No. 14 Stanford Faces USC In First Round of Pac-10 Tourney

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March 10, 2003

Stanford Story
Stanford (23-7 overall, 14-4 Pac-10) vs USC (11-16 overall, 6-12 Pac-10)

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    2003 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament

    Thursday, March 15, 2003, 6:40 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)

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    Thursday, March 13
    Game #1 - #1 Arizona (25-2) vs #8 UCLA (9-18), 1:20 p.m. - Fox Sports Net

    Game #2 - #4 Arizona State (19-10) vs #5 Oregon (20-9), 3:50 p.m. - Fox Sports Net

    Game #3 - #2 Stanford (23-7) vs #7 USC (11-16), 6:40 p.m. - Fox Sports Net

    Game #4 - #3 California (20-7) vs #6 Oregon State, 9:10 p.m. (13-14) - Fox Sports Net

    Friday, March 14
    Game #5 - Winner Game #1 vs Winner Game #2, 6:15 p.m. - Fox Sports Net

    Game #6 - Winner Game #3 vs Winner Game #4, 8:45 p.m. - Fox Sports Net

    Saturday, March 15
    Game #7 - Championship - Winner Game #5 vs Winner Game #6, 3:00 p.m. - CBS

    Conference Chatter
    This will be Stanford's sixth appearance in the Pac-10 Tournament ... The Cardinal is 3-4 ... Its best showing at the Pac-10 Tournament was during the 1988-89 season when the Cardinal beat USC (66-61), UCLA (95-86) to reach the championship game against Arizona ... However, the Cardinal lost, 73-51.

    Neutral Notation
    Stanford has done well on neutral courts during the last several years ... Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 31-10 ... The Cardinal is 2-1 in neutral court games this year ... Stanford scored a 69-65 victory over Florida (11/27/02) in the semi-finals of the Pre-Season NIT at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and then scored a 81-71 decision over Gonzaga (12/28/02) at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland ... Their lone neutral court loss was a 74-57 decision to North Carolina (11/29/02) in the championship game of the Pre-Season NIT in New York.

    Stanford Scrapbook
    Winners of eleven of its last 13 games, and 14 of its last 17, Stanford continues its remarkable season with a 23-7 overall record, three games better than at this time a year ago ... Stanford finished the Pac-10 season, 14-4, two games better than a year ago ... The Cardinal has posted 20 more wins for the ninth straight season, and ten or more wins in Pac-10 play also for a ninth straight year ... Only Arizona's streak of 18 straight winning seasons in league play is longer ... Nobody knew at the start of the season what to expect from a Cardinal team that lost two juniors (Curtis Borchardt, Casey Jacobsen) as first round picks in the 2002 NBA Draft and Teyo Johnson (also wide receiver on the football team who has declared for the NFL Draft) ... What has emerged is a team that is resilient, poised, comprised of outstanding team chemistry, and a grit and determination to play tough defense and outrebound an opponent for 40 minutes ... Stanford's 23 wins include five victories over nationally-ranked teams ... Not bad for a team that was picked to finish seventh in the Pac-10 in a pre-season poll ... Stanford is 8-3 in games decided by five or less points ... That includes three one-point victories over Xavier (11/20/02), UCLA (1/23/03) and Arizona State (2/1/03) ... Stanford is ranked 14th in the USA Today/ESPN poll and 15th in the Associated Press poll.

    Maples Madness
    Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford has chalked up a 110-21 (.840) at Maples Pavilion ... During that time, Stanford is 44-3 (.936) vs non-league opponents and 66-18 (.786) vs Pac-10 schools.

    Senior Salute
    Julius Barnes has proven to be one of the top point-guards in recent school history ... Barnes has played in 116 games during his four-year career, and is only four points short of 1,000, which would make Barnes only the 32rd player in school history to achieve that feat ... Barnes has been a starter in 54 straight games ... Tyler Besecker will be a three-year letterman, and has been a great ambassador for Stanford Basketball ... Battling through injuries during his career, Besecker has still maintained a positive attitude, and has been a great team player ... Olatunde Sobomehin had been the team manager in previous years, but with his enthusiasm, work ethic and popularity with his teammates and coaches, was awarded a spot on the basketball team this year.

