Unbeaten Cardinal Hosts Florida International

Dec. 14, 2003

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Stanford (5-0) vs Florida International (2-5)
Monday, December 15, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,391)

Stanford Cardinal Starters (5-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-10)
F - Justin Davis, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca (10.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg)
F - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo (7.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Junior, Hampton, Va (9.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il (12.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg)
G - Jason Haas, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Centre Hall, Pa (2.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg)

Florida International Golden Panther Starters (2-5 overall, 0-0 Sun Belt)
F - Taurance Johnson, 6-9, 260, Junior, Williamsport, Pa (14.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg)
F - Byton Burnett, 6-8, 258, Junior, Annison, Ala. (2.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
G - Carlos Morban, 6-2, 181, Jr, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (20.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg)
G - Harry Lum, 6-2, 212, Junior, Playa Del Rey, Ca (7.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
G - Marcus Robinson, 6-0, 172, Junior, Mesa, Az (12.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg)

Series Story
Stanford has never played Florida International in basketball ... The Cardinal is 1-1 against schools from the Sun Belt Conference.

Coaches Corner
Mike Montgomery is in his 18th season as head coach at Stanford ... Montgomery is 368-165 on The Farm, and holds an overall career record of 522-242 (17-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) ... Montgomery has led Stanford to nine straight trips to the NCAA Tournament ... Montgomery is 0-0 against Florida International ... Donnie Marsh is in his fourth season at Florida International with a record of 28-67 ... Marsh is 0-0 against Stanford.

Scouting Stanford
A 5-0 start, a victory over a #1 ranked team, two road victories, a 18-point victory in the season opener and a 15-point win in its last game ... That's pretty good news to start the 2003-04 season for the Stanford Cardinal basketball team ... The Cardinal varsity will return to Maples Pavilion on Dec. 15 when Stanford hosts Florida International ... In its last game, Honors Candidate Justin Davis recorded his second double-double of the season with 21 points and ten rebounds as nationally-ranked Stanford scored a 86-71 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas ... Honors Candidate Matt Lottich added 17 points and six assists in 31 minutes of play ... Jason Haas, subbing for an injured Chris Hernandez, played a career-high 33 minutes and picked up six points, five assists and two steals ... Nine of the ten Stanford players who suited up played double-digits in minutes.

Home Hoopla
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford has chalked up a 112-21 (.842) record at Maples Pavilion ... During that time, Stanford is 46-3 (.939) vs non-league opponents and 66-18 (.786) against Pac-10 schools.

Season Starts
Stanford began its 89th season of intercollegiate competition when the Cardinal hosted Sacramento State (77-59 win on Nov. 22) ... The Cardinal is 73-16 in season openers, and has won 16 straight season openers dating back to the 1987-88 season ... Stanford now is 31-5 in home openers at Maples Pavilion.

The 2003-04 Stanford Basketball Varsity

#2 Mark Bradford, 6-2, 190, Freshman, Los Angeles, Ca
Joins the basketball season after playing his freshman year as a wide receiver on the Cardinal football team ... Caught 37 passes for 587 yards (15.9 ypc) and three touchdowns ... Started seven of the eleven games ... Averaged 20 points per game as a senior at Fremont High School.

#1 Josh Childress, G/F, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca
The All-America candidate will be out of the lineup until the conference opener with a stress reaction in the his left foot ... A pre-season John Wooden All-America candidate ... Also a candidate for Naismith Player of the Year.

#22 Justin Davis, F, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca
Honors Candiate ... Stanford's leading rebounder (8.2 rpg) ... Grabbed a team-high ten rebounds in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03) and ten more against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Scored a season-high 21 points (9-for-10 from the floor, hit his first seven shots) along with ten rebounds against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor enroute to scoring 17 points against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Grabbed nine rebounds against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) at the John Wooden Classic ... Stanford's top shooter at .581 (18-for-31) ... Has hit 50 percent or better in three of Stanford's five games.

#20 Dan Grunfeld, F, 6-6, 210, Sophomore, River Hills, Wi
An important reserve ... Averaging nearly 15.2 minutes per game ... Scored a season-high nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) along with two assists in 17 minutes of play against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Grabbed five rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03).

#32 Jason Haas, G, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Centre Hall, Pa
Earned his first collegiate start against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Subbing for an injured Chris Hernandez, Haas responded with a career-high 33 minutes, six points (4-for-4 from the free throw line), five assists and two steals ... Has played double-digit minutes in three of the five games ... Scored three points and dished out two assists in seven minutes of play against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03).

#52 Matt Haryasz, F, 6-10, 225, Sophomore, Page, Az
Off to a strong start ... Averaging 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds off the bench ... Averaging 18.2 minutes per game ... Shooting .556 (15-for-27) from the floor ... Hit 5-of-5 shots for ten points along with a career-high seven rebounds in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Added ten points (4-for-6 from the floor) against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Leads the team in blocked shots (10) ... Netted a career-high three blocks against Rice (11/30/03) and then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03).

