No. 1/Unbeaten/Pac-10 Champion Stanford Hosts Oregon In Maples Pavilion Finale
Feb. 27, 2004
Stanford (24-0 overall, 15-0 Pac-10) vs Oregon (12-10 overall, 7-8 Pac-10)
Saturday, February 28, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal Starters (24-0 overall, 15-0 Pac-10)
F - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo (6.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
F - Josh Childress, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca (14.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Junior, Hampton, Va (10.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il (12.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.8 apg)
G - Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca (10.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 4.9 apg)
Stanford holds a sizable 77-41 advantage over the Oregon Ducks ... Stanford has won 13 of the last 15 meetings against the Ducks, including a dramatic come-from-behind 83-80 victory earlier this year (1/31/04) in Eugene ... Chris Hernandez scored all of his 22 points in the second half as the Cardinal battled back from a 19-point deficit early in the second half ... Hernandez helped Stanford's comeback by scoring 12 straight points midway through the second half ... Stanford scored on its last 15 possessions of the game, and 18 of the last 19 possessions ... Stanford shot 64 percent in the second half, and scored 59 points ... Matt Haryasz started his first collegiate game and responded with a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block ... Stanford has not lost to Oregon at Maples Pavilion since the 1986-87 season, a span of 17 games.
Mike Montgomery is in his 18th season as head coach at Stanford ... Montgomery is 387-165 on The Farm, and holds an overall career record of 541-242 (17-plus seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) ... Montgomery has led Stanford to nine straight trips to the NCAA Tournament ... Montgomery is 27-9 against the Oregon Ducks, including a 17-0 mark at Maples Pavilion ... Ernie Kent is in his seventh season at Oregon with a record of 129-78 ... Kent's career record (6 years at St. Mary's, 6-plus years at Oregon) is 219-158 ... Kent, who served as an assistant coach at Stanford for two seasons (1989-90, 1990-91), is 2-11 against Stanford.
A 24-0 record, a #1 national ranking, a victory over a former #1 ranked team, four victories over nationally-ranked teams, 13 wins over teams with winning records and nine road victories in nine games ... That's pretty good news for the top-ranked, unbeaten and Pac-10 champion Stanford Cardinal basketball team as it prepares to host Oregon (2/28/04, 4:00 p.m.) in the home finale at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford is the Pac-10's only unbeaten team at 24-0, and one of only two teams in the nation with an unbeaten slate ... The Cardinal has won its games by a margin of 14.5 points per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal is 13-0 at home, 9-0 on the road, and 2-0 on neutral territory, has outrebounded its opponents in 21 of the 24 games, holds a 13-0 record against teams with a winning record, has made 117 more field goals than its opponents, and 140 more free throws ... Stanford is #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring margin (+14.5), field goal percentage defense (.397), rebounding defense (29.2 rpg) and rebounding margin (+7.1) ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.487).
For the fourth time in the last six years, Stanford is champion of the Pacific-10 Conference ... A 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) clinched at least a tie for the title, and then a 73-60 victory at UCLA (2/12/04) gave the Cardinal sole possession of the conference trophy ... Stanford has finished either first or second in the Pac-10 in the last eight seasons.
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford has chalked up a 123-21 (.854) record at Maples Pavilion ... During that time, Stanford is 49-3 (.942) vs non-league opponents and 74-18 (.804) against Pac-10 schools ... The Cardinal has a 14-game home court winning streak, currently the longest streak in the Pac-10 ... Stanford has won 23 of its last 24 home games ... Stanford is 13-0 this year and will attempt to complete the home season with a 14-0 record when it Oregon (2/28/04) ... Only twice in the 36-year history of Maples Pavilion has Stanford finished the home season with a perfect won-loss record (13-0 during the 1988-89 season, and 12-0 during the 1996-97 season).
Saturday's home finale against Oregon (2/28/04, 4:00 p.m.) will also end the home career for three outstanding Stanford seniors, Justin Davis, Joe Kirchofer and Matt Lottich ... Davis has played in 98 games (57 as a starter) while Lottich has played in 105 games (57 as a starter) at Stanford during their four seasons on The Farm ... During their tenure at Stanford, Davis and Lottich have helped Stanford chalk up a 99-22 record, three trips to the NCAA Tournament (and a fourth in 2003-04) and two Pac-10 titles ... Davis currently ranks sixth in the Stanford record book for career field goal percentage (.560) ... Lottich is one of the school's all-time three-pointer shooters ... Lottich's 407 three-point attempts is seventh-best in school history while his 1501three-pointers is eighth-best in the record books ... Kirchofer has been one of the unsung heroes for Stanford since the 1999-00 season ... Kirchofer has played in 106 games, and during that span, has shot .556 from the floor, ninth-best in school history ... During his tenure at Stanford, Kirchofer has helped Stanford to a 95-23 record, three trips to the NCAA Tournament (and a fourth in 2003-04) and two conference titles ... All three players will graduate in June, 2004 ... Davis will earn a degree in Communication, Kirchofer in Urban Studies and Lottich in Science, Technology and Society.
