No. 25 Men's Basketball Prepares For Washington
Feb. 10, 2007
CARDINAL WRAP UP WEEKEND IN SEATTLE: The Stanford men's basketball team (15-7, 7-4 Pac-10) will square off with Washington (15-8, 5-7 Pac-10) on Sunday, February 11 at 4 p.m. in Seattle. The game will also be televised by FOX Sports Net. The game can be heard on the radio on KNTS (1220 AM) with Bob Murphy and John Platz providing play-by-play and color commentary respectively. Stanford is looking to rebound from a 58-45 loss to No. 14 Washington State in Pullman on Thursday night.
THURSDAY RECAP: Ivory Clark had 11 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to help No. 14 Washington State beat No. 25 Stanford 58-45 on Thursday to stay in second place in the Pac-10 Conference ... Stanford was led by Brook Lopez's 13 points while Anthony Goods chipped in 11 points ... Landry Field's three-pointer for the Cardinal cut WSU's halftime lead to 22-20 was was their only field goal in the final 11:20 of the first ... Washington State jumped to a 30-21 lead as Stanford missed its first seven shots of the second half and did not make a field goal in the first seven minutes.
ABOUT WASHINGTON: The Huskies enter Sunday's game with a 15-8 overall record, 5-7 mark in the Pac-10 ... They are coached by Lorenzo Romar who is in his fifth year as head coach in Seattle ... Jon Brockman had 22 points - 17 in the second half - and 14 rebounds to lead Washington past California 79-71 on Thursday night ... It was Brockman's fourth 20-point game and 10th double-double of the season ...The Huskies have won 53 of their last 56 games at Hec Edmundson Pavilion ... UW holds a 66-59 advantage in the all-time series with Stanford ... The two teams split the series last year with each team winning at home ... The Cardinal defeated Washington 78-77 earlier this season in Palo Alto ... Anthony Goods scored 19 points and hit the tiebreaking free throws with 27.5 seconds to play as Stanford rallied for its 14th consecutive home victory over Washington ... Stanford's last win at Washington came during the 2001-02 season as the Cardinal posted a 91-65 victory in Seattle.
LAST YEAR AT WASHINGTON: Forward Mike Jensen made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 18 points, leading Washington past Stanford 75-57 in Seattle ... Matt Haryasz and Peter Prowitt led the Cardinal with 10 points each ... Stanford shot just 37 percent ... Stanford scored 20 of its 28 first half points in the paint and finished 3-of-14 on 3-pointers ... With Stanford starting in a zone defense to slow the Huskies inside play, Washington's complementary players took advantage from the perimeter ... Jensen, who'd made just 13 3-pointers all season, hit his first four attempts and was 5-of-7 from behind the arc in the first half.
WSU GAME NOTES: Stanford's 45 points vs. WSU on Thursday night matched their season low (vs. Air Force) ... Senior Fred Washington pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds against the Cougars ... Freshman Robin Lopez recorded a season/career best two steals vs. WSU ... Stanford's seven assists tied their season low (vs. Santa Clara) ... Sophomore Lawrence Hill was held scoreless for the first time this season, breaking a 13 game streak of double-digit scoring ... Stanford's 15 FG's made vs. the Cougars was one shy of their season low set against Santa Clara (12/16).
YOUTH MOVEMENT: On Stanford's 14 man active roster, nine are underclassmen ... To begin the year, the Cardinal started one freshman, three sophomores and one senior ... The most recent starting five features, two freshmen, two sophomores and one senior.
HOME COMINGS: Two current players call Washington home ... senior Carlton Weatherby is from Tacoma while sophomore Mitch Johnson hails from Seattle ... In all, nine players from the state of Washington have graced the Cardinal all-time roster.
SENIOR LEADERSHIP: In his final season for the Cardinal, forward Fred Washington has definately stepped it up ... On Thursday, Washington recorded a career high 10 rebounds in Pullman ... He has started all 22 games this season, averaging 29.2 minutes per game while shooting .532 from the field ... In his three previous seasons, Washington was averaging 3.5 points per game and this year's he's up to 7.7 ppg ... In three years prior, he dished out 45 assists total (0.75 apg) - this year he has a team-leading 84 assists so far and is averaging 3.8 per game ... Over the past three games, he is averaging 5.0 apg.
DID YOU KNOW? Stanford has outblocked its opponent in 18 of 22 games this season ... They are 14-4 in those games.
THE HALF OF IT: Stanford owns a 12-3 record when they lead at halftime ... When trailing? They are 3-4.
