No. 20 Men's Basketball Hosts First Place No. 13 Oregon Ducks On Thursday

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Feb. 4, 2002

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Mascot: Ducks (No. 13)
Record: 17-5 (9-2)
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Maples Pavilion
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Feb. 7
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Mascot: Cardinal (No. 20)
Record: 13-6 (6-5)
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Stanford Saga
Almost every basketball season, a team that is not expected to be a contender for league championship honors surprises the so-called experts ... At the start of the 2001-02 season, the Oregon Ducks had been predicted to finish sixth in the Pac-10 by the league's sportswriters and sportscasters ... Oregon is proving the experts wrong ... The Ducks, who are ranked 13th in the nation, have enjoyed a strong season with a 17-5 overall mark, and are sitting atop the Pac-10 with a 9-2 record ... Thursday (2/7/02) at 7:00 p.m., The Ducks travel to Maples Pavilion to face the Stanford Cardinal ... On Saturday (2/9/02), Stanford hosts Oregon State in a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.

Stanford Cardinal Starters (13-6 overall, 6-4 Pac-10)F - Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, San Diego, Ca (4.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg)C - Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Redmond, Wa (16.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg)G - Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 210, Junior, Glendora, Ca (21.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg)G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Rowland Heights, Ca (11.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg)G - Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Salt Lake City, Ut (3.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

Oregon Duck Starters (17-5 overall, 9-2 Pac-10)F - Robert Johnson, 6-8, 235, Junior, San Francisco, Ca (8.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg)F - Luke Jackson, 6-7, 215, Sophomore, Creswell, Or (15.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg)C - Chris Christoffersen, 7-2, 300, Senior, Roenne, Denmark (9.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg)G - Frederick Jones, 6-4, 210, Senior, Gresham, Or (16.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg)G - Luke Ridnour, 6-2, 165, Sophomore, Blaine, Wa (14.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg)

Oregon State Beaver Starters (10-11 overall, 3-8 Pac-10)F - Brian Jackson, 6-9, 240, Junior, Knappa, Or (12.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg)F - Philip Ricci, 6-7, 250, Junior, Galt, Ca (16.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg)F - Adam Masten, 6-5, 200, Senior, Salem, Or (9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg)G - Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, 175, Junior, Seattle, Wa (9.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg)G - J.S. Nash, 6-1, 195, Freshman, Moreno Valley, Ca (4.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg)

Coaches Corner
Mike Montgomery is in his 16th season at Stanford with a record of 332-152 ... In 15 previous seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 13 post-season appearances (9 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (15+ seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 486-228 ... Montgomery is 24-8 against Oregon, including a 15-0 mark at Maples Pavilion ... Montgomery is 20-11 against Oregon State, including a 11-4 record at Maples Pavilion ... Montgomery was just named an assistant coach of USA Basketball's 2002 World Championship Team that will compete in the 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Men (Aug. 29-Sept. 8, 2002) in Indianapolis.

Series Story
The Stanford-Oregon series is the fourth longest in school history ... This series has covered 114 games with the Cardinal holding a sizable 74-40 advantage ... Stanford had won ten straight games, until the Ducks scored a 87-79 decision in Eugene on January 12, 2002 ... Luke Jackson led the Ducks with 27 points, while Chris Christeffersen added 16 points ... All-American Casey Jacobsen and Curtis Borchardt combined for 61 points with Jacobsen getting 32 points ... Stanford has won the last 15 games against Oregon at Maples Pavilion ... Oregon State holds a 65-46 advantage over Stanford ... However, the Cardinal has won the last five games against the Beavers, including a 67-50 decision earlier this year at OSU ... Josh Childress led a trio of double-digit scorers for Stanford with 19 points and nine rebounds ... Borchardt added 17 points and 18 rebounds ... Stanford has won the last eight games against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion.

Maples Madness
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford is 94-12 (.887) (56-11 vs Pac-10 schools, 38-1 vs non-league opponents) ... Stanford has won its eight home games this year by an average of 25.0 points per game (+200 points) ... That included Stanford's 105-60 victory over Washington (1/19/02), the largest margin of victory over the Huskies, and fourth best against a conference foe.