Stanford's 24-game winning streak is the longest in the Pac-10 since Oregon State won 26 straight during the 1980-81 season ... Since the end of UCLA's dynasty in 1975, these are the longest winning streaks in the Pacific-10 Conference ... 26 (Oregon State, 1980-81); 24 (Stanford, 2003-04), 20 (Stanford, 2000-01); 19 (Arizona, 1997-98); 19 (Arizona, 1992-93); 19 (UCLA, 1994-95, won NCAA title).
Despite double-digit and last minute deficits, Stanford Basketball refuses to lose ... At Oregon (1/17/04), the Cardinal fought back from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat the Ducks, 83-80 ... Oregon was up, 45-26, early in the second half, but Stanford whittled away the Duck lead until All-America candidate Josh Childress gave the Cardinal its first lead since the opening basket with a three-pointer that made it 70-69 with 3:50 left ... Chris Hernandez scored all 22 of his points in the second half, and Stanford scored on all 15 of its final possessions in the second half ... Then against Arizona (2/7/04), Nick Robinson hit a running 35-foot basket as time ran out to give Stanford a highly dramatic 80-77 victory over the Wildcats ... The Cardinal came from four points (77-73) behind in the final minute ... Childress made one of two free throws with 43 seconds left ... A steal by Honors Candidate Matt Lottich then led to Childress' 3-pointer from the corner to tie the game with 24 seconds to go ... The winning shot was set up when Robinson and Lottich trapped Arizona's Salim Stoudamire, knocking the ball loose ... Robinson grabbed the ball, headed up court, and with time running out, fired home the winning three-pointer as time expired ... At USC (2/19/04), Stanford was down13 points, 36-23, with 1:34 in the first half, but Childress scored a career-high 36 points, Lottich added 20 points, and Stanford shot 64 percent in the second half to score a 76-67 win ... In five games this year, Stanford has battled back from a halftime deficit ... At Rice (11/30/03), Stanford was down at the half, 28-22, but rallied to win 60-56 ... Down 34-28 to USC (1/24/04) at Maples Pavilion, Stanford came back to win, 77-67 ... Down 15 points, 39-24, at Oregon (1/31/04), Stanford rallied to win in Eugene, 83-80 ... At California (2/14/04), Stanford was down 37-35 at halftime, but came back to win 69-58 ... At USC (2/19/04), Stanford faced a 36-28 halftime deficit, but rallied to win 76-67.
Stanford, for the second straight week, is ranked first in the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today poll ... Stanford received 64 first-place votes in the Associated Press poll for a total of 1,791 points ... Only 12 weeks ago, Stanford was ranked 21st in the country ... St. Joseph's, the only other unbeaten team in the nation besides Stanford, is #2 in this week's Associated Press poll with eight first-place votes for a total of 1,732 points ... In the ESPN/USA Today poll, the Cardinal generated 26 first-place votes and 770 points to remain in first place nationally while St. Joseph's collected five first-place votes and 746 points ... In 12 weeks, Stanford has jumped from 17th to first in the ESPN/USA Today poll ... Fourteen times Stanford has been ranked #1 in the nation by Associated Press and 14 times by USA Today/ESPN ... Previous to this year, the last time Stanford was #1 was during the 2000-01 season when Stanford went 31-3, won the Pac-10 title (16-2) and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.
