Cardinal Men Travel To Washington Schools
Feb. 22, 2006
CARDINAL PREPARE FOR LAST LEAGUE ROAD TRIP: The Stanford men's basketball team (13-10, 9-5 Pac-10) take on 17th-ranked Washington (20-5, 9-5 Pac-10) on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in a game televised by FOX Sports Net. On Saturday, February 25, the Cardinal will face Washington State (11-12, 4-10 Pac-10) at 4 p.m. in a game broadcast on ABS. KNEW (910 AM) will broadcast both games this weekend. Bob Murphy and John Platz will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.
CARDINAL SPLIT AGAINST ARIZONA SCHOOLS: Hassan Adams broke out of a scoring slump with 23 points and Ivan Radenovic also scored 23 to help Arizona snap a four-game road losing streak with a 76-72 victory over Stanford on Sunday. Chris Hernandez let Stanford with 28 points, Matt Haryasz added 15 and Taj Finger had 11. The Cardinal had won nine straight at Maples Pavilion. Dan Grunfeld scored a career-high 31 points and Matt Haryasz added another 22 in helping Stanford beat Arizona State 82-69 on Thursday night. Haryasz became the 35th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, following Chris Hernandez, who also reached the milestone earlier in the season. Haryasz also became the 13th player to record 1,000 points and 600 rebounds.
HERNANDEZ/GRUNFELD NAMED TO DISTRICT ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Dan Grunfeld (River Hills, WI) and Chris Hernandez (Fresno, CA) were first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's basketball team selections as announced by CoSIDA. Both players are now eligible for national academic honors.
WASHINGTON TIES: Two current Stanford student-athletes hail from Washington ... Junior Carlton Weatherby (Tacoma) and freshman Mitch Johnson (Seattle) ... Nine players (dating back to 1979-80 season) have called Washington home.
1,000 POINTS AND COUNTING: This season senior guard Chris Hernandez became the 34th player in school history to reach 1,000 points for his career ... Currently Hernandez has 1,176 after scoring 28 against Arizona on Sunday ... Matt Haryasz broke the 1,000 career mark as well this weekend with 22 against Arizona State on Thursday ... He currently has 1,036 ... Keep an eye on Dan Grunfeld as well - he has 923 career points.
HOME COURT WINNING STREAK: Stanford won nine straight at home before their Sunday loss to Arizona at Maples.
NOTABLE: Dan Grunfeld scored a career-high 31 points against Arizona State on Thursday night ... He joins teammate Chris Hernandez in the 30-point at Stanford (Hernandez had 30 vs. USF, 04-05) ... Matt Haryasz scored 20 or more points in six consecutive games before leaving the OSU game in the first half ... The last Cardinal player to do that was Casey Jacobsen during the 2000-01 season ... On the year, Haryasz has 10 20-plus point games ... The last Stanford player to win back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week honors was Todd Lichti in 1989-99 (that year was honored three times as a player of the week) ... Haryasz has 33 blocks this season which ranks 15th for a single season on The Farm.
HOT HERNANDEZ: Senior guard Chris Hernandez made 34 consecutive free throws attempts before missing a shot against Arizona on Sunday ... Hernandez is 62-of-65 (.954) from the line in league play .... He is shooting 333-of-389 (.856) from the charity stripe for his career ... The Stanford record for consecutive free throws made is 49 by Ryan Mendez (2000-01) ... Hernandez downed a career-best seven three-pointers vs. Arizona on Sunday (7-for11).
THREE-PEAT: A Stanford basketball player claimed weekly conference honors for three consecutive weeks (Matt Haryasz - Jan. 23 &30; Chris Hernandez - Feb. 6) ... This is the first time in school history to claim the honor three straight weeks.
INJURY BUG: Stanford was bitten by the injury bug last year, ending the season with only nine healthy players ... This year, the Cardinal have also dealt with a series of injuries ... Senior Matt Haryasz has missed two games this season with an ankle injury and missed most of the Oregon State game (2/4) when he left with an eye injury ... Sophomore Peter Prowitt missed two games this year with back spasms and junior Fred Washington is out for the season after electing to have surgery to repair a tear in his patella (left knee).
BY THE NUMBERS: Currently, Matt Haryasz season-average of 18.1 points per game ranks 23rd for a single season, tied with Casey Jacobsen (00-01) ... Hernandez has tallied double figures in scoring 18 times this year and is currently on an eight-game streak in double digits ... Teammate Dan Grunfeld has posted double figures in 14 games this season ... Matt Haryasz saw his streak of 24 consecutive game scoring in double digits come to an end against UCLA (12/31) when he left the game early with a left ankle sprain ... Stanford is 7-1 when they outrebound their opponent ... Stanford is 2-6 when they score less than 70 points ... Hernandez and Grunfeld have started all 23 games for the Cardinal this year ... Haryasz's nine double-doubles is second in the Pac-10 (he has 19 for his career).