WELCOME TO THE BIG SHOW Freshman Brook Lopez (Fresno, Calif.) is starting to hit his groove on the court ... In the past six games he is averaging 14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game ... He recorded a season/career high 20 points and 12 rebounds last Wednesday against Gonzaga ... He has recorded at least one block in his last nine games and holds the school record for most blocks in a single game with 12 (vs. USC, 1/25/07) ... Brook has two double-doubles on the year (which includes a triple-double).
ROAD NUMBERS: Through eight road games this year, Stanford is 5-3 with impressive wins at Fresno State, Virginia and Cal ... The team is 3-2 in their last five road games and are winners of two of the last three ... The Cardinal are averaging 69.0 ppg and 37.1 rpg while shooting .441 from the field ... Lawrence Hill leads the team on the road with 15.5 ppg and 6.6 rbg while Anthony Goods (11.5 ppg), and Brook Lopez (11.1 ppg) are chipping in over 10 points a piece.
CONFERENCE POWER RANKINGS: The Pac-10 Confernce is ranked second in the Sagarin rankings and third in the RPI Report this week ... Stanford is ranked 43rd by Sagarin, 35th by the RPI Report and 30th according to the NCAA RPI.
BLOCK THIS: The Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, have combined for 90 blocks through 22 games this season ... The tandem has combined for more blocks than seven of Stanford's nine Pac-10 opponents in the team blocks category.
SUPER SOPHOMORE: Sophomore Lawrence Hill has turned it on in his second year on The Farm for the Cardinal ... Hill has led the team in scoring in 12 games this year and is averaging a team-leading 15.9 points per game as well as 6.5 rebounds per game ... Hill has scored in double figures 19 times and has one double-double on they year ... He has seven 20-plus point games including four of the last six ... Against Cal, Hill went 10-of-13 from the field (the 10 FG is a career best) ... Last season, Hill averaged 4.7 ppg and 3.4 rpg ... Hill has been named Stanford's Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week, twice this season ... He had scored in double figures for 13 consecutive game before being shut out at WSU ... Hill's five three pointers vs. OSU was a career best.
GOODS PERFORMANCE: Sophomore guard Anthony Goods has made marked improvement in his second season on The Farm as well ... He has started in every game for the Cardinal, leading the team in minutes per game with 34.5 ... He now has two 30-point games this season ... Last year, Goods averaged 2.7 points and 1.5 rebounds - this year, he checks in with 13.5 ppg and 3.4 rpg ... Goods has recorded at least one three-pointer in 20 of 22 games this season and leads the team with 55 on the year ... He knocked down a career best seven treys in the season opener against Siena ... He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Jan. 15).
KING OF SWAT: Freshman center Robin Lopez broke the Stanford freshman block record for a single season against USC earlier this season ... Lopez had three blocks on the night to bring his season total to 44 (previous record was 43 by freshman Tim Young in 1994-95) ... His 57 blocks in 2006-07 ranks second for a single season at Stanford ... The Cardinal record is held by Curtis Borchardt (2001-02) who had 85 blocks in a single season ... Lopez has recorded at least one block in 21 of 22 games this season and has recorded two or more blocks 16 times ... He has notched four or more blocks seven times ... Lopez ranks first in the conference averaging 2.57 blocks per game.
HITTING THE BOARDS: Stanford is averaging 39.5 rebounds as a team this year, outrebounding their opponents by a 6.9 margin ... The Cardinal has outrebounded their opponent in the last six games and are 5-1 in those contests ... Stanford's 6.9 rebound margin ranks second in the Pac-10.
CONFERENCE NUMBERS: Stanford is 7-4 in league play, averaging 69.0 ppg whIle shooting .449 from the field ... The team is averaging 39.3 rebounds per game while shooting .356 from beyond the arc ... At the same time last year, the Cardinal was 8-3 in league play heading into a game against California.
NOTES FROM THE COURT: Stanford's 130 blocked shots so far this season ranks fifth for a single season on the Farm ... Sophomore Lawrence Hill has 44 blocked shots for his career which ties him for 17th on the Farm ... Freshman Robin Lopez's 57 career blocked shots puts him 13th on the Cardinal charts ... Junior Peter Prowitt's 35 career blocked shots ranks him 25th in career blocked shots ... Anthony Goods 55 three pointers ranks him 20th for a single season .... His 151 three-point attempts ranks 14th for a single season.
UP NEXT: Stanford returns home to host the Oregon schools next week .. The Cardinal will take on Oregon State on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Maples in a game televised by FOX Sports Net ... On Saturday, February 17, Stanford and Oregon square off in Maples at 5 p.m. in a contest broadcast by FOX Sports Bay Area.