Stanford's entire roster has played an important role in the team's 24-0 start ... Ten players on the 14-man roster are averaging at least ten minutes per game ... Reserve forward Matt Haryasz has come off the bench to shoot .513 while averaging 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... Haryasz is the team leader in blocks (32, #4 in the Pac-10) ... Haryasz tied a school record with six blocks at Oregon State (1/29/04) along with ten points, seven rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench ... Haryasz is averaging 17.3 minutes per game in reserve ... With the injury to Justin Davis, Haryasz started at Oregon (1/31/04) and responded with a career-high 19 points (9-for-14 from the floor), seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes ... However, Haryasz sprained his right ankle in practice (2/3/04) and the injury to Davis means Nick Robinson has returned to the starting lineup ... In Robinson's 20 starts this year, Stanford is 20-0 ... In 31 starts for Robinson over the last two seasons, Stanford is 29-2 ... Robinson started the first 14 games of the 2003-04 season while All-America candidate Josh Childress was mending from a foot injury ... Robinson is averaging 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Robinson, who is shooting .485, tallied a career-high 15 points along with six rebounds at UCLA (2/21/04) ... Robinson will always be remembered for his dramatic 35-foot shot as time ran out to propel Stanford to a 80-77 victory over Arizona (2/7/04).
In 12 of the 24 games, Stanford's defense has held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting ... Only two teams have shot 50 percent or better against Stanford this year ... Stanford has outrebounded its opponent in 21 of 24 games ... Eight times this season Stanford has held a double-digit margin in rebounds ... Stanford is tops in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage defense (.397).
Stanford has shot 50 percent or better in eleven of the 24 games ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.487) ... Two Stanford players rank in the Pac-10 Top-10 in field goal percentage ... Rob Little is second (.580) while Justin Davis is third (.578) ... Combined, Stanford's five post players (Justin Davis, Rob Little, Joe Kirchofer, Matt Haryasz and Nick Robinson) are shooting .546 (351-for-643) from the field.
Free Throw Facts
Free throws made have played a role in Stanford's success this year ... Five players are shooting 80 percent or better led by Chris Hernandez who is first in the Pac-10 at .913 (84-for-92) ... Stanford's three guards (Chris Hernandez, Jason Haas, Matt Lottich) have combined to hit 158-of-177 free throw attempts for .893 ... Lottich is fourth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.855, 53-for-62) ... Free throws made in the closing minutes of several games has helped the Cardinal to victory ... Stanford hit its final ten free throws in the final 1:15 to help defeat nationally-ranked Gonzaga (12/22/03), 87-80, at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Stanford hit its last nine free throw attempts in the final 6:35 in the 60-56 victory at Rice (11/30/03) ... The Cardinal hit 6-of-7 free throw attempts in the final 4:05 in the 64-58 victory over then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Stanford made 12-of-12 free throw attempts in the final 10:12 in the second half in the 86-71 decision over UNLV (12/13/03) ... Stanford hit 11 of its final 12 free throw attempts in the final 3:01 to defeat California (1/17/04), 68-61 ... In Stanford's 83-80 victory at Oregon (1/31/04), the Cardinal hit 9-of-11 free throw attempts in the final 5:37 of the game ... Stanford has made 140 more free throws than its opponent this year ... Stanford is second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.748).
Blocks Barometer/Steals Saga
Traditionally, Stanford has been near the bottom of the Pac-10 standings in blocks and steals ... Not this year ... The Cardinal has averaged 4.38 blocks per game, second-best in the Pac-10 and currently second-best in school history since that statistic was kept at the start of the 1976-77 season ... The 1999-00 team holds the school record with 5.4 blocks per game ... Matt Haryasz leads the team in blocks (32, #4 in the Pac-10) and 12th-best for a single season in school history ... Haryasz recently tied the school record with six blocks at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... In the game against the Beavers, Stanford recorded a school record 13 blocks ... Stanford also ranks third in the Pac-10 in steals at 7.25 per game ... That is the highest per game average since the 1985-86 season when Stanford averaged 8.2 steals per game ... Eight Stanford players have at least ten steals with Nick Robinson (31), Chris Hernandez (28) and Justin Davis (21) leading the way.
The word is out ... Stanford's starting backcourt of Matt Lottich and Chris Hernandez is among the best in the country ... Lottich is averaging 12.8 ppg while Hernandez checks in at 10.4 ppg ... Combined, Lottich and Hernandez have hit 137-of-154 free throw attempts for .890, and 200 assists for an average of 8.33 assists per game ... Their assist-to-turnover margin is 200-to-98 ... Lottich is second in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio at 2.1 while Hernandez is fourth at 2.0 ... Lottich and Hernandez have hit 83 three-pointers in 204 attempts for .407 ... Hernandez is first in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.913, 84-for-92) and Lottich is fourth (.855, 53-for-62) ... Hernandez is fourth in the Pac-10 in assists (4.91 apg) while Lottich is ninth (3.83 apg) ... Hernandez is one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's best point-guard.
