Nick Robinson, Rob Little Play Final Home Game At Maples Pavilion
March 4, 2005
Stanford (16-11 overall, 10-7 Pac-10) vs Washington (24-4 overall, 14-3 Pac-10)
Saturday, March 5, 2005, 1:00 p.m., Maples Pavilion (7,233), CBS
Stanford Cardinal Starters (16-11 overall, 10-7 Pac-10)
F - Matt Haryasz, 6-11, 230, Junior, Page, Az (11.9 ppg, 9.0 rpg)
F - Fred Washington, 6-5, 210, Sophomore, Los Angeles, Ca (4.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 260, Senior, Hampton, Va (9.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg)
G - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 205, Senior, Liberty, Mo (8.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg)
G - Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Junior, Fresno, Ca (15.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.9 apg)
Stanford holds a 64-54 series lead against Washington ... Earlier this year in Seattle (1/2/05), five Stanford players scored in double figures but it wasn't enough as the Huskies scored a 76-73 win ... Dan Grunfeld and Chris Hernandez each scored 15 points for the Cardinal ... Matt Haryasz snared ten rebounds ... Mike Jensen and Tre Simmons each scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for UW ... Stanford has won the last eleven games and 17 of the last 18 against the Huskies at Maples Pavilion ... Last year on Stanford's home court, Justin Davis scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 85-72 win ... Hernandez added 13 points and nine assists ... Stanford hit .596 from the floor and .556 from behind the arc.
Trent Johnson is in his first season as head coach of the Stanford Cardinal ... Johnson is the 16th men's basketball head coach in Stanford history ... Johnson, a Stanford assistant coach for three seasons from 1996-99, had been the head coach at Nevada for the past five campaigns (1999-2004) ... During the 2003-04 season, Johnson led Nevada to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in school history as the Wolf Pack tied a school record with 25 wins (25-9) ... During his first tenure at Stanford as an assistant coach, the Cardinal made an appearance in the NCAA Final Four (1997-98), reached the NCAA Sweet 16 (1996-97, 1997-98), captured the Pac-10 title (1998-99) and chalked up a 78-20 (.796) overall record ... Johnson's career record is 95-85 (first season at Stanford, five seasons at Nevada).
This has been a year of roster deletions for the Cardinal mainly because of injuries ... Stanford is down to nine healthy players (eight scholarship players, one walkon) as it prepares for its final Pac-10 game against Washington (3/5/05, 1:00 p.m.) ... Dan Grunfeld is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered against California (2/12/05) ... Grunfeld, who underwent surgery on Feb. 23, was the team's leading scorer (17.9 ppg, #4 in the Pac-10) and third-leading rebounder (5.5 rpg, #14 in the Pac-10) ... Reserve guard Carlton Weatherby has not played this year because of a broken left foot ... Tim Morris is out for the season because of eligibility issues, while two other players, Mark Bradford and Evan Moore, decided to devote all their time to football ... Bradford and Moore are starting wide receivers on the football team ... Despite all the injuries, Stanford has won ten of its last 14 games to chalk up an overall record of 16-11, and 10-7 in the Pac-10 (third place) ... Stanford's 16 wins assures the Cardinal of its 12th straight winning season with one more league game and at least one game in the Pac-10 Tournament ... Chris Hernandez now checks in as the team's leading scorer on the active roster 15.3 ppg (#8 in the Pac-10) ... Rob Little is the team's leading shooter at .519 (#8 in the Pac-10) ... Matt Haryasz is the team's leading rebounder (9.0 rpg, #2 in the Pac-10) and shot blocker (35, #4 in the Pac-10) ... Chris Hernandez and Nick Robinson are among the league leaders in steals ... Hernandez is fourth in the Pac-10 at 1.62 steals per game while Robinson is seventh at 1.56 per game ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.739), scoring defense (68.5 ppg) and field goal percentage defense (.423).
In the five games since a knee injury ended the season for Dan Grunfeld, his teammates have picked up the pace in chalking up a 3-2 record ... During that span, Chris Hernandez is averaging 19.2 ppg, Matt Haryasz is averaging 17.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, Fred Washington has averaged 11.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, Nick Robinson is averaging 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, Rob Little is averaging 6.2 rebounds per game, Taj Finger is averaging 14.0 mpg, Jason Haas is averaging 21 minutes per game, and Peter Prowitt has provided key minutes off the bench.
