The Stanford Post-Season Report - Cardinal Hoopsters Enjoy Championship Season
April 12, 2004
Stanford Cardinal Starters (30-2 overall, 17-1 Pac-10)
F - Justin Davis, 6-9, 230, Senior, Berkeley, Ca (10.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg) &
F - Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Junior, Liberty, Mo (6.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg)
F - Josh Childress, 6-8, 205, Junior, Los Angeles, Ca (15.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
C - Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Junior, Hampton, Va (9.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
G - Matt Lottich, 6-4, 205, Senior, Winnetka, Il (12.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.5 apg)
G - Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Fresno, Ca (10.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.3 apg)
A team blessed with excellent team chemistry, quality depth and overall excellent talent added up to another winning Stanford basketball team in 2003-04 ... Stanford's participated in the 2004 NCAA Tournament for a school record tenth straight year, and 13th overall ... Only 15 players in school history have played on four Cardinal NCAA Tournament teams .. The list included three members of this year's team, Justin Davis (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04), Joe Kirchofer (1999-00, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04) and Matt Lottich (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04).
Mike Montgomery, the 2003-04 Pac-10, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times, NABC District-14 Coach of the Year and USBWA District-9 Coach of the Year, completed his 18th season as head coach at Stanford ... Montgomery was also the 2004 recipient of the Legends of Coaching Award ... The award recognizes the lifetime achievement of coaches who exemplify Coach John R. Wooden's high standards of coaching success and personal achievment ... Montgomery is 393-167 on The Farm, and holds an overall career record of 547-244 (18 seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) ... Montgomery has led Stanford to ten straight trips to the NCAA Tourney.
A 30-2 record, a #1 national ranking, a victory over a former #1 ranked team, four victories over nationally-ranked teams, 17 wins over teams with winning records, ten road victories in eleven games, and six wins in seven games on neutral courts ... That was pretty good news for the Pac-10 champion Stanford Cardinal basketball team this year ... The Cardinal won its games by a margin of 13.1 points per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal was 14-0 at home, 10-1 on the road, and 6-1 on neutral territory, outrebounded its opponents in 27 of the 32 games, held a 17-2 record against teams with a winning record, made 178 more field goals than its opponents, and 87 more free throws ... Stanford was #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring margin (+13.1, sixth nationally), field goal percentage defense (.385, fourth nationally), rebounding defense (30.1 rpg) and rebounding margin (+6.7, tenth nationally) ... Stanford was second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.479, 17th nationally), scoring defense (60.5 ppg, 17th nationally), rebounding (36.8), free throw percentage (.751, tenth nationally), three-point field goal percentage (.329) and blocked shots (4.44 bpg).
For the fourth time in the last six years, Stanford was 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 ... Stanford also claimed the Pacific-10 Tournament title with a 68-47 victory over Washington State (3/11/04), a 70-63 decision over Oregon (3/12/04) and a 77-66 victory over Washington (3/13/04) in the championship game.
Stanford ranked high in several national statistics ... The Cardinal was first in won-loss percentage (.938, 30-2), fourth in field goal percentage defense (.385), sixth in scoring margin (+13.1), tenth in free throw percentage (.751), tenth in rebound margin (+6.8), 17th in scoring defense (60.5 ppg) and 17th in field goal percentage (.479) ... Individually, Chris Hernandez was fourth in the nation in free throw percentage (.914).
