Stanford Men's Basketball Live: Stanford vs. Cal
Jan. 17, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Pregame:
The return of Mike Montgomery is the most notable aspect of Stanford's game against Cal, but far from the most important.
After a pair of one-point losses in Washington, the Cardinal is desperate for a victory that can ignite a run to join the Pac-10 men's basketball race.
Stanford enters the game at 11-3 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10, to No. 23 Cal's 15-2 and 4-0.
First-year Cal coach Montgomery coached Stanford to 12 NCAA tournament berths, four Pac-10 regular-season titles, three Sweet 16's and one Final Four in 18 seasons.