Team Talk
Stanford is on a record pace to break the school record for season blocks ... After 19 games, the Cardinal has averaged 4.2 blocks per game, compared to a season-average of 3.2 last year ... Forty-nine of those 80 team blocks this year belong to Curtis Borchardt, who is averaging 2.7 blocks per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... Borchardt tallied 19 blocks in 20 games played last year ... The school record for average blocks per game is held by Tim Young at 1.7 per game (1996-97 season) ... Borchardt has had at least three blocks in eight games this year ... Stanford is among the conference leaders in several categories ... The Cardinal is #1 in rebounding offense (42.0), #1 in rebounding margin (+9.0), #1 in offensive rebounds (14.42), #1 in defensive rebounds (27.58), #2 in scoring margin (+11.6), #2 in assist/turnover ratio (1.19), #3 in scoring offense (81.8), #3 in field goal percentage (.462), #3 in three-point field goals made, #3 in blocked shots (4.11), and #3 in rebounding defense (33.0) ... Nine of Stanford's 14 players are averaging ten minutes or more per game.

National Notes
Duke and Stanford have the longest streak of being ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 ... The Blue Devils own a streak of 105 straight weeks, while Stanford is second at 89.

Rankings Review
Stanford, despite losing four starters from a 31-3 team, still gained respect in the pre-season national polls ... The Cardinal was ranked ninth by Dick Vitale's College Hoops, 11th by Slam Magazine, 13th by Associated Press,, Street & Smith's, and Lindy's Magazine, 15th by ESPN/USA Today, and The Sporting News, and 24th by NCAA Preview Magazine, and Basketball News ... Individually, Casey Jacobsen is a leading candidate for Naismith and John Wooden Player of the Year ... Jacobsen, who was named to six All-America teams last year, was named a pre-season first team All-American by The Associated Press, The Sporting News, Athlon's Magazine, Basketball News, Basketball Times and Dick Vitale's College Hoops.

Conference Chatter
The UCLA Bruins were the overwhelming favorite to finish first in the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball ... The polls showed UCLA gathered 24 of 27 possible first-place votes (267 points) and tabbed the favorite this season ... Three-time defending Pac-10 champion Stanford was picked for second place (one first place vote, 222 points) ... USC (208 points) edged Arizona (two first place votes, 200 points) for third place ... California (161 points) followed in fifth place, while Oregon (117 points) narrowly edged Arizona State (111 points) for sixth place ... Oregon State (95 points) got the nod for eighth place, while Washington State (57 points) and Washington (47 points) round out the preseason poll.

The 2001-02 Stanford Varsity (Alphabetical)

#24 Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Guard, Rowland Heights, Ca
Has proven to be a valuable player at both the point and off-guard positions ... Barnes has the ability to run the fast break, and break down defenses with penetration ... Moved into the starting lineup seven games into the season ... Barnes scored a career-high 27 points (8-for-12 from the floor, 4-for-7 from three-point territory) along with five assists and three steals against California (1/4/02) in the Pac-10 season opener ... Barnes scored 23 points along with four rebounds and four assists at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Barnes helped spearhead the Cardinal to victory with 19 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with four assists against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Barnes started his first collegiate game against Portland State (12/19/01) and responded with 16 points (4-for-8 from three-point territory), three assists, two rebounds and a steal ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational ... Barnes tallied 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and a block against Washington (1/19/02) ... Barnes scored 13 points against Texas (12/1/01), and followed that up with eleven points (5-for-5 from the floor) against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Averaging 11.4 ppg, third-best on the Cardinal varsity ... Averaging 14.2 ppg in his last six games (28-for-54 from the floor, .519) ... Shooting a team-leading .809 (38-47) from the free throw line.