A big reason for Stanford's success this year has been the play of its three seniors, Justin Davis, Joe Kirchofer and Matt Lottich ... Davis played in 103 games (60 as a starter) while Lottich has played in 113 games (65 as a starter) at Stanford during their four seasons on The Farm ... During their tenure at Stanford, Davis and Lottich helped Stanford chalk up a 105-24 record, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and two Pac-10 titles ... Davis ranks eighth in the Stanford record book for career field goal percentage (.559) ... Lottich is one of the school's all-time three-pointer shooters ... Lottich's 169 three-pointers is fifth-best in the school record book, while his 465 three-point attempts is fourth-best in school history ... Kirchofer was one of the unsung heroes for Stanford since the 1999-00 season ... Kirchofer played in 114 games, and during that span, shot .551 from the floor, tenth-best in school history ... During his tenure at Stanford, Kirchofer helped Stanford to a 101-25 record, four trips to the NCAA Tournament 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 26-game winning streak this year was 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 (Stanford, 2003-04), 26 (Oregon State, 1980-81); 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 refused to lose ... The latest fantastic finish was a 63-61 victory at Washington State (3/4/04) ... Down 61-56 with 25 seconds remaining, the Cardinal scored the game's final seven points, including a 25-foot three-pointer by Honors Candidate Matt Lottich at the buzzer to give the top-ranked Cardinal the wild win in Pullman ... Stanford was down 58-52 with 52 seconds remaining in the game against the Cougars, but Stanford's remarkable comeback was helped along by a four-point play by Dan Grunfeld with 19 seconds to play ... 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 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's entire roster played an important role in the team's 30-2 record ... Ten players on the 14-man roster averaged at least ten minutes per game ... Reserve forward Matt Haryasz came off the bench to shoot .529 while averaging 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game ... Haryasz was second on the team in blocks (35, #7 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 averaged 17.1 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 meant Nick Robinson returned to the starting lineup ... In Robinson's 25 starts this year, Stanford was 24-1 ... In 36 starts for Robinson over the last two seasons, Stanford is 33-3 ... Robinson started the first 14 games of the 2003-04 season while All-America candidate Josh Childress was mending from a foot injury ... Robinson averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game ... Robinson, who shot .458, 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 18 of the 32 games, Stanford's defense held the opposition to under 40 percent shooting ... Only two teams shot 50 percent or better against Stanford this year ... Stanford outrebounded its opponent in 27 of 32 games ... Nine times this season Stanford held a double-digit margin in rebounds ... Stanford was tops in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage defense (.385).
Stanford shot 50 percent or better in 14 of the 32 games ... Stanford was second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.479) ... Justin Davis was third in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.572) while Rob Little was third in the conference in field goal percentage (.571) ... Combined, Stanford's five post players (Justin Davis, Rob Little, Joe Kirchofer, Matt Haryasz and Nick Robinson) shot .549 (4409-for-817) from the field.
Free Throw Facts
Free throws made played a role in Stanford's success this year ... Four players shot 80 percent or better led by Chris Hernandez who was first in the Pac-10 at .914 (96-for-105) ... Stanford's three guards (Chris Hernandez, Jason Haas, Matt Lottich) combined to hit 173-of-193 free throw attempts for .896 ... All-America candidate Josh Childress was fifth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.821, 78-for-95) ... Free throws made in the closing minutes of several games 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 hit 7-of-7 free throw attempts in the final 3:23 to win 70-63 over Oregon (3/12/04) ... Stanford made 123 more free throws than its opponent this year ... Stanford was second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.751).
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 averaged 4.4 blocks per game, second-best in the Pac-10 and 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 ... All-America candidate Josh Childress led the team in blocks (37, #3 in the Pac-10) while Matt Haryasz had 35 (#7 in the Pac-10) ... Haryasz 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 ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in steals at 6.4 per game ... That is the highest per game average since the 1985-86 season when Stanford averaged 8.2 steals per game ... Nine Stanford players had at least ten steals with Chris Hernandez (34), Nick Robinson (32), Justin Davis (26) and Matt Lottich (22) leading the way.