    Road Review
    Since the 1997-98 season, the Cardinal is 54-11 (.831) on enemy turf.

    Rankings Report
    Five of Stanford's wins have been against nationally-ranked teams ... On Nov. 20, the Cardinal scored a 63-62 victory over then eleventh-ranked Xavier in the second round of the Pre-Season NIT, and then followed up with a 69-65 decision over then seventh-ranked Florida (11/27/02) in the semi-finals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden ... Stanford's third win over a nationally-ranked team was a decisive 81-57 win over then tenth-ranked Oregon (1/11/03) ... Stanford recorded a 82-77 victory at #1 ranked Arizona on Jan. 30 ... Stanford now owns three wins over #1 ranked teams in school history, including two over Arizona ... The other victory over a #1 ranked team was a 84-83 decision over Duke during the 2000-01 season ... On March 8, Stanford defeated #22 California, 72-60 ... Stanford is 15-5 against teams with winning records.

    Defensive Data
    Stanford is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (66.6 ppg) ... In 15 of Stanford's 23 wins, the Cardinal has held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting ... Only two opponents have hit 50 percent or better in a game ... The Cardinal is allowing the opposition only a .409 shooting percentage, #2 in the Pac-10 ... The Stanford defense has held the opposition to only a .303 shooting percentage from three-point range, first in the Pac-10 ... In only three games has the opponent hit double-digits in three-pointers ... In 24 of 30 games, the Cardinal has outrebounded its opponent ... The Cardinal has five players with 20 or more steals in a season for the first time since 1994.

    Cardinal Comebacks
    In six of Stanford's wins, the Cardinal has stormed back from deficits as large as 16 points.

    In the 61-57 victory over Boston University (11/18/02), the Cardinal was down nine points (19-28) with 17:58 in the first half

    In the 69-65 victory over Florida (11/27/02), Stanford was down eight points (45-53) with 9:02 in the second half

    In the 81-71 victory over Gonzaga (12/28/02), Stanford was down 12 points (37-49) with 15:23 in the second half

    In the 57-54 victory over Oregon State (1/9/03), Stanford was down 15 points (31-46) with 12:18 in the second half

    In the 73-68 overtime victory at Washington State (1/16/03), Stanford was down 16 points (20-36) with 3:57 in the first half

    In the 58-57 victory at Arizona State (2/1/03), Stanford was down eight points (4-12) with 13:58 in the first half

    Stanford Cardinal Starters (23-7 overall, 14-4 Pac-10)F - Justin Davis, 6-9, 225, Junior, Berkeley, Ca (10.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg)F - Josh Childress, 6-8, 200, Sophomore, Lakewood, Ca (14.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg)C - Rob Little, 6-10, 275, Sophomore, Hampton, Va (8.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg)G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Junior, Winnetka, Il (11.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg)G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 185, Senior, Rowland Heights, Ca (15.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg)

    USC Trojan Starters (11-16 overall, 6-12 Pac-10)F - Greg Guenther, 6-8, 245, Sophomore, Calabasas, Ca (7.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg)C - Rory O'Neill, 6-11, 240, Sophomore, Ridgecrest, Ca (9.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg)G - Desmon Farmer, 6-4, 225, Junior, Flint, Mi (18.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg)G - Derrick Craven, 6-2, 200, Sophomore, Carson, Ca (4.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg)G - Errick Craven, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Carson, Ca (13.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg)

    Series Story
    This will be the second straight season that Stanford and USC will have played each other three times ... Last year, the Trojans proved to be the better team with three victories in three games, including a 103-78 decision in the opening game of the 2002 Pac-10 Tournament ... USC holds a 112-109 advantage over the Cardinal ... This 221 game series is the second longest in school history ... Previous to last season, the last time the Cardinal and Trojans played each other three times was during the the 1988-89 season ... Once again, besides its normal home-and-home series, the two teams met in the first round of the 1989 Pac-10 Tournament with the Cardinal scoring a 66-61 decision ... Earlier this year (1/25/03), Julius Barnes scored 27 points to lead the Cardinal to a 80-72 victory at Maples Pavilion ... Matt Lottich added 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting, including four free throws in the final 1:20 to seal the win ... Josh Childress recorded a double-double, 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... On Feb. 20, Justin Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Stanford beat USC, 73-67, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena ... Julius Barnes added 16 points while Josh Childress pulled down 12 rebounds ... The Trojans had a five-point lead with 6:51 to play, but Stanford won by outscoring USC, 10-2, in the final 3:30 ... The second half saw nine lead changes and six ties.

