Jan. 11, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford (13-3, 3-1 Pac-12) returns to Maples Pavilion this week for its only homestand during the month of January. The Cardinal hosts conference newcomer Utah (4-11, 1-2 Pac-12) on Thursday night, looking for its 10th home victory of the year.
The Cardinal Channel's Matt Morrison recently caught up with head coach Johnny Dawkins for a preview of Stanford's upcoming homestand while also taking a look back at last week's action.
Some other noteworthy items heading into this weekend:
The Last Time We Met: Utah 82, Stanford 77 - OT (Mar. 20, 1997)
Michael Doleac scored eight of his 16 points in overtime for No. 2 seed Utah, which blew a 14-point halftime lead but recovered for an 82-77 victory over No. 6 seed Stanford in the NCAA Tournament West Region semifinal in San Jose. Keith Van Horn scored 25 points before fouling out for Utah, which held a 43-35 rebounding edge and shot 42.6 percent compared to Stanford's 31.9 percent clip. Brevin Knight scored 27 points for Stanford, which erased a six-point deficit in the final 40 seconds of regulation. Knight forced overtime when he hit a leaning three-pointer from the left corner with 7.1 seconds to play. Tim Young notched a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds.
The Last Time We Met: Stanford 76, Colorado 62 (Nov. 29, 2008)
Josh Owens poured in 21 points on 8-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Stanford past Colorado 76-62 as Stanford improved to 4-0 in head coach Johnny Dawkins' first season. Lawrence Hill added 16 points and Anthony Goods had 15 points as Stanford shot 48.2 percent. Colorado, which shot 50 percent but committed 15 turnovers, received 18 points from Nate Tomlinson and Dwight Thorne II. Trailing 42-32 at halftime, Colorado closed to within seven early in the second half but never got any closer. Stanford was playing its final game before a 14-day break for exams.
For the third week in a row, Stanford is the only Pac-12 school receiving votes in both national polls. The Cardinal is receiving nine votes (35th overall) in the latest edition of the Associated Press poll and five votes (35th overall) in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
Most Recent Conference Additions
On July 1, 1978, Arizona and Arizona State were added as conference members and the Pac-8 transitioned to the Pac-10. Stanford opened its 1979 Pac-10 campaign with road games against both schools, falling 74-64 to Arizona on Jan. 4 before dropping an 80-68 decision to Arizona State two days later in the first meetings as official conference rivals.
Takeaways From The Oregon State Game
Saturday's game featured 171 field goal attempts, 48 three-point tries, 54 fouls, 41 assists, 14 ties, 13 lead changes, 108 rebounds and game length of three hours, eight minutes ... The quadruple-overtime game was the longest in both Stanford and Oregon State history. As for the conference, California and Oregon hooked up in a five-overtime tilt back in 1977 ... Entering Saturday's game, Josh Huestis owned Stanford's only double-double of the year. However against Oregon State, Josh Owens finished with 16 points and 11 boards while Dwight Powell contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds in his best game of the year ... Stanford reached the 100-point plateau for the first time since Dec. 28, 2008, in a 111-66 blowout of Texas Tech at Maples Pavilion ... Oregon State became the first opposing team to register at least 50 rebounds since Dec. 15, 2001, when Texas hauled down 52 boards ... Six players scored in double figures for Stanford, the first time that has happened since six players accomplished the feat in a 99-69 victory over Florida A&M on Nov. 21, 2009 ... Six Oregon State players scored in double figures, the most for a Stanford opponent since seven UCLA players accomplished the feat on Mar. 4, 2000.