#14 Tyler Besecker, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard/Forward, Bellevue, Wa
Starting the season, Besecker was 100 percent healthy after missing all but five games last year with food poisoning ... However, Besecker missed seven games after suffering a sprained right ankle in practice (12/21/01) ... Returned to action with three points and two rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Besecker is a hard-working athlete with great enthusiasm for the game ... Played his first game of the season with four minutes of action against Belmont (12/18/01) in the first round of the Stanford Invitational.

#2 Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Center, Redmond, Wa
Known as a shot blocker, one of the best in school history although injuries forced him to miss 25 games during his freshman and sophomore seasons ... However, in 55 games, Borchardt has collected 110 blocks which puts him third on the all-time blocks list at Stanford ... In 30 of those 55 games, Borchardt has collected two or more blocks ... Borchardt already has 49 blocks in 18 games this year, #1 in the Pac-10 and second all-time for a single season at Stanford ... Has at least one block in 17 of 18 games played ... Recorded a school record six blocks in two games (Purdue & Michigan State) this year ... Originally set the blocks school record with six against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Has collected double-doubles (points-rebounds) in eight of Stanford's 18 games ... Borchardt scored a career-high 29 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Tallied 27 points (9-for-11 from the floor), ten rebounds and six blocks against Michigan State ... Borchardt scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Borchardt's 21 rebounds against the Wildcats was fifth-best in school history ... Scored 25 points (10-for-11 from the floor, seventh-best effort in school history) and grabbed 14 rebounds with a career-high five assists, three blocks and a steal in 29 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... At Oregon State (1/10/02), Borchardt scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds ... Borchardt opened the season with his first collegiate double-double with 17 points and eleven rebounds at New Mexico (11/20/01) ... Borchardt then added 15 points and eleven rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Borchardt added another double-double with 13 points, 20 rebounds and a school record six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Only ten players in school history have grabbed 20 or more rebounds in a game ... That list now includes Borchardt's 20 boards against Purdue (11/24/01) and 21 against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Recorded another double-digit rebound game with eleven against Texas (12/1/01) ... One of the nation's leading rebounders at 10.8 per game (#1 in the Pac-10) ... Since the 1952-53 season, only eight Stanford players have averaged in double figures in rebounds for a season ... Curtis Borchardt, at 10.8 rebounds per game, is trying to become the ninth player in school history to do so ... The last player to average in double-digit single season rebounding was Adam Keefe at 12.2 per game during the 1991-92 campaign ... Rich Kelley (1972-75) accomplished the feat three times including a school record 13.2 boards per game during the 1972-73 season ... Borchardt has made 96-of-157 shots (.611) in the last 17 games to boost his season field goal percentage to .583 (#3 in the Pac-10) ... Stanford's second leading scorer at 16.1 ppg (#8 in the Pac-10) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational.

#1 Josh Childress, 6-8, 190, Freshman, Forward/Guard, Lakewood, Ca
Childress can create his shot off the dribble and has deep range ... Childress' game is likened to former NBA all-star George Gervin ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer at 9.2 ppg ... Childress was only the second freshman to start his first collegiate game during head coach Mike Montgomery's 16-year tenure at Stanford ... The other freshman was Brevin Knight during the 1993-94 season ... Childress has scored in double figures in nine games, including a season-high 21 points against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Childress hit 9-of-14 shots against the Boilermarkers ... Scored 19 points along with nine rebounds at Oregon State (1/10/02) ... Childress can also rebound ... Averaging 5.5 rebounds per game, second-best on the Cardinal (#17 in the Pac-10) and the most by a freshman since Jason Collins averaged 6.1 boards per game during the 1999-00 season ... Has grabbed 39 rebounds in the last five games ... Recorded his first collegiate double-double with 14 point and a career-high 12 rebounds at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Tallied nine boards against Southern Utah (11/20/01), California (1/6/02) and at Oregon State (1/10/02).