Two outstanding seniors who have contributed to the enormous success of the Stanford basketball program will be playing in their final home game at Maples Pavilion against the Washington Huskies (3/5/05, 1:00 p.m.) ... Rob Little has played in 122 games, 91 games as a starter in his four seasons (a three-year starter) ... During his tenure at Stanford, the Cardinal has chalked up a 90-32 record (.738), gained three trips to the NCAA Tournament and won a Pac-10 title ... Little ranks in the Top 10 in career field goal percentage (9th, .552) and blocks (8th, 79) and will finish his career ranked in the Top 15 in rebounds ... Little aspires to possibly go into politics one day, and his friendly nature and his incisive thoughts makes him popular with his teammates and Stanford fans ... Little is a three-time All Pac-10 Academic selection and will graduate in June, 2005, with a degree in Political Science/Philosophy ... Nick Robinson is simply a winner and a great leader ... While his teammates have garnered most of the headlines, Robinson has simply gone about his business serving as a two-year captain, working hard to become a better basketball player, encouraging his teammates, and simply helping Stanford win games ... During his four seasons at Stanford, Robinson has played in 106 games, 63 as a starter ... During those 63 starts, Stanford is 49-14 (.778) ... Robinson forever etched his name into Cardinal basketball history with his successful 35-foot three-point shot as time ran out to give Stanford a 80-77 victory over Arizona last year ... Robinson is also an outstanding student, gaining All Pac-10 Academic honors three times, and is currently a candidate for Academic All-America status ... Robinson will graduate in June, 2005, with a degree in Political Science/Sociology.
Not only have Stanford basketball players enjoyed success on the court, but they are also successful in the classroom ... Dan Grunfeld has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Division Men's Basketball Second Team ... Grunfeld, Chris Hernandez and Nick Robinson have been named to the five-man District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division All-Academic Men's Basketball Team ... Grunfeld carries a 3.66 gpa in American Studies; Hernandez holds a 3.20 gpa in Sociology while Robinson holds a 3.41 gpa in Political Science.
Dan Grunfeld and Chris Hernandez have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) District-14 first team ... Other first team selections were Nate Robinson of Washington, and Ronny Turiaf and Adam Morrison from Gonzaga ... Grunfeld averaged 17.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game before a knee injury ended his season ... Hernandez is averaging 15.3 ppg and 3.9 apg ... 150 student-athletes, from 15 districts, were selected and voted by member coaches of the NABC ... Those 150 student-athletes are now eligible for the NABC Division I All-American team to be announced at the conclusion of the 2004-05 season.
Stanford is 9-2 at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal has had 12 straight winning seasons ... The Cardinal is shooting .460 in games at Maples Pavilion compared to .422 on the road ... And Stanford is scoring 73.5 ppg at Maples Pavilion compared to 69.4 ppg on the road ... The Cardinal has won 33 of its last 36 games at Maples Pavilion dating back to the 2002-03 season.
Stanford has played 16 of its 27 games away from Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal played their first seven games of the 2004-05 season on the road ... Stanford started its 2003-04 season with a 93-83 overtime win over USF (11/19/04) at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland ,.. Stanford played three games (Tennessee, BYU, Louisville) at the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 22-24), then a Nov. 28 game at Santa Clara, a Dec. 11 contest vs Michigan State in Auburn Hills, Mi, and the road trip concluded with a Dec. 13 game at Denver ... This was the longest string of road or neutral court games to start the season since the 1934-35 campaign when Stanford played its first eleven games on the road ... Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 69-18 (.793) on the road ... Stanford has done well on neutral courts during the last several years ... Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 40-17 (.702).
With Stanford down to only nine healthy players, Stanford's starting lineup has had to play a lot of minutes ... Dan Grunfeld was averaging 33.0 minutes per game before a knee injury against California (2/12/05) ended his season ... Chris Hernandez is averaging 34.4 mpg (#5 in the Pac-10), followed by Nick Robinson at 32.9 mpg (#7 in the Pac-10), Matt Haryasz at 30.3 mpg and Rob Little at 24.4 mpg.
The 2004-05 Stanford Basketball Varsity
#22 Kenny Brown, 6-1, 190, Freshman, Guard, Southlake, Tx
Added to the Stanford roster shortly before the start of the season ... Hails from Carroll High school in Southlake, Texas where he averaged 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals as a senior ... Gained all-state, all-county and all-league honors during his high school career ... Helped his team to the third round of the Texas state tournament playoffs during his junior season ... Served as student body president, and a member of the school's Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
#31 Taj Finger, 6-8, 185, Freshman, Forward, Mt. Kisco, NY
One of three freshmen on the varsity roster ... Has played double-digits in minutes played in eleven of 25 games played ... Has averaged 15.5 mpg in his last four games ... Played a season-high 18 minutes and grabbed a season-high five rebounds against UCLA (2/20/05) ... Scored a season-high five points against USC (2/17/05) ... Scored four points in games against Brigham Young (11/23/04), Santa Clara (11/28/04) and Oregon (1/29/05 ... Grabbed four rebounds in the season opener against USF (11/19/04) and against California (2/12/05).
