Stanford, which will be seeking an eleventh straight trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2004-05, will open the regular season on Nov. 19 against the University of San Francisco (USF) at the Pete Newell Challenge at the Arena in Oakland. The Stanford-USF contest will be one of two games the Cardinal will play against a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC). On Nov. 28, Stanford travels to Santa Clara to face the Broncos. In fact, Stanford will play one other game at the Leavey Center on the Santa Clara campus while Maples Pavilion, home of Stanford Basketball, is nearing completion of a $30 million renovation. Stanford will face Concordia University on Nov. 13. Concordia is coached by former Stanford standout guard Kenny Ammann.

Three days (Nov. 22) after the season opener against USF, Stanford will face the challenge of Tennessee in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 22-24). The Vols return all five starters and will be one of the top contenders in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The tournament field includes several of the nation's top teams including North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Louisville and BYU.

Another nationally-ranked pre-season team will be Michigan State and the Cardinal will play the Spartans on Dec. 11 in Auburn Hills, Mi. The game will be played at The Palace, the home of the NBA champion Detroit Pistons.

Stanford will play its first seven games on the road before its first home game at the renovated Maples Pavilion on Dec. 18 against UC Davis.

Stanford, the defending Pac-10 champion, opens the conference season on Dec. 31 against Washington State. The game will be played in Spokane. Two days later, the Cardinal travels to Washington, the site of Stanford's only Pac-10 loss last year.

The Cardinal, which was 14-0 at home last season, opens the conference home seasson on Jan. 6 against Arizona State followed by a Jan. 8 matchup against pre-season conference favorite Arizona.

The 2004-05 Stanford Basketball Schedule
Saturday, December 13 vs Concordia University (exhibition at Santa Clara), 1:00 p.m.
Friday, November 19 at the Pete Newell Challenge vs USF (at Oakland), 8:30 p.m.
Monday, November 22 at the EA Sports Maui Invitational against Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. (hst)
Tuesday, November 23 at the EA Sports Maui Invitational, tba
Wednesday, November 24 at the EA Sports Maui Invitational, tba
Sunday, November 28 at Santa Clara, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 vs Michigan State at Auburn Hills, Mi, (CBS), 4:00 p.m. (est)
Monday, December 13 at Denver, 7:00 p.m. (mst)
Saturday, December 18 vs UC Davis (KRON), 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22 vs Dartmouth, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 23 vs Montana, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 31 at Washington State (Spokane), 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 2 at Washington, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 6 vs Arizona State, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 8 vs Arizona (Fox Sports Net), Noon
Saturday, January 15 at California (Fox Sports Net), 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 20 at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 22, at USC (ABC), 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 27, vs Oregon State, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 29, vs Oregon (Fox Sports Net), 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 3, at Arizona State, 6:30 p.m. (mst)
Saturday, February 5, at Arizona (CBS), 11:00 a.m. (mst)
Saturday, February 12, vs California (ABC), 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 17, vs USC, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 20, vs UCLA (CBS), 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 24, at Oregon State, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, at Oregon, tba
Thursday, March 3, vs Washington State, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, vs Washington, tba
Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12, at Pacific-10 Tournament (Los Angeles, Ca)
Thursday-Sunday, March 17-20, at NCAA Tournament First/Second Round
Thursday-Sunday, March 24-27, at NCAA Regional Finals
Saturday/Monday, April 2 & 4, at NCAA Final Four (St. Louis, Mo)


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