#22 Justin Davis, 6-8, 230, Sophomore, Forward, Berkeley, Ca
Stanford's starting power forward ... An athletic frontline player who is active at both ends of the court ... Davis notched his first collegiate double-double with 19 points (8-for-10 from the floor) and ten rebounds against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Davis then followed with 12 points (5-for-6 from the floor) along with four rebounds against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Davis started the season hitting 7-of-10 shots in wins over New Mexico (11/17/01) and Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Collected ten points and eight rebounds in the season opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Shooting a team-leading .627 from the floor ... Has hit 32-of-48 shots (.667) in the last 14 games ... Averaging 5.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

#25 Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Guard, Salt Lake City, Ut
Stanford's starting point-guard ... A co-captain along with Casey Jacobsen ... Giovacchini's assist-to-turnover ratio is good at 50-to-25 ... In 15 of 19 games, had two turnovers or less ... Scored a season-high 13 points (4-for-5 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory) in the season-opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Giovacchini scored eleven points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) at USC (1/25/02) ... Tallied ten points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) and grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Dished out a career-high eight assists against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Tallied seven assists with no turnovers against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational.

#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 185, Freshman, Guard, Fresno, Ca
One of Stanford's two reserve point-guards ... The Stanford coaches like his toughness and determination ... Hernandez is a natural born leader ... Hernandez has appeared in 18 games with a season-high 23 minutes against Washington State (1/17/02), 22 against Washington (1/19/02), 21 against Oregon (1/12/02) and 20 minutes against Oregon State (1/10/02) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in ten games ... Hernandez tallied ten points, four rebounds and three assists against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Is still learning the Stanford system, but is looking more confident on the court adjusting from high school to the major college level.

#23 Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 215, Junior, Guard, Glendora, Ca
An All-America candidate ... A candidate for the John Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards ... A co-captain along with Tony Giovacchini ... Stanford's leading scorer at 21.5 ppg (#1 in the Pac-10) ... Jacobsen made Stanford history with his 49-point performance (14-for-22 from the floor, 6-for-10 from three-point territory, 15-for-17 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Jacobsen's 49 points were second most in school history, only one point behind Hank Luisetti's 50 points on Jan. 1, 1938 against Duquesne in Cleveland ... Luisetti's record remains the oldest in Stanford men's basketball history ... Jacobsen's 49 points were sixth-best in league history, the most in Maples Pavilion history, and the most by a collegiate player in the nation this year ... Jacobsen became only the sixth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game, and the most ever scored against Arizona State ... Jacobsen's career-best is 53 points scored during his junior season at Glendora High School against Murrieta Valley ... Jacobsen has expanded his game with his rebounding average (4.4 per game, grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Purdue) and is also the team's leading assist person with 67 (dished out a career-high eight assists in the season opener at New Mexico) ... Eighth in the Pac-10 in assists at 3.53 per game ... Jacobsen is trying to become the first non-point guard at Stanford lead the team in assists average since the 1974-75 season when forward Melvin Arterberry averaged 3.9 per game ... Ninth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (1.40) ... Jacobsen scored 32 points (4-for-4 from three-point territory) at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Scored 28 points along with four assists and two steals against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Jacobsen recorded his first collegiate double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Jacobsen scored a game-high 25 points against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied 24 points and nine rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational to earn tournament MVP honors ... Scored 23 points along with four assists in 32 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Has scored in double figures in all but two games this year ... Has been a marked target by opposing defenses.

Most Points - All Games (Pac-10)1. 61 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs Washington State, February 25, 19671. 61 points - Eddie House, Arizona State vs California, January 8, 20003. 58 points - Gary Payton, Oregon State vs USC, February 22, 19904. 56 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs USC, December 3, 19665. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 19386. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 20026. 49 points - Bob Houbregs, Washington vs Idaho, January 10, 1953

Most Points - All Games (Stanford)1. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 19382. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 2002