    Cardinal Chatter
    Stanford is in the midst of its 88th season of collegiate basketball competition ... The Cardinal returned nine players from a squad that produced a 20-10 record, a second place finish in the Pac-10 Conference, and a school record eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament ... One starter returned, Julius Barnes ... Justin Davis started 18 games last year, and has started 19 games this year ... Two other starters from a year ago, Curtis Borchardt and Casey Jacobsen, left Stanford after their junior seasons to join the NBA while another key player, Teyo Johnson, did not play this year to enter the NFL Draft ... Borchardt plays for the Utah Jazz, but is currently injured with a broken foot, while Jacobsen plays for the Phoenix Suns ... Jacobsen led the Pac-10 in scoring (21.9 ppg) last year, while Borchardt led the league in rebounding (11.4 rpg) ... It was the first time in Pac-10 history that two different players from the same school led the league in scoring and rebounding.

    Coaches Corner
    Mike Montgomery, who is a finalist for the 2003 Naismith Coach Basketball Coach of the Year, is in his 17th season at Stanford with a record of 362-163 ... In 16 previous seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 14 post-season appearances (10 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (16-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 516-239 ... Montgomery, who was named 2003 Co-Coach of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference, became the 61st Division I head coach to earn at least 500 wins with the team's 77-66 victory at UNLV (12/21/02) ... Montgomery earned his first collegiate win on Nov. 24, 1978 as head coach at Montana ... Montgomery coached the Grizzlies to a 61-41 victory over Stout State (Wisconsin-Stout) in Missoula ... Montgomery gained his first victory as Stanford head coach on Nov. 29, 1986, as the Cardinal defeated Rice, 72-52, in the consolation game of the Central Fidelity Classic in Richmond, Va. ... Montgomery is 25-11 against USC, and a 1-1 record on neutral courts ... Henry Bibby is in his seventh season at USC with a record of 114-93 ... Bibby is 5-11 against Stanford.

    Minute Memo
    Honors Candidate Julius Barnes has played 1,042 minutes this year, only the eighth player in school history to play at least 1,000 minutes in a season ... Another Cardinal standout, honors candidate Josh Childress, has played 1,019 minutes, thus becoming the ninth player in school history to play at least 1,000 minutes in a year.

    Captain Catalogue
    Julius Barnes, Justin Davis and Joe Kirchofer are serving as tri-captains during the 2002-03 season.

    Rebounding Roundup
    Stanford has outrebounded the opposition in 24 of the 30 games ... Stanford has outrebounded its opponents by a margin of 5.9 (#2 in the Pac-10) over the 30 games ... Significant was a 54-27 rebounding advantage over UNLV (12/21/02), a 42-22 margin against Montana (12/17/02), a 45-26 advantage over Oregon (1/11/03) and a 46-31 advantage over North Carolina (11/29/02) ... Josh Childress leads the team in rebounding at 8.1 per game, second-best in the Pac-10 ... Justin Davis is second on the team and third in the conference in rebounding at 7.8 per game ... Childress has produced ten or more rebounds in ten games, including a career-high 15 caroms against USC (1/25/03) and 13 at Oregon (2/6/03) ... Davis has recorded double-digits in rebounds in ten games with a career-high 16 caroms in games against UNLV (12/21/02).

    Trey Talk
    Julius Barnes, Matt Lottich and Josh Childress have combined to make 183 of the team's 208 three-pointers ... Lottich has hit a team leading 71 three-pointers (71-for-180 for .394, #8 in the Pac-10) ... Barnes has hit 69-of-197 three-pointers for .350 ... Childress has tallied 43-of-126 three-point attempts for .341 ... Stanford is fourth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.364).