The word got out ... Stanford's starting backcourt of Matt Lottich and Chris Hernandez was among the best in the country ... Lottich averaged 12.3 ppg while Hernandez checked in at 10.0 ppg ... Combined, Lottich and Hernandez hit 152-of-170 free throw attempts for .894, and 243 assists for an average of 7.6 assists per game ... Their assist-to-turnover margin was 243-to-130 ... Lottich was fourth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.88 while Hernandez was sixth at 1.83 ... Lottich and Hernandez hit 113 three-pointers in 291 attempts for .388 ... Hernandez was first in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.914, 96-for-105) while Lottich hit .862 (56-for-65) ... Hernandez was first in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage at .460 (46-for-100) ... Hernandez was eighth in the Pac-10 in assists (4.4 apg) while Lottich averaged 3.5 apg ... Hernandez was 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, Guard, Los Angeles, Ca
Joined the basketball team 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)
Blocks: 1 vs Texas-San Antonio (3/18/04)
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, Forward/Guard, Los Angeles, Ca
The 2003-04 Pacific-10 Player of the Year, the first Stanford player to receive that honor ... A finalist for Adolph F. Rupp, Naismith, and John R. Wooden Player of the Year Awards ... Named to the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, John R. Wooden, National Association of Basketball Coaches Association (NABC), Basketball Times, Adolph F. Rupp, and FoxSports.com All-American first teams ... Named second team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... Named third team All-American by ESPN.com ... Named to the NABC District-14 and USBWA District-9 first teams ... Voted MVP at the Pacific-10 Tournament ... Scored 49 points (21-for-34 from the floor or 62 percent) in the three games at the Pac-10 Tournament ... The All-America candidate 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 ... Averaged 15.7 points (#1 on the Cardinal, #9 in the Pac-10) and 7.5 rebounds per game (#1 on the Cardinal, #5 in the Pac-10) ... Scored in double figures in 22 of 23 games, including a string of 21 games in a row ... Shot .821 (78-for-95) from the free throw line, fifth-best in the Pac-10 ... The team leader in blocks (37, #3 in the Pac-10) ... 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 ... Scored a game-high 29 points (10-for-16 from the floor, 4-of-6 from the free throw line, 5-for-5 from the free throw line) along with 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks against Oregon (2/28/04) ... Dominated play against Texas-San Antonio (3/18/04) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 36 points (9-for-15 from the floor, 6-for-6 from the free throw line) along with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 30 minutes ... 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, 6-9, 230, Senior, Forward, Berkeley, Ca
Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 ... The Honors Candidate returned to action at the Pac-10 Tournament (3/11/04 - 3/13/04) 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 (6.6 rpg, #11 in the Pac-10) ... Shot .572 (95-for-166, #2 in the Pac-10) ... Hit 50 percent or better in 16 of 22 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 (11/127/02)
#20 Dan Grunfeld, 6-6, 210, Sophomore, Forward, River Hills, Wi
Named first team Pacific-10 All-Academic ... An important reserve ... Averaged 11.2 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) ... Tallied a crucial four-point play (3 pointer plus free throw) with 17 seconds remaining to help Stanford scored a come-from-behind 63-61 victory at Washington State (3/4/04).
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, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Guard, Centre Hall, Pa
Named Honorable Mention All Pacific-10 Academic ... 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) ... Played double-digit minutes in 14 of the team's 32 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), Texas-San Antonio (3/18/04)
Minutes: 33 vs UNLV (12/13/03)
#52 Matt Haryasz, 6-10, 225, Forward, Sophomore, Page, Az
Was one of Stanford's top players off the bench ... Shot .529 (82-for-155) ... Shot 50 percent or better in 17 of the 30 games he played ... Averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds ... Averaged 17 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) ... Tallied ten points and five rebounds against Texas-San Antonio (3/18/04) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... 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) ... Second on the team in blocked shots (35, #7 in the Pac-10) ... Had at least one block in 18 of 30 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 ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Washington (3/6/04).
Points: 19 vs Oregon (1/31/04)
Rebounds: 8 vs Southern Utah (12/22/03), Washington (3/6/04)
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, Sophomore, Guard, Fresno, Ca
A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's top point-guard ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer (10.0 ppg) ... Named first team All Pac-10 and also to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District-9 first team ... Named second team All Pacific-10 Academic ... 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 (.914, 96-for-105, fourth nationally) ... Hit 31 straight free throws before missing against Washington State (1/2/04) ... First in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.460, 46-for-100) ... First on the team in steals (33) ... Averaged 4.4 assists per game, eighth-best in the Pac-10 ... Had an assist/turnover ratio of 1.83, #6 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 ...