#20 Dan Grunfeld, 6-6, 215, Junior, Guard/Forward, River Hills, Wi
Was enjoying his best season as a Cardinal until tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during second half against California (2/12/05) ... Underwent surgery on Feb. 23 ... Had gone from a 3.4 ppg average last year to the team's leading scorer this year (17.9 ppg, #4 in the Pac-10), the biggest jump by a Division I player this year ... Named to the five-man National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District-14 first team along with teammate Chris Hernandez ... Named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Division Second Team ... Named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division First Team All-Academic selection ... Carries a 3.66 gpa in American Studies., Scored 20 or more points in eight games and double-digits in points in 20 of 22 games ... Scored a career-high 29 points (10-for-12 from the floor, 3-for-3 from behind arc) in Stanford's 87-76 victory over nationally-ranked Arizona (1/8/05) ... Scored 26 points (8-for-11 from the floor, 9-for-9 from three throw line) at Santa Clara (11/28/04) ... Paced the Cardinal attack with 25 points (8-for-13 from the floor, 7-for-7 from the free throw line) along with seven rebounds in Stanford's 75-64 victory at UCLA (1/20/05) ... Fired home 24 points along with five rebounds against Arizona State (1/6/05) ... Shot .500 from the floor, second-best on the Cardinal ... Shot 50 percent or better in eleven games ... In his last two games (Arizona, California) before his season ending knee injury against California (2/12/05), hit 14-of-26 shots for .538 ... Stanford's third-leading rebounder (5.5 rpg, #14 in the Pac-10) ... Recorded a career-high eleven boards in the season opener against USF (11/19/04) ... Added ten rebounds at Denver (12/13/04) ... Averaged 33.0 minutes per game, #6 in the Pac-10 ... Played 30 or more minutes in 19 of 22 games ... Second on the team in three-pointers (28) ... Hit .431 from behind the arc, seventh-best in the Pac-10 ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 17 of 22 games ... In his last three games, hit 5-of-8 shots from the behind the arc for .625 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his 45 points and eleven rebounds in Cardinal wins at UCLA (1/20/05, 75-64) and at USC (1/22/05, 78-70) ... Dished out a career-high six assists against Oregon State (1/27/05).
#32 Jason Haas, 6-2, 190, Junior, Guard, Spring Mills, Pa
Has played double-digit in minutes in 20 of the 27 games, including a career-high 36 minutes against Arizona State (1/6/05) ... Started his third collegiate game against Arizona State (1/6/05) and responded with six points, five assists and three rebounds ... Scored a career-high nine points (3-for-3 from the floor) along with three assists and a steal against Montana (12/23/04) ... Collected eight points, six assists (only one turnover) and four rebounds in 29 minutes of play in Stanford's 74-58 victory at California (1/15/05) ... Dished out six assists at UCLA (1/20/05) ... Has hit 24-of-28 free throw attempts for .857 ... During the last two seasons, has hit 45-of-51 free throws for .882.