LEAGUE RANKINGS: Lawrence Hill is sixth in scoring (16.6 ppg) and Anthony Goods is 17th (13.6 ppg) ... Robin Lopez is 10th at 6.5 in rebounds, Hill is 11th (6.3 rpg) ... Hill is fourh (.564) ... Washinton ranks seventh (3.95 apg) in assists per game and Mitch Johnson is 8th (3.71) ... Goods is fourth in 3-pt. FG made (2.48 per game) and 4th in minutes played (34.29)... Robin Lopez is first in the league in blocked shots (2.57 bpg), Brook Lopez is third (2.00 bpg) while Hill is ninth (0.95) ... Hill ranks third in 3-pt FG pct at .443 ... As a team, Stanford leads the conference in Rebounding offense (39.5) and third in FG Pct. defense (.408) ... They are first in blocked shots (5.95 bpg) and third in assists (15.95) ... Stanford is second in rebounding margin (+6.9).
BIG SECOND HALF: After trailing by 17 at halftime, Stanford scored 50 points in the second half to rally for the win vs. UCLA ... The 50 points in the second half ties a season high for a single half (50 pts. in the second half vs. Siena, 11/11/06).
TWINTASTIC: The Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, are the second set of highly touted big men to grace The Farm ... Jason and Jarron Collins were the first set of big men to light up the court for Stanford in the late 90's and early 2000's ... The Collins twins both earned All-America honors during their college careers ... The Lopez tandem is contributing 19.0 ppg, 4.5 bpg and 11.2 rpg in the 17 games they have both appeared in.
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: Stanford will have at least 21 of their games this season broadcast on television not counting the Pac-10 Tournament or potential postseason play ... The Cardinal just ended a stretch of 11 consecutive games on t.v. ... Stanford is 13-5 in televised games so far this year ... The Cardinal's next three games will be televised.
TRIPLE-DOUBLE FIRST: Freshman forward Brook Lopez (Fresno, Calif.) recorded the school's first triple double on against USC (1/25/07) when he posted 18 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks.
RECORDS FALL AGAINST USC: It was a night for the record books as Brook Lopez shattered the school record for blocks in a single game when he swatted 12 against the Trojans (previous high was six held by four different players including current players Lawrence Hill and Robin Lopez) ... The team block total of 19 also broke the school record for team blocks in a single game (previous record 13 vs. Oregon St., 2003-04) ... The 19 blocks also breaks the Pac-10 record for blocked shots (previous record 16, Ariz. vs. Ore., Feb. 3, 2000).
WHERE IT RANKS IN THE NCAA RECORD BOOK: Stanford's 19 team blocks ties for fifth for a single game in the NCAA record books (the record is 21 - Georgetown vs. Southern, 1993) ... Brook Lopez's 12 blocks is tied for 13th for an individual in a single game (record is 14 held by four players).
HEAD COACH Trent Johnson: Trent Johnson became the 16th men's basketball head coach in Stanford history on May 25, 2004. Johnson, who is considered one of the true teachers of the game, is a perfect fit for one of the most dominant basketball programs in the last two decades. In Johnson's first season on The Farm, he showed the strength of his leadership style as Stanford dealt with a season-ending injury to its leading scorer and only nine healthy players competing at the end of the year. But despite the obstacles, Johnson helped lead the Cardinal to its11th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance. With an 18-13 overall record and 11-7 mark in the Pac-10 Conference (third place finish), three players were tabbed to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams: Chris Hernandez (first team), Dan Grunfeld (first team) and Matt Haryasz (honorable mention). Hernandez and Grunfeld were further honored as first-team NABC District-14 selections. Several st udent-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom. Grunfeld was honored as a 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic Second Team All-American selection while four of the five first-team Pac-10 All-Academic spots were awarded to Cardinal players (Grunfeld, Hernandez, Rob Little and Nick Robinson). Jason Haas was second team selection as well.
YARDLEY TO ENTER PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR: Each year, the Pac-10 honors a former coach or student-athlete with induction into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. The induction will place at the 2007 Pac-10 Tournament. Former Stanford standout George Yardley is the Cardinal recipient in 2006-07. Yardley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was an All-American during his senior season at Stanford and is considered one of the top forwards in school history. After Stanford, Yardley played three years of AAU basketball with Stewart Chevrolet and at the Los Alamitos Naval Air Base. Yardley later enjoyed a highly productive career in the NBA, winning All-Star honors six times.
STUDENT STATION KZSU TO BROADCAST HOME GAMES: The Cardinal men's basketball games can also be heard on KZSU 90.1 FM this season - Stanford's student radio station.