COACH J AND BIG WINS ON THE FARM: Stanford head coach Trent Johnson has already produced an upset win over then-No. 10 Washington (1/29) this season ... Last year, the Cardinal scored wins over No. 13 Arizona (1/8) and No. 10 Washington (4/5).
AROUND THE COURT: Senior Matt Haryasz is fourth in career blocked shots at Stanford (116) ... Senior guard Chris Hernandez is trying to catch Arthur Lee (1995-99) who is in sixth overall with 382 careers assists - Hernandez currently has 370 (7th). He also has 128 career steals, and is closing in on Andrew Vlahov (1987-99) who has 130 ... Haryasz has had 10 20-plus point games and nine double-doubles in 2005-06 ... Stanford notched its first Pac-10 win of the season against Oregon State.
BLOCK PARTY: Freshman Lawrence Hill's six blocks against Washington tied a school record for most blocks in a single game ... It also ties the single game high this season in the Pac-10 ... The 10 team blocks vs. the Huskies was a season high for the Cardinal ... The Stanford record for blocked shots in a single game is 13 (vs. Oregon St., 2003-04).
PAC-10 RANKINGS: Stanford leads the league as a team in free throw percentage (.769) ... Matt Haryasz ranks third in scoring (18.1) and second in rebounds (8.8) ... He is also fourth in blocked shots at 1.57 per game while third in offensive rebounds (2.90 pg) and second in defensive rebounds (5.86 pg) ... Dan Grunfeld is 15th in points per game (13.2 ppg) and 11th in rebounds per game (5.6) ... Chris Hernandez is second in 3-pt FG made (2.70) per game and leads the league in free throw percentage (.902) ... He ranks 11th in points per game with 14.4 ... Hernandez is second in 3-pt. FG percentage (.504).
NATIONAL RANKINGS: Stanford ranks sixth nationally in free throw percentage (.769) ... Chris Hernandez leads the country in three-point field goal percentage (.504) and is 11th in free throw percentage (.902) ... Matt Haryasz is 48th nationally in rebounds per game (8.8).
WIN NO. 100: Head coach Trent Johnson recorded his 100th win as a head coach in Stanford's 71-49 victory over Denver on December 19, 2005 at Maples Pavilion. Coach Johnson has a 101-91 record in seven years as a head coach.
CONFERENCE DOMINANCE: Over the past 10 years in the Pac-10, Stanford and Arizona have won four league titles each and compiled 139-41 (.772) records over that span in conference play.
UP NEXT: The Cardinal close out the regular and conference season with the L.A. schools at home next week. Stanford hosts USC on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. and UCLA on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON OUT FOR THE SEASON: Junior Fred Washington is out for the season after having knee surgery for a tear in his patella (left knee).
PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR: Each year, the Pac-10 honors a former coach or student-athlete with induction into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. The induction will take place at the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament. Former Stanford standout Adam Keefe is the Cardinal recipient in 2005-06. Keefe's name appears in the Stanford record book 38 times. The three-time all-conference selection was named to five all-america teams during his three seasons on The Farm. He was a first round draft pick in 1992 by the Atlanta Hawks. He was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
STANFORD PICKED TO FINISH SECOND IN CONFERENCE MEDIA POLL: The Arizona Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2005-06 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball. The poll shows that defending Pac-10 champion Arizona gathered 23 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. Stanford picked up nine first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. UCLA, which picked up the remaining two first-place votes is slotted for third place. Washington, the defending Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament champion, is picked fourth, followed by California, Oregon and Oregon State. USC narrowly edges out Washington State for eighth, while Arizona State rounds out the preseason poll.
HEAD COACH Trent Johnson: Trent Johnson became the 16th men's basketball head coach in Stanford history on May 25, 2004. Johnson, who is considered one of the true teachers of the game, is a perfect fit for one of the most dominant basketball programs in the last two decades. In Johnson's first season on The Farm, he showed the strength of his leadership style as Stanford dealt with a season-ending injury to its leading scorer and only nine healthy players competing at the end of the year. But despite the obstacles, Johnson helped lead the Cardinal to its11th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance. With an 18-13 overall record and 11-7 mark in the Pac-10 Conference (third place finish), three players were tabbed to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams: Chris Hernandez (first team), Dan Grunfeld (first team) and Matt Haryasz (honorable mention). Hernandez and Grunfeld were further honored as first-team NABC District-14 selections. In addition to the numerous 'on the court' accolades his players picked up, several student-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom. Grunfeld was honored as a 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic Second Team All-American selection while four of the five first-team Pac-10 All-Academic spots were awarded to Cardinal players (Grunfeld, Hernandez, Rob Little and Nick Robinson). Jason Haas was second team selection as well.
TICKET TUESDAY: Every Tuesday before a home game a limited number of tickets may be released for purchase online. Tickets are subject to availability. Visit gostanford.com or contact the Stanford Ticket Office at 1-800-STANFORD.