The 2003-04 Stanford Basketball Varsity
#2 Mark Bradford, 6-2, 190, Freshman, Los Angeles, Ca
Joined 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 ... Played his first collegiate basketball game against Southern Utah (12/22/03) and played four minutes with one assist ... Scored his first collegiate basket against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Scored a season-high three points in three minutes of play against Oregon State (2/26/04).
Points: 3 vs Oregon State (2/26/04)
Rebounds: 1 vs Harvard (12/28/03)
Assists: 1 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)
Steals: 1 vs Oregon State (2/26/04)
Minutes: 4 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)
#1 Josh Childress, G/F, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca
A finalist for Adolph F. Rupp Player of the Year ... Also a candidate for Naismith Player of the Year ... The All-America candidate has returned to the active roster after missing the first nine games with a stress reaction in his left foot ... Started his first game of the year against UCLA (1/22/04) and responded with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals ... Averaging 14.5 points (#1 on the Cardinal) and 6.9 rebounds per game (#1 on the Cardinal) ... Has scored in double figures in 14 of 15 games, including a string of 13 games in a row ... The hero of the 76-67 victory at USC (2/19/04) with a career-high 36 points (12-for-15 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc, 9-for-9 from the free throw line) along with eleven rebounds and two steals ... Tallied 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Stanford's 82-72 victory at then third-ranked Arizona (1/10/04) ... Scored the winning basket on a layup with nine seconds to play to give Stanford a 63-62 victory at Arizona State (1/8/04) ... Against the Sun Devils, Childress scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds ... For his efforts against Arizona State (1/8/04) and Arizona (1/10/04), he was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Collected 17 points, five blocks (career-high) and four rebounds in Stanford's 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Collected a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds against California (1/17/04), and another double with 18 points and ten rebounds against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Tallied ten points (4-for-5 from the floor) in seven minutes of play in his season debut against Washington State (1/2/04).
Points: 36 at USC (2/14/04)
Rebounds: 15 vs USC (1/25/03)
Assists: 6 vs Yale (12/30/02)
Blocks: 5 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Steals: 3 vs Portland State (12/19/01), Arizona (2/28/02), Arizona (1/130/03)
Minutes: 40 vs Oregon State (2/9/03), Arizona (3/1/03), USC (2/19/04)
#22 Justin Davis, F, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca
The Honors Candidate should be back soon after suffering a partial tear of his medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the same injury he suffered last year ... Davis suffered the injury in the second half at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Stanford's second leading rebounder (6.9 rpg, #6 in the Pac-10) ... Shooting 578 (78-for-135, #3 in the Pac-10) ... Has hit 50 percent or better in 12 of 18 games played ... Collected a career-high four steals against California (1/17/04) ... Has collected four double-doubles this year ... Scored 17 points along with a season high 13 rebounds against Washington (1/4/04) ... Grabbed a team-high ten rebounds in the season opener against Sacramento State (11/22/03), ten more against UNLV (12/13/03) and Arizona (1/10/04) ... 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) ... Also netted 21 points (10-for-11 from the floor) against UCLA (1/22/04) ... Tallied 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals (career-high) in Stanford's 87-80 victory over Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor enroute to scoring 17 points against Sacramento State (11/22/03) ... Hit 7-of-10 shots enroute to 17 points and seven rebounds against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Grabbed nine rebounds against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) at the John Wooden Classic.
Points: 24 vs Gonzaga (12/28/02)
Rebounds: 16 vs UNLV (12/21/02)
Assists: 6 vs Yale (12/30/02)
Blocks: 2, five times
Steals: 4 vs Gonzaga (12/20/03), vs California (1/17/04)
Minutes: 32 vs Boston University (11/18/02), Florida (11/27/02)
#20 Dan Grunfeld, F, 6-6, 210, Sophomore, River Hills, Wi
An important reserve ... Averaging 11.9 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 21 points (5-for-8 from the floor, 9-for-9 from the free throw line) in 22 minutes of play against Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Scored 13 points along with four rebounds and two steals in a career-high 27 minutes against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Tallied nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) along with two assists in 17 minutes of play against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Also scored nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Grabbed five rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03).