#5 Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Forward, San Diego, Ca
Has the talent to develop into one of the top two-sport athletes in Stanford history ... Rare for a student-athlete to play two sports in college, but Johnson has the talent to do it ... Johnson, the 2001 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year in football, played an integral part in the success of the nationally-ranked Stanford football team in 2001 ... Johnson was Stanford's second leading receiver during the 2001 regular season with 38 catches for 565 yards and seven touchdowns ... Johnson joined the basketball team on a full-time basis after playing his final game of the 2001 season at the Seattle Bowl (12/27/01) against Georgia Tech ... Johnson caught six passes for 45 yards, including one touchdown catch of four yards from quarterback Chris Lewis in the Seattle Bowl against the Yellow Jackets ... Johnson suited up and played seven minutes (four points, 2-for-3 from the floor) against Long Beach State (Dec. 15) ... Johnson practiced with the football team on Dec. 18, then suited up for Stanford's basketball game against Belmont (12/18/01) that night with seven minutes of action ... The following day, practiced with the football team, then suited up and played five minutes against Portland State (12/19/01) and grabbed three rebounds ... The last time a Stanford athlete played both football and basketball at Stanford was John Paye, who quarterbacked the Cardinal from 1983-86 (#3 all-time in school history in passing with 7,669 yards) and played point-guard on the basketball team (1983-86, 88 games, 33 as a starter) ... Johnson is one of five Pac-10 players who has made the transition from football to basketball ... The other Pac-10 players who have exchanged a helmet for a basketball are Mike Bush (wide receiver at Washington State), Charles Frederick (wide receiver at Washington), Gregg Guenther Jr (tight end at USC) and Peter Hansen (tight end at Arizona) ... Johnson scored career-high in points (12) points and rebounds (7) against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Johnson tallied eleven points (3-for-3 from the floor, 4-for-5 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Scored nine points along with three rebounds, two assists and a block against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Started his first collegiate game against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in the last six games.

#00 Joe Kirchofer, 6-9, 245, Sophomore, Forward, Elk Grove, Ca
Returned to the Cardinal varsity after redshirting the 2000-01 season ... Kirchofer gives the Cardinal rebounding strength and good defense ... Has played in 16 games, and has hit 11-of-22 shots for 50 percent ... Kirchofer played a career-high 24 points at USC (1/26/02) and responded with a career-high in points (10) and rebounds (9) ... Scored five points in four minutes of play against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Kirchofer grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes of play against Texas (12/1/01).

#42 Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Freshman, Center, Hampton, Va
Has made a nice transition from high school to major college basketball ... Little has played double-digits in minutes in 13 games ... Still making the transition to the college game, but the Cardinal coaches have been impressed with his hard work and aggressive play ... Little worked extensively on a strength and weight program during the summer of 2001 to prepare for this season ... Active at both ends of the court ... Little started his first collegiate game at USC (1/25/02) and with responded with five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of play ... Little played a season-high 23 minutes against Texas (12/1/01) ... Scored eleven points (3-for-5 from the floor, 5-for-6 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against the Longhorns ... Little scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied seven points along with three rebounds against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Little is hitting .605 from the floor.

#3 Kyle Logan, 6-5, 202, Senior, Guard/Forward, Hagerstown, Md
A stress fracture in his left shin has sidelined the senior ... Logan had appeared in four games ... Logan scored a career-high six points (3-for-3 from the floor) in four minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Gives the Cardinal good defense.

#33 Matt Lottich, 6-4, 190, Sophomore, Guard, Winnetka, Il
A good-shooting three-point specialist who is also an active defender ... Lottich has played in 14 games, including a career-high 12 points (5-for-7 from the floor, 2-for-4 from three-point territory) against California (1/4/02) ... Scored six-points, and grabbed three-rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich also enjoyed a six-point effort against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown, and another six points in 12 minutes of play against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Tallied a five-point effort in eight minutes of play against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich added five points, three rebounds and two assists against Washington (1/19/02) ... Lottich gathered in a three-point effort in three minutes of play at New Mexico (11/17/01) in the season opener, and a three-point effort against Long Beach State (12/15/01).

#21 Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Freshman, Forward, Liberty, Mo
One of Stanford's top reserves ... Makes smart decisions, runs the court and is an active defender ... Robinson played 18 minutes off the bench with eight points (8-for-8 from the free throw line) and five rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes of play against Washington (1/19/02) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in four games.

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