#52 Matt Haryasz, 6-11, 230, Junior, Forward, Page, Az
Recorded his best game in a Stanford uniform against Oregon (1/29/05) with 20 points and 20 rebounds ... Haryasz also became only the eighth player in school history to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game ... Hit 8-of-12 shots and also collected two blocks against the Ducks ... For his efforts, was named The Sporting News Player of the Week ... The team's leading rebounder (9.0 rpg, #2 in the Pac-10) ... Has collected ten or more rebounds in eight of the last eleven games beginning with ten at USC (1/22/05), eleven against Oregon State (1/27/05), 20 against Oregon (1/29/05), ten at Arizona State (2/3/05), eleven against California (2/12/05), eleven against USC (2/17/05), ten at Oregon (2/26/05) and 12 against Washington State (3/5/05) ... Scored a career-high 23 points along with eleven rebounds and a career-high four steals against USC (2/17/05) ... Scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against Washington State (3/3/05) ... Began the year eleven rebounds against USF (11/19/04) ... Collected eleven rebounds along with 13 points against Oregon State (1/27/05) ... Snared eleven rebounds along with 18 points against California (2/12/05) ... Added ten rebounds at Santa Clara (11/28/04) and ten more at Washington (1/2/05) ... Has grabbed six or more rebounds in 25 of 27 games ... Averaging 11.9 ppg ... Has scored in double figures in 19 games, including 18 points along with eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks against Louisville (11/24/04) ... Also scored 18 points along with ten rebounds at USC (1/22/05) and at Oregon (2/26/05) ... Tallied 15 points and nine rebounds at Oregon State (2/24/05) ... Collected 14 points along with nine rebounds at UCLA (1/20/05) ... The team leader in blocks (35, #4 in the Pac-10) ... Has at least one block in 20 of 27 games ... Has 81 career blocks, seventh-best in school history ... In the last 12 games, has averaged 16.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Junior, Guard, Fresno, Ca
A Pac-10 Player of the Year candidate ... A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's best point-guard ... Named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division First Team All-Academic selection ... Carries a 3.20 in Sociology ... Named to the five-man National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District-14 first team along with teammate Dan Grunfeld ... A pre-season John Wooden All-America candidate ... ... A co-captain along with Nick Robinson ... In his second season as the starter at point-guard ... The team leader in minutes played (34.4 mpg, #5 in the Pac-10) ... Has played 30 or more minutes in 23 of 26 games played, including a current string of eleven straight games ... Stanford's second-leading scorer (15.3 ppg, #8 in the Pac-10) ... Tallied a career-high 37 points in Stanford's 78-65 victory over UCLA (2/20/05) ... That was the most number of points by a Stanford player since Casey Jacobsen scored 41 points against Oregon during the 2001-02 season ... Started the year with 30 points (6-for-9 from the floor, 17-for-18 from the free throw line) against USF (11/19/04) ... Scored 29 points (10-for-11 from the free throw line) at Oregon State (2/24/05) ... Helped lead Stanford to victory over nationally-ranked Arizona (1/8/05) with 23 points, a career-high six steals and four assists ... Scored 23 points and made six free throws in the final 21 seconds in Stanford's 69-65 victory vs Oregon State (1/27/05) ... Averaging 4.0 apg (#7 in the Pac-10) ... Dished out a season-high seven assists at Santa Clara (11/28/04) ... The team leader in three-pointers made (56) ... Hit 5-of-7 three point attempts at California (1/15/05) ... Hitting .403 (56-for-139) from behind the arc, seventh-best in the Pac-10 ... Averaging 1.62 steals per game, fourth-best in the Pac-10 ... Collected five steals at USC (1/22/05).
#42 Rob Little, 6-10, 260, Senior, Center, Hampton, Va
In his third season as a starter at center ... Averaging 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game (#9 in the Pac-10) ... Stanford's top shooter at .519 (#8 in the Pac-10) ... Scored a career-high 19 points (9-for-11 from the floor) along with six rebounds and three steals against Louisville (11/24/04) ... Collected 16 points (7-fof-10 from the floor) and 12 rebounds against nationally-ranked Arizona (1/8/05) ... Followed up the Arizona game with 16 points (6-for-9) along with eleven rebounds at California (1/15/05) ... Tallied his first double-double of the year with 12 points and ten rebounds at Washington (1/2/05) ... Has five double-doubles ... Scored ten points and grabbed ten rebounds at Oregon State (2/24/05) ... Collected a career-high 14 rebounds at Arizona State (2/3/05).
#10 Tim Morris, 6-4, 215, Redshirt Freshman, Guard, Atlanta, Ga
Has been declared academically ineligible for the remainder of the year ... Had emerged as one of Stanford's better players during his redshirt freshman season ... Averaged 7.4 ppg ... Played double-digit minutes in ten of 12 games, and played 20 or more minutes in eight games ... Scored a season-high 13 points (6-for-9 from the field) against UC Davis (12/18/04) ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Santa Clara (11/28/04) ... Started his first collegiate game at Washington (1/2/05) with 12 points ... Hit .944 (17-fof-18) from the free throw line.
#55 Peter Prowitt, 6-10, 250, Freshman, Arlington, Va
Has played double-digits in minutes played in eight games ... Played a season-high 21 minutes against Michigan State (12/11/04) ... Scored a season-high in points (7, 7-for-8 from the free throw line) against Michigan State (12/11/04), and rebounds (5) and blocked shots (4) against Dartmouth (12/22/04) ... Scored six points in 13 minutes against Arizona State (1/6/05) ... Scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in seven minutes of play at UCLA (1/20/05) ... Blocked three shots in Stanford's 87-76 victory over Arizona (1/8/05) ... Second on the team in blocks with eleven.
