Three-Game Road Swing
Stanford Cardinal (11-4, 3-1 Pac-12)
California Golden Bears (11-6, 1-3 Pac-12)
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 • 8 p.m. (PT)
Berkeley, Calif. • Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Series History: California leads 144-117
Last Meeting: Stanford 80, California 69 (Feb. 5, 2014 at Berkeley, Calif.)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PxP: Scott Reiss, Analyst: John Platz)
TV: ESPNU (PxP: Kanoa Leahey, Analyst: Cory Alexander)
The Opening Tip
The longest conference road stretch for Stanford (11-4, 3-1 Pac-12) wraps up on Wednesday in Berkeley against California (11-6, 1-3 Pac-12). The Cardinal enters the week trailing only Utah (3-0) in the Pac-12 standings.
California (11-6, 1-3 Pac-12) is sliding, having dropped five of its last six games ... The Golden Bears have topped a pair of top-25 clubs in No. 23 Syracuse and No. 21 Washington but also have bad losses to Cal State Bakersfield and Washington State ... California is averaging 67.4 points and 36.7 rebounds per game while shooting 44.1 percent overall. The Golden Bears are allowing 62.6 points and 39.5 percent shooting ... Be sure to watch: Tyrone Wallace (18.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 68 assists, 24 steals), Jordan Mathews (15.4 ppg, 44.7 percent 3FG), David Kravish (10.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 26 blocks).
Stanford All-Time Against California
In a series that dates back to the 1913-14 campaign, California owns a 144-117 edge. Stanford has won four of the last six meetings overall but last season’s series resulted in a split, with both teams winning on the road. The Cardinal is looking for its first three-game winning streak at Haas Pavilion since collecting four victories in a row from 1998-2001. It’s the first time Stanford is visiting Berkeley during the month of January since 2012.
Notable Career Totals Against California
In seven career games, Chasson Randle is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 45.2 percent overall. Also in seven contests, Anthony Brown is averaging 8.8 points while shooting 39.2 percent overall. Stefan Nastic is 7-17 from the field in four career games.
11th-Fewest Turnovers In Nation
Stanford has excelled at taking care of the basketball, with its 157 turnovers representing the 11th-fewest total in the country. The Cardinal has committed 10 miscues or fewer in nine games this season, averaging only 10.5 per game, a total that ranks 14th in the nation.