Stanford Receives Fourth Seed, To Face San Diego In NCAA First Round

March 16, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's basketball team received the fourth seed in the NCAA South Regional and will face West Coast Conference champion University of San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 20 in Spokane, Washington.

Stanford will play San Diego on Thursday (3/20/03) at approximately 2:05 p.m. (pt) or 25 minutes after the conclusion of the Brigham Young-Connecticut game which starts at 11:40 a.m. (pt). The game will be broadcast on CBS Television, and heard in the Bay Area on KTCT Radio (The Ticket 1050).

On Wednesday (3/19/03), Stanford will have an open practice to the public and news media from 3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Spokane Arena. Admission is free.

The winner of the Stanford/San Diego game will face the winner UConn/BYU game on Saturday, March 22nd in Spokane, Washington.

Mike Montgomery Quotes Regarding the NCAA Tournament

'We are pleased with the #4 seed and being in the Western pod. I think we earned what we got. The (NCAA) Committee considered us a Top 16 seed. Wins over Xavier, Gonzaga, Arizona on the road (Florida in the Pre-Season NIT) were important. Our overall schedule was good, and our RPI has been high. I believe we were rewarded for that. Now we have to get a tournament-mind set. We are fresh mentally, and we have no injuries to speak of. The kids are excited. Brad Holland (San Diego head coach) is a great coach, and we'll be playing a team that plays physical man-to-man defense. Jason Keep is a legitimate big man who can play at the next level. Their four starting seniors give them great leadership.'

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