Points: 22 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)
Rebounds: 5 vs UC Irvine (11/25/03)
Assists: 3 vs Sacramento State (11/22/03), Harvard (12/28/03)
Blocks: 1, four times
Steals, 2 vs Arizona State (2/1/03), Washington State (2/15/03), Fla International (12/15/03)
Minutes: 27 vs Florida International (12/15/03)
#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, started two games (UNLV, Florida International) ... In those two games, played 58 minutes, scored eleven points, dished out seven assists along with five rebounds and three steals ... Played a career-high 33 minutes, six points (4-for-4 from the free throw line), five assists and two steals against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Followed up with five points and four rebounds (career-high) against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Played ten key minutes in the second half against Gonzaga (12/20/03) after starter Chris Hernandez picked up his fourth foul with 13:12 in the second half and helped maintain Stanford's lead ... Tallied a career-high seven points along with two assists in 17 minutes against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Played 16 minutes against Oregon State (2/26/04) with five points and three rebounds ... Scored three points and dished out two assists in seven minutes of play against then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03) ... Has played double-digit minutes in eleven of the team's 24 games.
Points: 7 vs Arizona State (2/5/04)
Rebounds: 4 vs Florida International (12/15/03)
Assists: 6 vs Washington (2/13/03)
Steals: 2, vs UNLV (12/13/03)
Minutes: 33 vs UNLV (12/13/03)
#52 Matt Haryasz, F, 6-10, 225, Sophomore, Page, Az
Has been one of Stanford's top players off the bench ... Shooting .513 (61-for-119) ... Has shot 50 percent or better in eleven of the 22 games he has played ... Averaging 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Averaging 17.3 minutes per game ... Started his first collegiate game at Oregon (1/31/04) and responded with a career-high 19 points (9-for-14 from the floor), seven rebounds, three assists, and a block in 33 minutes ... Scored 16 points (7-for-11 from the floor) against Harvard (12/28/03) ... Tallied a career-high eight rebounds, along with three blocks in Stanford's 67-37 victory over Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Hit 5-of-5 shots for ten points along with 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) ... Tied a school record with a career-high six blocks along with ten points (5-for-7 from the floor), seven rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench in the 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Leads the team in blocked shots (32, #4 in the Pac-10) ... Has at least one block in 16 of 22 games played ... Netted three blocks against Rice (11/30/03), then #1 ranked Kansas (12/6/03), Southern Utah (12/22/03) and USC (1/24/04) ... Grabbed six rebounds along with eight points against Gonzaga (12/20/03) at the Pete Newell Challenge.
Points: 19 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
Rebounds: 8 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03)
Assists: 3 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
Blocks: 6 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Steals: 2 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Minutes: 33 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Guard, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca
A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's top point-guard ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer (10.4 ppg) ... Returned to action against Gonzaga (12/20/03) after missing the previous two games against UNLV (12/13/03) and Florida International (12/15/03) with two bulging disks in his lower back ... The Pac-10 leader in free throw percentage (.913, 84-for-92) ... Hit 31 straight free throws before missing against Washington State (1/2/04) ... Second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.479, 34-for-71) ... Second on the team in steals (28) ... Averaging 4.91 assists per game, fourth-best in the Pac-10 ... Has an assist/turnover ratio of 2.0, #4 in the Pac-10 ... 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 ... Matched his career-high with 22 points (10-for-12 from the floor throw line), four assists and three steals in Stanford's 83-80 come-from-behind victory at Oregon (1/31/04) ... Scored all 22 of his points in the second half against Oregon (1/31/04) ... Collected 20 points (5-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc, 7-for-7 from the free throw line) against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Scored 18 points (4-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory, 7-for-8 from the free throw line) in Stanford's 77-67 victory over USC (1/24/04) ... Stole a career-high four passes in the 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at California (2/14/04).
Points: 22 vs UC Irvine (11/25/03), Oregon (1/31/04)
Rebounds: 6 vs California (2/14/04)
Assists: 9 vs Washington (1/4/04), Arizona (1/10/04)
Steals: 4 vs Oregon State (1/29/04)
Minutes: 38 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
#00 Joe Kirchofer, F, 6-9, 250, Senior, Elk Grove, Ca
Tri-captain ... Averaging 12.7 minutes per game in a reserve role ... Has hit 37-of-65 shots from the floor for .569 percent ... Helped propel Stanford's remarkable come-from-behind 83-80 victory at Oregon (1/31/04) ... Played 21 minutes and responded with a season-high eight rebounds, and seven points (3-for-4 from the floor) as Stanford battled back from a 19-point second-half deficit against Oregon (1/31/04) ... Also played an important role in Stanford's 76-67 victory at USC (2/1