#21 Nick Robinson, 6-6, 205, Senior, Forward, Liberty, Mo
A co-captain along with Chris Hernandez ... Named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division First Team All-Academic selection ... Carries a 3.41 gpa in Political Science ... In his second season as a starter ... Averaging 8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... Second on the team in steals (42, #7 in the Pac-10) ... Has 102 career steals, 12th-best in school history ... Tallied a career-high 17 points (6-for-8 from the floor) at Arizona State (2/3/05) ... Scored 13 points along with three assists and two blocks in Stanford's 75-64 victory at UCLA (1/20/04) ... Collected 13 points at Oregon State (2/24/05) ... Scored eleven points at Denver (12/13/04), at Washington (1/2/05), at California (1/15/05), against UCLA (2/20/05) and at Oregon (2/26/05) ... Collected ten points and five rebounds against Arizona State (1/6/05) ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Oregon State (1/27/05) ... Collected eight rebounds against Brigham Young (11/23/04) ... Averaging 32.9 minutes per game, seventh in the Pac-10.
#44 Fred Washington, 6-5, 210, Sophomore, Forward, Los Angeles, Ca
Has moved into the starting lineup due to the season-ending knee injury to Dan Grunfeld ... Started his first collegiate game against USC (2/17/05) and responded with career-high in points (22, five dunks), rebounds (7), assists (4) and minutes (37) ... Against the Trojans, scored eight of Stanford's first ten points, ten of the first 16 and 12 of the first 20 ... In his next start (against UCLA), responded with 12 points and career-highs in rebounds (8), steals (7) and minutes (37) ... In his four starts, has averaged 11.6 points (24-for-35 for 69 percent) and 4.4 rebounds per game ... During that span, has stolen 15 passes, dished out 12 assists and blocked a shot ... Has played double-digit minutes in nine of the last ten games ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 18 minutes of play against Oregon (1/29/05) ... Scored eight points in 15 minutes of play against Dartmouth (12/22/04) ... Tallied eight points and two steals against Washington State (3/3/05).
#3 Carlton Weatherby, G, 6-1, 180, Junior, Tacoma, Wa
Is out of action indefinitely after breaking his foot in practice on Dec. 7 ... Underwent successful surgery on Dec. 10 at Stanford Hospital.
Each year, the Pac-10 honors a former coach or student-athlete with induction to the Pac-10 Hall of Honor ... The induction will take place at the 2005 Pacific-10 Tournament ... Rich Kelley is Stanford's inductee this year ... Kelley's school career rebound average of 12.4 per game may never be broken ... During the 1974-75 season, Kelley won the conference title in rebounding (11.5 rpg) and free throw percentage (.832) ... Kelley, who was the first 7-footer to play at Stanford, set a school record with 27 rebounds against Kentucky during the 1973-74 season ... During the 1972-73 campaign, Kelley set a school record by averaging 13.2 rebounds per game ... His 944 career rebounds is fourth-best in Stanford history ... The three-time all-conference selection averaged 18.6 ppg during his three-year Stanford career, fourth-best in school history ... Kelley was a first round selection of the then New Orleans Jazz in 1975 and played eleven seasons in the NBA ... The other inductees are Arizona's Pete Williams, Joe Caldwell of Arizona State, Cal's Darrall Imhoff, Oregon's Blair Rasmussen, Ed Lewis of Oregon State, UCLA's Gail Goodrich, USC's John Rudometkin, Jack Nichols of Washington, and Gene Conley of Washington State.
The Stanford basketball team finally moved back into the new Maples Pavilion with a Dec. 18 game against UC Davis ... Stanford faced the Aggies after playing its first seven games on the road ... On March 1, 2004, Stanford University began a $25 million renovation of Maples Pavilion ... The project was expected to be completed on Jan. 1, 2005, in time for the opening of the Pac-10 season, but construction finished ahead of schedule ... The renovation, financed entirely through private donations, includes a new covered 29,000 square foot concourse around the exterior of the seating area, state-of-the-art concession and restroom facilities with speaker systems, in addition to a new center-hung scoreboard with video and replay capability ... The renovation also includes a new playing court floor, upgraded locker rooms, a strength and conditioning room, a training room, a news media center and meeting rooms ... The seating configuration features a new lower seating bowl that takes the place of the old floor and loge sections ... The new lower seating bowl includes chair-back theater seats that replaces the wood bleachers ... The building's new capacity is 7,233 ... Stanford has produced 12 straight winning seasons at Maples Pavilion ... Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford has chalked up a 132-18 (.880) record at Maples Pavilion ... During that time, Stanford is 51-3 (.944) vs non-league opponents and 81-15 (.844) against Pac-10 schools.
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