    Roster Report
    Stanford has added a walkon to its roster ... Olatunde Sobomehin (#12) is a 5-foot-11, 169-pound senior guard from Benson Tech High School in Portland, Or ... Sobomehin has served as team manager the past two seasons ... While at Benson Tech High School, Sobomehin was a captain on the basketball team, played soccer and competed on the track & field team ... Averaged six points and six assists per game during his senior season at Benson ... Helped lead the team to an undefeated league championship ... In 1998, Sobomehin helped lead Benson Tech High School to the state championship game ... Sobomehin is majoring in Urban Studies ... Teyo Johnson, who played in 53 games (11 as a starter) during the last two seasons, has decided not to play basketball this year ... Johnson, a wide receiver on the football team, has declared for the NFL draft.

    Team Talk
    Chris Hernandez, who was projected as Stanford's starting point-guard, will miss the rest of the season ... Hernandez had broken a bone in his left foot on Oct. 26 and returned to action against St. Mary's on Dec. 14 ... But two nights later against Montana (Dec. 16) in the Stanford Invitational, Hernandez rebroke the bone in his left foot, and will be out of action for the remainder of the year ... Hernandez will probably start running around April or May ... No surgery was performed.

    The 2002-03 Stanford Cardinal Varsity

    #24 Julius Barnes, Guard, 6-1, 185, Senior, Rowland Heights, Ca
    Honors Candidate ... Named to the ten-member All Pacific-10 first team ... Stanford's starting point-guard and leading scorer (15.7 ppg, #10 in the Pac-10) ... Leads the team in free throw percentage (.829, #6 in the Pac-10) ... Hit two free throws with eight seconds to play to ice Stanford's 82-77 victory over #1 ranked Arizona (1/30/03) ... Tied a Maples Pavilion record with a 100 percent free throw effort (13-for-13) against USC (1/24/03) and 13-for-13 against Arizona State (2/27/03) ... Also the team leader in assists (113, 3.77 apg, #6 in the Pac-10) and minutes played (34.7 mpg) ... Has played 30 or more minutes in eight of the last nine games, and eleven of the last 13 ... Has played 1,042 minutes, only the eighth player in school history to play 1,000 or more minutes in a season ... Dished out a career-high ten assists at Arizona (1/30/03), only the eighth player in Stanford history to dish out ten or more assists in a game ... In his last nine games, has scored 177 points (19.7 ppg during that span) ... Scored a career-high 33 points (23 in the first half) at Oregon State (2/9/03) ... Hit 10-of-15 shots from the floor against Oregon State, including five for nine from three-point territory ... Scored 29 points (9-for-18 from the floor, 6-for-12 from behind the arc) against Washington (2/13/03) ... Also hit for 29 points (4-for-4 from behind arc) against Arizona State (2/27/03) ... Scored 28 points against Rice (11/24/02) ... Tied a school record with eight three-pointers against Rice (11/24/02) ... Hit 8-of-11 three-pointers against the Owls ... Tallied 27 points (13-for-13 from the free throw line) against USC (1/25/03) ... Tallied 27 points (7-for-7 from the free throw line, seven assists) at UCLA (2/22/03) ... Has hit in double-figures in points in 23 of the 30 games ... Has hit at least one three-pointer in 25 of 30 games ... Has made three-pointers (69) ... Has attempted a school record 197 three-pointers ... Has started 54 straight games for the Cardinal.

    #14 Tyler Besecker, Guard/Forward, 6-6, 210, Junior, Bellevue, Wa
    Has played in nine games, including a four-minute game against UC Irvine (12/19/02) ... Scored a three-pointer in two minutes of play against Yale (12/30/02) ... Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in three minutes of play against Washington State (2/15/03).

    #1 Josh Childress, Guard/Forward, 6-8, 200, Sophomore, Lakewood, Ca
    Honors Candidate ... Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... Has emerged as one of the team leaders in scoring (14.1 ppg, #2 on the Cardinal, #13 in the Pac-10) and rebounding (8.1 rpg, #1 on the Cardinal, #2 in the Pac-10) ... Has scored in double-figures in 26 of the 30 games ... Has grabbed 145 rebounds in his last 16 games (an average of 9.1 during that span) ... Collected a career-high 22-points in the season opener against Boston University (11/18/02), a 21-point game at UNLV (12/21/02), and a 21-point game at Arizona State (2/1/03) ... Scored the winning basket with 40 seconds to play at ASU (2/3/03) ... Has hit 43 three-pointers, third-best on the Cardinal ... Has grabbed ten or more rebounds in eleven games ... Recorded a career-high 15 rebounds against USC (1/25/03) ... Has recorded ten double-doubles ... Leads the team in blocks (39, #5 in the Pac-10) ... Has collected at least one block in 27 of 30 games ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 12 games ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Pre-Season NIT.