#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Guard, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca
Stanford's leading scorer (14.0 ppg) ... Missed the last game (against UNLV, 12/13/03) with two bulging disks in his lower back ... Shooting .520 from the field ... Leads the team in three-point field goal percentage (.563, 9-for-16) and free throw percentage (21-for-22, .955) ... Has hit 18 straight free throws ... Averaging 4.5 assists per game with five steals ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for helping lead Stanford to two victories at UC Irvine (72-59, 11/25/03) and Rice (60-56, 11/30/03) ... Scored 39 points against UCI and Rice ... Scored a career-high 22 points (16 in the first half) along with five assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes of play at UC Irvine ... Hit 8-of-9 shots from the floor, and 6-for-7 from three-point territory against the Anteaters ... Hit a career-high six three-pointers against UCI ... Scored 17 points (15 in the second half), dished out four assists and stole two passes in the win at Rice ... Hit 4-of-6 shots from the floor, and 2-for-3 from three-point territory ... Was 7-for-7 from the free throw line, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds to ice the game at Rice ... In the two games against UC Irvine and Rice, hit 12-of-15 shots for 80 percent, 8-of-10 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line ... Dished out nine assists along with two steals in 67 minutes of play.

#00 Joe Kirchofer, F, 6-9, 250, Senior, Elk Grove, Ca
Tri-captain ... Averaging 11.8 minutes per game in a reserve role ... Played a major role in Stanford's 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) at the John Wooden Classic ... Scored ten points (4-for-4 from the floor) in 13 minutes of play against the Jayhawks ... Played a season-high 17 minutes at UC Irvine (11/25/03) ... Scored six points (2-for-2 from the floor, 2-for-2 from the free throw line) along with three rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03) ... Hitting 7-of-10 shots from the floor for 70 percent.

#42 Rob Little, C, 6-10, 260, Junior, Hampton, Va
Averaging 9.0 points per game, #4 on the Cardinal ... Also grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game ... Has scored in double figures in two games ... Scored a season-high 17 points (7-for-11 from the floor) along with seven rebounds and two blocked shots at Rice (11/30/03) ... Scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03).

#33 Matt Lottich, G, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il
Honors Candidate ... Tri-captain ... Has scored in double figures in four of the five games ... Tallied a season-high 18 points (5-for-10 from behind the arc) along with five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 34 minutes in a 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Hit a critical three-pointer against the Jayhawks with 2:26 in the game to give Stanford a 59-55 lead ... For his efforts against Kansas (12/6/03), was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Collected 17 points and six assists in 31 minutes against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Scored 13 points (two 3-pointers) in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Tops on the team in assists (21) ... Averaging 4.4 rebounds per game ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Sacramento State (11/22/03).

#15 Evan Moore, F, 6-7, 235, Freshman, Brea, Ca
Has joined the basketball team after playing his freshman season in 2003 on the Stanford football team ... Caught eight passes in six games for 150 yards (18.8 ypc) with one touchdown ... During his senior season at Brea-Olinda High School, averaged 24.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game ... Team finished 25-4 and was named MVP of the Century League, first team All-CIF, all-state and Super Prep All-American.

#10 Tim Morris, G, 6-4, 215, Freshman, Atlanta, Ga
Redshirting the 2003-04 season.

#21 Nick Robinson, F/G, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo
Tri-captain ... A starter in all five games ... Averaging 7.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game ... Tallied eight rebounds and seven points along with two steals and a block in Stanford's 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas at the John Wooden Classic ... Followed up with seven points (3-for-3 from the floor), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Shooting .517 (15-for-29 from the floor).

#44 Fred Washington, F, 6-5, 205, Freshman, Los Angeles, Ca
Despite his youth on the collegiate level, has contributed to Stanford's success ... In 12 minutes of play at UC Irvine (11/25/03), scored nine points (6-for-6 from the free throw line), grabbed three rebounds and stole three passes in 12 minutes of play ... Against UNLV (12/13/03), tallied six points (2-for-2 from the floor), four rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes of play.

#3 Carlton Weatherby, G, 6-0, 175, Sophomore, Tacoma, Wa
Has played in two games (Sacramento State, UNLV).

Florida International Facts
The Golden Panthers of Florida International are 2-5 ... Four players average in double figures led by Carlos Morban (G, 6-2, 181, Junior) at 20.6 ppg ... Other double digit scorers are Junior Matias (14.8 ppg, G, 6-2, 210, Senior), Taurence Johnson (14.6 ppg, F, 6-9, 260, Junior), and Marcus Robinson (12.9 ppg, G, 6-0, 172, Junior) ... Morban is hitting .522 from the floor and 42 percent from three-point territory ... Johnson leads FIU in rebounding at 7.2 per game ... Florida International, which is located in Miami, is 0-3 on the road.

Mike Montgomery Press Conference and Teleconference Schedule

During the 2003-04 Stanford basketball season, Cardinal head coach Mike Montgomery will host a series of press conferences and teleconferences. Please join us throughout the year to get an insight on this year's nationally-ranked Cardinal team.

All press conferences will be held in the ABC Room at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center at Stanford University.

The Stanford teleconferences can be accessed by calling (650) 723-2400.

Media may contact the Pac-10 office to receive the media-only teleconference phone number for the live teleconference. The phone number for the taped replay is 420-222-9927.

Friday, December 19, Pete Newell Press Conference at Oakland Arena, Noon
Tuesday, December 30, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, January 6, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 6, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, January 13, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 13, Press Conference, ABC Room, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 20, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 20, Press Conference, ABC Room, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, February 3, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 3, Press Conference, 11:30 a.m., ABC Room
Tuesday, February 10, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 10, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, February 17, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 17, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, Feburary 24, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, February 24, Press Conference, 11:30 a.m., ABC Room
Tuesday, March 2, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, March 2, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400
Tuesday, March 9, Pac-10 Teleconference, 11:23 a.m.
Tuesday, March 9, Stanford Teleconference, 11:45 a.m., 650-723-2400

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