    #22 Justin Davis, Forward, 6-9, 225, Junior, Berkeley, Ca
    A partial tear of his medial collateral ligament in his left knee sidelined the junior forward for five games ... Suffered the injury during second half action at California (1/4/03) ... Returned to action against USC (1/25/03) and responded with seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes of play ... Returned to the starting lineup against Washington State (2/15/03) and responded with 21 points (7-for-10 from the floor), ten rebounds and two blocks ... At USC (2/20/03), tallied 20 points (7-for-11 from the floor) along with 14 rebounds ... One of the Pac-10's leading rebounders (7.8 rpg, #2 on the Cardinal, and #3 in the Pac-10,) ... Has produced ten or more rebounds in ten games, including a career-high 16 boards at UNLV (12/21/02) ... Scored a career-high 24 points (9-for-13 from the floor) against Gonzaga (12/28/02) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Scored 21 points at UNLV (12/21/02) ... Unstoppable around the basket, hitting .557 from the floor, #5 in the Pac-10 ... Has shot 50 percent or better in 17 of his last 20 games ... Averaging 10.2 points per game.

    #30 Dan Grunfeld, Forward, 6-6, 210, Freshman, River Hills, Wi
    The freshman has provided a spark off the bench ... Averaging 11.1 minutes per game ... Has played double-digit minutes in 20 of 30 games ... Averaging 4.0 ppg ... Has made 16 three-pointers, fourth-best on the Cardinal ... Scored a season-high 12 points (4-for-4 from the floor, 2-for-2 from three-point territory, 2-for-2 from the free throw line ) against UC Irvine (12/19/02) ... Hit for nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) at UCLA (2/22/03).

    #32 Jason Haas, Guard, 6-2, 180, Freshman, Centre Hall, Pa
    Has proven to be a valuable point-guard off the bench ... Gives the Cardinal solid, fundamental play ... Has played in 29 of 30 games, including a season-high 17 minutes against Washington State (2/15/03) ... Has played double-digits in minutes in nine games, including four of the last seven games ... Played a major role in the 77-66 victory at UNLV (12/21/02) ... With Julius Barnes sustaining his fourth foul early in the second half, Haas came off the bench and helped lead the Cardinal charge to victory ... Also ran the team with veteran precision during a major portion of the second half at Arizona State (2/3/03) when Barnes ran into foul trouble ... Produced six assists with no turnovers against Washington (2/13/03) ... And against California (3/8/03) with Barnes in foul trouble, Haas played eleven key minutes with four assists and no turnovers.

    #52 Matt Haryasz, Forward, 6-10, 215, Freshman, Page, Az
    Has played in all 30 games ... Gives Stanford added big man strength off the bench ... Played a season-high 18 minutes against Oregon (1/11/03) ... Against North Carolina (11/29/02), grabbed a season-high six rebounds ... Tallied a season-high nine points (4-for-5 from the floor) against Yale (12/30/02) ... Gave Stanford a boost off the bench by playing 17 minutes (four points, four rebounds, two assists) at Arizona (1/30/03).

    #11 Chris Hernandez, Guard, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca
    A broken foot has sidelined Chris for the 2002-03 season ... Projected as the team's starting point-guard, but broke a bone in his left foot during practice on Oct. 26 ... That pushed him out of action until the Dec. 14 game against St. Mary's when he collected three assists in six minutes of play ... But he then rebroke the bone in his left foot two nights later against Montana (12/16/02).

    #00 Joe Kirchofer, Forward, 6-9, 245, Junior, Elk Grove, Ca
    An experienced forward/center who gives Stanford strength around the basket ... Has played double-digit minutes in 12 games, including a season-high 17 minutes against Gonzaga (12/29/02) ... Shooting .556 from the floor ... Played a pivotal role in Stanford's 72-60 victory over California (3/8/03) ... Played eleven minutes and responded with a season-high eight points (4-for-4 from the floor), a season-high six rebounds and one block ... Grabbed five rebounds against North Carolina (11/29/02) ... Scored a season-high eight points along with three rebounds in 13 minutes of play at Oregon (2/6/03) ... Added six points in 16 minutes of play at Oregon State (2/9/03).

    #42 Rob Little, Center, 6-10, 275, Sophomore, Hampton, Va
    Has enjoyed a solid season thus far ... Third on the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg, #13 in the Pac-10) ... Collected his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and eleven rebounds against Oregon State (1/9/03) ... Added his second double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds at Washington (1/16/03) ... Has grabbed six or more rebounds in 15 games, including a career-high 12 rebounds at Washington (1/18/03) ... Hitting .564 from the floor, #1 on the Cardinal and #4 in the Pac-10 ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 24 of the 30 games ... That included 4-for-5 efforts against Rice (11/24/02), Montana (12/16/02) and Gonzaga (12/28/02) ... Averaging 8.9 ppg ... Has scored in double-digits in points in 14 games, including a career-high 18 points against Florida (11/27/02).

    #33 Matt Lottich, Guard, 6-4, 205, Junior, Winnetka, Il
    A starter at off-guard ... Averaging 11.1 ppg ... Leads the team in three-pointers (71) ... Hitting .394 (71-for-180) from three-point territory, #8 in the Pac-10 ... Has hit at least one three-pointer in 26 of the 30 games ... In 16 games, has hit double-digits in scoring ... Scored 18 of his career-high 23 points in the final 7:12 as Stanford rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Oregon State (1/9/03) ... Helped lead the Cardinal to victory with a career-high 23 points (5-for-8 from three-point territory, five rebounds, four assists, 36 minutes) at Arizona (1/30/03) ... Scored 22 points against USC (1/25/03) ... Collected 20 points (6-for-8 from the floor, 5-for-7 from behind the arc) at UCLA (2/22/03).

    #21 Nick Robinson, Forward/Guard, 6-6, 200, Sophomore, Liberty, Mo
    Moved into the starting lineup for eleven games with the knee injury to Justin Davis ... In those eleven starts, averaged 5.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game ... Started his first collegiate game against Oregon State (1/9/03) and responded with six points and seven rebounds ... His next start (vs Oregon, 1/11/03) resulted in his first collegiate double-double with 13 points and eleven rebounds ... Scored eleven points and grabbed four rebounds at Washington State (1/16/03) ... Scored ten points (4-for-5 from the floor) and grabbed nine rebounds in Stanford's 82-77 victory at #1 ranked Arizona (1/30/03) ... Gives Stanford a tremendous lift off the bench ... Averaging 22.0 minutes per game ... Averaging 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game ... Also an outstanding student ... Carries a 3.67 gpa as a Political Science major, and has been nominated for Academic All-America honors.

    #12 Olatunde Sobomehin, Guard, 5-11, 170, Senior, Tacoma, Wa
    Made his collegiate debut against Oregon (1/11/03) ... Grabbed two rebounds in two minutes of play against Washington State (2/15/03) ... Served as the team manager the previous two years ... Has played in four games.

    #3 Carlton Weatherby, Guard, 5-11, 165, Freshman, Tacoma, Wa
    Gives Stanford added strength at the point-guard position ... Has played in seven games ... Scored his first collegiate basket with a three-pointer against Washington State (2/15/03).

    Number Notes
    4 - The number of freshman (Dan Grunfeld, Jason Haas, Matt Haryasz, Carlton Weatherby) on the 2002-03 Cardinal varsity.

    6 - The number of former Stanford players playing in the NBA (Curtis Borchardt-Utah Jazz, Jarron Collins-Utah Jazz, Jason Collins-New Jersey Nets, Brevin Knight-Memphis Grizzlies, Casey Jacobsen-Phoenix Suns, Mark Madsen-Los Angeles Lakers).

    9 - The number of consecutive 20-win seasons for Stanford Basketball (1994-95 to 2002-03).

    9 - The number of returning lettermen for Stanford in 2002-03.

    28 - The number of winning seasons in the 34-year history of Maples Pavilion.

    88 - Stanford is in the midst of its 88th season of collegiate basketball in 2002-03.

    336 - The number of Stanford victories at Maples Pavilion.

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